Why Our Fabrics?
GORE® CROSSTECH® glove inserts are engineered to provide maximum flexibility with maximum protection.
Gloves need to be durable enough to withstand abrasive surfaces, broken glass, and other things that might cut, puncture, or tear the glove. Gloves with GORE® CROSSTECH® inserts offer a high level of protection, breathability, and liquid penetration resistance while providing the dexterity you need to do your job the best.
Durable Protection from Liquids
When responding to a call, you face an increased risk of exposure to blood and body fluids. It’s important, then, to make sure that your gloves protect you from these hazards. GORE® CROSSTECH® glove inserts protect you from water, blood, body fluids, and common chemicals for the life-cycle of the glove.
Dexterity for Greater Functionality
The fully-bonded, form-fitting 3D construction of GORE® CROSSTECH® glove inserts with film technology result in a thinner glove with greater flexibility, less bulk in the palm, and excellent dexterity — all without sacrificing durability
Faster drying time
Although you need to be protected from heat, you also need heat to be able to escape from your body. If this does not occur, you run the risk of heat stress and heat exhaustion. While breathability is not an NFPA requirement for gloves, it does allow gloves to dry out quickly, which can increase your comfort and reduce odor.
Maintain Performance Over Time
Your gloves take a lot of heat. It’s important that all components of gloves used in high-heat situations are able to withstand high temperatures. After exposure to 500°F, most competitive polyurethane barriers melt, crack, and stick to the liner and are no longer waterproof. However, gloves made with GORE® CROSSTECH® inserts exceed NFPA guidelines, remaining intact and fully waterproof at 500°F for at least five minutes.
The Gore Advantage
Having gloves that withstand the conditions in which you work depends on the quality of the fabrics’ construction and the manufacturing process of the gloves. For 35 years, W. L. Gore & Associates has been a pioneer in developing high-performance barrier fabrics for first responder and military applications. At Gore, we work closely with our licensed manufacturers during initial glove design, rigorous laboratory testing, and final product performance — all to ensure that you can be confident your gloves do what we say they will do.
Warning: No products, including garments, footwear, and gloves, protect completely, even when new; their protective performance will decline with wear, tear, abrasion, and other damage associated with use.