It was a simple question from our CEO, Tripp Wyckoff, that got our gloves underway. “Why can’t we make a really good pair of gloves, that won’t wear through for a while?” It seems so obvious, but up until now, it’s been pretty well-known that tree workers burn through gloves, and that’s just how it goes. The better feeling gloves seem to wear out quicker, where as the tougher gloves give you the dexterity of an oven mitt.
So, we turned to some glove experts, and showed them exactly how gloves in the tree industry get used and abused; what workers like and dislike. After a bit of testing and revisions, we have what wanted. A tough pair of gloves, that are extremely comfortable.
The base palm is made with a very flexible goat leather, with reinforced patches strategically placed in wear-spots. All of the leather is pre-curved prior to sewing, which makes the gloves feel already broken in the first time you put them on. We offer two versions of the glove. One with real cow leather, and this one with Schoeller® synthetic leather. Both types of leather will hold up to the daily beatings dished out to gloves.
The backs of the gloves use an air-mesh for breathability, to keep your hands cool while working. The Airprene wrist cuff has an adjustable Velcro closure tab, and a carabiner grommet for clipping your gloves to your harness or storage bag.
“Why can’t we make a really good pair of gloves, that won’t wear through for a while?” We just did.