Anti-slip gloves are an important part of any toolkit used for projects that requires handling slippery surfaces. The gloves allow you to do more with less effort without subjecting your hands to potentially hazardous objects or situations. The success of activities such as sport, gardening and other projects around the home, particularly those that involve vigorous pulling and pushing or holding, largely depends on the manner in which you handle the equipment. Anti-slip gloves are a practical solution to the problem of elusive grip when working with wet or oily objects.
Not only are anti-slip gloves functional, but they also protect hands from injury, blisters, bruises, cuts and abrasions. With enhanced grip, your hands are less likely to slip or suffer excessive fatigue from being overworked. When working, it is common for heat to build up between the hands and work surfaces or inside the gloves. A good pair of anti-slip gloves is made of breathable or material that is designed as an open mesh that allows air to circulate in the glove to prevent heat build up and to absorb sweat. This prevents slipping caused by sweat and the discomfort from excess heat.
Generally, anti-slip gloves are made with material that enhances the hand’s grip on objects. Materials such as vinyl, synthetic leather, nylon, cotton and mixed fabric help to improve the hand’s grip on even most slippery objects such as those covered with oil, water and other substances. Most of the gloves come with the anti-slip pad incorporated onto the glove while some are designed with separate anti-slip pad that you attach onto the glove.
For added stability against movement, some gloves are designed with a layer of fabric that has a ribbed pattern on its surface. On the other hand, the gloves are made to allow easy movement of the hands by not providing too much grip, which can reduce efficiency when working.
Most of the work that involves the use of anti-slip gloves tends to be heavy duty, which may also involve rough movement. The gloves are therefore made with hard wearing material that can withstand wear and tear for a long time. A good quality pair of gloves should not show signs of wear while new. This saves you the money you would spend replacing worn out gloves regularly.
The gloves can also be multipurpose, which means you can use a pair for a variety of jobs such as sporting activities including lifting weights, fishing, golf, cycling and driving, handling glass and small parts, light assembly, wiring jobs and building and construction projects.
A well-fitting pair of gloves should feel comfortable and lightweight. The gloves should fit snugly, like a second skin and should be easy to slip on and remove from your hands. Considering that sometimes these gloves are used in in harsh weather, some manufacturers add a soft, warm layer to protect the hands from cold and to absorb shock from sudden, strong movements. Manufacturers also make seams less bulky to allow for efficient movement of the hands. The gloves are available in a variety of attractive designs, including the half finger anti-slip design.