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There are many factors to consider in choosing the right leather work gloves. Use the charts below to easily find the best work gloves for your applications.
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1. Types of Leather
2. Compare Glove Performance
3. Cuff Styles
4. Thumb Construction
5. Find Your Glove Size
Cowhide is the most commonly used leather in work gloves. Cowhide leather is divided into three layers prior to manufacturing. The smooth outer layer (or grain side) is used on "premium" grade styles of leather gloves. It is the strongest, smoothest part of the hide. The bottom layer (or suede side) is used mostly on leather palm styles, which typically have linings to protect the hands against its roughness. The middle layer is usually discarded because it has no tensile strength.
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Deerskin leather is naturally soft and supple, with excellent dexterity. Deerskin also dries soft and flexible after being wet.
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Goatskin has the highest natural lanolin content, which makes these work gloves soft and pliable, yet very durable.
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Pigskin leather is tanned for toughness and pliability. Soft drying and flexible, pigskin withstands moisture without stiffening. Pigskin also has excellent abrasion resistance and durability.
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Dries Soft & Flexible
Provides comfort and a snug fit
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Protects your wrist
and ensures quick glove removal
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Provides additional wrist
and forearm protection
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Continuous full leather thumb; seam around thumb
Thumb out to the side; welts added to the seams for strength
Thumb set-in as a separated piece, positioned for maximum comfort, reinforced with extra stitching
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To obtain your glove size, use a tape measure to find the circumference of your hand around the palm. This measure, in inches, is your glove size. If the measurement is 10" then specify size 10 or L (Large).