Zombie Apocalypse Essentials – Gloves Edition

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blackhawk-solag-kevlar-gloves-black-hd-Despite what your ego tells you, you’re going to need all the protection you can get when the zombies attack. I hear you ask, “Gloves? Really?” Yep, you betcha’! Scientists predict that 73% of survivors will be infected from a bite wound. The most vulnerable, and at the same time least protected, part of our body is our hands. Think about it, we reach out with our hands to grab stuff, leave them dangling at our sides as we walk, and will be forced to use them for defense once the ammunition runs out. Keep reading to find out why every prepper should have a pair of these hardcore gloves if they want to survive the Zombie Apocalypse.

Blackhawk S.O.L.A.G. (Spec Ops Light Assault Gloves) HD with Kevlar will protect you from yourself and those who think Cheetos stained digits are the cat’s meow. Designed with SWAT missions in mind, these gloved are heavy-duty, ergonomic (comfortable), and offer leather-covered molded hardshell knuckle/finger protection. This is key, you see, because when you’re actively engaged in close quarter combat with the undead you are susceptible to being bitten. You may have the goal of piling the dead-dead bodies to properly dispose of them in a blazing inferno only to realize the body you grabbed wasn’t really dead-dead. Chomp. Now you’re infected.

Let’s imagine that scenario a little differently this time. You and your pal have the same goal, but this time you’re wearing a pair of gloves (but not these ones) and the body is motionless. You douse the tower of zombies without realizing you splashed a little on your hands. You go to light the match and suddenly…. you get where this is going. Good luck surviving when you have melted little stumps trying to squeeze off rounds as Death watches with bated breath.

If you had been wearing Blackhawks’s gloves you would’ve been fine. How? They had the foresight to make these fine gloves flash and flame resistant. Hey, when you’re on the battlefield things can get crazy. But all of this sounds good on paper, but how does it stack up when put to the test? Luckily for us, our friends at Blackhawk send us a pair to try. Here’s what I found to be true.

  • Getting bit still hurts, but my flesh was never opened up as a result.
  • The gloves add a certain “cushion” when landing a punch. It hurts about the same when on the receiving end, though.
  • The back-of-hand and wrist adjustments provided a sense of security and stability to my wrist. Even when running, you won’t feel like the gloves will fly off.
  • The nylon loop on the wrists made it incredibly easy to put on and attaching it to carabiners comes in handy when you need to keep the gloves off without losing them.

Z day is upon us. I suggest you take this opportunity to protect the two hands God gave you. You won’t regret not mixing bodily fluids with the living dead if your digits are chomped. The friends you meet along your journey will appreciate you being able to give them an extra hand, because they don’t have any after that bon fire accident. You can get yourself a pair here.

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