Recently, we tested three different manufacture’s gloves; 5.11’s Tac K9 glove, HWI’s Handler Glove, and Mechanix’s 0.5 mm glove.
We evaluated them in four different categories: Comfort, dexterity, fit, and durability. We rated each category from 1 to 5. 5 being the best.
COMFORT: How the glove feels for extended periods of time.
DEXTERITY: How the glove performed picking up small objects. Such as dimes, bullets, paper, smart phones, tools, driving, suspect manipulation, and trigger feel.
FIT: How the glove fit as it relates to size, material, seam location, and ventilation.
DURABILITY: We tested durability by repeated leash work. The leash constantly being hand braked and released at high speeds, causing high levels of concentrated friction heat to the palm and fingers.
HWI’s K-9100 Handler Glove/Suggested retail $32.99 www.rayallen.com
5.11 Tac K9 Glove/Suggested retail $39.99 www.rayallen.com
Mechanix 0.5mm Glove/Suggested retail $27.95 www.mechanix.com