About the Condor Stryker Padded Gloves
The Condor Outdoor Stryker Padded Knuckle Tactical Gloves are an excellent pair of gloves to get that won't kill your wallet. Getting shot in the hand while playing at a field hurts but gloves are a good way to reduce some of that pain (though it will still have a sting to it). The material on the gloves is a mixture of several elements. First, the palm is synthetic leather for toughness and durability. The fingers are padded on the outside to reduce impact from hits and on the inside you have a texture conducive to maintaining your manual dexterity. The other parts of the glove are constructed with spandex so the gloves are flexible and fit comfortably, but also remains breathable.
Using gloves does take a little practice because it does change how everything feels so it takes some getting used to. The better gloves will feel more natural like you are wearing practically nothing at all. Gloves can also add additional grip in adverse conditions helping you manipulate your airsoft gun effectively. Maintaining the ability to be good with your hands with gloves on is important. For Milsim type players where you have objectives that require a lot of interaction, your hands are an important tool. For CQB players who engage up close and are expected to get shot a lot, any protection is value added, especially for your hands.
Q: Do you need gloves for airsoft?
A: We get a lot of questions from concerned parents of new players about what is needed and they sometimes ask for a list. Aside from the required face and eye protection, gear is purely optional and entirely up to you. You can customize your loadout for comfort, for function, for protection, or any other purpose that suits you. You will start to figure it out as you go along and learn what your needs truly are once your play style starts to reveal itself to you.
If you are looking for great value in high quality beginner gear, check out Condor Outdoor for soft goods. Condor has been around for quite a while and makes plenty of vests, headwear, pouches, footwear, winterwear, and other essential items. Their more expensive items are going to be found in the Condor Elite line which are lifetime guaranteed and are made for rigorous law enforcement and military use. After your first few games you will realize that headwear and gloves are the next logical step for gear that you should acquire if you are running around a lot and taking hits.
To measure your hand for glove sizing, use a measuring tape and measure the circumference of your hand below your knuckles.
Small - 8"
Medium - 9"
Large - 10"
XL - 11"
XXL - 12"
- 1 x Pair Condor Stryker Gloves
- Available colors: Coyote (Tan) , Olive Drab
- Tightens with Velcro to stay on hands
- Silicone anti-slip fingertips
- Extra protection on fingers to aid in grabbing
- Synthetic leather palm
- Two-way stretch spandex backhand (flexible and breathable)
- High density padded knuckles for shock absorption
- Model Number: HK226
- Construction: Cordura, Nylon
- Sizes: 8(S) 9(M) 10(L) 11(XL) 12(XXL)
Alternate Lookup: HK226