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Protect Your Hands With Neoprene Gloves

By: | May 25 2010 | 503 words | 990 hits

Spending your time outside in cold weather or getting your hands wet while fishing can really make your hands cold. Many people take their hands for granted during cold weather or in cold waters. Their bodies are wrapped up in thick jackets or wetsuits when in the water but their hands may be totally exposed to the cold. This practice is not safe in extreme cold as it could injure the hands and fingers. Keeping your hands warm on colder days is very important so you can enjoy the great cold outdoors and waters with no worries. This is so true for scuba divers, fishermen, ski enthusiasts, and mountain climbers in snowy mountains, who spend much of their time in the cold outdoors or in cold waters. There is nothing better than neoprene gloves to keep those hands safe and warm.

But what are neoprene gloves? The best thing about the neoprene material used in wetsuits, hoods, booties and gloves is that it is 100% waterproof. A good thickness is about 2mm for gloves and thicker for body suits or wetsuits. Fishermen commonly use neoprene fishing gloves to help keep their hands warm especially when fishing during really cold temperatures. Neoprene gloves are waterproof rubber gloves. The word "neoprene" is actually a trademark for the material polychloroprene. It belongs to a family of synthetic rubbers that is commonly used for many consumer and industrial products such as wetsuits, scuba gloves, fishing gloves, etc.

Because neoprene gloves are very effective in protecting the hands against harsh environmental conditions, natural and man-made alike, it is used in fire prevention and military combat gear, just to name a couple. Sometimes there are situations wherein neoprene gloves have to be insulated with nitrogen in tiny air pockets within the material to protect the body under extreme cold weather and underwater environments.

As earlier noted, neoprene gloves are commonly used in scuba diving and other underwater activities or activities where the hands get wet for long periods simply for the purpose of protecting the dexterity of the fingers and hands. These gloves are also used in many places where the handling of chemicals is involved, such as laboratories, mining, construction and chemical processing plants. In short, these types of gloves must be used in many hazardous situations and environments. Neoprene gloves are also can come in a variety of colors, styles and sizes and can be purchased from hardware stores and other stores that carry laboratory equipment and safety gear. If you want to be presented with more options, then shopping online for these protective gloves is much more convenient. But make sure that the gloves you purchase are as near a perfect fit as you can find, because wearing the wrong size for extended periods of time can cause your skin to break and may develop an ugly skin rash.

Now you know the proper hand safety, it is well worth it to invest in these gloves for the type of activity or work you are frequently involved in. Love your hands.


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