Viktos Gloves Review – Which one is right for you?
Viktos is a fairly new player on the field of tactical gear and clothing. The company was launched in the fall of 2017 and is headquartered in Janesville, Wisconsin. Their staff features knowledgeable specialists that are both industry and military veterans. Their approach to the products they develop and offer differs from your standard tactical gear company. They strive to deliver gear that will serve you in every aspects of your “Black Gun Lifestyle”. This includes clothing and gear for combat, training, recovery and anything else you might come across in your Daily Gunfight.
In this post we are going to be diving into the gloves that Viktos offers. We will cover every model they offer. The goal here is to help you get the best gloves that will serve you in whatever task you need to do.
We will also provide you with links to the products where you can pick yourself up a pair if you want.
For each glove we will breakdown the following.
- The materials that they are made out of.
- The unique and specific features they have.
- Where we feel the gloves are most at home.
- A hands on review of what we think of them after putting them thru some work.
The Viktos Operatus Glove
The Operatus glove is Viktos’ least expensive and most low profile glove. They retail for $25.00 a pair and come in two different color (Nightfjall and Spartan).
Materials and Features
The chassis of the Operatus gloves are made out of a sublimated mesh while the palm is made of .7mm thick Coolskin. The backhand of the gloves features a small amount of foam over the knuckles to provide some added protection. The trigger finger and thumb are touchscreen compatible and it works fairly well. The thumb valley is reinforced with DigiHide goatskin.
The fit and comfort and the best features of the Viktos Operatus Gloves. They just fit right. The thumb valley hugs your hand and the whole glove ends up feeling like a second skin. The fact that they thumb valley is reinforced and cut properly makes all the difference. Many gloves makers mess up this part of the glove and it ends up making the gloves feel awkward and does not allow you to get as firm of a purchase as you would like.
These gloves are at home on the range. Not the range with cows and horse but the range that is full of black guns and shinny brass. These gloves would make any shooter smile and instantly increase their confidence in their grip and protection while shooting and training. The Operatus Gloves are thin. They are supposed to be. You want them to be. But that also means that they will wear out faster than you may expect. Their durability will obviously depend on how hard you use them but don’t expect to get months and months of hard use out of them.
Review and Opinion
These gloves are my personal favorite when it comes to shooting gloves. I have spent several hours in them shooting hand guns and rifles. They fit great and because they are so low profile I never experienced any trigger housing interference or issues. In my opinion you would be hard-pressed to find a better purpose made shooting glove for the price.
The Vikto LEO Duty Gloves
The LEO Duty glove from Viktos was developed for LEO’s, First Responders, Security Personnel and those that help maintain a safe and civil society. They retail for $35.00 and come in 4 different color ways and 3 variations. They have the standard LEO Duty gloves, Vented LEO Duty Gloves, and Insulated LEO Duty gloves. They also make a woman’s specific glove that is tailored to better fit women’s hands. We will not dive to much into the Vented and Insulated LEO Duty gloves as they have many of the same features but are ideal for either very hot or very cold climates and work environments.
Materials and Features
The palm of the LEO Duty Gloves is made from synthetic leather and is mated to polyester mesh backhand. These gloves are fairly minimalist and their main focus is comfort, durability and helping you get the job done. The thumb valley is reinforced with additional material to help reduce slide-bite and increase overall durability.
The LEO Duty Gloves feature touchscreen compatible finger tips on all fingers. However, it is not optimized for screen protectors so there is a chance they might not work on your particular device. The cloves have an integrated pull tab that make them easy and quick to get on. It also allows you to attach them to a standard duty belt or vest. The gloves are held closed with a backside wrist-cinch that features strong Velcro for a proper and secure fit that will not come undone on you.
These gloves are probably the best “overall” gloves that Viktos makes. Some may say that it is their Wartorn gloves (we will get to them next) but I feel that the LEO Duty gloves are more versatile. They can be just as at home stacking fire wood as they are on the shooting range. They are in my opinion just a great overall glove.
Review and Opinion
I have had the opportunity to do a little of everything in the Viktos Leo Duty gloves. I have spent time shooting and handling firearms and knives in them. But, I have probable spent more time doing work in them. I have been helping my brother-in-law remodel his house and have put these gloves thru their paces. I have torn up flooring, removed drywall, hammered, jackhammered concrete, carried plywood and other tasks in these gloves. They have held up great! No tears or rips. Obviously they got very dirty but a quick wash and dry and they look almost new. So to sum it up if you are looking for a great all around Duty glove the Viktos Leo Duty Gloves are most likely for you.
Viktos Wartorn Gloves
The Wartorn Gloves are probably the most unique glove that Viktos makes. Viktos decided that they were fed up with gloves that could not handle a hard weekend of traing at the range. They were contantly encountereing blown seams, destroyed palms and shredded fingers. They set out to create a glove that could overcome these obsacles and stand up to whatever you throw at it. So was born the Wartorn Gloves.
Materials and Features
The chassis of the Wartorn Gloves is made out of padded mesh and is mated to a synthetic suede palm. The palm and thumb valley are reinforced with Combative Leather to hold up better against the aggressive texturing of todays polymer guns. The palm is printed with silicone for added traction and plus it just looks really cool. The knuckles are fully covered with polymer for added protection and durability. The fingers are segmented which allows for better dexterity and flexibility. The gloves are held shut with a backside wrist cinch that features strong Velcro and have a pull loop to help you get your gloves on. A very cool and unique feature of these gloves is the loop knuckle pads that allow you to attached Velcro letters to them to customize your gloves. Viktos sells their Moralphabet for $10.00 and it allows you to to “sound off with our ever saying a word.”
The Wartorn Gloves from Viktos are at home in any hard use situation. They are great for shooting but more than that they are perfect for training. They are rugged and designed to take punishment. So, if your kind of training involves these aspects then a pair of Viktos Wartorn gloves might be what your hands need.
Review and Opinion
I have not spent a lot of time in the Wartorn gloves but I have shot my Glock 19 in them several times and they feel great. I have not beat them up to bad or put them thru any major stress tests but I hear about a guy who had a pretty gnarly dirt bike crash while wearing them and the end result was only a small tear. These gloves are durable and with the ability to add the Moralphabet to the mix they are really quite cool and unique.
Viktos Shortshot and LongshotGloves
The Shortshot and Longshot Gloves are just cool. They come in 2 different colors and retail for $75.00 for the Shortshots and $100.00 for the Longshots. They are definitely not cheap but man do you get a lot for your money and if you need some of these specific features and materials you will be hard pressed to find a better pair of gloves on the market.
Materails and Features
Both the Longshot and Shortshot gloves are built with a Nomex backhand and a Digihide palm and sidewalls. The Nomex provides increased durability and resistance to heat and tearing. The knuckles have a polymer insert to add to the overall protection that these gloves provide. The Shortshots are constructed with a tactically seamed pre-curve. This gives the gloves better flex and helps to reduce their overall bulk. The thumb and trigger finger are touch screen compativle and the gloves are held shut with a backside wrist cinch like other Viktos gloves. The knuckles are also compatible with Viktos’ Moralphabet so that you can customize your Shotshots to say exactly what you want.
These gloves are definitely not for everyone. But if you want the best of the best when it comes to protection, durability and comfort then they may be exactly what you have been looking for. That being said the Longshot and Shortshot gloves can feel right at home in any situation.
Review and Opinion
As with the Wartorn gloves I have not spent a lot of time wearing the Shortshot and Longshot gloves. I have gone shooting in both of them and they feel amazing. The Nomex does have a unique smell to it but that goes away after a short while. I have definitely not used these gloves to their full potential and I am probably not the guy who needs all of their amazing materials and features but I will tell you they are comfortable and look great.
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