Clean hands are crucial in the fight against COVID-19. If you must go out or go to work during this unprecedented time, a mask and gloves can go a long way in preventing the spread of the virus. Frequently touched surfaces like door handles, tables, gas pumps, shopping carts, card readers, and our very own electronic devices, are hot spots for transmission.
Whether you're protecting yourself inside or outside of your home, wearing gloves when coming in contact with high-touch surfaces can help prevent exposure to COVID-19. Gloves can also serve as a good mental stop gap in preventing you from touching your eyes, nose or mouth. According to the CDC, current evidence suggests the COVID-19 virus may remain “active” for hours to days on common surfaces where droplets can accumulate.
As we are expected to wash our hands, it’s important to routinely wash your gloves during the pandemic. COVID-19 is vulnerable to standard interventions like soap, water, bleach, UV light, and alcohol-based cleaners. So, how do you wash your gloves? Better yet, how do you wash synthetic gloves versus leather gloves, or nitrile coated knit gloves and insulated gloves? Rest assured, if you own a set of Mechanix Wear gloves, we've made washing them as easy as...
Our tried and true synthetic leather is one of our calling cards, along with our family of high-performance synthetics like Material4X, Ax-Suede, Armortex, and TrekDry. We recommend washing our synthetic gloves with household laundry detergent and warm water. Machine dry with low heat to prevent material shrinkage, or air dry your gloves to maintain long term material performance.WASHABLE WORK GLOVES
Seamless coated gloves might cause you to hesitate before throwing them in the wash but rest easy knowing they are machine wash friendly and fast drying. We recommend washing our palm coated gloves with household laundry detergent and warm water. Machine dry with low heat to prevent material shrinkage, or air dry your gloves to maintain long term material performance.WASHABLE KNIT GLOVES
Durahide performance leather is treated to be machine washable and resist water to prevent cracking or splitting like standard leather gloves. We recommend washing our Durahide leather gloves with household laundry detergent and cold water. We suggest air drying your gloves to maintain long term material performance, but you may also machine dry with low heat.WASHABLE LEATHER GLOVES
Performance insulation like 3M Thinsulate and Primaloft utilize synthetic down to trap warm air and protect your hands. We recommend washing our insulated gloves with common laundry detergent and warm water. We suggest air drying your gloves to maintain long term material performance, but you may also machine dry with low heat.WASHABLE INSULATED GLOVES
How to keep your gloves clean and effective against COVID-19.
This guidance is provided as a courtesy in the interest of promoting public health and good hygiene during these challenging times. It does not serve as any guarantee, additional warranty or promise regarding the effectiveness of such practices and the public should take all other recommended measures to protect against spread of the virus, including those guidelines set by the CDC and WHO.Visit the CDC Website