The Toughest Lightweight Gloves for Worker Safety


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of all work-related hand injuries are a direct result of workers not wearing gloves. When asked why workers don’t wear their gloves, the top three complaints were:
  1. Discomfort
  2. Lack of Dexterity
  3. No Tactile Sensitivity
Clearly, comfort is an important aspect in getting workers to put their gloves on. But dexterity and tactile sensitivity are also critical to keeping gloves on through the day. If the gloves don’t allow your workers to feel and move comfortably, they’re more likely to remove them for some tasks. And once a glove comes off, it’s all too easy to leave it off.

Luckily, technology has advanced to the point that some of the highest performing products for cut and abrasion protection are also some of the thinnest, most comfortable products available. These new lightweight glove options fit like a second skin and allow maximum flexibility.

We took a look at the glove market and chose the heavyweight champs in lightweight hand protection.

ansell hyflex 11-518

Ansell® HyFlex® 11-518
  • ANSI cut level 2 protection in an 18 gauge shell
  • Made with Dyneema® Diamond Technology and a polyurethane palm coating
  • Bare hand dexterity for high tactility
Magid D-ROC GPD584

Magid® D-ROC® GPD584
  • 360° ANSI cut level 4 protection in an 18 gauge shell
  • Made with a HPPE, glass and nylon/spandex fiber blended shell and a polyurethane palm coating
  • Ultra-lightweight material that  delivers bare hand dexterity and excellent comfort
Ansell HyFlex 11-644

Ansell® HyFlex® 11-644
  • ANSI cut level 2 protection
  • Made with a proprietary blend of high performance polyethylene (HPPE) yarn with  polyurethane palm coating
  • Molds naturally to the hand, preventing fatigue and offering great fit
Magid D-ROC GPD800

Magid® D-ROC® GPD800
  • 360° ANSI cut level 5 protection in a 13 gauge shell
  • Made with a HPPE fiber blend and a polyurethane palm coating
  • Groundbreaking combination of ultra-lightweight comfort and maximum cut protection
SHOWA P541

SHOWA® P541
  • ANSI cut level 2 in a 13 gauge shell
  • Made with a HPPE fiber blend and polyurethane palm coating
  • Offers superior fit, feel and grip
Magid D-ROC GPD820

Magid® D-ROC® GPD820
  • 360° ANSI cut level 5 protection in a 13 gauge shell
  • Made with a HPPE fiber blend and a NitriX palm coating
  • Unmatched comfort and dexterity with rock-solid grip in oily applications
SHOWA Palm Fit 540

SHOWA® Palm Fit 540
  • ANSI cut level 2 protection in a 13 gauge shell
  • Made with a premium blend of HPPE fibers
  • Features a breathable back of hand to reduce perspiration
Magid DOC GPD520B

Magid® D-ROC® GPD520B
  • ANSI cut level 2 protection in a 13 gauge shell
  • Made with a form-fitting DuraBlend™ shell and a polyurethane palm coating
  • Delivers breathability, comfort and 360° cut protection
Honeywell Pur Fit PF570 FLX Cut

Honeywell® Pure Fit™ PF570 FLX Cut™
  • ANSI cut level 4 protection in a 13 gauge shell
  • Made with HPPE fibers, spandex and stainless steel and has a polyurethane palm coating
  • Offers enhanced cut protection without sacrificing dexterity
Magid CutMaster Aramax XT AX110

Magid® CutMaster® Aramax® XT AX110
  • ANSI cut level 4 protection in a 13 gauge shell
  • Made with 100% Aramax XT seamless, high-density machine knit shell
  • Provides a high level of cut resistance and dexterity ideal for any metalworking task



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