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Ironclad Cold Weather Gloves
Ironclad cold weather gloves are the ultimate cold weather work glove. Designed not to fall apart when the work gets hard even in the cold winter months. These work gloves are specifically made to protect your hands from the cold and wind that winter brings.
Keep your hands warm and dry without sacrificing grip. All Ironclad cold weather gloves in this selection should be hand washed with a light laundry detergent and then air dried. Avoid exposing these gloves to any heat source other than indirect sunlight to help maintain size and quality.
Ironclad work gloves are designed for working hard with:
- Heavy Equipment Operation
- Hand and Power Tools
- Cold Storage
- Industrial Safety
Winter Work Gloves
Let's face it; working with cold hands just plain sucks. It’s uncomfortable and leaves hands more susceptible to damage from abrasions and frost bite. The work doesn’t stop when it gets cold, so you need a work glove that can keep your hands safe and comfortable during the icy months, or if you work in cold storage, every month.
Cold condition work gloves insulate your hands to delay or eliminate the transfer of heat from your hands to the outside air. This keeps the warm air close and the cold air out, which keeps you safe, comfortable, and productive.
Common Glove Insulation Types:
Not all insulated work gloves are created equal. The insulation material of the glove is what ultimately keeps the warm air in and protects your hands from cold related damage from dry skin to frost bite. Different types of liners offer different advantages to suit the job at hand.
- Fleece Insulation: - This one you’ve definitely seen before. Fleece gloves use a lightweight synthetic fabric to trap heat between its fibers and keep the hot air in. Additionally, the fibers of fleece gloves are naturally wicking which keeps moisture away from the skin for added protection. These characteristics are why fleece gloves are so popular for light duty work, and why the material is used as insulation in heavier duty gloves.
- Foam Insulation: - Used for both heat and cold protection, foam insulations are available in open and closed cell varieties. Open cell foams have open pockets (like a sponge) which can contract for comfort and hold the warm air inside. Closed cell foams (like neoprene) forms a barrier to trap warm air in and keep cold air out. This makes them windproof and usually warmer than an open cell or fleece glove.
How to Choose the Right Glove:
Choosing the right glove for the job is key and depends on several characteristics of the glove including bulkiness, dexterity and protection, but ultimately it all depends on what is needed to get the job done effectively and safely.
This is where the “Goldilocks Situation” comes into play – Too hot, too cold or just right. Working conditions that are wet and windy require a glove with added protection to decrease breathability and protect your hands from the elements. The downside of this is that this will make your hands sweat more which can be a problem for labor intensive or highly active work, because as your hands sweat they will get colder.
The Ironclad glove line offers premium features to address this problem such as water proof linings, water repellant treatments, wind proofing and cutting-edge design. Some degree of water repellant or water proofing treatment is necessary in wet or snowy conditions; however, a complete water proofing will make the glove less breathable and can result in increased sweat which will cause internal moisture. Wind proofing treatments add a windproof barrier to your hands which will not keep the water out but will keep the warm air in and close to your hands.
The Ironclad cold condition glove line utilizes premium construction features with varying levels and types of insulation to provide a durable and protective glove that will be suitable for any of these conditions, while still providing as much dexterity and comfort as possible. Whether you are shoveling snow, operating a plow, in the cold storage industry, or building that cabin in the woods, there is an Ironclad work glove to help you get the job done.