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Glove Categorisation

  1. Fashion Gloves

    Category 1 GlovesFashion Glove is usually a knitted style wool or more often, Acrylic glove that kind of looks like your socks if that makes sense. Almost certainly not a tech friendly structure so no smart phone use is almost assured.
  2. Liner Gloves

    Category 2 GlovesIt's a single layer fabric made from Wool, Acrylic or a Poly derived fibre or a combination of two fibres and are either a knitted item or a cut & sewn construction. Usually two piece glove consisting of the palm and back sewn together with a seam running all around the hand and fingers so you will have "edges" at the finger tips and between the fingers that may also have a light silicone palm.
  3. Liner Plus

    Category 3 GlovesA Liner PLUS glove we see as being ostensibly the same core construction as a pure Liner Glove, but with some additional features.  Most often made of a Poly derived fabric and sometimes Merino Wool, brands tend to take their Liner Glove as the base design and perhaps add a "sticky" palm print of silicone that helps the wearer pick things up, hold a ball or a cup with greater security for example.  They may also have independent finger gussets to create better finger pockets and may include a longer wrist cuff as well as some reflective detailing for low light running as these are also popular with runners.  This level of glove is very popular with footballers too as they are light enough to be worn during a game and if it has a silicone printed palm, they can take throw ins easily enough.
  4. Active Form Fitted

    Category 4 GlovesOstensibly, this is usually a "Hybrid" Liner glove.  Most often constructed using a Poly derived fibre the Form Fitted gloves are the most popular all round use gloves for sport but are too thick for use as a Liner Glove making them gloves in their own right.  Form Fitted means they are as closely shaped to the hand as is possible. They are usually a multi-layered cut & sew design with a palm and back plus finger gussets.  Additionally, the brands may change the fabric on the thumb and forefinger to a kind of towelling effect fabric that is useful for wiping sweat and other nasty drips from the face and nose area....we're sure you get the drift! Almost always with a printed silicone palm and reflective detailing, the Active Form Fitted glove us probably the most popular glove category with sports people because they fill so many roles but expect to pay more as these are considered as Warmer in most cases due to fabric density plus they have a lot more technical features
  5. Dual Layer Fitted Glove

    Category 5 GlovesYou will usually find these gloves having two layers of fabric and sometimes three.  Brands will usually take their raw Liner Glove design then maybe add a protective wind resistant layer to the back of the glove and even possibly a thin rain resistant Nylon layer over that depending on the glove's primary purpose.On the palm, it may have a silicone print but often the palm will have another thinner patchwork of higher grip fabric either all over the palm of strategically placed over certain areas and may also carry silicone printing too. Reflective detail is nearly always present here and these are usually very popular with cyclists because they are more resistant on the back of the hand to wind and rain which is a God send on the bike.  They are almost always Storm Treated for rain resistance as well which the Active Form Fitted options are not always. But importantly these are STILL Form Fitted.  The brands try to make this classification of glove as low-impact as possible so they can be used for all manner of sports from running, cycling, football and hiking as well.
  6. Full Glove

    Category 6 GlovesA Full Glove is a glove that is designed for a very specific purpose such as Ski/Board, Climbing or as a Leisure piece.  This type of glove you can usually wear a Liner Glove with as well and many people do, especially Skiers where it's perfect to have a Ski glove then take it off and still have some protection against the extreme elements. Unlikely to be worn for sports such as Football or Running as they are usually way too heavy.  But Ski Gloves can and usually do, fall into this category.
  7. Heavy Duty

    Category 7 GlovesRarely ever on our radar to be fair as this level of glove is highly specialist and not usually required across the sports and outdoor business sector.  But these are probably the pinnacle of the glove world and full of tech and multiple layers.  These are very often bespoke gloves for a very specific function. 

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