Tillman’s Insulation Guide

Insulated gloves help protect the hand from either the cold or direct and/or radiant heat.

Understanding the type of insulation is necessary to provide the right level of protection depends on the type of welding or foundry work being done, the level of heat you’ll be exposed to, and the level of comfort you desire. Below is an insulation guide on the various types of insulation Tillman® offers.

Cotton / Foam

Lightweight and very effective. Cotton foam insulation creates a barrier of air in between the leather and your hand for protection from heat.

Includes products: 495, 650, 750, 850, 855, 875, 1015, 1018, 1018-18, 1018W, 1020, 1075, 1080, 1105W, 1150, 1155, 1204, 1205, 1252, 1260, 1270.

Wool
Wool

Wool is lightweight and fibrous. The wool fibers contain air, which insulates from both heat and cold and creates a barrier of air in between the leather and your hand for protection from heat.

Includes products: 820, 822, 945, 970, 975, 980, 980VG, 985, 985VG, 990, 991, 992, 993, 995, 1265, 1266.

Cotton

A thinner material with moderate heat protection that is generally used with a stick glove that has a thicker leather to assist with insulation or heat protection. Cotton does not have bulk so it allows for better dexterity.

Includes products: 1000, 1001, 1005, 1010, 1050, 1050-18, 1050-23, 1100, 1200, 1203.

Fleece

A little thicker than cotton and provides moderate heat protection. Does not have bulk so it allows for better dexterity.

Includes products: 48, 49, 50, 52, 55.

DuPontKevlar®, DuPont™ Nomex®, and Para-Aramid

These linings are extremely strong and primarily used for added cut resistance to gloves. These linings also provide some protection against the heat.

Includes products: 820, 822, 945, 970, 975, 980, 980VG, 985, 985VG, 990, 991, 992, 993, 995, 1265, 1266.

Tillman’s Winter Gloves Insulation

Combat the Cold.

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A breathable and moisture-resistant insulator. The fibers of Thinsulate™ are more effective at trapping air and keeping hands warm while allowing moisture to escape. The colder the temperature, the higher gram insulation the user will want.

However, the higher the gram, the less flexibility they will have.

40-Gram: For cool conditions or high activity levels.
1414CW, 1468, 1469, 1485, 1486, 1495

100-Gram: For colder conditions or lighter activity levels.
865, 1403, 1419, 1565, 1567, 1590, 1592

Acrylic Shell
Acrylic Shell

Light weight synthetic with minimal warmth that absorbs moisture.

Includes products: 1772, 1773, 1774, 1775.

Cold Block™
Cold Block™

Tillman’s own insulation innovation. It consists of a poly/cotton blend that keeps hands warm.

Includes products: 1568, 1573, 1581, 1584, 1586.

Polar Fleece

Soft napped insulating fabric made from polyester with moderate warmth.

Includes products: 1581, 1584, 1586.

Pile
Pile

Thicker heavyweight synthetic wool material.

Includes products: 1450.

Cotton Foam
Cotton / Foam

Lightweight, economical option. Provides warmth and it will absorb moisture.

Includes products: 1578.

Fleece

Perhaps the most common, is a lightweight option that is warmer than cotton/foam linings and still less bulky than some insulations.

Includes products: 1404, 1412, 1425, 1438.

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