Guide Full Finger vs “Fingerless Gloves”

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By StevenGadson

Tactical Fingerless Gloves protect your wrists and hands from injury and physical damage without compromising dexterity. These gloves are ideal for shooting, as they protect your hands from cuts and abrasions. Tactical gloves are used most frequently by military personnel, special operations, first responders and hunters, as well as gun enthusiasts and enthusiasts and archery and airsoft competitors.

Tactical gloves are available in full-finger and fingerless versions. They’re made from engineered material that is breathable and flexible. The application you use and the environment in which you operate will determine the type of glove you need.

This article discusses the pros and cons for both full-finger tactical gloves and fingerless tactical gloves, and how to choose the right one.

The pros and cons of Fingerless Gloves

Fingerless gloves have many of the same benefits and can be used for small tasks. These are the pros and cons to fingerless gloves.

Fingerless Gloves Pros

  • They protect against cuts and scrapes, but don’t restrict finger dexterity.
  • They are ideal for shooting and weapon handling. Full finger gloves can restrict your control and get in the way when you pull the trigger, put one in the chamber, or change magazines.
  • They’re versatile. They can be used to type, text, and manipulate small parts. Your palms, lower wrists and back are also protected so you don’t have to do more intense activities like power tools.
  • They are more breathable and lighter, which makes them more comfortable to use in warmer climates or for strenuous activity.

Fingerless Gloves Cons

  • They don’t completely cover your fingers so they provide less protection against scrapes and abrasions.
  • They are not recommended for use in extremely cold temperatures as they provide less insulation and warmth.
  • They do not offer any protection against burns, or other harmful chemicals.

If you don’t need the full dexterity provided by Fingerless Gloves, but still want the grip control, hand protection and vibration absorption offered by good work gloves, then fingerless tactical gloves might be the best choice. Cestus’ TrembleX-5 gloves make it easy to pick up screws and nails, use a mobile device or handle delicate machinery. They also maximize grip and reduce vibration when using power tools.

The Pros & Cons of Fingerless Gloves

Full-finger gloves provide extra protection, and can be preferred to fingerless gloves when there is a high chance of injuries, such as cuts, scrapes or abrasions. These are the pros and cons to full-finger gloves.


  • These provide greater protection against injury in the event of falling or coming into contact with dangerous or sharp objects.
  • They are generally preferred for cold environments.
  • They prevent debris from getting into your gloves (though the wrist strap also plays an important role).
  • Your hands can get wet from rain, snow, mud, and sweat. They offer greater grip than your naked fingers.


  • They are less breathable and more comfortable in hot/sweaty environments (although the glove’s fabric has a lot of influence on this).
  • They are less adept at handling small parts or working with delicate, compact tools and machinery.

Cestus M-Tek 9000, with its one-piece synthetic leather palm and form-fitting material, is the perfect full-finger glove to use in tactical situations. It is lightweight and breathable and provides the ideal combination of hand protection and dexterity for military personnel, special operations, aircraft maintenance, emergency responders, and other professions. This glove is multi-functional and can be used for all purposes.

Tactical gloves: Why you need them?

Tactical gloves were created for military personnel, special operations, law enforcement, firefighters and others who are serving. These gloves are also very popular among hunters, target shooters, airsoft competitors, and airsoft players.

Tactical gloves are designed to maximize dexterity and protect against a variety of physical threats. These gloves must be flexible and form-fitting, and protect the wearer’s hands against cuts and abrasions. This is usually possible by using a combination of materials. Materials can include synthetic leather, foam, silicone, velcro and foam depending on the glove.

Half-finger or fingerless gloves are difficult to choose from. Consider getting half-finger gloves. Hard knuckle gloves offer extra protection depending on the task.

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