Most people who spend a lot of time working with their hands are accustomed to wearing work gloves and might already have a favorite brand.

Maybe Mechanix Wear gloves are already your favorite. That would make sense because they’re a lot of people’s favorite.

Mechanix Wear has built its reputation on maximizing user safety in a robust work glove design which users have celebrated as providing superior fit, feel and functionality.

Mechanix gloves are worn for an incalculable amount of activities and come in several different designs for various end uses. But they made their debut in the pits at the 1991 Daytona 500. They are purpose-built to “combat daily hazards and injuries ranging from harsh abrasions, cut and puncture wounds to broken bones, joint damage, vibration injuries, and even exposure to fire and intense heat,” according to the company itself.

Perhaps Mechanix gloves are a product you already know and love. Perhaps this is your first time thinking about them. Summit Racing carries a wide selection of Mechanix gloves to choose from. Maybe this list can help you hone in on a pair that makes the most sense for you.

Mechanix Gloves Buyer’s Guide

Mechanix Wear FastFit Gloves

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Users tout their comfort and versitility even though their primary benefit is one of easy-on-and-off and allowing ease of handling that rivals wearing no gloves at all.

Mechanix Wear Original Gloves

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The original Mechanix Wear gloves have been a mainstay in professional garages for more than 20 years. They’re the design that started it all, and their longevity speaks for itself.

Mechanix Wear Original Plus Gloves

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They took the Original—an already-great glove—and then toughened it up in a bunch of places. Makes sense to us.

Mechanix Wear Fabricator Gloves

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These gloves are built for safety and comfort and constructed with 100-percent real leather to last a long time.

Mechanix Wear Cold Weather Wind-Resistant Gloves

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Working outside in frigid temperatures has never been so pleasant.

Mechanix Wear Winter Armor Gloves

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Mechanix Winter Armor gloves are equal parts insulator, equal parts force field. The feature a tough nylon shell, a water-resistant rubberized palm, and Velcro cuffs to block out the wind.

Mechanix Wear MultiCam M-Pact Gloves

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Rubberized thumbs, index fingers, and palms provide maximum grip in a sturdy impact- and abrasion-resistant glove. And it’s camo, so when you’re in the woods, you might not be able to see your hands.

Mechanix Wear Utility Gloves

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Mechanix Utility Gloves exist to provide all-purpose performance in an affordable design.

Mechanix Wear Fingerless M-Pact Gloves

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This design offers the hand protect of Mechanix Wear’s entire M-Pact line, but fingerless for more precise handling.

Mechanix Wear Carbon X Level 5 Gloves

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Need maximum protection from impact, extreme heat, or fire? These gloves are about as tough as it gets in a design that still grants hand motion so you can wave to all your friends even though you’re secretly just showing off your new gloves.

Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.