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 with some Ironclad Work Gloves designed specifically for the tasks you do? Ironclad work gloves are performance wear for your hands and we take a closer look at some of their most popular performers. We review four of the most popular gloves in the Ironclad stable.
The first of these is the Ironclad HUG Heavy Utility Gloves. These particular gloves are designed for high durability and toughness. There are several key features we noticed on these gloves; the first was the one-piece synthetic leather palm and finger sidewalls. All the major stress and wear areas are double stitched and even more, we liked the rubberized impact protection zones over the knuckles. To keep the glove tight on your hand there is a hook & loop wrist closure strap on the back side. One of the smaller touches that many might not have noticed was the terry cloth sweat wipe built into the thumb. While this is a small thing, for those that work in warmer climates (or just work hard), being able to wipe that sweat out of your eye with your gloves on is pretty handy. (More good news – when the gloves get nasty, you can just throw them in the wash!) With these gloves on our hands, we had great dexterity, yet still felt like our hands were protected. In our experience these gloves are best suited for handling materials, general construction, and when using hand and power tools around a job site. The Ironclad HUG Heavy Utility Gloves have an MSRP of around $27.
Next in our lineup were the Ironclad BGWN Gripworx gloves. The major selling point of these gloves is the super tacky grip they provide. And by super tacky, we mean that you can almost climb up the side of a building with these on your hands. The palms and fingers are covered with Diamondclad; this is Ironclad’s special silicon gripping surface, which is then fused to the cloth of the glove. These are a more lightweight glove, designed to breathe and offer all day comfort. The Gripworx gloves also have knuckle protection and a reinforced thumb and saddle. These gloves have a hook and loop closure on the back side so that once they are put on, they stay put. These gloves are most suited for things like handling packages and boxes, working with glass and ceramics, for using hand and power tools and even for driving and sports. If you find that football continuously slipping out of your grasp, we would put money that these gloves will land you the touchdown almost every time. The Ironclad BGWN Gripworx gloves have an MSRP of around $30.
Ok. So for all of you that live in those cold, windy and wet places, they have a glove for you too. It is the Ironclad CCG Cold Condition Glove (and as a bonus, ours came with a matching knit cap, too). The idea behind these gloves is that they are designed to offer both wind and water resistance and keep you toasty down to temperatures of 32 degrees F. The palms of these are made of synthetic leather which is further reinforced in all major wear prone areas with Duraclad 600 which is Ironclads version of heavy duty, yet very flexible synthetic leather. The whole outside shell is treated with DuPont Teflon, making them oil and water repellent. The inside is lined with a soft micro fleece that helps keep you warm but does not bulk up the gloves so that they maintain good dexterity. The wrists of the gloves have a neoprene-like material that stretches and keeps a snug fit on your wrists. What we liked is that these gloves did not feel much more bulky than the regular gloves we looked at and they offered a lot more features. Workers in cold storage facilities will appreciate these gloves for sure, along with anyone who has to operate equipment or tools in cold places. These gloves are among our favorites, especially as we head into winter. The Ironclad CCG Cold Condition Gloves have an MSRP of around $34.
The final pair of gloves that we looked at was the Tuff Chix Landscaper Gloves. Yeah, guys, these are for the ladies in your life. You know you need to keep her hands nice, and what better way to do it than with these gloves designed for woman’s hands. These gloves have features like reinforced fingernail guards, seamless roll-top fingertips, padded knuckle protection and a special pattern that better follows and fits a female’s hand. My wife took a quick liking to these gloves and was among the first to “test” them out. She found that these gloves are well-suited for working in the yard, gardening, remodeling, and using tools. The Tuff Chix Landscaper Gloves have an MSRP of around $21.
As with many things in life, you get what you pay for. In the case of Ironclad work gloves, you get great features that will enhance your performance and comfort, but they might cost a little more than the run of the mill gloves you’ll find at your nearest big box store. Still, their usefulness and performance make up the difference. For our performance rating we gave these gloves a 9/10 since they do perform and you have the flexibility to purchase just the right one for what you need to do. For our value rating we gave the Ironclad work gloves a 7/10 since they are not the cheapest out there, but they are among the best.