When the temperatures outside drop, the need for insulated PPE solutions rises. Whether you work outside in a cold climate or inside a refrigerated building, you need high-quality gear to protect you from the dangers of the cold.
Frigid work temperatures
MCR Safety is dedicated to keeping you safe in all conditions. We offer industrial workers a wide variety of protective work gloves, suitable for even the most frigid temperatures. One of our most popular winter gloves is our Ninja Ice product line, which is available in hi-vis yellow, hi-vis orange, and the two black options shown below. We have a section dedicated to this glove below.
N9690, palm coated
There are many factors to consider when selecting cold-weather work gloves. Here are some:
• Will they keep your hands dry?
• Will the glove be warm but not too warm?
• Will you still have enough dexterity to do your job safely?
To complicate things even more, we know the large selection of gloves available on the market and within our own glove lines can make it difficult to find the perfect ones for your situation. Just keep in mind, MCR Safety offers many styles and features to ensure your hands stay warm while you work.
To help you find suitable insulated gloves for your job, check out some of our heated and winter work gloves highlighted below. These are the best of the best we have to offer! If you are looking for the perfect pair of work gloves this winter, you’ve come to the right spot!
Gloves That Heat
with Warmer Packs
When temperatures drop during arctic blast conditions, staying warm is essential. Studies show that heated gloves and lined mittens are the top performers when it comes to keeping workers’ hands warm. We stress this point because frostbite and cold stress are dangers many industrial workers face in their line of work. Having gloves with multiple warming features, like warming packs and inner cuffs, are necessary to keep workers’ hands protected from subzero temperatures.
For the coldest of jobs, you won’t find warmer gloves than MCR Safety’s 983 Extreme Climate style. This glove is our warmest glove and is designed to stand up to extreme temperatures without interfering with your job.
Our 983 Extreme Climate cold weather glove is equipped with a heavy-weight 200g Thinsulate liner and allows for a HotHands® hand warmer pack to be inserted on the back-of-hand.
To ensure your hands are warm, the 983 comes loaded with our best insulation features:
• Lined with a 200g Thinsulate material meant for extreme weather
• Equipped with a Hippora inner bladder for wind and water protection
• Back-of-hand fabric is snow- and water-resistant
• Elastic cuff to keep out snow and ice
Most importantly, these gloves include an inner pouch for inserting hand warming products when you need that extra bit of heat. We suggest purchasing HotHands Hand Warmers to use in your 983 gloves.
HotHands Hand Warmers
These air-activated heat packs are high-quality and easy to use, providing long-lasting heat to keep your hands warm even on the coldest days.
Check out our video on cold weather gloves.
We know there are battery-operated heated gloves available in the marketplace. If you currently use one of these products, please share with us which model you’re having success with by clicking on the image below. If MCR Safety makes a glove style you would like to see made available with a battery-operated option, please let us know! We can improve our offerings of high-performing PPE if we know what you like and prefer wearing.
Here is the marketplace for battery-operated heated gloves. Which style do you prefer wearing?
Waterproof / Windproof Insulated Gloves
Freezing temperatures aren’t the only thing that makes your hands feel cold. Nothing cuts through warm clothing and gear like an icy wind. Windproof gloves, however, can stop a cold wind from numbing your hands with their waterproof and breathable film laminate. This lamination protects your skin from the discomfort of biting winds and from water as long as the seams are also sealed.
Snow and wind wreak havoc on a worker’s hands.
Moisture and wind can create an even lower wind chill that makes you feel colder than what the thermometer says. This is why it’s so important to wear work gloves that also have windproof and waterproof barriers.
We mentioned the Hipora lining feature found our previous glove. This specially formulated material contains three layers of a microporous silicon coating that blocks the absorption of water while letting your perspiration evaporate to keep you dry all the time. We offer several cold-weather gloves with HIPORA™ lining at MCR Safety. Here are all the Hipora-lined styles we offer:
(926, 980, 981, 918, HV200)
For the ultimate protection against the elements, look for windproof and waterproof gloves. You’ll be able to work better and be more comfortable when you aren’t fighting the cold of water and wind.
Insulated Cut-Resistant Gloves
So far we’ve discussed the need for protection against the cold, but if you have a job where cuts and lacerations are a common risk, your winter work gloves need to protect against those hazards, too. Cuts and lacerations represent almost 8% of all occupational injuries and illnesses, with an average of four workdays missed per occurrence. The last thing a company needs is workers wearing incorrect winter gloves that put them at risk for injury for the sake of warmth.
Many industries have at least some level of hazard from cuts and lacerations, but workers in accommodation and food services, construction, retail trade, manufacturing, and utilities face elevated cut and laceration risks.
As we highlighted in our Extreme Cut Hazards Blog, most cuts are caused by:
• Tools, instruments, and equipment
• Hand tools
• Parts and materials
There’s no way to eliminate the cut dangers in these industries and applications, but you can protect yourself with the right PPE. If you need protection from both cold and cuts, look for cold-weather gloves that include a cut-protection lining, such as one made of DuPont™ Kevlar® or Hypermax. Here are just some of our cut and cold winter gloves:
(Slider - ) 918, 983, N9690TC
MCR Safety’s Ninja Ice winter gloves have been one of our best-selling winter work gloves year in and year out for over a decade, and with good reason. Ninja Ice gloves have an acrylic terry liner for insulation and warmth, blocking the outside cold and trapping your hand’s natural heat to keep you at a comfortable temperature.
Acrylic Inner Liner
Ninja Ice gloves repel water!
For added comfort and functionality, our Ninja Ice gloves use HPT for advanced protection against moisture. The HPT coating on the palm of these gloves creates encapsulated air molecules that repel liquids for an unprecedented firm wet or dry grip. This kind of water-resistance keeps you warm and dry even in extreme conditions, so you can do your job safely and comfortably
• INSULATED: 7 gauge acrylic terry line for warmth
• COMFORTABLE: 15 gauge outer nylon shell for dexterity and feel
• REPELS LIQUID: HPT coating provides a strong wet or dry grip
• DURABLE: Coating remains soft in temperatures as low as -58°F
• PROTECTION: Unique shell and polymer combination incorporates the latest in hand protection technology
Here is what one user said about our Ninja Ice gloves:
“I'm working with frozen products. The place that I keep my hands in is 10 to 15 below zero, and it is hard to find the right gloves for this type of work because some merchandise is slippery. These gloves are perfect.”
Insulation and a polymer that repels water is the ultimate one-two punch against cold and wet, housed in a handsome winter glove. Here are all the Ninja glove styles we offer:
N9690, N9690FC, N9690HV, N9690FCO
Insulated Winter Leather Work Gloves
Snow or shine, construction continues in the winter months. That means construction workers need gloves tough enough for their job and the weather. Many construction workers prefer winter work gloves made of leather.
Leather gloves protect your hands from abrasive work while offering dexterity and durability. This makes them ideal for a variety of construction projects. However, leather by itself is not warm enough for most winter conditions. Insulated leather gloves, on the other hand, offer the perfect combination of protection from rough work and cold temperatures.
We offer insulated gloves with a range of materials that lock in heat and block cold to keep your hands at a comfortable temperature. Some of our most popular gloves are lined with such materials as ThermoSock, wool, acrylic, and Thinsulate. Here are some of our top-selling winter leather work gloves.
1450, 3460, 3750, 3280
Insulated Winter Garments
If you work in construction, insulated PPE isn’t new to you. MCR Safety offers a wide variety of insulated winter garments to keep workers warm and protected.
For instance, MCR Safety’s premium, high-visibilty insulated vortex rain jacket has a double-insulated construction consisting of a permanent polyester quilted liner over a zip-out fleece liner designed to keep you warm in temperatures as low as -27°F.
VT38BP, VT38JH, VT31BP, VT31JH
Winter Catalog and Insulation Page
At MCR Safety, our goal is to provide tools that quickly allow you to identify the product you require. On our Insulation page, we categorize our insulated gloves into three different levels of insulation protection: Temperate, Moderate, and Extreme.
We assess where a glove belongs based on its clo lab test scores. Clo, as defined by BusinessDictionary.com, is the measurement of insulation needed to provide warmth based on the resting temperature. Official test scores are based on a resting person in ambient conditions where the temperature is 70°F, relative humidity is below 50%, and wind velocity is 250 centimeters per second. A score of zero is that of a nude person, whereas a score of four is that of an Eskimo. So, the higher the clo, the higher the degree of warmth felt by wearers. We don’t list specific clo numbers on our insulation page, but we do offer a range based on clo numbers.
One thing to keep in mind is that as soon as someone begins working, they’re no longer resting. Their body starts producing heat the more actively they’re working, so the clo number should be used only as a reference. However, it is the best measurement one can review when selecting winter clothing.
Here are the clo ranges found on our Insulation page.
“Temperate” Represents a Clo of .53 to .75
“Moderate” Represents a Clo of .76 to .95
“Extreme” Represents a Clo of 1.0 and Higher
With its foam and polar fleece lining, our 6714FF is MCR Safety’s warmest glove. When shopping for winter gloves, remember that it is vital that you wear properly sized gloves for maximum hand warmth and safety. Our latest winter catalog is an excellent resource to help you find the right product in the right size for your work conditions.
Winter is coming!
December through February are traditionally the coldest months of the year. Are you ready to face frigid temperatures? We provide a lot of winter PPE resources above and we want you wearing only the best PPE while working, no matter the season or temperature!
We are committed to protecting people and can provide all the safety equipment you need. No matter your industry or profession, for over 45 years, MCR Safety has proven to be a world-leader in gloves, glasses, and garments. Whether it’s on the shop floor, an oil rig, or a construction site, we are there providing solutions to workplace hazards. It’s all part of our commitment to protect people.
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