It was a simple question from SHERRILLtree's CEO, Tripp Wyckoff, that got their gloves underway. “Why can’t we make a really good pair of gloves, that won’t wear through for a while?” It seems so obvious, but up until now, it’s been pretty well-known that tree workers burn through gloves, and that’s just how it goes. The better feeling gloves seem to wear out quicker, whereas the tougher gloves give you the dexterity of an oven mitt.
So, SHERRILLtree turned to some glove experts, and showed them exactly how
gloves in the tree industry get used and abused; what workers like and
dislike. After a bit of testing and revisions, they got what wanted: A
tough pair of gloves that are extremely comfortable.
The base palm is made with a very flexible goat leather, with
reinforced patches strategically placed in wear-spots. All of the
leather is pre-curved prior to sewing, which makes the gloves feel
already broken in the first time you put them on. There are two versions
of the glove. This one with real cow leather, and one with Schoeller® synthetic leather. Both types of leather will hold up to the daily beatings dished out to gloves.
The backs of the gloves use an air-mesh for breathability, to
keep your hands cool while working. The Airprene wrist cuff has an
adjustable Velcro closure tab, and a carabiner grommet for clipping your
gloves to your harness or storage bag.
“Why can’t we make a really good pair of gloves, that won’t wear through for a while?” SHERRILLtree just did.
Palm is made with a very flexible cow leather, with reinforced patches strategically placed in wear-spots.
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