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Pro-Tech 8 Wildland Firefighting Glove, NFPA

$38.95
SKU: W-PROTECH-WFG//Mixed Availability

Details

Pro-Tech 8’s Wildland Firefighting Glove provides enhanced dexterity, grip, heat resistance, and comfort during structural firefighting activities.

The Wildland Firefighting Glove is designed to withstand the effects of flame, heat, vapor, hazardous liquids, sharp objects, and related hazards during structural firefighting operations. The extremely flexible and comfortable glove reduces hand fatigue during long missions. The full grain cowhide suede leather outer layer resists cracking, peeling, stiffening, and water damage and provides maximum grip and dexterity when wet.

The modacrylic inner liner sewn in at each fingertip provides better thermal protection, comfort, and moisture wicking capabilities. The reinforced palm and thumb enhance durability and grip, while the independently cut and sewn finger sidewalls enable maximum dexterity and flexibility. Certified to NFPA 1977-Current Edition, Pro-Tech 8’s Wildland Firefighting Glove is great not only for structural firefighting but also for welding and metalwork applications.

 
  • Leather and modacrylic components can withstand the effects of flame, heat, vapor, hazardous liquids, sharp objects, and related hazards during structural firefighting
  • Extremely flexible and comfortable glove reduces hand fatigue during long missions and remains soft and flexible after use and washing
  • Full grain cowhide suede leather outer layer resists cracking, peeling, stiffening, and water damage and provides maximum grip and dexterity when wet
  • Modacrylic inner liner is sewn in at each fingertip for better thermal protection, comfort, and moisture wicking capabilities
  • Reinforced palm and thumb enhance durability and grip
  • Independently cut and sewn finger sidewalls enable maximum dexterity and flexibility
  • Debris blocker elastic cuff model extends the glove body for superior protection at the vulnerable glove-sleeve interface
  • Glove is certified to NFPA 1977-Current Edition
  • Glove is great for use in welding and metalwork applications

Materials and Layering

  • Outer Layer: Full grain cowhide suede leather
  • Inner Liner: Moisture wicking modacrylic
  • 100% Kevlar high burst thread is used throughout the gloves

Fit Guide

Size Hand Length Hand Circumference 
 X-Small 165-175 mm | 6.40-6.79" 165-205 mm | 6.40-7.97"
 Small 175-185 mm | 6.79-7.19" 175-205 mm | 6.79-8.37"
 Medium 185-195 mm | 7.19-7.58" 185-225 mm | 7.19-8.76"
 Large 195-205 mm | 7.58-7.97" 195-235 mm | 7.58-9.15"
 X-large 205-215mm | 7.97-8.37" 205-245 mm | 7.97-9.55"

* Hand length is measured from the tip of the middle finger to the wrist crease.
** Hand circumference is measured around the main knuckle.

Good fit but thick

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These are a bit thick, I would prefer something thinner. Although the waterproof barrier is a great idea.

Meets NFPA 1977

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These gloves are designed to meet NFPA 1977. That is why they are thick and heavy. As long as you understand that, they are a good glove. I think you will find that most firefighters will put these gloves in their gear bag and use the thinner leather drivers that can be picked up at the local hardware store.

Superior Protection at a Cost

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Understand the product. This is designed to meet NFPA specification. The glove is above and beyond the traditional protection of thin ""normal"" wildland gloves. If you are purchasing these gloves for hard use, in less than ideal conditions, handling things meant more for a tool than a glove; this is the glove you want. So far 2 wildland seasons and many calls. These gloves have great dexterity for their construction. The gloves are comfortable, easy to donn/doff, cover more than just your hands and a little wrist. If you pick up burning chunks and just generally put your gloves through hell in a wildland season; get these gloves. If you don't stick with the basic ""driver's"" or those lousy FS gloves. Also do yourself a favor if you get these gloves, buy a glove strap and keep them aired out instead of stuffed in a pocket. They keep alot better that way, even though they are exposed to the elements more than a pair in a pocket.

These gloves are great! Top notch!

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I use the gloves for bonfires.

Not an ideal wildland glove.

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These gloves are too thick to be good wild land gloves. I received them in the mail and immediately wasn't sure if they would work well for my job. I gave them the benefit of the doubt and wore them on a couple trainings and hikes. They are way too thick for extended periods of time wearing them. They don't let your hands breathe and just hold them so close that your hands just soak in sweat. They are almost better suited as a structural glove. Maybe if someone worked for a city or local government FD and occasionally went on small IA fires, then they might be ok but definitely not for 95-110 degree days where I'm hiking all day and lighting fire and digging line.

Good but...

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Nice at first but they do get crispy like most leather gloves after getting wet.

Did the job we needed them to

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We bought these to use as firing gloves for our maple syrup operation; we are literally sticking our hands in the fire about every 7 minutes to add wood. We need a glove that can handle both the heat, and handling rough fire wood. Other gloves we have bought in the past have shrunk in the heat, not had enough protection, or quickly worn through. There are three of us using these gloves, they are pretty easy for all of us to get on & off, and so far have held up really well. One of our users complained about the backs of his hands getting hot, but the other two had no complaints - we told him to work faster. We are hoping to get a few seasons of use out of these, instead of one or less like we have gotten with other gloves we have tried.

I always have a 2nd set ready

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A salesman showed me these & said they are EXTRICATION & Fire , I`ve been using these for years , I have told all NEW guys that say "" GLOVES DON`T FIT / try mine & go to FIRE STORE . Been in for 39 yrs. gotta help the new guys . They dry FAST after a worker . I have a brand NEW set still in the pack at home in my closet . BEST I`ve ever had !

Q&A's:

"how should measure my hand to determine size?"

I'll email you a Pro-Tech sizing chart.

"I am getting into stick/MIG welding. Is this a good heat resistant/flexible glove to wear while welding at least 2-3 hours 2x a week"

These gloves are rated for firefighting and wildland firefighting. Unfortunately, these gloves have not been tested for welding operations.