Great gloves for four days
I purchased these gloves because the product description and reviews made them seem like the baddest, roughest, toughest gloves on the market today. I am a Commercial & Industrial Electrician and I have been searching for a good pair of gloves that will protect my hands well, be comfortable, permit me to accomplish my tasks (i.e, dealing with small hardware) with ease, and last for a very long time. I am willing to pay a lot of money to get gloves that match these criteria. So far, the Under Armour Blackout Tactical Gloves and Home Depot's CLC Tradesman Gloves have been the best, but they stopped making the CLC Tradesman Gloves and the UA Gloves tear to shreds within two weeks. When I saw the Blackhawk Hellstorm Gloves, with Kevlar, no less, and read the reviews, I thought I had found the Holy Grail of gloves.
Let me start by saying that these gloves among the most comfortable gloves I have ever worn, rivaling Under Armour for comfort. They are easy to work in and are very adept when handling small hardware. Sweat bands on the side of the thumb came in very handy. The long wrists and velcro wrap-around strap were a major plus and kept the gloves secure far more than any other glove I've used (The velcro came off of the UA gloves in 2 weeks). The padding on the back of the hand and knuckles was awesome, saving me from a lot of loud cursing from banging my knuckles (at least a half-dozen times the first day I wore them).
That said, I was very disappointed with the lifespan of the Blackhawk HellStorm. Holes appeared on the pad of my left thumb and right index finger by lunchtime on the fourth day of use (After only 28 hours of use). By lunch the following day I had holes in another two fingers and I had to cut off the tips of the thumb and index finger because the holes had become so large. By my reckoning, I spent over $2/hour for full-functional use of these gloves. Way too pricey for my taste. I intend to continue to use the gloves until they are completely shredded, but it disappoints me that these gloves lasted only a third as long as the Under Armour Blackout Tactical Gloves when put to the same test. I will not be buying another pair.
I assumed that the military were harder on their gloves than Construction workers. This is why I thought that these gloves would suit my purpose perfectly. I assume now that I was wrong. If I was right, then nobody should buy these gloves for military or construction use. My search continues...
My brother and I both purchased a pair for a general use and as quad gloves. They have survived amazingly well. Other than being dirty they are in excellent condition. I should say that they are just over 2 1/2 years old. I totally recommend them for anyone who wants a quality and very durable pair of gloves.
The Blackhawk Hellstorm S.O.L.A.G. Gloves w/
Kevlar are very good gloves! When I first got them, I did many tests on them to make sure they were as good as I've herd, and to my surprise they were... and better! They have excellent grip, flexibility, and they fit and feel comfortable on your hand. Like Chris Pyle I've done pullups on bobbed wire and it didnt hurt me at all. I have been stabbed in the hand with a dagger once, and I could feel the pressure of the blade but it didn't peirce the Kevlar. It went through the leather on the palm area but it was stopped by the Kevlar. These gloves have saved my life a couple of times, and I would recommend these gloves to any and everybody!
Best Tactical Gloves Ever
I have used these gloves on many occasions and the gloves show hardly any signs of wear and tear. To test them out I have actually climbed barbed wire and used them during knife training. They are resilient and still light enough that you can hold small objects like a washer for bolts. Not only do they have resilience, sensitivity, and dexterity, but they also boast of gun control and maneuverability in the harshest of conditions. To talk of heat and sweat, the tops of the gloves act as a vent to cool off and dry your hands during action.