These high dexterity gloves feature construction entirely from flame resistant materials. The biggest material departure from the Alpha gloves is that the entire palm is made of actual Goat skin leather. While it will have a different feel from the synthetic suede on the Alpha glove, the leather palms and fingers will break in very nicely over time and provide better durability over the synthetic suede.
We worked closely with a special tannery that offers Touchscreen Compatible leather for the trigger finger and thumb. One thing you’ll need to be aware of is that due to the high carbon and graphite content in the conductive leather, there will be some black color transfer onto your trigger finger and thumb. After wearing several times and allowing the glove to break in, we recommended that you hand wash the gloves and air-dry them to help with the breaking-in process and reduce most of the excess carbon and graphite.
The PIG FDT Alpha FR Glove features include:
Touchscreen Compatible Leather thumb and forefinger
Leather padded knuckles
Flame resistant Nomex® material
Isolated knife-edge padding
Bar-tacked webbing wrist pull
Low profile hook and loop wrist strap
Sensitized Trigger Finger
Single Layer Palm
Short cuff with loop-maximum comfort and convenience
While the PIG FDT-Alpha will be some of the highest quality gloves you own, given the nature of the job we expect them to do, they are NOT designed to outlast the Apocalypse. We believe that the trade off in extreme dexterity and sensitivity for perceived durability is well worth it, and far better than the old-school cut off the finger tips or go bare handed solutions.
At the end of the day, the PIG FDT-Alpha are a consumable product that will provide the user with the best tactile dexterity available in a tactical glove, and should be worn to destruction, then discarded and replaced. The selection of super sensitive materials and extremely tight seams mean that these gloves will eventually wear out, and there are no warranties implied. Please try them on and inspect them thoroughly for fit and finish before removing from the hangtag, but be forewarned, you will not want to take them off.