Mechanix Wear Shooting Gear: Glasses, Gloves, and More

If you like guns and gear, you probably like having a good pair of tactical gloves, right? I have way more tactical and range gloves than I need, but I just keep buying them anyway. I can only wear one pair of gloves at a time, but I want a pair for my backpack, to keep in my car, range bag, and so on. When I first entered my career in law enforcement, gloves were pricey if you wanted a good pair.

Mechanix gear.
Mechanix offers a lot of gear at a reasonable price. [Photo: Jason Mosher]
However, they are much cheaper now, making it hard to stop at just one pair. In addition to their famed work gloves, Mechanix Wear produces some of the best tactical shooting and training gloves on the market. The company puts a heavy emphasis on using quality materials, promising superior comfort, durability, and consistency for customers of all backgrounds, including mechanics, construction workers, and tacticians.

But they also make some other items that are just as affordable as their gloves, including safety glasses, backpacks, suppressor covers, and more. A couple of years ago, a Mechanix sales rep gave the agency I work for a box of gloves to hand out to the employees. It included some men’s and women’s tactical gloves in multiple sizes. Everyone was thrilled to get them and continue to use them today.

I’m such a fan of Mechanix Wear that I’ve decided to compile a list of my favorite Mechanix Wear products to share with you. So, without further ado, let’s get into it.

Gloves for Everyone

Besides the affordable price, one of my favorite things about Mechanix Wear is the variety they offer. From black to camo and everything in between, there’s a color or pattern out there for everyone. You can also view gloves by job type on their website, which is kind of cool. For those who like tactical gloves, the Mechanix Wear website has a “Tactical Military” section and offers multiple styles within that category. These include:

  • Covert Gloves
  • Impact Resistant
  • Touch Capable
  • High Dexterity
  • Women’s Gloves

Mechanix gloves for shooting.
Mechanix offers a variety of gloves for men and women. [Photo: Jason Mosher]
Each one of those categories has a variety of styles, colors, and sizes to choose from. I have always drifted to the high-dexterity, Multi-Cam Fast Fit line of gloves because I like the way they fit. But if that’s not what you’re looking for, they also offer several gloves that are cut-resistant and waterproof, such as their M-Pact series. These gloves are designed to resist rough cuts in concrete or metal using Durahide performance leather. Their Winter Impact Gen 2 series is engineered specifically to keep hands warm and dry in cold or wet weather.

Most of their tactical gloves range from $15 to $35, which is a great price range. M-Pact series gloves are perfect for tactical operations in the field because they have a good grip for control of your firearm. The gloves feature a reinforced thumb and index fingers for additional support. The M-Pact line of gloves is a little pricier ($50 range), but they’re very cool gloves. If you’re not looking for tactical gloves, they make gloves for just about everything else, too. Construction, welding, cold weather, and more.

Shooting Glasses

A lot of people treat shooting glasses on the range like they do a hard hat on a construction site. It’s the annoying safety rule that everyone must follow, but no one really wants to until a bullet fragment or shell casing hits you in the eye. Back in my early days of shooting, I didn’t wear shooting glasses until a bullet fragment came back and hit me on the side of my face. It only left a scratch, but if it had been my eye, it would have been a lot worse. Needless to say, I learned my lesson, and I now always wear shooting glasses while on the range.

Mechanix Type-E safety glasses
Mechanix Type-E safety glasses are affordable and work great. [Photo: Jason Mosher]
If you want to be Joe Cool, you can find some designer glasses out there that have an impact rating on the lens. But, if you want an affordable pair that is comfortable and offers good protection, Mechanix has you covered. I often use the Type-X series of glasses because they’re $20 and offer reliable protection for your eyes. I have a pair with a clear lens and a smoke-colored lens for those sunny days.

If you want a little more of a sporty look, check out the Type-N, Type-V, or Type-E series of glasses. Some of the other styles sell for about $35, but that’s still not bad for a good pair of safety glasses.

Neck Gator

One thing that never popped up on my radar of cool, must-have gear is a neck gator. I had no idea they could be used for so many different things. Until I did some research on neck gators to figure out what the heck these things were for, I thought they were strictly a cold-weather thing. I live in a place that gets extremely cold in the winter, and extremely hot and muggy in the summer months. Turns out, you can use a neck gator for many things. Obviously, they provide some warmth in those winter months, but they’re not limited to cool weather applications.

Mechanix neck gaiter.
The Mechanix neck gaiter can be used for multiple purposes. [Photo: Jason Mosher]
During the warm months, however, it also provides some benefits. First is its ability to be used as a headband instead of a neck gator. Pull it over your head and fold it down to make a wide headband and keep sweat off your face. The one I have is pretty thin, so it acts as a great sunscreen for my face during the day. If you ride bikes, ATVs, horses, or anything else that moves quickly, it will keep bugs out of your mouth. I paid $10 for mine, and it was well worth it.

Other Cool Gear From Mechanix

You may have known that Mechanix sells gloves, glasses, and neck gators. But they also make some other cool gear that’s worth mentioning. First is their roadside bag for keeping some emergency gear in your car. It’s not as big and bulky as a backpack, but still large enough to keep some water and other supplies in. Right now, they are on sale for $36.99, which is a good price. Next is their Speedknit Sleeves, which are abrasion-resistant for protecting your arms. It’s like having a tactical glove all the way up to your shoulder.

They use a blend of HPPE and Tungsten steel in the material to earn an ANSI Cut A7 and ANSI ABR 3 Abrasion rating. The only downside is they only offer one size and color right now. I’m hoping to see black or camo in the future. Other items I like from Mechanix are their suppressor covers, shop apron (which works great for an armorer’s apron), and glove clips. The glove clips allow you to attach your gloves to your belt when you’re not wearing them. This isn’t all Mechanix has to offer, but it’s among my favorites. Check them out and see what you think.

Sheriff Jason Mosher is a law enforcement generalist instructor as well as a firearms and tactical weapons trainer. Jason graduated from the FBI-LEEDA (Law Enforcement Executive Development Association) and serves as a Sheriff for his day job. When he’s not working, he’s on the range, eating steak, or watching Yellowstone.

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