GLOVE MATERIALS EXPLAINED
Leather makes an excellent glove with great abrasion resistance, durability, tear resistant, and dexterity. Choosing the correct leather for an application can be a daunting task to the uneducated. The charts below highlight the properties of different types of leather available. If you have any questions at all please give us a call to review your application so we can make a recommendation.
GRAIN LEATHER OR SPLIT LEATHER
An animal skin can be very thick. The leather is split into layers. The outer layer or skin is called grain leather. It is smooth, textured and offers better water resistance, tear resistance, and durability. The second layer is often referred to as suede leather. It has a fuzzy finish on both sides. The split leather is always less expensive than grain leather and is most commonly used in gloves to lower costs. Split leather is durable, less water resistance, and will tear easier.