Choosing the Right Window Cleaning Gloves for Winter
Winter is coming.
As window cleaners begin to get prepared for the colder months, the orders for gloves are beginning to role in.
There are really two primary things to keep in mind when selecting winter gloves: temperature and flexibility. In the cold weather, it’s imperative to keep your hands protected from both the elements and the water so that they are warm and dry enough for you to work safely and efficiently. However, you've also got to be able to move your hands and control your tools.
Most winter gloves are made from Neoprene , a synthetic polymer resembling rubber that is often used to make wet suits, and that is resistant to oil, heat, and weathering. It's also commonly used in many weather-resistant products, including gloves for window cleaning. Neoprene stays flexible in colder temps, which allows for a better range of movement.
Here are some of our customers' favorite winter gloves:
Glacier Glove Ice Bay Gloves, Item #56-157
- Glacier Glove Ice Bay Gloves feature Waterproof 2MM Neoprene with a fleece lining for added warmth and comfort.
- This popular all-purpose design glove features Sharkskin texture that provides unmatched gripping power.
- 100% Waterproof, 2MM Fleece Lined Neoprene
- Seamless Palm Design, Blind Stiched & Glued
Some gloves – like these from Unger -- offer curved fingers to reduce fatigue. They also come with Velcro wrist straps to keep cold air and water from getting inside the glove. Having a non-slip textured palm also helps with controlling tools while cleaning.
Neoprene exterior plus interior foam insulation keeps hands warm when wet. Gloves have a textured palm for a non-slip grip. Latex free.
The Unger Neoprene Gloves are made with a neoprene exterior and a foam insulation layer against your skin to keep you warm and dry. They make for fantastic winter window cleaning Gloves.