Leather gloves or synthetic leather gloves? The age old question that holds many of us wrench turners and DIYers up at the local hardware store. If you work with your hands, chances are you lean one way or the other and you’ve been buying the same pair for years. For decades, traditional leather gloves have been THE choice for heavy-duty work, and rightly so.
Natural hide and microfibers have coexisted for decades, and natural leather isn’t going to disappear anytime soon, but it’s the various manmade microfibres that are leading the performance PPE industry. From extreme abrasion-resistance and cut-resistance to functional heat-resistance, it’s all about the material blend. The objective with Material4X was to develop an alternative to leather that provided consistent quality, higher abrasion-resistance and improved dexterity, while still being pliable, soft to the touch and machine washable.
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