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How to Find the Best Work Gloves

With Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can find the best work gloves for the job.

Work gloves are the barrier between your hands and the materials you’re working with. A good set of work gloves should not only make your job easier, but should also protect your hands on the job. In order to find the best work gloves, you need to know which materials are right for the job. When you have the best gloves for the application, your job will go smoothly and safely.

Leather Work Gloves

How to Find the Best Work Gloves
No matter the job, a good pair of work gloves is crucial. At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can find the best work gloves for the job, at prices you’ll love.

Grain Pigskin – Grain pigskin are the best work gloves for landscaping. The tough leather has a high abrasion resistance and great breathability. It also ranks well with moisture resistance, perfect for working with wet soil. Plus, they stay flexible even after repeated wetting. Grain pigskin gloves work well for handling materials, high abrasion and maintenance jobs.

Grain Cowhide – If you’re working in carpentry, roofing or framing, grain cowhide gloves are your best bet. The leather’s thickness has great puncture resistance. Your hands will be better protected from splinters and sharp hardware. Grain cowhide is also suitable for heavy machine operation, putting up fencing and demolition jobs.

Split Cowhide – Split cowhide is the most used and versatile of leather work gloves. The gloves have a high fiber density, which gives them great strength and abrasion resistance.

Grain Deerskin – If you’re working in transportation or equipment operation, deerskin gloves are a great choice. Grain deerskin is naturally soft and flexible, and has great insulation ability. Deerskin gloves have the highest cost, but they’re a great investment to have the best work gloves.

Grain Goatskin – If you have a medium duty job, go with grain goatskin work gloves. They’re all-around reliable gloves, with good flexibility and resistance to abrasion and punctures. They’re good for using hand tools, pistol grips and rigging operations.

Synthetic Leathers – Synthetic leathers are best used for low abrasion jobs, such as using hand tools, pistols grips or assembly. They’re flexible work gloves and have some breathability and decent tensile strength.

Coated Knits – Coated knits have great grip, perfect for handling materials and warehouse work.

Chemical Resistant Work Gloves

PVC –  PVC work gloves are meant for only short term protection. They offer good grip for jobs like dish washing and hair care.

Neoprene – Neoprene gloves resist common farm chemicals, such as oil and strong acids. Gloves coated in neoprene are also suitable for metal fabrication and plating. They offer more heat protection and chemical resistance than PVC work gloves.

Nitrile – Nitrile gloves offer excellent grip, and are resistant to cuts, snags and punctures. They also offer flexibility and function in temperatures up to 300 degrees. They’re most often used in gardening, painting, cleaning and automotive jobs.

Finding Your Glove Size

Once you’ve figured out which material is best for you, you need to figure out your glove size. To find your glove size, use a cloth tape measure to measure around your hand across your palm. Measure your dominant hand around the fullest part. Then measure from the tip of your middle finger to the base of your hand. To figure out your glove size, use the largest of these two measurements.

Men’s Work Gloves:

  • Small: 7 – 7.5″
  • Medium: 8 – 8.5″
  • Large: 9 – 9.5″
  • XL: 10 – 10.5″
  • XXL: 11 – 11.5″

Women’s Work Gloves:

  • XS: 6 – 6.5″
  • Small: 6.5″ – 7″
  • Medium: 7 – 7.5″
  • Large: 7.5 – 8″
  • XL: 8 -8.5″
  • XXL: 8.5 – 9″

Even the best work gloves will wear out over time. It’s best to take proper care of them and keep them in good condition. You can always find the best work gloves, as well as all your other workwear needs, at Blain’s Farm & Fleet.


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