There is already an article about the winter gloves and reinforced ones, so it’s time to look on something a bit lighter. To step out of the Armored Claw monotony gloves on this blog, I’ve decided to get myself a pair of Claw Gear gloves. My old (but loved) GFC Nomex gloves have died a while ago, so I had an opportunity to get a new product. My choice were the Nomex Aviator Gloves.
It’s extremely minimalistic, I would say. The gloves are sent in foil, that’s all. No markings, no labels. I don’t really mind the packaging, because I usually throw it away quickly after the purchase.
The Swiss producer says that his products are the “Premium military equipment”, which should be considered as a sign of great durability and quality materials. Is the Claw Gear right
The heart of the construction is the Nomex IIIA DuPont material. It’s a mixture that contains 93% of Nomex, 5% of Kevlar and 2% of the antistatic fabric. The Nomex IIIA fulfills a lot of standards, which are:
Let’s not deceive ourselves – the Nomex Aviator gloves are a copy of the legendary Nomex US Army pilots gloves. It’s just an ageless construction that does its job properly – you can’t reinvent the wheel. The sewing is properly and aesthetically done.
The sewing on the tips of the fingers is done almost perfectly and is impalpable.
The inside of the wrists has a piece of elastic band, that keeps the gloves secured on the user’s hand.
Coming back to the inside of gloves – it’s really soft and pleasant to the hands, which greatly increases the overall wearing comfort. The Nomex material tends to pill a lot, but it doesn’t affect the usability – it’s just the aesthetic issue.
As I have already said before – these gloves are incredibly comfortable – you can wear them for a long time and forget about the additional layer between the hand’s skin and equipment. Manual operations with small objects are still doable – even the regulation of the AR15 replica hop up unit. The Aviators are also exploitable with the pyrotechnics, because they are inflammable – a short exposure to fire won’t affect our hands, which is important when using a lot of smoke grenades. The gloves have also long sleeves that give more protection surface for the skin.
On the other side, these type of gloves doesn’t give a slight protection from cuts and sharp edges – it’s not their purpose . This knowledge is critical, because some users may harm themselves. Operating handguns in Aviators is easy as pie. Thanks to the thin layers of material, the Aviators don’t make the hands heat too much, which is crucial in the summer season.
If you’re looking for lightweight and inflammable gloves for a low price, and don’t require much protection, then the Nomex Aviator Gloves is the product for you. After the purchase, I would look for any manufacturing defects like are present in my pair. For now, I’m satisfied with them and I think that they’ll be commonly used in my loadouts ;).