Cowhide and nylon Impacto® AirGloves™ half finger workglove with wrist support for abrasion and impact protection.
Take note that the right hand and the left hand are sold separately. You must thus not only choose a size, but also which hand you need. Please allow 5 to 7 business days for the reception of this item since it is not kept in stock.
Impacto manufacturer’s code: 471-31
These gloves are available in sizes ranging from extra-small (6) to double extra-large (11). The manufacturer recommends you order a smaller size than your normal glove size since these were designed on a bigger template. Please select the size needed in the field located above.
The level of protection from mechanical hazards is expressed by a pictogram followed by four numbers, in this case 2222, where the resistance to abrasion is 2/4, the cut resistance is 2/5, the tear resistance is 2/4 and the puncture resistance is 2/4.
This impact protection glove with wrist support is made of a white leather palm and a black nylon back. This leather and nylon blend provides an excellent dexterity. This glove is equipped with an impact and vibration absorbing viscoelastic polymer (VEP) padding on the palm. This glove is provided with an adjustable Velcro® closure at the wrist to keep in place. At last, the half finger style comes in quite handy whenever one needs the tactile feedback and mobility that only free fingers provide. However, these gloves are not certified anti-vibration according to the ISO 10819 standard as they do not cover the entire hand.
Viscoelastic polymer, abbreviated VEP, mimics the behavior of liquids, which allows dissipation of shock waves better than any other material. The unique state of matter of VEP absorbs shock waves in all directions at once, reforming to its original shape at a rate that is slow enough so as not to exert outward pressure that could cause reverberations, but fast enough to regain its original shape before the next shock. In laboratory tests, VEP has proven its ability to absorb up to 500% more shock than foam of the same thickness.
The grain, in this case, cowgrain, comes from the slitting of thicker hides in two sheets: the surface of the skin, the finest part known as ‘full grain’ is the real leather as opposed to the subsurface, known as split-leather. Cowgrain is mainly the most popular leather on the market since cowhide strikes a good balance of durability, dexterity, abrasion resistance, and comfort besides being quite cost-efficient.
Nylon provides mechanical, electrical and chemical properties. It resist well to wear and tear, especially to abrasion, it doesn’t strain the hand and offers a good insulation to heath but to open flames. Nylon doesn’t absorb much, which makes it a good glove material if one needs to stay dry.
This type of glove is recommended to workers dealing with tools such as hammers, hammer drills and other impact inducing machines. This glove protects from abrasion and impacts which make it an excellent candidate to protect workers from hand-held or hand guided power tools.
Of course, this glove offers no sure protection against frostbites, cuts, wear, tear and puncture so mechanical risks should not be overlooked. This glove moreover helps absorb and dampen impacts, but can’t possibly prevent carpal tunnel syndrome nor avoid the development of occupational diseases due to repetitive work.
Maintenance and service life:
It is not recommended to wash this glove since water and soap tend to rob leather of its natural oils which makes it stiffen and become brittle. If the nature of your work requires that you wash them, we recommend that you dry clean them.
|Type of product
|Sub sub category
|Anti-vibration gloves, anti-impact gloves and others
|Name of the product
|Series of products
|ANSI A2 cut, 2 abrasion, 2 tear, 2 puncture
|type of cuff
|Internal palmar surface of the hand
|Equipped with viscoelastic polymer (VEP) padding on the palm to help absorb impact
|Back surface of the hand
|Type of glove cut
|Palmar surface of the hand
|Choice of format
|Size extra small (6) to double extra-large (11) available
|Equipped with a Velcro® wrist strap for a better fit and to keep the glove in place
|It is preferable to replace this glove when it is too worn or soiled. Do not attempt to wash them
|7 in / 17.8 cm
|4 in / 10.16 cm
|1 in / 2.54 cm
|0.2 lb / 0.09 Kg
|No returnable if used. For more information about our return policy, please refer to the "Orders and Returns" link on the home page
|Note that the left and right hand of this glove are sold separately