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We recently added two new Radwear HI-Vis Gloves to our extensive line of High visibility Gloves.
Both models are modestly priced and we also offer Police Department Case Pricing.
Our Christmas shipping deadlines for domestic shipments have been posted on our home page at Gloves-Online.
Remember, gloves are ideal stocking stuffers. You may also want to consider giving gift certificates from GO Gloves and you don’t have to worry about guessing the size or color. Gift certificate link.
One of most popular winter activity gloves are now back in stock for the winter.
Although the gloves were originally designed as a low cost Ski gloves, they are also used for many winter activities. They are very rugged and durable yet have the dexterity required in a Ski glove.
- Durable pigskin leather outwears regular cowhide and fabric gloves.
- Extra HEATKEEP thermal lining for those exceptionally cold days.
- Reinforcing leather patches sewn with Draylon thread covering the plam area and fingers for extra abrasion resistance.
- Knit wrist keeps out cold and snow.
- Pigskin breathes so the gloves will dry soft after getting wet.
- Featured in Ski Magazine.
The simple answer is BOTH! But we call them Strong Cowhide FencingGloves which are popular among construction workers and ranchers.
However, one of our customers, the Alligator Farm Zoological Park, uses them on their zip line and challenge course which traverses over the zoo and alligators. The park’s guests have been using these gloves (since 2011) to hand break on the zip lines for their durability. Also, since the gloves are completely made from leather (not synthetic) they are safer if consumed by an alligator.
Finally, ATG, the manufacturer of the popular G-Tek line of coated gloves, has introduced its NEW Maxiflex Cut, cut resistant gloves. A cut resistant glove that’s still super thin, flexible, dexterous and comfortable.
See them at the following link and order some today at our special introductory price.
MaxiFlex Cut Gloves
Glove Cut Resistant Standard – EN388
A few years ago I wrote about this issue and due to the increase in newer cut resistant gloves, I thought it would be helpful to post this information again. Actually, it was one of my most read posts since my blog was started in 2008.
Work glove hand protection standards have existed for years but most users fail to pay attention to the ratings. Specifically cut resistance. Both the ANSI (American National Standard Institute) and the EU (European Union) have hand protection selection criteria.
Although the criteria between both is very complex, I prefer seeing the EU – EN388 symbol since it rates the gloves for abrasion, blade cut, tear, and puncture resistance. ANSI doesn’t have a single symbol covering these categories. However, in situations requiring a very high level of cut resistance, you should look for gloves tested and rated under both standards since they vary on the high end in the cut resistant category.
In the EN-388 symbol (shown) you will see a number for each category. All tests are ranked 1-4 (4 being the highest level) except for the blade cut category ranking of 1-5.
I wrote an article that included this information and you can view it at this link: A practical guide to Hand Protection. You can always contact me if you have any questions or need any assistance on work glove and cut resistant glove selections.
FYI: Since the CE (EU) glove standards are mandatory in Europe and most gloves sold in North America are imported, you will see this symbol more often.
View our Cut Resistant Gloves at the following link:
This story appeared in my in-box a few days ago and although it’s not new news, it’s a topic that I’m an expert on since it is how I got into the glove business 25 years ago.
Latex allergies and the use of latex gloves have been a problem for decades and only gets worse over time due to repeated exposure. Link to story by ABC NEWS.
The healthcare industry has largely migrated to Nitrile gloves to avoid user and patient exposure to latex but the food industry has lagged far behind. Now it seems that some states have even passed laws prohibiting the use of latex gloves in food handling and more are working on getting bills before state legislatures.
As a matter of fact, we even discontinued offering latex gloves as part of our Food Service Glove line. We’ve even managed to switch most of our Food Service Glove customers to vinyl gloves which are also half the cost to latex gloves.
We also offer glove liners for workers who continue to wear latex gloves in other industries.
If anyone has any questions or needs any assistance on this topic please let us know.
These McDonald’s French Fry Gloves are not available for purchase yet, but I imagine someone will cash in on this ideal eventually… Probably, by next winter.
However, if you still need some children’s gloves, giving that spring time has been late to arrive, I suggest you check out our children’s winter gloves. Prices have also been reduced on what remains in stock.
We introduced these new Smith & Wesson MP (Military & Police) High Visibility Traffic Control gloves in 2013 to our popular line of Hi-Vis gloves.
These highly visible gloves are designed for traffic control during the day and night and are very useful during police check points. Another important element not found in other traffic control gloves is that the retro-reflective material is on each side of the glove.
The Smith Wesson models have a Hi-Vis Flexible Spandex Back with silver overlays and a synthetic PU Palm with silver retro-reflective overlays. An open cuff slip-on design with a shirred elastic wrist allow for easy and quick doning and removal.
They also have reflective nail guards and synthetic side panel fourchettes on the fingers for better flexibility, grip, and comfort.
We’ve even made them easy to order for all types of customers. Individuals can order them by the pair and we also sell them by the dozen. We also added a case pricing option for Police Departments and Traffic Control units.