Always Well-Equipped with ASMC Gloves

Find the right glove for every situation, such as work, driving, motorcycling, or outdoor activities. ASMC shows you what matters and what you should pay attention to.

What Should I Consider When Using Gloves?

When using gloves for the first time, there are usually no special considerations. However, it is advisable to read the usage instructions carefully. These often contain special care tips or application instructions from the manufacturer. Additionally, important information might be included, such as warnings about activities for which the gloves should not be used (e.g., due to lack of slip resistance while driving). Fortunately, brand manufacturers like Sealskinz, Invader Gear, or Mechanix Wear often clearly label important information using common symbols.

Tip: Wash your hands before putting on the gloves to reduce the formation of unpleasant odors. The hand, one of the most important tools of humans, should be protected by gloves from cold, heat, friction, or chemical influences while also improving functionality. Before putting on the gloves, check if the lining or inner glove is twisted. If a closure mechanism (like Velcro, snap button, or zipper) is present, it is important to use it correctly.

Which Glove Is Right for Me?

The choice of the right glove mainly depends on its area of use. The primary distinguishing features include:

Outdoor Gloves for Outdoor Activities

For outdoor activities, certain features are essential. These gloves should be water-repellent, breathable, and well-insulated to provide optimal protection in changing weather. Materials like Gore-Tex or neoprene are ideal as they offer a good balance between thermal insulation and moisture management.

Tactical Gloves for Military Use

Tactical gloves are used in military or police fields. They are characterized by their robustness and provide a good grip and protection against mechanical influences. Reinforcements on the palms and fingers offer additional protection and increased durability.

Once the main application area is determined, you can further choose between different glove types:

Mittens

In mittens or mitts, all fingers except the thumb are encased in a common inner chamber.

Convertible Mittens

Convertible mittens offer a combination of finger gloves and mittens. With a foldable cover, your fingertips can be quickly exposed when needed, which is useful for tasks requiring fine motor skills.

Finger Gloves

Finger gloves feature separate compartments for each finger. This design allows for increased mobility and sensitivity, which is particularly important for tasks that require precise handling. They offer an ideal combination of protection and flexibility, making them well-suited for a variety of activities, from everyday tasks to specific professional requirements.

Half Gloves or Fingerless Gloves

Half gloves or fingerless gloves leave your fingertips exposed and are suitable for tasks where tactile sensitivity is important.

When choosing gloves, it's important that they are not too tight to avoid impairing blood circulation and causing cold fingers. Many gloves are multi-layered to better insulate using the onion skin principle. Gloves for mechanical protection are designed to prevent injuries like blisters, calluses, abrasions, cuts, and punctures. They are usually designed as finger gloves to ensure independent finger movement. To determine the right size, measure the circumference of your hand at the knuckles, excluding the thumb. The appropriate glove size can then be determined using a size chart.

What Materials Are Available?

Besides choosing the right size, selecting the material is also important. You can choose from common materials such as polyester, neoprene, polyacrylic, and artificial (synthetic) or natural leather. For specific applications, there are special fabrics, such as fire-resistant Nomex-leather blends, completely waterproof fabrics like MVT fabrics made of nylon and Lycra, or cold protection gloves made of polyester and cotton with warm Thinsulate lining. Nubs applied to the materials often improve grip.

Questions: Gloves

Why Are My Hands Always So Cold and What Can I Do About It?

Our hands are crossed by many blood vessels that constrict in cold weather. Besides the hands, feet, ears, nose, and chin are also affected. The reduced blood flow to the extremities ensures that the core of the body remains supplied with warm blood, while hands and feet cool down quickly. The skin on the hands is usually thin and has little insulating fat. Since hands also have a relatively large surface area, a lot of heat is lost here. In addition to physical problems, psychological issues such as stress or anxiety can cause the blood vessels to constrict and make your hands feel cold. Blood circulation can be stimulated by eating spicy foods like red pepper, Tabasco, chili, or paprika powder. To prevent cold hands, you should train your blood vessels through contrast showers or cardiovascular training. Sauna visits also promote blood circulation. It is also important to ensure relaxation in everyday life because stress hormones like adrenaline and noradrenaline can cause the blood vessels to constrict.

Extra Tip: Sprinkling cayenne pepper on your hands can also bring warmth. But be careful: this should be used cautiously as it can cause skin irritation and be particularly dangerous if it comes into contact with the eyes.

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