What are the best grip gloves? The best grip gloves vary based on the type of work performed and the specific grip requirements of the task. Those who work in wet conditions all day will require a different glove from those working around oily surfaces, slippery wet areas, or in dry conditions.
Finding the right work glove is crucial for ensuring one's safety on the job and carrying out one's work activities. A good grip allows workers to securely handle tools and equipment, reducing the risk of accidents and improving overall efficiency. A work glove with poor grip, on the other hand, can lead to hand fatigue, decreased productivity, and increased chances of accidents. With so much depending on the grip of a work glove, choosing a pair that provides a secure and comfortable hold is essential.
All three gloves shown above are known for increasing grip and allowing one to maintain the highest level of hand movement.
When encountering rough working conditions, workers demand the highest quality protection. This quality level significantly affects a wearer’s work experience, personal safety, and all-day comfort. Even beyond these factors, high-quality PPE ultimately drives employee performance and productivity and helps reduce injuries. For all the features of premium quality gloves, gripping power is one of the most important to consider. This article dives into all the gloves workers wear from our product lineup to help them perform their best and boost grip. Below is a breakdown of the top gripping properties one should consider.
Best Grip - MaxGrid™ Fabric
Another example of D3O® technology is the FF2930 - MCR Safety® Forceflex®. This technology's gloves offer superior grip in wet, dry, or oily conditions. The FF2930 is the go-to choice for working in multiple work settings. Here is a general breakdown of palm materials used for gripping in various working conditions:
|Max Grid Fabric
Palm materials scoring 4 or higher are excellent choices
MaxGrid™ Fabric found on the FF2930 - MCR Safety® Forceflex® packs a punch in dry, wet, and oily conditions.
MaxGrid™ Fabric is also found on our high performing PD4900 featuring A9 cut-resistance.
Work Gloves With Silicone Grip
When you add silicone grip to gloves, you automatically upgrade it to the best drip grip glove possible. This is because silicone has low surface energy, meaning it doesn’t easily adhere to other materials. Additionally, silicone has the unique property of being hydrophobic (water-repelling), which helps prevent liquids from penetrating the glove's surface, further enhancing its grip. It's a feature that makes silicone gloves ideal for handling slippery objects.
MCR Safety Cut Pro™ 92737 offers a cut-resistant option that is comfortable and easy to wear but also features a seamless 13-gauge HyperMax™ shell with a durable clear silicone-coated palm and fingertips.The silicone palm provides excellent abrasion and superior gripping power, making it a great choice for tough jobs.
962 features a silicone grip added to rough Kevlar, ensuring excellent grip and the highest-rated abrasion score possible!
In addition to its grip-enhancing properties, silicone is naturally antimicrobial and hypoallergenic, making it an excellent choice for those looking for the best cut-resistant gloves.
Thin Gloves with Grip
Thin gloves with grip are an excellent option for tasks that require a high degree of dexterity, as they are lightweight and flexible, allowing for easy movement of the fingers and hands. This makes them ideal for tasks that require precision and control, such as electrical work, inspection, and assembly. Thin gloves with grip often feature a textured surface, such as dots or raised patterns, which provide a secure grip for handling tools and equipment. Whether you’re working in an industrial setting or need a pair of gloves for delicate motor tasks, thin gloves with a grip can help you get the job done safely and efficiently.
Polyurethane is an incredibly resilient, flexible, and durable polymer. Users will find an incredible sense of touch when utilizing a PU-dipped glove and high abrasion resistance. The N9696 Ninja Lite is a featherweight PU option many utilize for all-day comfort and precise gripping. The 92718PU is featherweight, while also providing cut protection properties.
Available in various blends and styles, latex's elasticity and flexible nature provide remarkable gripping power. Crinkle-dipped and textured latex styles provide additional grip resistance for handling sharp edges and abrasive materials such as concrete blocks. MCR Safety’s Ninja Flex N9680 and 9680 are high-performance gloves with excellent dexterity, flexibility, and grip for wet or dry conditions.
A great alternative to latex, those made with nitrile have a considerable advantage for abrasion resistance and comfortability. A nitrile coating resists water, oils, and other chemicals, making it great for gripping in many environments. One example of a revolutionary nitrile coating is found in breathable nitrile foam (BNF). MCR Safety offers different gloves made with BNF, such as the N96797 Ninja® BNF and the Featherweight N96970 option.
Our Featherweight N96970 option easily grips better on all four surfaces when compared to a leading competitor’s option.
For work in cold environments, gloves with a special cold-resistant coating can provide a secure grip, even in low temperatures. Think of those who require freezer gloves with grip, which must often feature a textured surface to help grip. Gloves like the N9690- Ninja® HPT use Hydropellent Technology (HPT), providing advanced protection against moisture. HPT coating creates encapsulated air molecules, which repel liquids for an unprecedented firm wet or dry grip.
You can visually see how HPT is an excellent choice for wet conditions and as a coating for thermal grip gloves.
The HPT coating on our Ninja Ice gloves creates encapsulated air molecules, which repel liquids for an outstanding firm grip, either wet or dry. Protect your hands with these cold weather grip gloves, and you'll thank us after you survive the cold winter! The bright orange grip gloves are ideal for those working in low-light areas.
Thin Warm Gloves with Grip
Nothing is worse than having cold hands and fingers during the super cold winter. Even worse is when you can't move your hands due to wearing bulky winter gloves. Unlike most acrylic-lined coated gloves, the 9674IN glove with Merino Wool requires no additional lining. The lightweight glove is super warm, and since there is no liner, users gain increased dexterity during cold winters. And, most importantly, the micro nitrile palm provides excellent gripping power!
Heat retention, durability, softness, and moisture-wicking capabilities are some of the critical features the 9674IN offers users are going to love!
Many premium gloves on the market outperform their alternatives because of the intricate design and placement of patterns, dots, and texture. The most common patterns used for enhanced grip protection and extended wear are dots made of nitrile, PVC, or synthetic material. Our following several sections highlight areas that provide this feature.
Cotton Gloves with Grip
Assembly gloves with PVC dot grip are the surest way to ensure you hang on to parts and materials. Cotton gloves with a textured surface, often with small PVC dots or raised patterns, provide excellent grip for handling tools and equipment. They're often referred to as simply white gloves with grip dots. Our image below showcases all the cotton styles we offer that incorporate a dotted palm, ideal for handling items at work.
Cut Resistant Dot
Everyone loves wearing a glove that provides added gripping power. It increases job performance for many who constantly pick up objects or move items. However, those who need cut protection need a little more than just cotton to protect their hands.
PVC dots help increase grip and abrasion resistance. It also helps when your gloves feature a DuPont™️ Kevlar®️ shell, providing users with cut protection.
Check out the thumb-crotch reinforcement, and the A4 cut-resistance on an 18 gauge featherweight shell.
Leather Gloves with a Firm Grip
Leather gloves have long been famous for workers requiring a secure grip. The grain leather's natural texture provides a good grip, making it ideal for handling tools and equipment. Leather gloves are also durable, providing a long-lasting grip after repeated use. Gloves like the PD2903 are long-lasting and feature D3O® impact and vibration-reducing padding, which are ideal for gripping heavy objects that may crush your palm.
The tight-knit structure of leather fibers provides a surface resistant to slipping and abrasion, making it an excellent choice for handling heavy objects or machinery. Whether in construction, gardening, or any other industrial industry, leather gloves can provide the grip and protection you need to do the job safely and efficiently. We offer synthetic and natural grain leather styles, perfect grip garden gloves!
Lab tests show synthetic leather has just as high abrasion scores as natural leather but with half the material. This ultimately means greater gripping power! Synthetic leathers also provide excellent gripping qualities in wet, dry, or oily environments. A great example of a glove manufactured with synthetic materials is our 3730DP, created initially as an environmentally friendly option; however, users have realized this glove also offers impressive durability, abrasion, and puncture resistance
Grain Leather with Mesh Back Glove
Sometimes, a glove wearer wants to keep their hands cool, which will aid someone all day gripping material. Just as gloves created with synthetic materials have positive grip qualities, using natural materials can also have a powerful impact on one’s grip. Natural materials, such as goatskin leather, are proven strong and have significant tensile strength.
The Luminator® Hi-Visibility Leather Drivers Work Gloves (34411) feature a premium-grade grain pigskin material that provides excellent abrasion resistance. The naturally porous pigskin material offers the greatest breathability, keeping the worker’s hands cool. The inherent softness of the pigskin material is retained even after exposure to water, making these gloves comfortable to wear for extended periods. The gloves also feature a mesh back, which enhances breathability and helps to keep the hands cool, even during intense work. These gloves are excellent for those seeking a durable, comfortable, and safe work glove with a comfortable grip.
Gloves for Gripping Glass
Gripping glass can be challenging, especially when working in a wet or oily environment. Choosing gloves that provide a secure grip and protection from cuts, and punctures is essential when handling this sharp material. The MCR Safety Cut Pro® 92743LT work gloves are an excellent choice for this type of work, providing ANSI Cut Level A8 protection to keep hands safe while handling glass.
The 92743LT work gloves offer users a crinkle latex coating on the palm and over the knuckles, which provides excellent gripping power. It's an ideal choice for tasks that require a high degree of hand movement and control, such as handling delicate or fragile items.
How to add grip to gloves?
- There are numerous ways to add grip to gloves, depending on the type of gloves and the intended use. One way is to add grip to gloves with a textured surface on the palm of the gloves, such as rough materials like those found on the B100 gloves. Adding patterned surfaces is another way, often done by adding raised dots or specific designs, such as diamond-raised patterns found on waterproof unlined styles. Lastly, coatings can improve the grip of any glove, such as silicone-coated options.
What are the best grip gloves?
- It’s essential to consider the application performed and the intended use when selecting the best grip gloves. Some factors to consider are the type of surface, equipment, or parts handled, the level of hand movement required, and the environment one is working in. Our Maxgrid material is the best material that addresses multiple gripping properties.
Which gloves are generally used to improve grip when handling slippery objects?
- Our best option for those handling wet, slippery products is any product coated with HPT technology that repels water.
Do leather gloves provide good grip on reins?
- The best leather gloves for holding on to reins are those with a reinforced palm, like those found in our Mustang MU364 series.
Boost Grip with MCR Safety Gloves for Work
A well-made glove to increase grip is one of the main features users require today. Whether you’re handling tools, moving materials, or just trying to maintain a secure hold on an object, having a good grip can improve safety and performance. We've covered several products in this article designed explicitly for grip that can help, each with unique features and benefits.
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