While there are many types of insulation, this week we’re talking specifically about thermal insulation found in work gloves. Thermal insulation is a type of insulation that helps to reduce the transfer of heat between objects by reflecting thermal radiation or reducing thermal conduction. The true function of insulation is to reduce the transfer of heat, therefore keeping heat in.
There are three types of insulation. Conduction is when heat is transferred from a space of higher temperature to an area of lower temperature. Convection happens when has or liquid becomes heated and travels away from the original source. Radiation occurs by heat transferring through electromagnetic waves.
When it comes to fabric, namely gloves, manufacturers have to find the fine balance between size and efficiency. Obviously, the thicker the glove, the more insulating properties it possesses, however, it becomes too bulky for practical use.
Here are some of our favorites:
Premium Grade Goatskin Insulated Leather Work Gloves