Best Firefighting Gloves
Thursday, 10 May 2018 | Admin
As a firefighter, you face a wide range of occupational hazards on a daily basis, many of which pose a real threat to your health and can inhibit your performance. As a result, it is imperative that you wear safety gloves that you know will shield your hands no matter the situation.
When firefighting, regular fire-retardant, heat-resistant gloves just won't do – you need gloves that have been tested to European standard EN 659 (the specific standard for firefighting gloves) to determine their resistance to mechanical, thermal and various other hazards. To help you make the right choice and remove the guesswork, we've come up with this list of our Best Firefighting Gloves.
Southcombe SB02459A Firemaster Falcon Gloves
Providing excellent protection against both thermal and mechanical hazards, the Southcombe SB02459A Firemaster Falcon Gloves are ideal for professional firefighters looking for gloves suitable for structural firefighting. Thanks to a Porelle membrane, these gloves are waterproof, windproof and breathable. In addition, the SB02459A Gloves have been treated with Polygiene to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi for increased longevity.
Key Features: Abrasion- and cut-resistant Kevlar liner, windproof, waterproof and breathable, treated to prevent the growth of micro-organisms.
Southcombe SB02683A Firemaster Alpha Gloves
Constructed from tough and durable aramid fabric with a fire-retardant silicone coating, the Southcombe SB02683A Firemaster Alpha Gloves are a fantastic alternative to leather firefighting gloves. These gloves provide exceptional protection against both mechanical and thermal hazards, making them suitable for structural firefighting, rescue operations and extrication. In addition to providing comprehensive protection, these gloves are shaped for maximum comfort and dexterity and have a seam-sealed moisture vapour permeable membrane that ensures the gloves are waterproof, but breathable to prevent overheating.
Key Features: Waterproof, extended cuff to protect the wrist, machine washable for easy maintenance.
Southcombe SB02577A Firemaster Ultra Premium Gauntlets
The Southcombe SB02577A Firemaster Ultra Premium Gauntlets are constructed from full-grain Pyrohide leather, which is resistant to heat, fire, water, salt-water, liquid chemicals and Man Made Mineral Fibres (MMMF). In addition to their outstanding resistance to these hazards, the SB02577A Gloves also feature FR coated, padded Kevlar knuckle guards to protect against impact and are fully-lined with a Kovenex thermal barrier to keep your hands dry.
Key Features: Extra-long cuff to shield the wrist, knuckle guards, resistant to heat, fire, water, salt-water, liquid chemicals and MMMF.
Southcombe SB02578A Firemaster Fusion MK II Gloves
The Southcombe SB02578A Firemaster Fusion MK II Gloves are manufactured from high-quality Kevlar and Pyrohide leather and feature an extended cuff for increased protection. Achieving high ratings when tested to EN 659 for resistance to mechanical and thermal hazards, you can rest assured that the SB02578A Gloves will protect you in the toughest situations. What's more, these gloves have an ergonomic, hand-shaped design with curved fingertips, so you'll be comfortable too.
Key Features: Outstanding resistance to thermal and mechanical hazards, extended cuff for increased protection, machine washable for easy maintenance.
Southcombe SB02597A Firemaster 4 Classic Gauntlets
Consisting of a full-grain Pyrohide leather shell, which is resistant to heat, fire, water, salt-water, liquid chemicals and Man Made Mineral Fibres (MMMF), and lined with a Kovenex thermal barrier, the Southcombe SB02597A Firemaster 4 Classic Gauntlets provide comprehensive protection for professional firefighters. To increase safety, the gloves feature an extended cuff that shields the wrists and forearms. In addition, the Firemaster 4 Gloves have been designed with complex, C3D curved fingers for enhanced dexterity and comfort, and fitted with Gore Crosstech inserts to keep your hands dry.
Key Features: Excellent resistance to mechanical and thermal hazards, extended cuff, curved finger design for enhanced comfort and dexterity.
If you're looking for more options, why not visit our Firefighting Gloves page to view our full range?