More and more innovative glove materials are being used in our sports gloves to create maximal performance and protection, this is all thanks to technical fabrics, and material developments.

Innovative glove material are specially developed to be three times more durable and abrasion resistant than other common materials of gloves, new glove fabric innovations pave the way forward for glove industry.

Today, we are going to introduce you 5 innovative glove fabric:

3M

3M thinsulate

3M™ Thinsulate™ is a form of synthetic fibers, thinner in diameter than polyester fibers that make up thermal and acoustic insulation.

3M™ Thinsulate™ was first introduced in 1979 and is widely used in apparel for items such as gloves, jackets, boots and sleeping bags. Originally designed for clothing, Thinsulate™ has also been used heavily in the automotive markets for both thermal insulation and sound dampening.

Pertex

Pertex

Designed for intense mountain pursuits where weight and breathability are key, Pertex® Shield fabrics allow you to move fast and stay comfortable.

The brand was established in 1979 by Perseverance Mills Ltd., The mill was approached by Hamish Hamilton, a climber, and mountaineer, with a concept for new fabric. Hamish's original idea for Pertex was a high-density fabric, woven from multifilament synthetic yarns, with the goal of providing a wind-resistant, shell fabric capable of transporting moisture through capillary action.

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The versatile 2, 2.5 and 3-layer constructions combine lightweight face fabrics with waterproof, windproof and breathable membranes. A durable water repellent (DWR) finish applied to the face fabric sheds rain and snow, which helps to maintain breathability.

HIPORA

Hipora-How-it-works

HIPORA is a waterproof and breathable fabric, used as insert in winter, motorcycle and cycling gloves. It is developed by the Korean company Kolon Industries.

Hipora consists of a three-layer microporous silicon coating structure. Some types are impregnated with microscopic aluminum flakes to enhance heat retention characteristics.

The first layer prevents water from passing through. The pores are less than .5 μm in diameter. The second layer is a honeycomb structure that lets moisture in to let it expel through the first layer. The third layer is very dense for added protection against water. This is the layer closest to the skin.

PrimaLoft

Primaloft

PrimaLoft synthetic insulation are used in the outdoor market in outerwear, gloves, sleeping bags, and footwear.

PrimaLoft is able to retain 96% of its insulating capability when wet by maintaining its loft PrimaLoft® is a brand of patented synthetic microfiber thermal insulation material that was developed for the United States Army in the 1980s. PrimaLoft is a registered trademark of PrimaLoft, Inc., the brand's parent company.  

Wool has been relied upon for years for cold, wet weather due to its ability to insulate when wet. Down has been relied upon for cold dry areas but becomes a liability when wet. Apparently the design goal of PrimaLoft was to produce a fabric providing down-like insulation effectiveness even when wet.

GORE-TEX

goretex

Gore-Tex is a waterproof, breathable fabric membrane and registered trademark of W. L. Gore and Associates.

Invented in 1969, Gore-Tex can repel liquid water while allowing water vapor to pass through and is designed to be a lightweight, waterproof fabric for all-weather use. It is composed of stretched polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), which is more commonly known by the generic trademark Teflon.

GORE-TEX® fabrics lead the industry in providing durable waterproof, breathable protection. The GORE-TEX® membrane is completely impervious to rain, sleet and snow while allowing perspiration to pass through it from within. Tiny pores in the GORE-TEX® membrane allow perspiration to escape while preventing water from entering.

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