Despite best efforts, when crowds get riled up, there’s always the potential for close contact between officer and rioters. In those cases, added protection, such as Carbon-Tek fiber knuckle gloves, can make a difference. The Vector 1 Riot Control gloves were created with such circumstances in mind, as well as high-risk inmate movements. In addition to the molded hard shell, the knuckles and wrists have foam-injected padding, the palms are reinforced, the stitching is double reinforced and the lining is made from a bonded breathable tricot material. MSRP $78.50.