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Half-Finger Bike Patrol Gloves Allowing Greater Weapon Control in Humid Areas Introduced by HATCH®

January 15, 2013

For Immediate Release


Half-Finger Bike Patrol Gloves Allowing Greater Weapon Control in Humid Areas Introduced by HATCH®

Special unit bike patrol gloves specially designed for consumers seeking half-finger gloves


JACKSONVILLE, Florida HATCH® announced today the introduction of the Model SUBH100 Half-Finger Special Unit Bike Glove, designed specifically for bike patrol officers looking for greater dexterity of motion in the fingers while on patrol. Engineered with advanced materials to provide a glove that is both durable and comfortable for all-day bike patrol, this Special Unit Bike Glove features closed-cell foam in the palm area to help reduce fatigue and stress on the hand.


“After the introduction of our full-finger model last year we saw a demand for this model in a half-finger-style so we delivered,” said Todd Mussell, Category Marketing Director for Hatch. “The SUBH100 is an option that can give the wearer greater tactility for weapon control, especially in areas where it’s very hot and humid.”


The Hatch Special Unit Bike half finger glove features both 3-D mesh spacer fabric and Airprene foam for comfort and performance.  The 3-D knit spacer mesh keeps fresh air flowing through the glove for comfort and the Airprene on the back of the hand allows skin to breathe and helps protect against impact.  The unique features of the Airprene foam allows for moisture to be released through the fabric eliminating heat discomfort when wearing protective gloves for a long period of time.


Further, to help reduce fatigue and pressure on the hands, closed-cell foam is placed strategically in specific areas on the palm. This helps relieve the stress that can occur from long hours on the handle bar and grips when on bicycle patrol. Featuring a hook and loop wrist-length closure, the SUB Patrol Glove is reinforced with double needle construction and extra stitching in the high stress areas to ensure long-lasting wear.


The Hatch SUBH100 is available now in black in sizes S – XXL with an MSRP of $31.00. For more information please visit  This glove is also featured as part of the new Safariland Bike line and can be viewed on


About Hatch®

The Hatch® name has been synonymous with the finest in protective performance gloves since 1967. Using the finest leathers and advanced synthetic materials, Hatch offers an extensive line up of quality designs for cut-resistance, cold weather, hard-knuckle protection and more to meet the needs of uniformed duty, tactical, corrections, military and industrial safety/medical rehabilitation markets.  Products include the Operator™ Series, ArmorTip® protective gloves and XTAK™ tactical knee and elbow pads. Hatch is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit


About The Safariland Group

The Safariland Group is a premier global provider of trusted, innovative, high-quality law enforcement and security products for the public safety, military and outdoor/personal protection markets. Offering many of the world’s most recognizable names in these markets, principal brands include ABA®, Second Chance®, Safariland®, Bianchi® and Break Free®.  Forensics brands include Identicator® and NIK®.  The Safariland Group’s mission, Together, We Save Lives, is inherent in the life-saving products it delivers. The Safariland Group is a privately held company with headquarters in Jacksonville, FL. For more information about The Safariland Group and its brands, please visit

The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.


For further information, please contact:

Hope Bianchi Sjursen

Director, Marketing Services

The Safariland Group

Tel 1+909-923-9300 x31223







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