Work gloves are one of those controversial things in the world of builders. While some projects make wearing gloves unavoidable, for the most part wearing gloves comes down to personal preference. If you are going to wear gloves, you definitely do not want to wear the wrong glove because there is nothing more uncomfortable then trying to work with a stiff, ill-fitting glove on your hand. We’re builders people, we work with our hands, which is why we need a glove that’s movable, breathable, and form fitting if we’re going to wear them. This brings me to today’s review which takes a look at the Firm Grip Pro Grip Black Synthetic Leather High Performance Glove.
The Firm Grip Pro Glove is one of many options in the world of gloves but there are a few factors that I personally enjoy about this glove that put it ahead of the competition. The Firm Grip Pro Glove has a Gel Pro Grip and a Silicone Grip. These grips help to reassure that whatever you’re holding won’t easily slip out of your hand. I think of these grips like grips on a football glove, you want something that’s going to give you the best grip on the ball and with these gloves you get that tight grip you’re looking for. The Firm Grip Pro Glove also includes a gel impact zone. This means that the areas that are most impacted are reinforced with gel to help prevent blisters and/or rubbing on your hand. This is a great feature to have on a glove, the only problem with this is not everyone experiences impact in the same places while working so you aren’t guaranteed not to have any rubbing, but in general the high impact areas are covered. The Firm Grip Pro Glove also has breathable stretch panels to assure that you get airflow through the gloves which obviously helps with the smell. Anyone who has ever used gloves knows that they are always at risk for smelling after heavy use, but with the breathable stretch panels, and the fact that these are machine washable, you can keep the stink under control. The Firm Grip Pro Glove also has an athletic fit, so it fits kind of like a football glove which is what you want when working with your hands. These are form fitting and don’t have a lot of extra fabric to get in the way. One thing that these do not have that I wish they did was an insulated option because then they could be used as an outdoor work glove in the cold winter months.
The other thing I am not crazy about is that these are sold as individual gloves. That being said they are $17.97 per glove so you’re coming in right under $40 for a pair. This isn’t bad for a pair of nice work gloves, but I think it would be more efficient if they sold them in a pair seeing as I never really use just one single glove.
Solid gloves are essential in some trades, and for me as a shop and woodworker they're not a huge priority. That being said, for loading and unloading, as well as outdoor and yard work type activities, these are some solid gloves. They're not cheap, but they include some feature I do like we'll see how they hold up over time.
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