14 Dec 2021

Leather work gloves are very popular and definitely a necessity in terms of safety! Leather has several characteristics that make it a popular choice for work gloves:

Cut Protection                                   Puncture Protection

Impact Protection                              Grip Control

Dexterity                                            Comfort

But how do you go about choosing the right leather gloves for your work? Not all leathers are the equal and not all gloves are made the same. There are many considerations to choosing the best glove for the job.

Our partner, MCR Safety, is a leader in this field and sells over 1 million pairs annually. They have created an online guide to becoming a well-informed purchaser of leather work gloves.

Here is a brief summary of the information you will find on MCR Safety’s website. Quest Safety Products is also here to help you navigate the options.

Leather 101


Which type of leather is most comfortable? Most popular? Tear resistant? Most expensive? Learn the benefits and downsides of each type of hides.

                Buffalo                                 Cowhide                              Deerskin

                Goatskin                              Elkskin                                  Pigskin

Synthetic Leather

What is it and what role does it play in safety gloves?

Splitting Leather Hides

What’s the difference between Grain Leather and Split Leathers? If you’re wearing split leather gloves, did yours come from the animal’s belly, shoulder, or side? Does it really matter? Yes it    does.

Grading Leather and Costs

A leather’s grade directly impacts the overall glove’s longevity. By knowing the differences in leather grading, you’ll avoid unnecessary spending and will be protected with better quality PPE.

Leather Glove Costs

Learn how the leather characteristics determines the cost of the glove you’re wearing.

Cut Styles

The leather glove pattern will determine the overall dexterity and comfort a user will experience when wearing. MCR covers the two most common cut styles.


What thread and stitching style will keep your gloves, and your work day, from coming apart at the seams?

Thumb Styles

What are the options and what will you get?

Back Material

Another aspect that determines the cost and performance of your gloves.

Hems, Sizing, and Cuff Materials

If you don’t pay attention to these features, you may be extremely disappointed if you were needing extra protection or wanting to keep debris out.

Liner Material

Here you can find added comfort or added warmth, both key to a good pair of gloves!

Leather Glove Categories

Drivers                  Palm                      Winter                  Cut Resistant                     Hi-Visibility

Impact                  Utility                    Heavy Duty           Welding

Cleaning Leather Work Gloves:

Tips on how to keep your gloves looking their best regardless of what you put them through.

Leather Gloves FAQ:

Those burning glove questions everyone has.

Common Terms:

Learn the lingo.

Leather Work Gloves Catalog:

Glove details in one downloadable PDF.

Construction workers caution sign in the snow.

Winter Will Be Here Before We Know It!
Check Out Our Winter Safety Tips Page.

Back when we were kids, winter was great! Building snowmen, snowball fights, possible snow-days off, and holidays around the corner. When you are an adult working outside every day there is a lot more to consider. At Quest, we want to do everything possible to help you protect yourself and your workers.

Our goal is to provide you with articles, videos, checklists, toolbox talk worksheets, and infographics to make your work easier. Winter considerations are more than just making your workers more comfortable outside. We know you want your workers to be comfortable but there are also business considerations at play here also. By implementing smart winter safety practices you also

  • Adhere to OSHA regulations
  • Keep productivity up (who can be productive when dressed like Ralphie’s brother in A Christmas Story?)
  • Reduce sick time and incident reports

Our Winter Safety Page provides you with five weeks of checklists, assessments, infographics, videos,
toolbox talks, and articles to ensure you and your workers stay safe, healthy, and productive this winter.

If you have any questions or need additional information please contact your Quest Territory Manager or email us!

Stay safe!


Construction worker wearing safety glasses, electrical protection gloves, and a hard hat cutting metal.

What glove is right for your application? Safety professionals all over the nation struggle to find the perfect fit in an effort to balance cost, compliance, and comfort. Many times high usage levels and cost can lead to an inexpensive canvas glove. Protective Industrial Products performed an impressive glove study at one of the largest metal producers in the United States that resulted in some pretty interesting findings. What glove is right for your application? It may not be the cost effective canvas you’ve grown accustom to using.








18 Mar 2016
Construction worker wearing safety glasses, electrical protection gloves, and a hard hat cutting metal.

By now I’m sure you have already read our post “New Standards for Cut Protection” with a reference to OH&S Magazine’s article. We thought we would arm you with more information to better explain the newly revised standards and keep you protected. Download a fast facts sheet from our partners at Protective Industrial Products below.

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Download PIP Fast Facts Sheet (450kb PDF)

Who is ANSI?

What does ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 Cover?

15 Mar 2016
Scientist dropping chemicals into tubes in a lab, wearing safety goggles.

Quest’s animal handling glove off­ers a high level of protection yet allows for humane handling of animals. Like most of our products, we worked closely with our customers to understand their needs and developed this glove to provide a solution not available on the market. Heavy duty leathers, Kevlar®, and extended cuff­ offers handlers the comfort and confidence to perform tasks and the humane handling of animals.


View Spec Sheet

11 Jan 2016
Construction worker wearing safety glasses, electrical protection gloves, and a hard hat cutting metal.

It’s been a long time coming! Cut protection has been exploding as a topic of interest in the safety industry for many years now. Despite the advancements in cut protective gloves there is still confusion about what standard to use or the necessary cut protection needed for the application.

According to the National Safety Council, a single hand laceration can cost over $12,000 in direct and related costs, if a tendon is severed, the cost can approach $70,000.

Proposed changes have been submitted to bring together the U.S. standard ANSI/ISEA 105 and the European standard EN 388.  Read more of this OH&S Magazine “New Global Standards for Protective Gloves are Coming” by Jill A Conley…

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