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I made a major move from the old and outdated Google Blog Spot platform to the more modern WordPress platform.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.

Introducing ICON Gloves


Olga Gloves is proud to be appointed the exclusive supplier of ICON Gloves in the US Virgin Islands. 
These are Gloves that you have never seen before but already collector’s items since the art changes each season.  You can read more about the art at this link: ICON GLOVES
The new ICON Gloves are Italian Nappa leathers and the designs are intrinsic to the leather. 
Olga Gloves also has a pre-order option since the new models will arrive in the shop at St. Thomas in October.

Glove guys know best…

This week I had the pleasure to meet another Glove Guru who represents one of the best glove companies in the world. (No pun intended for those in the know)

As with any good glove business guy who wants to establish a rapport, he followed up with an e-mail (nice touch).

I found it interesting that his e-mail signature contained some very useful information.

FACT: Each hand contains: 29 major and minor bones, 29 major joints, at least 123 named ligaments, 34 muscles which move the fingers and thumb, 48 nerves and 30 named arteries. Those facts put a whole new perspective on what our products are actually protecting…

I’ve since invited him for lunch when he is in the area again and I’ll make sure he adds cut protection and heat protection issues to his agenda. He knows best, but he is also helping raising the bar with hand protection issues.

In the meantime, you can check out our Glove University. We call it GO U. 

Death Row Glove’s Life Spared

Although I wouldn’t exactly call Sue Whitney a Glove Guru, she certainly has a talent for extending the life of Electrician’s Gloves. See her Blog and her glove project. (Pictured)

For those of you in the know, Electrician’s gloves become obsolete after 6 months unless retested and recertified. It’s the law and it’s a good one.

If you want to see more about these gloves before they fall into Sue’s hands (click here)

If your looking for other gloves to turn into projects (click here)