If you need comfort, safety and warmth, then why not try our range of cold-resistant gloves? Choose from various colours, sizes, and materials to suit your needs. Here at Cromwell, we have a wide range of men's and women's cold resistance gloves from trustworthy brands such as Ejendals®, Polyco® and Portwest®.
These cold-resistance gloves are designed to keep your hands warm in the colder climes, whilst allowing for freedom of movement. The cold-resistance gloves offer a higher degree of grip and warmth. They are ideal for many sectors including railways, bricklaying, roofing and many more. Recent advances in the material mean they are comfortable, breathable, and long-lasting.
There are 9 safety ratings apply to cold-resistance gloves known as EN ratings. As with many safety and cold-resistance gloves, there are many different features and combinations, so it is important to choose the right cold resistance gloves for the job based on the level of protection required.
• EN511 Cold - This is the European standard is the level of protection against cold hazards. For example, a glove that is a contact cold of level 3 is warmer than a glove of contact cold level 1.
• EN388: 2003 - Is the older version of the standard that protects against mechanical risks.
• EN388: 2016 - The standard that protects hands against mechanical risks and the handling of rough or sharp objects.
• EN420: (General Requirements) - This standard tests the design and construction, the water penetration, the comfort and the information that has been supplied by the manufacturers.
• EN388: (Mechanical Hazards) - Is the European standard that evaluates the mechanical risk for hand protection. The EN388 rating is to test the proactive gloves on abrasion, cut, tear and puncture resistance.
• EN407 Thermal - The standard for how well the gloves protect against heat.
• EN1186 - This standard is to test if the gloves are suitable to be encountered with food.
• EN374-2 2003 Chemical- Is the standard to determine a glove's resistance to penetration by chemicals.
• EN374-3 Low Chemical - Tests for a glove's response to a wide range of low-level chemicals.
What do I need to consider when choosing the right cold-resistance gloves?
You would need to consider the temperature at which you will be using the gloves and the material and coating of the glove. The temperature is important because in colder temperatures a certain material may be more heat resistant than another. For example, a fleeced glove would be more likely to keep your hands warmer than a polypropylene glove.