Blog/Glove Knowledgebase — Cold Condition Work Gloves

Work Gloves for Every Hazard

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Work Gloves for Every Hazard

While maintaining cost effectiveness is an important factor when purchasing work gloves, more important than that is selecting gloves that will actually offer adequate protection for the hazards you face. One of the main things to consider is the shell material of the work gloves you’re selecting. This portion of the glove really determines the level of protection as well as the dexterity and comfort the glove will offer. Some of the best shell materials for protection against abrasions and cuts include canvas, glass fiber, engineered fiber, polyester, synthetic fibers, cotton, and latex. If you’re looking for a flexible fit, opt for...

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Will Cold Weather Gloves Keep Your Hands Warm All Day?

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Will Cold Weather Gloves Keep Your Hands Warm All Day?

With winter upon us, for individuals who work outside, it may be at the forefront of your mind as to how you can ensure that your hands stay safe and warm throughout these cold weather work days. There are certain tips and precautions you can follow in order to maximize the length of time that your hands will stay warm while working outside. Stay Away from Cotton: When looking for a cold weather work glove, you should avoid gloves that are made from cotton. Cotton is an awful insulator because once it gets wet, it loses all it’s ability to keep you...

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Winter is Coming, Are Your Hands Ready?

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Winter is Coming, Are Your Hands Ready?

Believe it or not, winter is right around the corner, which means it is time to start thinking about getting some proper work gloves for the cold weather. It is important first and foremost to recognize the kind of cold stress that you’ll be facing this winter. Cold stress simply put is: the body’s inability to warm itself. Once the stress level gets too high, it becomes difficult to maintain a proper internal body temperature and makes it much more difficult for you to complete the task at hand. There are two main types of cold stress: Hypothermia: This happens when...

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Glove Terminology

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Glove Terminology

Just like any fan group, people who are in the glove industry, speak from their own language of glove terms. As you navigate purchasing gloves for yourself or your employees, we’ve rounded up a helpful list of the most common glove related terms, so you know what’s going on.   Abrasion: This term refers to the palm of the glove wearing out. You’ll notice some gloves have a higher abrasion resistance, which means that it takes longer for that glove to wear through.   ANSI: This term is actually an abbreviation for American National Standards Institute. You’ll see many work...

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A Few Must Have’s When Choosing Your Winter Work Gloves

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A Few Must Have’s When Choosing Your Winter Work Gloves

With the first official day of winter just days away, it’s an appropriate time to outline some of the key features that are vital to make sure are included in your winter work gloves. Number one on the list is a glove lining to keep your hands warm in the chilly weather. You should look for gloves that have an insulating and/or moisture-wicking liner, preferably both! A glove liner that wicks moisture away from your hands will help to keep them dry and warm, which will keep you comfortable and able to keep working without interruption. One great type of wicking...

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