Of course we all value our fingers and hands:So why did it take the glove experts so long to invent Impact protection for hands?
Who knows? - but the oil sector pioneered the take up of impact gloves to protect hand injuries from pinches, hits and bruising.
They dropped the standard rigger gloves in a heartbeat,and insisted on proper anti impact gloves. ("impact resistant gloves or "anti-impact gloves" are just synonyms for what people refer to as "impact gloves").
The US Ironclad gloves developed the Kong Gloves for impact protection. (Ironclad gloves)and West Chester (West Chester Rugged Rigger 86710). These 2 brands may have been the original impact glove manufacturers; but they were soon followed by better impact gloves from Ringers (better grip, dexterity and wrist protection).
Mechanix gloves evolved from being the finest gloves used by Nascar mechanics, to producing nimble, dexterous Mechanix impact gloves such as the covert M-Pact impact resistant gloves.
Wenaas of Norway arrived with the Wenaas Offshore Impact glove and the Wenaas Waterproof Winter (thermal insulation) and the brilliant Wenaas Mechanic (dexterous) and the Wenaas Extreme (Cut 5 protection impact glove!).
Impacto - the anti vibration gloves, now also offer Shock Absorption on the palm and with Dorsal Impact Protection on the back of your hand and fingers, on their Impacto DryRigger glove.
The recent launch of the Ansell Mad grip impact glove shows where innovation is going. This bright orange impact-reducing glove is loud, bright, clever and pretty ingenious. Take a look at it!
Impact gloves are now used widely by police officers, motorbike riders, and construction industry workers as well as the original oil roughnecks, as everybody realises the merit of protecting your fingers from hits.
There is no EN standard yet for impact gloves industry (EN13594 is only for motorbike gloves), but our impact gloves are certified to EN420 General gloves standards and EN388 Mechanical risks standards.
We have probably the largest range and deepest stock of any impact gloves online! The choice is yours.
Protect your little fingers with proper impact protection - by wearing impact gloves.