WARNING: Youngstown’s Leather Protectors do NOT protect against shock or voltage.
Leather Protectors, worn over rubber insulating gloves, have seen little design change since their OSHA-mandated use that started in the 1950’s. Most producers of leather protectors use the same working glove pattern invented in the 1870’s. Youngstown’s Leather Protectors have taken an entirely new approach by creating an ergonomic glove pattern that fits perfectly over rubber insulating gloves while staying within the parameters of ASTM F696. This innovative design provides greater fit, dexterity and comfort, and eliminates the problems caused by ill-fitting protectors. We produce these gloves with premium grade grain leather. The High Voltage models use a thick, tacky and flexible cow grain upper. Our Low Voltage Protectors feature a thin, tacky and flexible goat grain leather. We combine the materials into our ergonomic 3D pattern, precision sewed with meticulous care and attention to detail by our best glove craftsmen. The finished product is a leather protector of unmatched quality, fit and performance.
Youngstown Glove has spent 15+ years refining our ergonomic, 3D glove patterns to create work gloves that form-fit to your hand for superior dexterity and comfort while also lasting a long time in the field. It is challenging to strike the right balance between durability and comfort. We study wear points and analyze customer feedback to constantly refine our patterns to achieve higher and higher levels of in-field performance.