Mechanics Gloves: What a Good Fit Should Look and Feel Like
Selecting Quality Mechanics Gloves
You may or may not know, but mechanics gloves are not for mechanics only. Gloves that fall into this category are good for many other applications, some of which include general construction, material handling, carpentry, plumbing and law enforcement.
What’s the Most Important Thing to Consider?
The most important thing about a glove is making sure it provides a proper and consistent fit. This is because the glove is usually used as a grip interface in addition to providing hand protection. A glove with poor fit will be cumbersome and lose dexterity – making things harder to do and cause fatigue to set in faster. Think of gloves as a tool… and quality tools are always better.
How Do I Check the Fit?
To check fit, first put the glove on then start to examine critical features. All the fingers should feel the same size in relation to the hand. One finger should not be baggy and another one tight. Consistency of fit is paramount. In addition, look at the fingertips – the shape should be round and consistent; good fingertips are key to maintaining dexterity.
Do Your Own Quality Control:
Look at the sewing – is the stitching consistent? Does it look like it was sewn by a skilled operator? If you inspect a glove with a careful eye, you will easily tell if it is a quality product or not.
Keep in Mind…
Poor quality tools increase worker fatigue, cause loss of efficiency and control and can actually lead to injury. So when choosing a glove – choose a glove that offers quality and value!