Understanding the new Glove Cut Resistant EN 388 Standard

Many of you who use Cut Resistant gloves will begin to see the new markings relating to the new standards on the gloves they use. They can be a bit confusing at first but they are simply more precise as to the mechanical risk.

To make them easier to understand, we have loaded a printable PDF file on our web site that you can print out. This file is compliments of the technical people at the PIP Glove Company.

Regarding the cut resistance, most gloves in the old 3, 4, and 5 ranges remain almost the same but with a new A3, A4, and A5 symbols. I mention these ranges since most of the popular cut resistant gloves fall in these ranges.

Link: New EN 388 Standard

Link: Cut Resistant Gloves

Children’s Cotton Gloves

We created a new listing for Children’s Cotton Gloves to make it easier for parents to locate them quicker. In the past, we listed them as a size under our adult unisex models and they often got overlooked. So based on phone calls, we have included them as a separate listing.

These cotton gloves are also popular for children with eczema problems since they are a very high-quality 100% cotton.

At this new listing, you will also find links to other popular children’s gloves for special occasions. They can be found in the “related” tab.

Coated Work Gloves

Coated gloves are our most popular chore and work gloves for very obvious and simple reasons. Since we first introduced them back in 2005 when they were first developed, they have slowly replaced leather gloves. Why? Because most coated gloves now outperform leather gloves.

Another fascinating reason for the growth of these gloves is that women have learned to enjoy, as I always say, the fit, feel, and function of coated gloves. Plus, due to their thinness they can easy be stored in your back pocket for quick and easy retrieval.

Today, there are many types of coated gloves for specific work situations and conditions. This includes special type of coatings, special fibers, and special design features. Many users like them since they seem like a second skin since they are thin, offer great dexterity, and breathable unlike other work gloves.

Our range of coated gloves includes over 51 different and unique models.  Far too many to cover is this post so I will simply provide you a list (in bullet points) of features found in some coated gloves with a few links to an example glove to provide you with a better idea. I’m sure some of these features will surprise many of you, too.

**Note that a link to a glove does not mean it’s the only model with this feature by any means. You can scroll through all the models or simply use our search bar at the top of our home page if you are looking for a specific function or feature.

Examples of coated glove features that you may need:

Let me know if you have any questions or visit our Home Page to find a glove most suitable for your needs. Keep in mind that we have a consumer glove web site and an Industrial web site specific to work gloves.

The New Glove Guru Blog

I’m finally back after a short hiatus.

I made a major move from the old and outdated Google Blog Spot platform to the more modern WordPress platform. It’s hard to imagine but I started the Glove Guru Blog back in 2008. Furthermore, it took some time and hard work to move all of the posts and images to our new home. That’s an amazing 11 years of valuable glove information and advice.

The most important aspect with the Glove Guru Blog is the fact that the information is permanently archived for research and reference data pertaining to gloves. It includes information for everyone…from simple answers to basic glove questions like laundering cotton gloves to highly technical safety data such as cut resistance. A simple search in our search box at the top of the blog will link you to all of the posts on a searched topic or word. Use it wisely as there is vast amount of data.

As an additional benefit, The Glove Guru also introduces the latest new gloves to hit the market or new glove innovations and information, so anyone can join our mailing list to get this insider news in a timely manner.

If you are one of my faithful subscribers, it would be nice to let me know that this post reached you without any glitches. Otherwise, it’s back to some heavy lifting and more coffee.

Touch Screen Fitness Gloves

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https://www.gloves-online.com/catalog/fitness-gloves

Last week I posted information on the Bionic Beast Mode Fitness Gloves for men and women. 
One additional feature I need to mention is the fact that these are also Touch Screen compatible. 
If you use the Fingerless Models this is not a necessary feature. However, for those of you who prefer a Full Fingered Fitness Glove, then we have you covered. Pun intended. 
The benefits of this feature allow you to use your touch screen device while working out.
1. Update your progress on your favorite fitness app.
2. Choose your most motivational music that will get you through your workout. 
 

Beast Mode Fitness Gloves by Bionic

Shown: Beast Mode Full Fingered Fitness Glove Model
As a glove designer, developer, and manufacturer for over 25 years, these are one of the best designed and made gloves for their specific use that I’ve ever seen. They meet my ultimate goal of fit, feel, and function. 
As a fitness glove, they have all of the necessary requirements for multi-use function fitness gloves essential for uses such as gym gloves for powerlifting, weight training, biking, cycling, lifting, workout gloves, and cross training. 
Aspects that these fitness gloves provide are to improve grip, prevent sweating hand slippage, make work outs safer, and prevent calluses and blistering. 
Some may consider them expensive, but cheaper models typically don’t last long due to the poor design at stress points, cheap materials, and poor manufacturing. One major example is the amount of double stitching throughout the entire glove and in areas that need it the most. The other example is the addition of stretch materials in the web zones and motion zones reducing stress on the glove and more comfort for the user. 
Of special note is that many don’t realize that these gloves are less expensive the work gloves that offer less features. I know because we make and sell work gloves. 
The anatomical pad system in the palm area adds to more gripping power and overall glove performance. 
Bionic made some great brilliant moves by making them in two distinct models that include both a full-fingered model and a fingerless model. 
Additionally, rather than make the Beastmode Fitness Gloves unisex, Bionic make them specifically for men and women in both models. As a glove maker, this truly satisfies the market demand for gloves that require a great fit like golf gloves which Bionic is also famous for. 
Another nice feature is that they are also washable even with the premium leather. This is a must for all fitness products as we all know. 
Sales pitch: GO Gloves is also offering the BeastmodeFitness Gloves at 20% off the suggested retail pricing. 
 

Cotillion Gloves – Best Option

Cotillion Glove
With Cotillion class enrollment ramping up before school starts, we always get numerous phone calls from new directors asking which model gloves they should purchase. 
Although we have many options in our Cotillion category, the best and most popular model is our White Unisex Stretch Nylon gloves (NYP-404) in Small/Medium size. This model offers a quality classic look and since they stretch, they will fit almost every child. 
The other benefit of the NYP-404 gloves is that they have a nice cotton like feel and they come individually packaged by the pair for easy storage and administration. 
As a footnote, we do have nice cotton models, but they are not as size friendly when you don’t know the sizes of each child. 
Links: 
We are also an official recognized supplier by the National League of Junior Cotillions. 
As always, feel free to give us a call if you need any additional assistance.

Catering Gloves


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Catering Gloves have always been a large part of our business for many years.
Customers have often bought what they liked but had to scroll through our vast listings to find the models they desired. 
In order to make it easier, we’ve now added a new quick search link on our Home Page in our left hand navigation panel. We’ve even made it simple by breaking the options in the drop down menu down to two preferences.
Both links include the most popular glove models used by food servers including our popular dotted palm models which grasp plates without slippage and speed up serving time. 
The same gloves have always been listed under our Food Service Glove category under General Purpose gloves in our navigation links and that category also includes other gloves such as cut resistant and disposable gloves that are used in the food service industry. 

Why you should wear rubber gloves at home


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Dish washing is a pretty mundane chore, but many choose to do it with bare hands. However there are a numerous reasons why it’s not a good idea. Here are a few reasons why you should slip on a pair of rubber gloves before you pick up a scrubbing brush. 

First, I’m not necessarily talking about medical type disposable gloves although they will work. I’m talking about a more robust pair of rubber gloves since they will last a very long time and be more comfortable and easier to slip on and remove. Plus, they are more durable and can be used for other house chores. At the end of this brief, I will list the gloves my better-half simply loves to use.  

1. You’ll use hotter water
Rubber gloves give you some protection from heat so you can run the water nice and hot. The warmer the water, the easier it is to clean. 

2. Your hands won’t dry out
Immersing your hands in warm water daily has an impact on your skin. Gloves protect your hands.

5. Protection from sharps
While they don’t give you 100 per cent protection, gloves offer some coverage when you’re dealing with broken plates, glass, and sharp utensils.

6. You’ll have better grip
Gloves help you keep a steady hold on your plates and cutlery.

Link: Check out the TowaActive Grip Gloves. This is the model we use at home. 

Link: Check out our other liquidproof gloves