HydraHyde® is our patent pending specially tanned leather that is both water resistant and breathable.
And that’s good because?
Standard glove leathers absorb water and perspiration. When they do, they get hot and uncomfortable. When they dry out, they get stiff and boardy, never to regain their original natural feel. And who wants that!
Wells Lamont HydraHyde® leather
- Stays Drier
- Stays Softer
- Breathes Better
This means improved comfort and wear over the life of the leather!
Does it really work?
We’ve tested it through the BLC or British Leather Centre, world-renowned institute for leather research and testing. So for the technical stuff note:
BSEN 420.2003 Sec. 4.2 Water Penetration / Water Resistance Test – We passed with a maximum level 4 water resistance rating.
BSEN 420.2003 Sec 5.3 Water Vapor Transmission / Breathability Test – We passed this one too exceeding minimum requirements by over 200%.
So, how do we use it?
Well, we could have used it by developing extra fancy work gloves with lot’s of extra costs, but we didn’t. Instead, we took our tried and true work glove designs, added a few tweaks, and swapped out that old water absorbing leather with our new HydraHyde® leather.
What we get then is a good trusty work glove that is: