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Firegeezer is collaborating with TheFireStore to have
firefighters in the field test and review products found in their catalogue
and then publishing the reviews here and in TheFireStore's
own fine blog, On Scene, which is posted several times each week
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This week we are reviewing the Honeywell Kangaroo Leather Super Glove. The gloves were tested by members of the Haledon Fire Department in Haledon, New Jersey, and are reviewed by Firefighter/EMT Rick Genberg. Their experience and comments on the gloves are included here:
Honeywell Kangaroo Leather Super Glove
I was asked to try Honeywell’s kangaroo leather Super Glove, product code GL-SGKCG at The Fire Store.
I was intrigued by the fact the glove is made of Kangaroo leather. When I received the glove I realized that I already had been using the same glove for several years without knowing it and I absolutely LOVE this glove.
So I passed the gloves around my fire company and several people tried them out for a week at a time. Here are some observations:
* The kangaroo leather gloves have almost no break in time and regain form quickly after being wet and wrung out. They have none of the stiffness traditional leather gloves have after getting wet and drying.
* The fit around the finger webbing and the flexibility in the thumb were particularly appreciated. The overall flexibility allowed for easier use of fingers and better dexterity over traditional gloves.
* As many of us now have the wristlet style cuff on our turnout coats the Super Gloves with their short cuff are a better fit than the normal leather gloves with the long cuff.
* Picking up small tools or connecting hose couplings were much easier using these gloves.
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My own observations having used this style gloves for several years is that its durability is the same or better than cowhide leather gloves. In my mind the best quality of the glove is that it never loses the soft, broken-in feeling despite hard use. I don’t plan on ever using any other type of interior firefighting glove again. I whole-heartedly recommend this glove to any firefighter looking for gloves.
………. Rick Genberg, Haledon Fire Co. 1.
Also trying out these gloves were Captain Tom Bakker Jr. and 2LT Alex Maletto of Haledon Fire Co. 1
For more information and construction details on the Kangaroo Leather Super Glove and to order from TheFireStore, CLICK HERE to go to their catalogue page.
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Haledon Fire Department WEBSITE.
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