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Leather Work Gloves

LG1005-228x228    There are many materials used to design gloves depending on the reason why the gloves will be worn. Some gloves are made from cut resistant materials for the purposes of hand protection against cuts while others are made from synthetic materials for use in health facilities.

Among the most common material for making gloves is leather. Leather gloves have gained fame because they are stylish, durable and highly comfortable. Leather gloves come in varying designs and are worn for several reasons.  Some wear them as part of fashion; others use them to safeguard the hands while others wear leather gloves to keep the fingers warm.

What do you consider when choosing leather work gloves? Leather work gloves are known as safety gloves and are worn specifically by those who work on high risk industrial sites. Work gloves are recommended as top priority for prevention of injuries to the hands that could otherwise have been avoided.

Finding the right pair of leather work gloves is pretty important in minimizing hand injuries. Perfect leather work gloves should also be able to fit the hands properly while giving the hands some ‘breathing space’. Here are the considerations you need to make when buying leather work gloves:

  • Consider you type of work

Different types of work need different glove types. Leather work gloves come in many sizes and shape depending on the work you handle.  For instance, if you work in a high cut risk area, you should look for cut resistant leather work gloves like this on the right.  CR202-228x228

Sometimes also, you may be working in an industry with lots of chemical interactions and therefore, the leather glove you need should protect the hands from chemical corrosion. Your line of duty will therefore determine the work gloves you purchase.

Evaluating the hazards your hands will be up against before buying leather work gloves maximizes hand protection should an accident occur. This is because such evaluations ensure that you buy the perfect work gloves for the hazards you are up against.

  • Consider their fit.

Purchasing work gloves can be quite tricky especially if you don’t know what to look for. A proper work glove should fit well onto the hands. Should the glove be too large for the hands, it is risky because they may come off during work leading to injuries.

Wearing a tight fitting leather work glove on the other hand, may restrict movement of fingers during work. Tight fitting gloves can also restrict motion and cause numbness of the fingers leading to discomfort which hinders work progress. When purchasing leather work gloves, it is important that the measure of the hands should be considered. This ensures that a driver is able to buy properly sized driver gloves.

Driving Gloves

DG1220(burn-in)-600x600Driving gloves are simply hand coverings that are designed of soft leather for the purposes of ensuring the driver has increased vehicle control. Driving gloves derive their origins not more than a century ago and were initially used for the purposes of keeping the hands clean during driving.

images (7)What necessitated the introduction of driving gloves were early racing cars whose steering wheels were made of wood that would make the hands dirty and at times cause injuries to the hands due to splints. This therefore prompted for the production of hand gloves for driving vehicles so as to protect the hand from harm and dirt.

Today, driving gloves are designed beautifully and for the purpose of ensuring that the driver has a firm grip at the steering wheel. The gloves are designed in such a manner that the wearer is able to have a firm grip regardless of the weather conditions. Today, driving gloves absorb sweat from the hands to ensure the steering wheel and the gear stick remains moisture free. DG1215(burn-in)-196x196

Best driving gloves have pores and grains that enhance hand friction upon gripping on a surface. Most of the recommended driving gloves also have openings for the fingers so as to enable the driver to hold the steering wheel while getting a feeling of the road.

Driving gloves are not just about enabling a driver to have a firm grip on the wheel but also for high levels of comfort while driving especially for long distances.  The comfort of a driver contributes to his general safety as it lessens fatigue and thereby ensures increased control at higher vehicle speeds.

file000856409510There are special cases where driving gloves are worn not to protect the hands but to protect the steering wheel against wearing out. This is true especially when the steering wheel is made from ivory or vintage wood that will lose its coloring and value if constantly in contact with bear hands.

During winter, drivers wear driving gloves to prevent their hands from freezing while driving. During such types, many people look for stylish gloves for driving so that their gloves can not only be useful in driving but also act as part of their style of fashion.

One unique quality of driving gloves is that they are highly flexible with maximum ventilation levels. For enhanced ventilation, most driving gloves have holes punched within their structure. They will also have a stud fastener closure so as to ensure they fit properly around the wrists.

DG1214(burn-in)-228x228How do you choose a good driving glove? Even though these gloves are available in almost any chain store offering protective gloves, if you want the best driving gloves, it is recommended that you should use the services of an expert to make the selection for you.

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