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
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.
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
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.
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?
What are the options and what will you get?
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.
Here you can find added comfort or added warmth, both key to a good pair of gloves!
Tips on how to keep your gloves looking their best regardless of what you put them through.
Those burning glove questions everyone has.
Learn the lingo.
Glove details in one downloadable PDF.