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July 23, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Workwear Reviews & Safety Equipment

They say the clothes make the man. On the jobsite, our workwear reviews aim to reveal which work clothing is most comfortable, durable, and well-equipped. Our reviews cover everything from safety glasses, work boots, workwear, and clothing. We also tackle hearing protection, Bluetooth-equipped hearing products and other safety equipment for the job site. Workwear Reviews & Safety Equipment for Tradesmen When we review Blaklader Bantam Utility Pocket Pants or Dickies Performance workwear, comfort leads the way. Durability must quickly follow, however, and we also look for features. If carpenters pants, does the hammer loop come well-stitched and reinforced? When we look at products like Radians safety glasses, do they match manufacturer claims? How comfortable do they feel? We also tend to drop them to see how easily they break or scratch. Other workwear reviews include products like Redbacks knee pads or other PPE safety equipment. One of our favorite workwear categories includes work boots. Look for in-depth reviews of many of the top brands as well.

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Keen Utility Vista Energy Work Shoe Feature

Keen Utility Vista Energy Work Shoe Review

Work boots and work shoes are two different animals that thrive in different environments. We had a video shoot on our radar and the location was a better fit for safety toe work shoes, so I put on a pair of Keen Utility Vista Energy carbon fiber toe work shoes to wear on this and […]

Firm Grip Dura-Knit Work Gloves

Firm Grip Dura-Knit Work Gloves Review

The Firm Grip Dura-Knit Work Gloves Improve Comfort Dad taught me a lot of good life lessons, one of which is “take care of your hands and feet”. One piece of safety equipment that’s critical to Pros is quality work gloves. As a geotechnical driller, I’ve seen firsthand the difference gloves make when it comes […]

Irish Setter Mudpaw Beauty

Irish Setter Mudpaw Waterproof Shoe

Irish Setter Mudpaw Keeps Feet Dry When a Full Boot Isn’t Necessary Ever wish you had a legitimately waterproof shoe for those times you don’t want to put on a waterproof boot? The Irish Setter Mudpaw answers the call with a couple of styles to choose from. Irish Setter Mudpaw Shoe Design The Mudpaw comes […]

best work gloves for 2021

Best Work Gloves Reviewed for 2021

When we realized that, in all our years of writing, we never tackled the question of who makes the best work gloves, well…something had to be done. We quickly assembled the team and began discussing what made a pair of work gloves better than another. We wanted to cover every conceivable application as well. The […]

Keen Utility Red Hook Carbon Fiber Toe Waterproof Work Boot

Keen Utility is back with another slick work boot moving into the spring season. The Keen Utility Red Hook is a waterproof work boot featuring a carbon fiber safety toe. Of course, there’s much more to it than that. If you’ve been around Keen Utility long, you know their boots are named for cities and […]

ansi cut levels explained

ANSI Glove Ratings for Cut Resistance Explained

ANSI/ISEA adjusted their cut resistance standards in 2016 to reflect new technological changes in materials and techniques. The adjusted ANSI glove ratings for cut resistance expand the old system from 5 total to 9 different levels. In the past, the Level 4 cut rating had a huge range—from 1500 to 3499 grams of cut protection. […]

Milwaukee Performance Work Gloves

Types of Work Gloves – Our Pros Cover the Features You Want

Even though our hands are critical to our jobs, some of us neglect to protect them properly. Unlike exposure injuries like respirable crystalline silica to the lungs, injuries to the hands are immediately apparent. That’s because the hands are home to some of the body’s most dense clusters of nerve endings. These nerve endings allow […]

Ironclad HUG Heavy Utility Gloves

Ironclad Work Gloves Review

If you work with your hands, you know you need to take care of them.  Why not protect them and make your job easier? Ironclad Work Gloves come designed specifically for the tasks you do. We took a close look at four of their most popular models. Ironclad HUG Heavy Utility Work Gloves The first of these is […]

difference between nitrile vs latex gloves

The Difference Between Nitrile vs Latex Gloves

In the Nitrile vs Latex Debate, Skin Allergies Play a Huge Role There seems to be a lot of confusion when it comes to nitrile vs latex gloves. If you forget everything else, realize that nitrile gloves eliminate the single biggest problem with latex: skin allergies. Regardless of whether you’re an automotive professional (i.e. auto […]

Neck Guard Ergonomic Neck Protector for Overhead Jobs

Protect Ya Neck with Neck Guard If you’ve ever had to paint a ceiling, hang cabinets, rewire overhead lights, or anything else that requires extended periods of looking up while working overhead, you’d probably appreciate anything that could mitigate some of that neck fatigue. At least, that’s what Neck Guard is banking on. The neck […]