Neoprene gloves are made of a type of synthetic rubber-made mostly of polychloroprene, which is also called “neoprene” for short. They can be used in all sorts of conditions and for all sorts of purposes, like the construction industry, the medical profession (especially because they create an airtight seal), law enforcement, rescue missions, skiing, sailing and more!
What are some uses for neoprene gloves?
Neoprene gloves are used in all sorts of conditions, depending on the specific type of glove you are using. We will go over the types of neoprene gloves next.
Neoprene gloves can be used in cold conditions to help keep your hands warm, like when skiing and sailing! Just make sure to wear a watertight glove over them so they don’t get wet and lose their insulating quality!
They can also be used in hot conditions to protect your hands from heat while doing things like welding or cooking at a high heat level or for extra grip while working with oils or grease to reduce messes.
For any sort of work that requires dexterity, neoprene is an excellent material because it provides protection without compromising your dexterity.
Example of neoprene gloves
BPS Water Gloves
Our BPS Wetsuit Gloves are functional, durable, comfortable gloves that will protect your hands while on any water activity. Made of double-lined Neoprene with glued and stitched seams, these gloves come available in 3mm or 5mm thickness to keep you warm. Choose from our many different colors for the perfect style for you!
What are some types of neoprene gloves?
Neoprene gloves are available in many different styles for different purposes. Many types are made to be used in one specific situation, but other types are meant to be multi-purpose! We will go over the most common types below.
The first type is thermal neoprene gloves. Thermal neoprene gloves are used to keep your hands warm while working outside or while engaging in outdoor activities like skiing or sailing! They can be worn inside another glove if you want them only on your hands for extra insulation instead of covering up all the way up to your wrist, too!
Another type of neoprene glove is fishing neoprene gloves, which are meant to protect your hands from the sharp teeth of fish you are handling! They are especially good for fly fishers because they can protect you without compromising your ability to feel what you’re getting in touch with. Since neoprene gloves form an airtight seal, they can also be used for activities like scuba diving and surfing because they keep water out (so long as the glove isn’t punctured!)
There are also neoprene gloves that can be used in medical situations like patient examination or surgery where sterile conditions are required. These tend to have a “textured” surface on the palm side so that objects being held won’t slip through your hand while you’re trying to use them. There is even a type of welding glove made of neoprene so you can protect your hand while welding without cutting off blood flow.
Who would need to use neoprener gloves?
Just about anyone could use neoprene gloves at one point or another.
If you are using them in any sort of work situation, they are especially good if the environment is wet, cold or hot since they can keep your hand safely insulated or protected while not making it impossible to feel what you’re touching.
If you are doing anything with sharp materials like fishing where there’s a risk of being cut by fish teeth, having gloves on also reduces the risk of injury significantly.
If you have sensitive skin that reacts badly to latex for whatever reason, then neoprene gloves are an excellent option because they provide protection without containing latex!
How do you clean your neoperne gloves after use?
Neoprene gloves can be cleaned either by hand or with a machine. Just follow the directions on the back of your specific brand’s packaging. For instance, if you have dish washing gloves made of neoprene, they should not go in the dryer and must air dry instead.
Similarly, putting them in the washer could ruin their waterproof quality, so it is best to just hand wash them rather than risk it! If you’re using your gloves for medical purposes like surgery, then they may come packaged with special instructions for cleaning that should always be followed to ensure safety.
Neoprene gloves are a great tool for anyone whose job requires them to come into contact with objects that could injure their skin or who need protection from extreme temperatures. There are all sorts of specialized neoprene gloves depending on your purpose, and they can be washed by hand or machine as necessary. In fact, wearing neoprene gloves makes lots of work situations more efficient by protecting your hands from hot or cold surfaces without compromising your ability to feel what you’re touching! Neoprene is definitely a handy material to have around the house!