A Hands-on Approach to Choosing Gloves

Proper safety equipment is crucial to keep your employees protected. Use our Free Glove Selection Guides to be sure you’re choosing the right glove for every task:

Step 1: Choosing a material/leather cut

It’s important to consider the tasks to be completed to ensure the gloves you select can tackle them head-on. Learn about the benefits of different types of leather and disposable/synthetic materials such as nitrile, neoprene, latex, kevlar and more!

When it comes to leather gloves, the cut affects both durability and dexterity. Learn the difference between grain leather and split leather and how it can affect glove-wearing experience.

Step 2: Choose a work glove pattern

When choosing a leather/fabric glove, the glove pattern and seams play a big role in the overall comfort and durability. Learn the difference between gunn, clute and ambidextrous glove patterns.

Step 3: Choose a thumb/cuff style

When choosing a leather/fabric glove, the thumb style can impact the level of protection and comfort the glove provides. Learn about keystone, wing and straight thumb styles.

When choosing a synthetic glove, cuff style can impact speed of removal and degree of protection. Get to know the difference between a knit wrist, slip on, safety cuff, gauntlet and band top styles.

Download your free Glove Selection Guide or contact our safety experts for advice on the best glove for your workplace needs.

If you require a more accessible version of this guide, please contact us and we’d be happy to help.

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