Robust yet dexterous hand protection from heat, flame, viruses and bacteria found in blood and body fluids, as well as contaminants, for structural firefighters.


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    Hands can come in contact with pathogens found in blood and other body fluids in an emergency. GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® membranes offer exceptional penetration protection.

    The breathability of GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® glove inserts is essential for reducing heat stress and allowing the gloves to dry out quickly.

    The membrane works like a filter so that 99% of harmful particulates cannot penetrate the gloves.

    GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® membranes are durably waterproof as well as penetration-resistant to NFPA common chemicals. And, they remained intact and fully waterproof at 500°F for at least five minutes.

    Improved finger flexibility, better feel, and better fit result in superior tactility. This makes it easier to keep gloves on while getting the job done, improving safety.

    Crucial heat and flame protection for the hands that retains its properties, even after exposure to fire and heavy use.

    The ideal hand protection for firefighters

    Gloves with GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® inserts offer heat and flame protection, which is of course crucial for firefighting situations, as well as preventing penetration of viruses and bacteria found in blood and body fluids. Additionally, the gloves are penetration resistant to liquid chemicals commonly found at an accident scene or fireground. 

    Wearing the right protective gloves, as a structural firefighter, is undoubtedly just as crucial as wearing the right protective garments and footwear. 

    Protective gloves with GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® glove inserts offer an ideal solution in hand protection without sacrificing the flexibility, dexterity and tactility essential in emergencies. 

    GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® membranes are durably waterproof and breathable – even after contamination and heat exposure. The wearer’s hands remain protected and comfortably dry. 

    Protective gloves won't protect if they need to be removed to get the job done. GORE-TEX CROSSTECH® glove inserts combine maximum flexibility with maximum protection, so wearers don't have to compromise safety, dexterity, or comfort while hard at work. 


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    The technology has been developed with real-work situations in mind, so that hard-working professionals in challenging environments can stay protected, and simply focus on their important work.

    NFPA 1971: 
    Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting 

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