Macwets are a kind of glove featuring a special fabric known as Aquatec, which not only provides great grip, it also includes the ability to provide you 100% grip in the wettest of conditions. This means that anything from rain to perspiration can be dealt with extremely well, and still giving you perfect comfort and usability.
The gloves are also designed to give you a skin like feel, meaning you are able to do almost everything while wearing these gloves, giving you both protection and comfort. In fact, this is what Macwet have to say:
“If you can do it with your bare hands, you can do it with Macwets!”
Still curious? Check out the video below which talks in detail about the technology as well as how it works:
The design is primarily focused towards sports people, and with a Velcro base, and two sizes, short coming up to your wrist, and long going beyond it, allow for different uses and different needs.
The best part is, unlike most other gloves, these are also machine washable at 40 degrees.
Here is a look at some of the specs:
- 65% Polyamide 31% Polyurethane 4% Elastane
- 1 pair pack
- Thick elasticated cuff with Velcro fastening, glove rests just above wrist
- Lightweight sports glove
- Soft, mesh covered finish
- Made from unique Aquatec ® material
So, how did our testing go?
Well, the first test is of course, how well does it fit. In that regard, it works very well.
Is it like a second skin? Well, it is pretty close. Since my day job involves me wearing a lab coat and playing with various things that need gloves, I try a lot of ‘skin like’ gloves. These are pretty good in that regard, and what makes them really good is that the mesh covering is stretchable, and gives you a tight fit. This means that it moves with your skin, but is also breathable. So yes, it does allow for you to do intricate stuff. I haven’t quite tried putting a thread through a needle though, but I think it will be okay. Can easily pick up small screws and stuff like that.
How well does it handle grip when wet? That was no trouble at all. Simple test. Put glove on, leave under running water, and test grip. Incredibly tight, just like before.
And what about it handling wetness, moisture and sweat? A bit more difficult this to test, as we are going through a very cold day (coldest of the winter, according to some!). So sweat was not great, but tried wearing them while washing up, and let them dry on their own. Once again, they worked reasonably well, and while I prefer gloves that are waterproof for such uses, it worked. Washing up won’t be the best use, I am sure, but things like sports and general handy work are a great application.
What about the warmth, I hear you cry? Well, that one, it is not really ticking the box. These are what you’d call 3 season gloves, which means they’ll work in conditions which border on chilly to warm, but not actually cold. So anything between Spring to Autumn should be fine, but the proper winter weather deserves something warmer. They may be skin like, but they cannot really be used as inners though, because of the Velcro strap at the bottom.
More on the Macwets can be found on the SockShop website:
They both retail for £27.99, and are available in a range of colours and sizes.
A must have in the UK for anybody who likes to spend time outdoors. We all need gloves, and these are great for all kind of outdoorsy things!