Impact Air Mesh C3 Gloves
Glove Safety Features
Abrasion resistant is part of the mechanical risk tests in ANSI 105 and EN 388 for work glove performance requirements. The EN 388 is measured on a 1-4 scale (4 being the most abrasion resistant) and ANSI 105 is measured on a 0-6 scale (6 being the most abrasion resistant). The abrasion resistance test is done by rotating a flat surface against the glove palm material until it is punctured.
Select 212 Performance gloves are made with antimicrobial materials. Antimicrobial gloves help prevent bacteria buildup, unpleasant smells, and rashes.
Cut Resistance is the most talked about attribute when it comes to hand safety. Gloves are measured on a 1-5 scale (5 being most cut resistant) by EN 388:2016 standards and a A1-A9 scale (9 being the most cut resistant) by ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 standards. The EN 388 rating may also include the results of the TDM-100 cut test, which are measured on an A-I scale (I being the most cut resistant). For more information on cut resistance, check out our cut resistance blog.
Dexterity is the tactile sensitivity (or flexibility) of a glove. In general, the thinner the glove, the more dexterity it has and the easier it will be to handle small objects. The test we use to determine 212 Performance glove dexterity is EN 420:2009. This test measures the smallest stainless steel pin that can be picked up. The smaller the object, the higher the rating on a 1-5 scale.
Impact resistance was recently added to the EN 388:2016 glove safety rating and measures back-of-hand knuckle impact protection. There are three potential ratings that would be included on the EN 388 safety icon: P for passed impact protection test, F for failed impact protection test, and X for not test for impact protection. There currently are no glove impact protection safety standards for ANSI/ISEA.
Grip Level is a 212 Performance glove standard testing metric. We conduct the test in house by using a measured grip pressure and adding weigh to the object being help. The more weight that can be held at the consistent pressure, the higher the rating of grip strength. We rate Grip Level on a 1-5 scale (5 having the most grip).
Glove puncture resistance is tested using the ANSI 105:2011 and EN 388:2016 standard, part of the mechanical risk tests. A blunt probe is pushed through the glove material until failure. For the EN 388, the ratings are based on a 1-4 scale (4 being the most puncture resistant), and for the ANSI 105, the ratings are based on a 0.
Tear resistance is the measurement of textile tinsel strength of the main material of a glove. EN388:2016 and ASTM D2261 are the two most frequently used tests to measure tear strength. They are both measured by clamping the material to two jaws and increasing the force separating the jaws until the material breaks. EN388:2016 is measured on a 1-4 scale (4 being the most tear resistant). ASTM D2261 is measured simply by reporting the force of the tear.
Cut resistance, abrasion resistance, impact resistance and breathability all in one glove? It's now possible with the 212 AIRMESH IMPACT C3. This breathable, dexterous glove provides the protection you need when the heat is on and the job is tough. Made GSA Compliant and designed and developed in the USA, this glove is perfect not only for your job but for America's finest. OOHRAH!
- Heavy-Duty, Flexible Impact Knuckle Protection
- EN Cut Level 3 Resistance
- Air Mesh Back of Hand
- Reinforced Palm and Fingers
- Namar™ 4k Abrasion Resistant Palm
- Full Fingertip Pinch Point Coverage
WARNING! This product will melt when exposed to extreme heat or open flames, posing a risk of serious injury where melted product comes into contact with skin!