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Mechanix Wear Gloves: From the Track to the Toolbox

Thursday, 3 May 2018  |  Admin

Mechanix Wear's legacy began in 1991, when they created their flagship glove, the Original, for use during motorsports. Since then, the company has endeavoured to produce all-purpose hand protection that shields against mechanical hazards and provides high levels of comfort, dexterity and grip. Thanks to their use of cutting-edge technology and innovative design, Mechanix Wear Gloves have become a toolbox staple for millions of hardworking individuals worldwide. Read on to find out why these gloves are a firm favourite among many tradespeople and DIY-ers:

Mechanix Wear Gloves Are the Choice of Many Workmen Worldwide

High-Quality, High-Performance Materials

The secret to Mechanix Wear's success is in their use of innovate design and state-of-the-art materials. With a focus on protection, performance and comfort, the company incorporates the following materials into a number of their gloves:

Synthetic Leather

The majority of Mechanix Gloves are constructed from high-quality synthetic leather. This material offers good resistance to abrasion, cut, tear and puncture and, unlike real leather, can be machine washed to keep the gloves clean and fresh.

TrekDry Material

Mechanix makes use of breathable TrekDry fabric for all of their gloves. This innovative material keeps your hands ventilated to ensure that they remain cool and dry as you work.

D3O Smart Foam

Mechanix Wear Gloves designed specifically to shield against impact feature D3O open-cell foam padding on the palms. This material absorbs shock and dissipates the energy, thereby reducing shock, vibration and stress.

EVA Foam

To protect the knuckles and fingers from impact, Mechanix impact-protection gloves are fitted with EVA foam impact guards on the back of the hand. These panels shield the knuckles and fingers from impact and protect against abrasion.


Mechanix makes use of Armortex material on the palm and fingertips of a variety of their gloves. This material provides a high level of grip in dry, wet and oily conditions for safer, easier handling.

Thermoplastic Rubber

In order to provide a secure fit without inhibiting movement in the wrist, Mechanix constructs their wrist closures from Thermoplastic Rubber. This material is strong and durable, yet flexible enough that it allows free movement and doesn't cause pain in the wrist. 

Our Top Picks

At, we stock a number of Mechanix Wear Gloves for different functions. Here are just a few of our favourites:

Mechanix Wear Original Work Gloves

Mechanix Wear Original GlovesBorn on the motor-track, Mechanix Wear's flagship glove – the Mechanix Wear Original Work Gloves – combines hard-wearing synthetic leather and breathable TrekDry material to create a flexible and comfortable glove that protects hands from cuts, lacerations and other mechanical injuries. With a new, tapered closure, industrial-grade hook and loop closure and reinforced index finger, the Original is stronger than ever.

Key Features: Breathable TrekDry fabric, flexible wrist closure with industrial-grade hook and loop, available in a broad range of colours.

The Mechanix Wear M-Pact 2 Impact-Resistant Gloves

Mechanix Wear M-Pact 2 Impact-Resistant Work GlovesThe Mechanix Wear M-Pact and M-Pact 2 gloves have been engineered to protect against impact and abrasion, without compromising on dexterity or comfort. With the Mechanix Wear M-Pact 2 Impact-Resistant Work Gloves, this has been achieved through the inclusion of an accordian knuckle guard, Thermoplastic Rubber impact-resistant finger guards and D30 shock-absorbing palm padding that dissipates energy on impact. Like the Original, these gloves are constructed from high-quality synthetic leather and breathable TrekDry material, and feature Armortex fingertips to enable good grip.

Key Features: Knuckle guard, finger guards, D30 palm padding and Armortex fingertips for good grip.

If you're looking for more Mechanix Wear Gloves, or one of these gloves in a different colour, why not view our full range of Mechanix Wear Gloves?