C40? C100? G150? Is more Thinsulate® better? We’ve met extensively with 3M to come up with standards around what Thinsulate levels to use in what temperatures, but too many variables create complexity that makes a definitive answer impossible. The answers are as complex as the operations being performed.
While there are no official or technical absolutes, our experience of outfitting companies around the world with thermal gloves does give us some insight. While you don’t want to underestimate the level of protection, having too much protection can also have negative results. Here are some guidelines:
Finally, when considering Thinsulate® levels, realize that if a glove manufacturer compresses the Thinsulate to reduce bulk, it also reduces the thermal qualities! Make sure you're using a glove company you trust.
HexArmor® always encourages testing of PPE prior to adoption. Make sure you have the right amount of thermal protection by talking to one of our safety specialists.
Learn even more about our gloves by checking out our cold weather catalog.