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Let’s pretend for a minute that you are Hobart. You make fine welding equipment as well as some great safety gear-like gloves. For years you’ve watched other companies take multi-purpose gloves and make a killing. What do you do? Well, Hobart decided to enter the ring themselves with the mantra “more is more.” They’re now rocking three new sets of gloves including multi-use (Mechanics gloves). This is the newest multi-pack of Hobart gloves for around $23.

The pack contains two pairs of Welding Gloves and one pair of the Work/Multi-Use gloves. We don’t know much about them yet, but as soon as we can get a set in the shop we’ll start the torture testing all gloves seem to get around here. We’re excited to see how they hold up against other work gloves like Mechanix.

They’re also coming out with a new set of heavier welding gloves that feature flame-retardant cotton fleece and canvas duck cuffs; plus they’re sewn using Kevlar thread. We’ve had a few pair of Hobart welding gloves in the shop for years — they’re Chuck’s favorite — so we’re stoked to get our hands on these as well.

The Value Pack retails for $22.99, which breaks down to a little over $7.50 per pair. Hobart says the packs are shipping very soon, so you will be seeing them on the racks at the local farm/ranch or hardware store in the very near future. If nothing else it’s another solid alternative to cheap no-name gloves.

Hobart Welding [Website]

 

5 Responses to Preview: Hobart Puts The Gloves On

  1. Shopmonger says:

    I have to say i am very interested! Especially at this price point. I love gloves, but i hate the price tag, one pair last me about 2-3 months in the shop….maybe and that is being easy on them. I don’t mind rough hands, but sometimes you just want to grab that old piece of steal to wail on it with a gloved hand to reduce shock and vibration. At this price point i would use my gloves more often…

    Shopmonger

  2. Jerry says:

    Nice in the picture. Nice in the pricing. But, are they really high quality? Did Hobart really have an involvement in the design and making? Or—-was it another case of a well-known company, with a good name, selling their name for a few extra dollars in the coffers? This is too often the case. It happens with all sorts of products from tools to food. Does anyone really believe Emeril actually creates, tastes and approves all those supermarket products that have his name and image on them? No so sure I believe it at all. What is made by the thousands of bottles cannot equal what he tosses into that single frying pan or stock pot.

  3. Cameron Watt says:

    Do any suppliers sell individual gloves?

    When you do a lot of welding, you’ll notice that the glove that holds the stinger lasts a LOT longer than the other one. A right handed welder will end up having to replace their left glove more often and over time end up with a surplus of right handed gloves. You can save the boss a bit of money if there’s a left-handed welder to swap half of your surplus gloves with.

    I don’t have a problem with co-manufacturing arrangements like this probably is. Let the glove experts make the gloves! If you’ve ever sub contract work then you’re a co-manufacturing advocate without even knowing it.

  4. Jim says:

    @Cameron Watt

    One place that does sell individual gloves for some of its offerings is Lee Valley. Unfortunatley, they do not carry welding gloves.

    Jim

  5. Smith says:

    I love gloves, but i hate the price tag, one pair last me about 2-3 months in the shop….maybe and that is being easy on them. I don’t mind rough A right handed welder will end up having to replace their left glove more often and over time end up with a surplus of right handed gloves.
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    Smith

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