Results of Comparative Evaluation of Protective Gloves for Law Enforcement and Corrections Applications

Pathogen-Resistance Test Results

Manufacturer Model Pathogen Resistance Dexterity Puncture Propagation
Tear Resistance
Carriage Weight
(kg)
Tear Length
(avg, mm)
Resistance
(avg, lbf.)
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17120 Pass High N/A N/A N/A
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17130 Pass High N/A N/A N/A
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17510 Pass High N/A N/A N/A
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17320 Pass High N/A N/A N/A
HIGH FIVE L902 Pass High 0.1134 >110 1.40
HIGH FIVE L972 Pass High 0.1134 >110 1.40
HIGH FIVE N803 Pass High 0.2268 >110 2.81
Microflex Diamond Grip Plus Pass High 0.1134 >110 1.40
Microflex NeoPro ER Pass High 0.1134 60.05 2.44
Microflex Safegrip Pass High 0.1134 70.65 2.11
Microflex Synetron Pass High 0.2268 >110 2.81
Microflex UltraOne Pass High 0.1134 59.6 2.51
Microflex UltraOne Plus Pass High 0.2268 >110 2.67
SAFESKIN NITRILE (Synthetic Material) Pass High 0.1134 40.35 3.40
SAFESKIN NITRILE (Synthetic Co-Polymer) Pass High 0.1134 73.6 2.10
SAFESKIN PFE Pass High 0.1134 >110 1.40
SAFESKIN PFE-XTRA Pass High 0.1134 >110 1.40
SAFESKIN Satin Plus Pass High 0.1134 >110 1.40
Multi-level gloves:
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17100 Pass High N/A N/A N/A
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17110 Pass High N/A N/A N/A
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17110 PH2 Fail High N/A N/A N/A
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17300 Pass High N/A N/A N/A
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17300 PH2 Fail High N/A N/A N/A
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17620 Pass High N/A N/A N/A
Franklin Sports, Inc. 17620 PH2 Fail High N/A N/A N/A
Hatch Corporation BG800 Pass High N/A N/A N/A
Hatch Corporation NS430L Pass High 0.2268 67.2 5.8
International Security
Protection AS
SL-002 (with Kevlar) Fail [a] High N/A N/A N/A
Samco Gloves Multiprotective Frisk Fail [a] Moderate N/A N/A N/A
Spieth & Wensky (Dist. by Masley Enterprises, Inc. BGS-2000 Fail [a] High N/A N/A N/A

[a] = Due to the construction of these gloves, they were subjected to a preliminary test by partially filling the inside of the glove with water. Seepage developed in the seam areas of the fingers of all these models. Consequently, pathogen tests were conducted on only two gloves from each model.

Tear Resistance: Higher tear resistance is more desirable, with higher carriage weights.

N/A: Not Applicable