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Choosing the right glove

The Right Hide for the Right Job

At Wells Lamont, we choose our leather carefully. All work glove leather isn’t the same, and neither are all jobs. We’ve put together a quick primer illustrating the characteristics that define leather types and how they’re best used. We want to make sure your hands are always covered with the right materials for the job.

  • Cowhide COWHIDE

    GRAIN COWHIDE

    • Most commonly used of the grain leathers
    • Commercially raised
    • Good abrasion resistance

    SPLIT COWHIDE

    • Most used, cost effective and versatile of work glove leathers
    • High fiber density equates to high abrasion resistance and strength
  • Deerskin DEERSKIN

    GRAIN DEERSKIN

    • Naturally soft and flexible
    • Not commercially raised
    • Highest cost of glove leathers
    • Moderate abrasion resistance

    SPLIT DEERSKIN

    • Most flexible of all work glove leathers
    • Not commercially raised
    • Poor abrasion resistance
    • Ideal for insulated gloves
  • Pigskin PIGSKIN

    PIGSKIN

    • Economical grain leather choice
    • Higher abrasion, puncture and water resistance than other leather
  • Goatskin GOATSKIN

    GOATSKIN

    • Dense fiber structure that retains good strength for a thinner leather
    • Good tensile strength
    • Perfect for medium duty jobs