Nomex gloves are special gloves that are constructed of synthetic fibers; the fabric itself is a flame and heat resistant material that is also anti-static.These gloves are worn by aviators of military as well as civilian crews for protection against fire, heat, smoke and chemical injuries, if come in contact with.These gloves come with both short and elongated cuffs, which provide added protection to the forearm.These gloves can offer a flash protection of up to 800° F (427° C) and you find them in colors such as Black, Olive Drab and Tan.
I’ve found several web sites that sell nomex gloves.By doing a web site search through your favorite search engine, you will be able to find several satisfying results.In my search, I’ve found that these gloves vary in price range from about $20 to $80 and up new and you can even find them used, for under $10.
I’ve seen that some of these web sites offer free shipping and handling, to save you money, when purchasing nomex gloves.If you’d prefer to shop at a local specialty store, such an army/navy store as opposed to online, searching your local newspaper classified section and local telephone books can be very useful; you may also want to check out local used and close-out stores. Another way to save you money is to inquire about certain specials and discounts. Ask about special discounts for “bulk” orders.I’ve found that many suppliers do, in fact offer these types of such specials.
The nomex gloves are manufactured and sold in the U.S. and are constructed according to U.S. military specification, which are what all flight crews use.You may be able to find them foreign made via the internet, but rest assured that they will most likely be more expensive when foreign ordered due to the foreign currency exchange.Shopping around, can very much benefit you, as well, to find the EXACT gloves that you will need.
Whether you are purchasing nomex gloves online or at a local store, some things that you’ll want to make sure of are: the condition of the gloves.Make sure that if you purchase the gloves used that they are in good condition.Remember that the whole purpose of these gloves is to provide the wearer of them the maximum protection against injury; if they aren’t serving their purpose as they SHOULD, then not only will you be wasting money, but WORSE, you could suffer very severe injuries in the event of coming into contact with fire, extreme heat or hazardous chemicals, such as avgas (the fuel that is used in aircrafts).Also, make sure that the gloves are going to be the right size, fitting snuggly, because if they are too loose, then injury could still occur; either a chemical could drip into the glove, a flame could shoot up into the glove cuff, or the gloves could slip and injury due to the flame, chemical or heat could occur.