How to Buy Heat and Welding Gloves

Welding, cutting, and brazing are hazardous activities that present unique safety risks to more than 500,000 workers across a wide variety of industries. Magid® offers a variety of heat and welding gloves designed to protect against extreme temperatures and resist cuts and abrasions.


Factors to Consider


• Type of heat: contact, radiant or direct, flame/spark
• Length of contact or exposure
• Features such as heat and flame resistant materials and liners                                  


• Thickness of outer material and liner
• Flexibility of glove materials
• Tools and machines used, size and nature of objects handled                             


Total cost of ownership (TCO): more expensive gloves can last longer and reduce overall costs in the long run

Types of Gloves


Hot Mill Gloves

Cut-and-sewn gloves with up to three layers of cotton or blended fabric for handling hot objects for brief periods of time. Not intended for use near open flames.

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Heat/Flame Gloves

Trades off low dexterity for heavy-duty protection up to 2000°F against contact heat, radiant heat, sparks and flames.

Shop Heat/Flame Gloves


Hand Pads

Cut-and-sewn pads provide flexibility and extra heat protection. Reversibility improves durability and wear life.

Shop Hand Pads


Welding Gloves

Protects from heat and sparks while allowing for a greater range of motion than typical heat/flame gloves. Styles available with heat-resistant liners for enhanced protection.

Shop Welding Gloves



Leather Welding Gloves

Leather is a great choice for welding because it offers heat, flame and abrasion resistance. It also has good puncture resistance compared to other glove materials. Not all leathers offer the same performance. Compare these leather types and consider your workers’ specific application needs:

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Leather Comparisons


Durable, heat and
flame resistant

Offers the most comfort
and dexterity

Provides the most oil and
weather resistance

Lightweight, oil and
weather resistant

Other Popular Glove Materials





• Reflects radiant heat
• Inner liners protect from heat and molten splash

Shop Aluminized


Carbon Fiber

• Inherently flame resistant; will not melt
• Does not burn, even when exposed to temperatures exceeding 2000°F for over two minutes

Shop Carbon Fiber



• Inherently flame resistant; will not melt
• Also offers cut protection

Shop Kevlar



• Inherently flame resistant aramid material; will not melt
• High burning temperature

Shop Nomex




Polybenzimidazole (PBI)

• High-tech fiber that will not burn in air, melt or drip
• Provides thermal stability for



• Cut-and-sewn fabric with insulating loops
• Higher dexterity for jobs with less extreme temperatures

Shop Terrycloth



• Primarily used as liners
• Outstanding comfort with basic heat resistance


Zetex®/Zetex Plus

• Made from texturized silica yarn
• Zetex is heat resistant up to 1100°F, Zetex Plus up to 2000°F

Shop Zetex