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Choosing the Best Glove for the Job

Posted by Ron Cecchetto on

How to Select the Best Glove

  1. Evaluate the physical conditions you will subject the gloves to and determine which types of resistance are most important: abrasion, cut, puncture, temperature, etc. Physical conditions can influence chemical resistance.
  2. Consider features you need for you application: grip, length, dexterity, comfort, insulation, type of cuff, extent of coating, etc.
  3. Select the glove that offers you the optimum combination of features, benefits and resistance to both phyiscal and chemical hazards.
  4. For chemical-resistance needs, refer to our Guide to Chemical-Resistant Best Gloves-availible free at
  5. Select a thinner gauge unsupported glove when you require extra dexterity and tactile sensitivity.  Choose a heavier gauge unsupported glove for greater protection and wear.  Consider a flock-lined, unsupported glove for extra comfort, insulation and wear.  Choose a supported or cut-and-sewn glove for added cut, snag, puncture or abrasion resistance.
  6. Choose the finish you need for grip necessary for your application: rough, smooth, wrinkle, embossed, bisque, etc.
  7. Select glove lengths by determining the depth to which your hand and arm will be immersed in a solution and the extent to which you need splash protection.
  8. Select the size that gives you the right fit, dexterity and comfort.
Find more details and our Glove Size Chart here »

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