Finally, a durable grip glove
After tearing through many different gloves during outdoor training and obstacle races, we've found one that offers an excellent balance of durability and economy.
You will find the palm of these tough mud run gloves to be unlike most dipped gloves that have a thin layer of coating on the outside. These have a padded palm and front made by an injected molding of thermoplastic rubber. It is much thicker than the dipped gloves you commonly find at the hardware store, and it provides better hand protection and gripping.
The Palms Are Tough But Softer Than A Tire Rubber
There are small grooves and bumps like tread along the palm and fingers that help with grip and channel away water and muck. The grip, combined with cushioning on the palm prevents busted paws while maintaining maximum control of ropes, bars, logs, and other obstacles.
After weeks of use, you should see some wear on the finger tips if you’ve been doing enough burpees, but it is difficult to rub a hole in them. They certainly last longer than the price tag would indicate.
Comfortable, Breathable, And Drains Well
On the back of the glove, without the molding, you will see the cotton/nylon/spandex inner lining. It's comfortable, breathable, and drains well once your hands get submerged in water and mud. These gloves are completely machine washable, but you'll want to hose out the mud before you drop them in the washer.
If these are a bit tight on you, check out the video in this page that shows a guy cutting out the fingertips. Some guys prefer to leave the fingers intact for extra protection and/or warmth. Your call.
This Glove Is For Grip During Mud Runs, Not For Warmth
The ideal glove for mud runs and obstacle races is hard to find, but this one comes close, depending on conditions. It's probably not going to give you the warmth you need once the temps go below freezing. This glove is for grip during mud runs, not for warmth.
Perhaps The Best Gloves Available For Ropes, Even When Wet Or Muddy
These are also not miracle gloves that will suddenly enable you to stick to a set of monkey bars that are coated in wet mud, but most outdoor athletes will find them to be considerably better than others they've tried and much better than bare hands. They are perhaps the best gloves available for ropes, even when wet or muddy.
Bottom line, these tough mud run gloves are cheap enough to wear without worrying about ruining them in the muck, and they will take abuse and last a long time through many tough training workouts and races.
I used these in a Spartan Race I ran recently. The ropes are hard on my hands and while I'm strong enough to climb a rope, my hands get fatigued before the rest of my body. These saved me! My husband saw them and said, hey I might use these for work. So I suspect I may be losing them to him... but I strongly recommend these gloves.
I’m using these for a Spartan race, and testing them out the grip is amazing. Looking forward to see how this improves my grip on some of those events where things get a little muddy.
These gloves were advertised as obstacle course race gloves. They have good grip but they slide off your hand when doing monkey bars, etc. They need a more secure Velcro closure around the wrist to keep them in place.
Awesome for spartan race
Really saved my hands crawling around on the ground and during the rope climb. Didn’t even rip when i slid down the rope.
It was easy to order what I wanted, and the items were delivered promptly
My new favorite workout glove
Feel very flexible and great grip!
Used these for a Spartan race. These gloves were perfect for the rope climb and slip wall. Everyone was jealous! However, I found them a little too big to use for the monkey bars.
Mud gear OCR Gloves
I am very pleased with my OCR gloves that I recently bought from MudGear. I am a novice to the OCR community but I’m plannning to become more involved including running my 3rd ever race the first weekend in December. I would recommend these gloves to anyone as well as MudGear’s other fine products including socks, etc.