Not Durable became unsewn along finger seams
These gloves did not last more than 4 weekends worth of drill. They began to come unsewn along the middle finger seam, a finger that does not seem to put a lot of stress on the gloves. The material also began to have pills and picks in it. These are not the quality I would exepct from Hatch.
Thomas - January 31, 2013
I got these gloves as a gift and i use them for airsoft, I've had them for approximately a year. The stitching on the velcro started coming off about 6 months ago and i've had to sew back onto the glove. The hard knuckle area is a tiny bit frayed but it's held up to my standards, absolutely nothing hurts when it hits the hard knuckle area. One con is that after heavy use the glove kind of stiffens up, it's hard to explain, I plan on replacing these gloves the minute they expire. For the price you can get way better. They're good but not good enough. I'd put the price at $35
Leonardo - June 28, 2011
I love these things can't say anything bad about them. I'm obviously not an operator in the military or anything so my wear patterns are a lot less.
The one defining thing that really made me happy to by these is the fit on the wrist. There is nearly zero material on the lower part of the wrist. The glove stops right where your palms meet the wrist. Perfect fit.
Also keep in mind that they will stretch a little after some wear. Not a lot but I recommend ordering a size smaller than normal. I usually wear large in most glove (mechanix or baseball batters gloves or etc.) and a medium in these is perfect after the break in.
Dustin - March 17, 2010
Great at first
I bought these for outdoor sports like paint ball and airsoft etc... they were great at first. The goatskin palms offered amazing grip when pulling out mags and doing reloads. However after 3 months of using them, the stitching began to fall apart, the knuckles were getting torn up, and the trigger finger (that allows to be cut) was fraying. If you want a great glove for a temporary time, buy this. If not, keep searching.
Hope this helped.
Christopher - February 8, 2010
These gloves look great and feel great. There is no break in time for use. I am a Drill Sergeant and they lasted me not even a 16 week cycle and started to shred at the fingers and the leather around the knuckle started to tear. That is just being a Drill Sergeant though.
Christopher - March 16, 2009
Great for one time mission
I purchased theses gloves for an advanced week of SWAT training. After consistant wear of the items I have determined they did not meet the standards Hatch usually meets. I removed the trigger finger as it states, can be removed and prevents fray. It frayed and spread open like a flower around my finger. Second I developed some sort of heat rash on all of my knuckels. Maybe this is from consistant wear in Texas heat, but I am severely disapointed. The hard knuckles protected against everything I was hit with. I liked the gloves for the first 2 days of training. Sadly, I will not be purchasing these gloves again.
Shawn - July 27, 2008