Gloves trace their way long back in history though their advent is not really well understood. Perhaps the oldest gloves were a piece of skin wrapped around the hand. The onset of the medieval era saw the birth of a primitive form of today’s gloves called gauntlets. These gloves were majorly used as protective amour during combats.Today, tactical gloves are grouped in a number of categories depending on their specific use.
There are the plain ones made of light material such as silk, wool or cotton, majorly worn for keeping the hand warm during cold weather. Apart from protection against winter, gloves are worn for sporting, driving and industrial activities. Gloves worn by people in different professions are also called tactical gloves.
Medics use light rubber gloves during various operations as well as Engineers in their interaction with heavy steel machines and metallic structures. Police officers also use special type of gloves for protection and to preserve the integrity of crime scenes. There are other special types of gloves worn by firefighters, made of metal fibers to protect their hands from high temperature during their work. Gloves can also be worn for non-protective or non-technical purposes. Many youngsters find gloves a great fashion trend.