MacWet Shooting Gloves
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- Last updated: 01/07/2019
I’ve shot in many outdoor competitions over the years, and having the right kit really is a major part of the battle, certainly where comfort is concerned. For many years, I just used woollen-fingered variety, complete with exposed thumb and forefinger, and a Velcro fastened flap to transform them into mittens. Their design is pretty good; however, once dodgy weather arrives, they can end up rather soggy. Neoprene gloves have proved pretty damn good of late, which are far more able to deal with an increasingly wet forecast, but on show here are the rather snazzy, not to mention high tech offerings from MacWet.
Plenty of research has gone into MacWet’s Shooting Gloves, and there are two main specifications on offer: an Aquatec Summer glove, and a Climatec Winter option. Both types include Aquatec material, which takes the form of a three-layer fabric, which I’m reliably informed, is similar to neoprene.
My review gloves are the Climatec variety, supplied as a size 9, although you measure your hand on a chart before ordering. My gloves are Green, but both specs are also available in black, white, blue and brown.
MacWets are also available in long or short cuff. The ‘micromesh’ material itself is very precisely stitched, and the gloves are clearly very well made.
I am genuinely impressed with these gloves, but the one niggling omission for me, as an airgun shooter, is the option to have an exposed finger, to enable easy pellet handling. A simple slit design would overcome that. Nonetheless, the sheer sensitivity of the microbreathable material, means that, fine trigger feel and control is afforded, all with the gloves in place.
Much is made of maximum grip in the marketing blurb, and I can certainly vouch for the performance in this regard, even when I deliberately soaked the exterior.
Elasticated Velcro fastening wrist straps see that the gloves are held firmly in place, although the ‘second skin’ feel means the MacWets are clearly going nowhere. Intended for a variety of outdoor activities, these gloves really are worth consideration; being as they are, extremely comfortable, cosy, and superbly made. In other words, the MacWet experience is one that I would highly recommend!
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