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Leather Gloves

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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Leather gloves have always been the best option for protecting your hands from abrasions and rough surfaces. Leather's natural strength and durability make it an ideal choice for protective gear, and its pliability and material memory provide comfort and great usability. Leather gloves can protect hands from sharp edges, particulate matter, and some liquids as well.

All-leather gloves, also called drivers gloves, are great for applications involving tough materials and little moisture. Many times, they are tanned, making them moderately water-resistant. Some models of drivers gloves are even lined with fleece to provide protection from the cold as well as dangerous surfaces.

Synthetics and Other Leather Gloves

For delicate operations, drivers gloves may be too big or bulky. Leaner gloves manufactured with synthetics are often reinforced with natural materials for added strength and durability. Others use synthetic leather for the fingers, and padded synthetic leather for the palms, adding comfort providing a cushion for hard hitting pneumatic tools.

On the opposite end of the spectrum from dexterous synthetic gloves are extremely tough leather welding gloves. Welding gloves are some of the most durable work gloves, made with thick natural leather and, many time, with strong Kevlar thread for the toughest applications. Usually designed more for durability and endurance than dexterity, welding gloves allow you to concentrate on the job without worrying about one of your most important assets--your hands.


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