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.

Touchscreen Cut Resistant Gloves

http://www.gloves-online.com/proddetail.php?prod=WK-RWG532

My friends at Radians continue to roll out some very useful glove innovations and they haven’t disappointed me yet. The latest model that I’ve tested is the new RWG-532 Touchscreen Cut Resistant Coated Grip Gloves. 
The touchscreen sensitivity is superb and they test out at an EN388 – 4,3,4,3. Level 3 cut resistance. The price is modest, too. 
The biggest advantage is that these gloves improve productivity and keeps the user protected by allowing use of touchscreen devices without having to remove their gloves. 
Go to the link below and see them in action since we posted a You Tube video link in the product details. 

A few compelling reasons to switch to the new Radians Microdot Nitrile Gripper Gloves


Coated work gloves represent the most popular segment in our industrial and work glove business. In fact, this glove category has grown by double digits each year for over 10 years. I’ve seen many companies attempt to enter this category but they have failed due to quality, performance, and/or price reasons. I associate this glove category to the global smartphone arena. 
One company that has successfully managed to get a grip on the coated glove market this year is the Radians Company. The main reason is that Radian’s glove guru, Dan Branson, designs gloves for workers that wear gloves 10 hours a day, never sacrificing dexterity, comfort, or protection. To me, that’s a great benchmark for glove design and it meets my personal “3-F” glove threshold to make gloves that fit, feel, and function better than the others on the market. 
I encourage you to consider one of the two new Radians Coated Glove models on your next order. I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed and you will actually save some money, too. Imagine that! 
Choose from the standard RWG-11 Palm Coated Model or the RWG-12 – ¾ Coated Model. The images link to the gloves on our web site. 

New Touch Screen Work Gloves


They’ve been a long time coming but they are finally here.

These new Touch Screen gloves are made by ATG, the same company that makes our extremely popular G-Tek Coated work gloves. The new gloves are called G-Tek Touch and come in sizes XS to XXL which make them popular for both men and women. 

If you currently use the G-Tek gloves then they need no introduction. If you don’t, then you need to check them out.  
See a video of the in action: G-Tek Touch Video

Applications include: Construction, Sanitation, Law enforcement, Utilities for Electronic & Computer Assembly, Quality Control, Inspection and General Assembly. 

Performance Properties: EN388: 4131

Hand protection: More than a matter of sizing


In 2008, I wrote an article about Hand Protection for ISHN (Industrial Safety & Hygiene News), the foremost industrial safety publication for safety engineers and managers. 
Surprisingly, not much has changed since I wrote this article so I thought it would be worthwhile to post it here for others looking for this type of information. This way it will be permanently archived as well. 
It should be noted that this article is focused on one type of industrial work glove – Coated Gloves – which are the most popular gloves used today in industrial and manufacturing industries. 
You can link to the article at this link which is a printable PDF file: Hand Protection
By the way, if you don’t already receive ISHN, I suggest you go to their link at the top of this post and see about subscribing. It’s a good monthly periodical focused on safety products. 
If anyone has any questions or need any assistance on glove advice, please feel free to contact me. 

Celebrating One Million Page Views for Gloves


Early today, Gloves-Online.com reached the astonishing milestone of One Million page views since January 1– and before our busy season. 
Page views are the conservative metric when evaluating web site analytics. For example, if we counted actual hits, the number would be 7 to 10 times higher due to images, etc. You can see this in the chart.
Although we are very proud of this success, I wish to thank all the glove families that made this happen. My thanks (ranked according to their contributions) go to Mr. & Mrs. White Gloves, Leather Gloves, Winter Gloves, Fashion Gloves, Church Gloves, Bamboo Gloves, Sport Gloves, Cotillion Gloves, Usher Gloves, Coated Gloves, Cut Resistant Gloves, Grip Gloves, Fancy Gloves, Parade Gloves, Heat Resistant Gloves, Mechanics Gloves, and Electrician Gloves
To demonstrate the significance of this number, we have not factored (added) in the customers that migrate to our industrial web site from GO to purchase their industrial and safety gloves. The GO Industrial web site is a completely different web site and we obviously don’t share those metrics since many people follow this Blog – a.k.a industrial espionage – but you can perceive those hits. 
For the skeptics out there, I’ve added a web shot image of our actual metric scale which can be enlarged. 
I doubt there is another glove company in the world that has reached this milestone in less than 9 months. After all, we were the very first global glove company on the Internet since 1996. 
I can’t wait to see how successful the internet shop of our fine fashion glove boutique in St. Thomas, USVI, Olga Gloves, becomes.