HOW TO USE GLOVE LINERS
What's a glove liner, anyway? Glove liners are thin work gloves that are usually worn inside other mitts or gloves to provide an extra layer of protection, absorb sweat and increase warmth.
When you're shopping for work gloves, it's easy to overlook glove liners or use them incorrectly. But we've got a few tips to help you decide if glove liners are right for your work environment and choose a glove liner that gives you the best performance.
When Should I Wear Glove Liners?
Glove liners can be worn in many working conditions – indoors or outdoors, mild temps or subzero conditions. Wear them alone as thin work gloves when temps are moderate and dexterity is a priority. Wear them under your insulated gloves for even more warmth in frigid temps. If you're doing a specific kind of job, you might prefer a glove liner with special features like the ones described below.
Moisture-Wicking Glove Liners
Moisture-wicking glove liners are frequently used inside of another glove to pull moisture away from the hand. Sweat is the enemy of keeping warm, so you want to move moisture away from your hand as quickly as possible.
Liners Add Warmth to Grip-Coated Gloves
Certain jobs require gloves with grips or dot coatings, but those gloves are usually not insulated, leaving you with cold, numb hands. Wearing a glove liner under thin grip-coated work gloves gives you warmth without losing the grip benefits of the coated gloves.
Glove Liners Help with Touchscreens
Glove liners that have specialized fingertips make it easier to use touchscreen devices without having to take off your gloves. Wear your glove liner under a fingerless glove or convertible mitt to maintain your warmth when you're using touchscreen devices.
Glove Liners Add Comfort
Some jobs, like food processing and pressure washing, require waterproof rubber gloves. Those gloves can feel sweaty and uncomfortable on a long shift. Adding a glove liner will help wick away moisture, add a little cushion for your hands, and make the outer glove feel more comfortable.
How Do I Get the Right Fit?
Your glove liner should provide a snug, but not tight, fit across the back of your hand and your palm. Refer to our size guide and remember to measure across the widest part of your hand to choose the right fit.
Is There Any Time I Shouldn’t Use a Glove Liner?
Glove liners should not be used alone in heavy work situations where there's a risk of abrasion or impact, as they'll wear out faster and they can't protect your hands on their own. In those conditions, look for leather work gloves or impact protection gloves that you can wear alone or with your liners.
Take a Look at Liners
Shop our collection of knit wool, cotton and acrylic glove liners to find the thin work glove that best suits your needs. If you need help selecting a glove liner, contact our friendly Customer Service team.