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When it comes to choosing the right pair of Kevlar® Winter Work Gloves to help you brave the cold this winter, there are many different factors that you need to consider: choose gloves that are not only warm, but that will be comfortable, flexible, and durable over time. Since those who work in extreme cold conditions are at an increased risk of injury, it’s also extremely important to make sure that the gloves you’re wearing are cut-resistant as well. One of the best ways to do this is to choose gloves that are made with high tensile strength Kevlar®!
Maximize your comfort and safety by keeping the tips below in mind when you shop for your next pair of winter work gloves.
1. Mix it Up: Choose Yarn That’s Blended with Kevlar®
It’s no secret that Kevlar® is a phenomenal choice when you’re in need of products that have impressive strength and durability. Because of this, if you’re looking for a high amount of cut protection in cold weather, opt for gloves that were made with a Kevlar® blend. (Those of you who work in the construction and mechanical sectors will love these gloves!) Why are they so effective? Well, for starters, the filament fiber used for knitting the gloves is special, since it is first encased with a Kevlar® fiber – which is what gives you that dramatic boost in cut protection. The nitrile palm coating on these styles of gloves is also fantastic for abrasion and puncture resistance. As well, it also provides the wearer with a reliable, strong grip – even in wet or oily conditions! Add a winter lining to this combination of features, and the end result will be quite impressive. By choosing a glove with the right materials, it’s possible to have a very warm, tough, and versatile winter glove.
2. Kevlar® Liners are Much Finer!
For those working in the industrial, manufacturing, forklift driving, steel plants, and construction industries, it’s useful to ensure that the gloves you’re wearing are anti-impact ones. One of the easiest and most effective ways to do this is to choose gloves that have been lined with Kevlar®. Accordingly, a material that’s both stronger than leather and often combined with Kevlar® is goatskin. This winning combination of materials provides a high amount of impact protection while still offering great flexibility and durability; this goes to show that combining Kevlar® with other reliable materials is extremely beneficial. Unsurprisingly, gloves that feature both Kevlar® with the tested and true Thinsulate™ are also extremely effective in multiple ways: since Thinsulate™ is known for being a good, thin insulator, gloves created with both of these materials are not only cut-resistant and long-lasting, but warm, too!
Another reason to choose gloves that are lined with Kevlar® is because they’re great at repelling both oil and water. These gloves are ideal for those with custodial, material handlings, maintenance, and welding roles who handle liquids and chemicals on a regular basis. Liquids can soak through untreated leather or goat leather very quickly, but gloves that incorporate Kevlar® into their design are much more resistant. Don’t believe us? Some winter gloves that are lined with Kevlar® are so effective that it can take days for liquids to soak through them!
3. Stitch ’Em Up With Kevlar®
Since Kevlar® is such a strong and flexible material, it’s often used in unexpected ways. For example, some of the top glove manufacturers now offer Kevlar® in their stitching; this is advantageous since this unique feature offers an increased level of protection.
Cold weather conditions provide a serious challenge for those in professions that require a high amount of precision. One example is that lineman need to keep warm while maintaining dexterity and avoiding being electrocuted. In these types of situations Kevlar® stitching can be a major asset.
4. Superior Glove Offers the First 3D Ergonomic Glove Crafted with Kevlar®
Here at Superior, we’ve designed the ultimate cold weather work gloves for those who work outdoors in scenarios where precision is key. Our 3D Ergonomic gloves are unique in that they curve to fit the shape of your hand. These winter work gloves combine buffalo leather with finely stitched Kevlar® thread, flame-retardant reflective striping, and Thinsulate® for added warmth. What a great combo!
As you can see, opting for cold weather work gloves crafted with Kevlar® gives you the assurance that your gloves were crafted with one of the world’s most renowned and durable materials. Because of this, work gloves made with Kevlar® are gloves that you know you can always count on: they’ll always provide you with an unparalleled level of protection! When they’re designed with the right materials, Kevlar® gloves are an exceptionally safe and effective option that’ll solve nearly all of your hand protection needs in the wintertime.
Can’t get enough of Kevlar®? Find out how to choose the best Kevlar® gloves for your workplace in six easy steps.
For expert tips on hand protection straight from the source, check out the interview we recently conducted with Alex Blair – one of DuPont™ Kevlar®’s finest!
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