The Firm Grip Dura-Knit Work Gloves Improve Comfort
Dad taught me a lot of good life lessons, one of which is “take care of your hands and feet”. One piece of safety equipment that’s critical to Pros is quality work gloves. As a geotechnical driller, I’ve seen firsthand the difference gloves make when it comes to safety and well-being. The Firm Grip Dura-Knit gloves aim to make your work experience better through a variety of improvements.
Firm Grip Dura-Knit Work Glove Design
Right off the bat, it’s obvious there’s something very different about Firm Grip’s Dura-Knit design. The back is knit from 100% polyester—the same material found in dry-fit shirts. Between the knit construction and material, it’s no surprise to find that these are highly breathable gloves.
The downside to a knit back is that it’s more likely to catch on abrasive material such as concrete or pavers compared to leather. It’s not an issue on the palm, though.
Second Skin Fit
In general, work gloves range in fit from thin, well-fit latex gloves all the way to bulky ones that give even the smallest of tradesmen or tradeswomen gorilla hands. Firm Grips’s knit construction makes Dura-Knit gloves much more form-fitting to your hands than many of the other gloves we use.
Currently, these gloves only come in Large and Extra Large sizes. However, Mediums will be available on HomeDepot.com for purchase by August 2021.
One key factor when choosing work gloves is dexterity. If we’re working with small fasteners or delicate parts, we don’t want to fumble around or be unable to pick up small objects.
Looking again to the polyester material, it’s not only well-fit, but it’s also much more stretchy than leather gloves, giving us outstanding dexterity and feel.
I took these gloves out to our shop to give them a little test. Overall, they did well. However, since I had to wear the Large Firm Grip Dura-Knit gloves, they did shift a little. I’m sure that with the correct size glove this would not be a problem. Hopefully, they’ll issue these in Medium at some point.
Firm Grip uses some 30% fewer seams in these gloves, and that makes a difference in how long you can expect them to last. Seams are a common failure point. Getting rid of some of the ones that have to absorb the most pressure when you close your grip increases overall glove life.
As for grip, the palm is made from synthetic leather. Between that and the array of raised silicone orange triangles, the gloves provide excellent grip. It feels like those rubber lid helpers Mom used in the kitchen to help her open jars. The big difference is that the silicone-enhanced synthetic leather holds up much better!
- Touchscreen-friendly fingertip
- Additional padding on the knuckles
- Machine washable (cold wash, air dry)
- Reinforced construction around high wear points
Firm Grip Dura-Knit Work Gloves Price
Dura-Knit gloves are a Home Depot exclusive, and you can pick up a pair for $14.97 (Large or Extra-Large). There’s also a 2-pack available for $29.76.
The Bottom Line
Even the best work gloves are consumable items, but that doesn’t mean you should have to replace them every day or two. Firm Grip Dura-Knit work gloves balance fit, dexterity, comfort, grip, protection, and durability beautifully. If you’re looking for a general-purpose glove to protect your hands on a wide range of jobs, put Dura-Knit on your shortlist.
Check out more gloves on Firm Grip’s website.