Selecting Leather Work Gloves

Find all the information you need to choose the right leather work gloves for the job.

There are many factors to consider when choosing the best leather work gloves for the job. Use the charts below to find the type of leather work gloves to protect your hands and help make your hard work easy.

 

Once you have found the right glove, click on the links, under each tab to shop Gempler's collection of work gloves for each of your specific applications.

Sizing Charts

Types of Leather

Cowhide

Cowhide is the most commonly used leather in work gloves. Cowhide leather is divided into three layers prior to manufacturing. The smooth outer layer (or grain side) is used on "premium" grade styles of leather gloves. It is the strongest, smoothest part of the hide. The bottom layer (or suede side) is used mostly on leather palm styles, which typically have linings to protect the hands against its roughness. The middle layer is usually discarded because it has no tensile strength.  


Deerskin

Deerskin leather is naturally soft and supple, with excellent dexterity. Deerskin also dries soft and flexible after being wet.


Goatskin

Goatskin has the highest natural lanolin content, which makes these work gloves soft and pliable, yet very durable.


Pigskin

Pigskin leather is tanned for toughness and pliability. Soft drying and flexible, pigskin withstands moisture without stiffening. Pigskin also has excellent abrasion resistance and durability.

Compare Glove Performance

Grain Pigskin Grain Cowhide Grain Deerskin Grain Goatskin Grain Buffalo Grain Elkskin

Durability

Good

Very Good

Superb

Very Good

Very Good

Very Good

Flexibility

Very Good

Good

Very Good

Very Good

Superb

Very Good

Abrasion Resistance

Superb

Fair

Very Good

Good

Very Good

Very Good

Insulation

Very Good

Good

Very Good

Very Good

Superb

Good

Breathability

Superb

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Puncture Resistance

Superb

Good

Fair

Very Good

Very Good

Fair

Cuff Styles

KINCO INTERNATIONAL Insulated Pigskin Gloves with Knit Wrist

Knit Wrist

Provides comfort and a snug fit.


KINCO INTERNATIONAL Insulated Pigskin Gloves with Knit Wrist

Safety Cuff

Protects your wrist and ensures quick glove remova


KINCO INTERNATIONAL Insulated Pigskin Gloves with Knit Wrist

Gauntlet Cuff

Gauntlet Cuff Provides additional wrist and forearm protection.

Thumb Construction

KINCO INTERNATIONAL Insulated Pigskin Gloves with Knit Wrist

Straight Thumb

Continuous full leather thumb; seam around thumb.


KINCO INTERNATIONAL Insulated Pigskin Gloves with Knit Wrist

Wing Thumb

Thumb out to the side; welts added to the seams for strength.


KINCO INTERNATIONAL Insulated Pigskin Gloves with Knit Wrist

Keystone Thumb

Thumb set-in as a separated piece, positioned for maximum comfort, reinforced with extra stitching.

Find Your Glove Size

Uni-sex Glove Sizing Chart

Working with a glove that does not fit your hand can lead to hand fatigue and injury. To ensure you order the correct glove size, use a tape measure to find the circumference of the palm area of your hand in inches. Compare this number to the chart below to find your glove size. For example, if the measurement is 10" then specify size 10 or L (Large).

 

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Glove XS S M L XL 2XL Jumbo

Hand

6-7

7-8

8-9

9-10

10-11

11-12

12-13