Mybeerbuzz .com Product Spotlight - Glovax Gloves

15 May 2017

imageFrom time to time I get the opportunity to sample some products that aren’t necessarily related to beer.  I have fun doing it and in the end, I occasionally find some products I really like...so off we go.

Today we’re talking about Glovax Gloves, and according to the makers, Glovax gloves are “revolutionary adventure gloves, perfect for indoor and outdoor use.”  The gloves are made from a special yarn developed by Glovax’s partner factory and made in only two locations in the world.  The gloves are water resistant, cut-resistant, skid resistant, abrasion resistant, tear resistant and much more...so we had to try them out.
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Right out of the envelope the gloves felt really comfortable.  I tested a size large which fit really well and based on other gloves I own; they are true to size.  The gloves fit snuggly which makes them even more comfortable to use with wet and dry items.  We tested them out with a cooler full of ice and both cans and bottles of beer and they work great.  The glove surfaces are very grippy, your hands maintain good contact with the cans & bottles even when wet and cold.  We were even able to keep the gloves on to pop open the can and the bottles with no problems.  As a bonus, we’ll be trying them out on an actual beer canning line in the future, and I suspect they’ll do really well.

Next we pushed the gloves into service in the kitchen cutting up some Jalapeno peppers.  The gloves maintain good grip and dexterity so it was very easy to hold both the knife and the peppers.  As a bonus, the gloves are oil proof so no nasty hot pepper oil found its way onto my skin.  I even washed my hands with the gloves on, and while the open yard portions of the gloves are not water resistant, the palms and fingers are very water proof.  We didn’t fully test the cut resistance or puncture resistance of the glove surface, but I can tell you we unintentionally nicked them a few times with a really sharp knife and it didn’t seem to even mark the surface.  While I’m sure a sharp knife would find its way through these gloves, they did have enough strength in the finger surface to make chopping and slicing feel much safer.

Finally we pushed the Glovax Gloves into gardening and yard work duty, and again we were pleasantly surprised.  I redid one of our garden cages complete with cutting wood and driving screws and the gloves did a great job.  The grip is sturdy and consistent, the feel for the tools was outstanding and I really liked how the bright color made it easy to pick out the screws in my hand when driving them into the posts.

Of course we had to get our hands dirty, but not so much with the Glovax Gloves.  We worked some of our garden soil, pulled some weeds and even emptied some wet leaves out of the gutters.  The gloves provided great grip on the shovel and hand tools, and even when they were wet, the grip was still quite good.  The gloves were particularly good for cleaning wet leaves out of the gutter and they definitely kept all of the nasty stuff off of my hands.  The Glovax Gloves also did an excellent job with weeding the garden, providing enough dexterity to grab even the tiny leaves, and enough grip (even when wet) to pull the weeds out.
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Overall I think the Glovax Gloves worked great in the kitchen and they really shined in our outdoor use; but I’d have no problem recommending them for all sorts of uses from fishing to football.  The micro-patterned material (see photo above) has great grip strength without sacrificing dexterity and durability and they even cleaned up nicely.  These gloves weigh about 40 grams and they come with a hanging loop on each glove.

Stay tuned here for details on how you can get a pair of Glovax Gloves for yourself.  I’ll be updating this post with ordering details as well as additional testing.

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