- water resistant ability
- durability of palm
- wind resistance
A chilly morning after a light snow, I used the gloves while feeding cattle in the morning, learning that the gloves are perfect for crisp mornings when the cool air is just a little too much for bare skin. I wasn't handling snow, and don't recall picking up anything covered in snow, but the palms of the gloves quickly became saturated however within 5-10 minutes of being in the truck again, they dried out. This was an outstanding find. The gloves are in no way water resistant, but the material which is advertised to keep hands from getting slick with sweat, dried rapidly and for this instance, worked quite well.
My last concern, dexterity, has also been proven great with this glove. If I wore gloves when shooting, I'd have no problem choosing this glove for that purpose. Zippers are accessible, I can use the Streamlight's challenging side-button, and I've even found I can access my phone touchscreen while wearing the gloves.
I'd consider the Mechanix FastFit Coyote glove to be a fair-weather type glove, but also the perfect solution to light work, a shooting glove, and also those brisk spring mornings that are just slightly too cool for bare skin. The pull-loop near the cuff is perfect for quick access, and stays out of the way while working. I can wear them with my watch without bunching or binding, and the pull-loop offers an easy way for me to attach them to my EDC bag. They cost around fifteen dollars and are available on the Mechanix website.