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Insulated Coated Gloves
Insulated Coated Gloves

West Chester offers a wide variety of insulated gloves.  From the light insulation of flannel to the heavy insulation of 100 Gram Thinsulate™, there is a glove to fit your job application in most environments. Every pair of insulated gloves has a full lining.  That makes every insulated glove in this product line a glove within a glove.

There is a science behind warmth known as the clo unit.
Clo Defined
The clo unit is defined as the amount of clothing required by a resting subject to be comfortable at a room temperature of 70°F (21°C).

Normal Clo Values
Nude person clo = 0.0
Typical business suit clo = 1.0

Effect of Activity Level
The insulation required by an individual to maintain comfort is markedly affected by activity level.

Staying Warm
Thermal comfort is achieved by balancing three factors:
    • Rate of heat production by your body 
    • Insulation value of your clothing (clo) 
    • Environmental temperature

Thinsulate™ Insulation:
This lining will offer about 1 1/2 times the warmth of down and nearly twice the warmth of high loft fiberfill insulation. It is thin, highly efficient insulation.  Thinsulate™ is breathable, moisture-resistant, and both machine washable and dry-cleanable, depending on the shell.  It’s performance holds up with repeated machine washings or dry-cleanings.  Tests have shown, in fact, that Thinsulate™ insulation's average "clo" remains relatively unchanged even after repeated cleanings

What Makes Thinsulate™ So Effective?
 It’s all in the fibers. Insulations work in two ways: First by trapping air. The more air trapped, the more efficient the insulation. Second, by reflecting back the body’s radiant heat.  The unique Thinsulate™ micro fibers are 10x smaller than fibers of other synthetic insulations. It is more efficient at trapping air and more effective at keeping you warm and comfortable. Because of the size of the small fibers more fibers can be packed into the same space providing less bulk.
40 gram Thinsulate™ Insulation: 
    •For  cool conditions or for high activity levels when the wearer generates a lot of body heat through activity.

100 gram Thinsulate™ Insulation: 
    • Recommended for very cold conditions 
    • Or for light activity levels where wearer generates/builds little body heat through activity

The fibers of Thinsulate™ insulation are fine, making them ideal for trapping and insulating air to reflect back the body’s radiant heat.


The fibers in 6-denier polyester are much thicker and not nearly as efficient at trapping air or reflecting back body heat

Flannel Lining:
    • Soft light woolen fabric
    • Used when light warmth is necessary (40-50 degree temperatures)

Pile Lining:
    • Soft polyester blend blanket that traps warm air
    • Does not absorb moisture and retains its loft without matting