Weighing in at a mere 1.75oz for a pair, the Mechanix Wear Fastfit gloves make for a great way to add an additional layer of protection to your hands while on the trail. I like to carry a pair of these with me when I go on longer multi-day hikes or when I know I’ll be scavenging around for firewood.
These gloves are very thin and nimble so I can still tie knots and open zippers with these on. However, they don’t really provide any real level of cold weather protection.
The gloves have a Clarino synthetic leather palm, stretch panels between the fingers, and a two-way stretch Spandex padded back for additional protection.
I picked up a few pairs at my local Walmart the last time they were on sale, just to have some spares. I consider them to be somewhat of a luxury item, but have noticed that when I have them with me they get a lot more use than I thought they would.
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