Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mechanix FR Gloves

Carbon X Level 5 Gloves
Here is a great Flame Resistance test put out by Mechanix for their Carbon X Level 5 gloves. This is an ARC Flash with temperatures ranging up to 35,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Mechanix combines fire resistant Carbon-X, Genuine Kevlar, and Leather to acquire the ultimate FR rating.

The CGX Level 5 Glove is a two layer system while even more comprehensive coverage is provided with their Level 10 gloves that adds a third layer of protection. The key focus for these gloves are for sports racing teams, but the protective properties have inherent  protection for military personnel across the globe, which has not been lost on operators that utilize Mechanix products.

This video shows their FR gloves vs. those without any flame resistant properties. Hate to spoil things in advance, but the Hamburger Helper guy doesn't make it.