As I have terrible circulation which means that I almost always have to wear gloves outdoors otherwise I am likely to get frostbite – as well as this I am somewhat allergic to ‘small particle’ materials such as MDF (which is not fun when you have just covered yourself from working with a lathe). These gloves are a bit of a godsend for a person like me who has more and more carpentry jobs to do outdoors – these keep my hands warm but also still allow dexterity (e.g. holding nails.)
As well as this I have rather ‘un-manely’ hands being pretty small and slender – or as a builder would describe as scrawny. So I opted for the ‘Large’ version which is as small as they get, which actually fit my hands pretty snug; which is important when using power tools so your itty bitty fingers do not get caught and mashed up.
The actual glove itself is robust, with thick rubber and man-made materials gracing it. Allowing for you to grip pieces of wood, reduce splinters (which always put me off) and still makes you feel like you are not actually wearing gloves – important for the finer jobs. What Irwin do not advertise however, is that is has a ‘sweat wiping’ piece of material located above to thumb to quickly and easily rub off the perspiration from building a bloody fence.
I am yet to use these on a project as of yet (due to illness) but when I do I will be sure to update with how they went as a product. First impressions however are that they are impressive and should be upto the job, keeping the bloody flowing (a priority for most humans.)
Below are a number of photos which I have taken (as stock photos are boring) – including the label information so you can see if you at all allergic to the gloves.
- 30% Synthetic
- 25% PVC
- 30% Stretch Nylon
- 10% Terry
- 5% Neoprene