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Impact Gloves

Impact Glove Features

High-Density Cut-Resistant Base Layer

Many Cestus impact gloves are fortified with an invisible high-density base layer that provides protection from cut and puncture injuries. Undetectable to the wearer, this tough base layer offers superior overall protection without adding unnecessary bulk or stiffness.

Supple Goatskin Leather Outer

A uniquely flexible yet durable material, many of our impact resistant gloves are made with goatskin leather to provide superior ease of movement without sacrificing the quality of protection.

CestusAero™ Ventilated Protection

Many of our impact gloves are designed with this exclusive technology, offering ventilated impact protection to maximize glove breathability. If your work requires you to complete tasks involving heat or small spaces, the ventilated impact protection our gloves offer is essential for comfort and performance. CestusAero™ also reduces the weight of the gloves.

Flexible Thermoplastic Rubber Shields

Our impact resistant gloves include flexible thermoplastic rubber (TPR) shields to add tough impact resistance and protection from scrapes. These shields are lightweight and strategically placed to defend your hands from injury while preserving dexterity.

Convenient Rancher Cuffs

You shouldn’t have to sacrifice ease of use to achieve high-quality, reliable impact protection. All Cestus impact resistant gloves are designed to be easy to put on and take off. Many have a classic ranch-cuff design to ensure you can easily transition from high-impact tasks like jackhammering or drilling to low- or no-impact tasks.

Impact Glove FAQs

1. What are impact resistant gloves?

Impact resistant gloves protect against injuries. They defend your hands from being pinched, cut, or crushed. Depending on the materials used, some impact gloves also protect against wrist injury and the development of conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

2. How does impact protection work?

Impact protection is designed to dissipate impact energy, cushioning the hands and preventing injuries to the muscles, skin, and bones of the hands. Ideally, impact protection is built into high-impact gloves without impeding ease of use or dexterity. This is done by layering flexible, high-density materials such as thermoplastic rubber and synthetic or natural leather.

3. What is metacarpal protection?

Simply put, metacarpal protection is synonymous with hand protection. In human anatomy, the metacarpus refers to the bones located between the carpal bones of the wrist and the phalanges of the fingers. All impact resistant gloves should offer high-quality metacarpal protection.

4. When are impact gloves needed?

If you work in a high-impact environment or engage in any tasks that put your hands at risk of crush injuries or scrapes, you should protect yourself with impact resistant gloves. 

Industries that often call for impact resistant gloves include:

  • Mining
  • Forestry
  • Drilling
  • Metalworking
  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Bricklaying
  • Roofing
  • Carpentry

It’s important to note that, even if your work doesn’t necessitate impact gloves, you should still wear gloves to protect your hands from injury if you engage in high-impact tasks outside of work.

5. Why are impact gloves important?

You need your hands to do your work. It’s essential that you’re able to perform every task safely and effectively. Impact injuries are among the most common hand-related workplace hazards. Wearing high-quality impact resistant gloves is the easiest and most reliable way to protect your hands. Neglecting to wear essential protective gear is simply not worth the risk.