Youngstown Glove Company is a leader in the industry in the winter work glove category. A key differentiator of the Youngstown winter line is the waterproof technology found in our gloves. Between the rugged outer-shell of the glove and the innermost liner is a waterproof/windproof/breathable membrane designed to keep your hands warm and dry. A dry hand is a warmer hand.
Many of our winter models features 3M™ Thinsulate™ for enhanced insulation and longer lasting warmth. Thinsulate™ is made of unique ultra-thin microfibers that provide insulation with less bulk, making ideal for work gloves where dexterity is required. The Thinsulate used ranges from 80g up to 200g, depending on the style.
Our multi-technology offering will help you find the winter glove that best meets your needs and working hazards. In addition to our core line of rugged winter work gloves we offer specialty waterproof gloves with added safety benefits such as: FR and Arc Rated, Cut & Puncture Resistant and High Visibility.
In this graphic, the membrane is represented as the ‘middle layer’ and the arrows are the incoming water/rain. As you can see the outer-shell allows water and rain to pass through but the membrane prevents that water/rain from reaching the innermost liner. Since the outershell can absorb water this technology is not best for heavy rains but instead for intermittent rains and contact with wet items or snow.
Explore our full offering of waterproof winter gloves including: all purpose, camo, high visibility, cut resistant and even flame resistant.Shop all waterproof/winter gloves
There is no industry standard for temperature rating gloves. “Warmth” is subjective and varies greatly from person to person. Two different people can use the same winter glove and while one user may feel it is plenty warm the other user may find the glove to not be warm at all. Gender. Personal Metabolism. Altitude. Wind Speed. Humidity. These are all factors that alter “warmth”. The largest factory is Activity Level. An active person will raise their core body temperature and keep their extremities warmer than an inactive person. At Youngstown we make work gloves. The intent is a relative high activity level. We are seeking to strike a balance. We do our best to create winter gloves that are indeed very warm and yet they are dexterous enough to accomplish many working tasks.