Magpul Technical Glove 2.0: Gloves for the Shooter and Shop

Released in 2020, the 2.0 is the latest iteration of the Technical Glove offered by Magpul to bring together dynamic materials while offering the maximum dexterity possible. The Technical Glove 2.0 has full coverage and is designed to support law enforcement, military, and private shooters alike.

Made overall from a dual chassis combination of synthetic nylon and premium suede leather, the Technical Glove 2.0 affords the maximum degree of breathability possible, with adequate enclosure around the hand and fingers. This suede material extends up and around the palm and across thumb, for increased protection.

Each finger has a flexible design, and the forefinger is tapered to allow for easy access and manipulation of firearm controls or equipment.

The Technical Glove 2.0 includes an elastic nylon cuff around the wrist bone that secures the glove, as well as anchors a reinforced suede pull loop that aids in donning the glove.

The Technical Glove 2.0 is available in Black (featured) and Coyote, while is available in sizes between Small and 2XL.

Product Evaluation Scores:

  • Cost – Excellent (5/5): At $29.95 the Technical Glove 2.0 is made from a thin, dual layer of synthetic nylon and best used as a short-term tactical or utility glove.  The expected lifespan of which would most likely be roughly six months. The most direct market competitors to the Technical Glove 2.0 is the Full Dexterity Tactical (FDT) Delta+ Glove ($39.95) from SKD, the Specialty 0.5mm Glove ($31.99) from Mechanix, or the Men’s Lightweight Patrol Glove ($29.99) from First Tactical. All of these show that while all the listed gloves are unique in some fashion, the Technical Glove 2.0 was the cheapest and an excellent value as a minimalist glove that maximizes dexterity.
  • Comfort – Good (4/5): The materials involved in the Technical Glove 2.0 had an excellent amount of flex and breathability when used, that gave the wearer a very good level of comfort. The elastic cuff was initially very tight on first usage, but wore in during the time of review to an appropriate (or average) comfortable level that while applying pressure, didn’t necessitate problems donning/doffing. The materials between the thumb and forefinger, and along the elastic cuff where the greatest amount of stress takes place, held the only notable double line stitching for added strength. It should be noted this type of glove is good for indoor or temperate climates, but not colder temperatures as its lightweight and breathable material is not intended to serve as a winter or outdoor glove.
  • Durability – Average (3/5): Given the materials in the 2.0 glove focused appropriately (of average) on maximizing tactile sensation with the thin layered material providing little protection to the back of the hand or knuckles, the durability of the gloves will most likely last only six months under continual usage on the range. Consumers need to understand that this is the tradeoff in these type of thin gloves (that maximize tactile sensation), and is one shared among the market alternatives noted above. The more protective and durable the glove, the less tactile sense is provided. During the 30-day evaluation period the only negative aspect to the glove’s durability observed was some wear and fraying long the outer edges of the elastic nylon cuff that rubs against the wrist and fabrics. Additionally, some minor thread fraying at the fingertips was also observed. This fraying was most acute at areas on the glove that brushed against hook-and-loop (male) fabric that is often very abrasive to soft fabrics. While this fraying was minimal, it could become problematic over the glove’s expected lifespan. A recommended area of improvement for Magpul would be to consider an elastic cuff or similar fabric to enclose the exposed edge and minimize the fraying/separation.
  • Functionality – Average (3/5): From a functional aspect, the Technical Glove 2.0 performed appropriately (or average) as a pair of shooter gloves or around the workbench. Correctly sized, the fingers and range of motion in the overall palm was correct and without restriction. Positive tactile sensation was maintained to the trigger, tools, or various control groups given the thin layer of the synthetic nylon, and dexterity during magazine changes and function drills was not impaired to any notable degree. The index fingertip was able to manipulate smartphone screens without issue. The support loop on the inside wrist was well anchored, but there was only sufficient loop material to be of use on carabiners for retention/storage, and left very little material to get a finger through to assist in donning the glove.  
  • Weight – Average (3/5): At 1.7 ounces (for the pair) the Technical Glove 2.0 was very lightweight and gave a near “naked” feel that provided very good tactile sense to the trigger control group, and magazines. The weight itself was neither distracting nor fatiguing; and in comparison to the other market alternatives – the Full Dexterity Tactical (FDT) Delta+ Glove (0.32 ounces) from SKD, the Specialty 0.5mm Glove (2.4 ounces) from Mechanix, or the Men’s Lightweight Patrol Glove (1.7 ounces) from First Tactical all demonstrate the Technical Glove 2.0 is appropriate (or average) weight for the market.

Overall Rating – Above Average (18/25)

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