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These Vibration Dampening, Shock Dissipating Work Gloves Will Leave a Big Impact

Finally, new blooms have arrived signaling another growing season. Landscaping and gardening can be very rewarding but they are strenuous activities and filled with hazards such as poison ivy, wasps, bees, snakes and more.

If you are a passionate gardener, you most likely own serious tools that make the job easier and safer. No serious gardener would be complete without a good pair of work gloves, a shovel, a wheel barrel, kneeling pad and perhaps a gas powered cultivator.

Gas powered cultivators feature sharp steel tines designed to chew up and break apart harden soil. Rototillers enable individuals to enlarge or expand beds faster and easier but there’s a minor drawback to using them.

Cultivators are very powerful and require good hand and arm strength to control. Similar to a jack hammer, they bounce up and along the surface and require operators to rock the unit through the soil surfaces to be effective. These repetitive motions and vibrations will stress the muscles and joints leaving the hands numb and tingly, the wrists achy sore. If it’s a large job, you can expect the stress effects to linger on the wrists and hands for some time afterwards!

Specialized Hand Protection

There are two gloves that we recommend when you’re working the soil. From IMPACTO®, these specialized industrial work gloves are constructed with padded palms featuring Visco-Elastic Polymers (VEPs) designed to dissipate shock and vibrations making them perfect for demanding tasks such as digging, shoveling, wheel barreling and especially cultivation!

It’s About the Padded Palms

VEPs are solids that mimic the behavior of liquids, which allows dissipation of shock waves better than any other material. VEP absorbs shock waves in all directions at once, reforming to its original shape at a rate that is slow enough to not exert outward pressure, but fast enough to regain its original shape before the next shock. In laboratory tests, VEP has proven its ability to absorb up to 500% morST8610 Impacto® Half Finger Mesh Anti-Impact Glovese shock than foam of the same thickness.

Protect Against Repetitive Strain

1. The +IMPACTO® ST8610 Mesh Anti-Impact Open Finger Glove is referred to as a Carpal Tunnel Glove. It has a unique patented channel over the carpal tunnel designed to keep pressure off the median nerve to alleviate symptoms of repetitive injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome caused by repetitive use and vibrating tools such as rivet guns, impact tools, air actuated tools and wheelchairs.

  • Half finger styling ensures tactile feedback and allows for full use of tools, mobile devices and more  
  • Precision-cut VEP padding in palms
  • Nylon mesh backs for ventilation-perfect for warm weather
  • Fingers have gussets for comfort
  • Reinforced stitching for strength
  • Hook and loop wrist closure
  • Durable black cowhide leather palms

Prevent Over Flexion & Extension

704-20 Impacto® Wrist Support Work Gloves2. The +IMPACTO® 704-20 Anti-Impact Open Finger Glove features a Wrist Support to prevent over flexion and over extension to help prevent RSI. They are popular hand protection from hand tools, power tools in applications including construction, assembly, manufacturing, maintenance and warehousing. 

  • Half finger styling ensures tactile feedback and allows for full use of tools, mobile devices and more 
  • Detachable grain leather wrist support minimizes extension and over flexion of the wrist to prevent RSI such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Tendinitis
  • VEP padding in the palm and thumb web area
  • Nylon Lycra material provides breathability and comfort


Prevention is critical to the wellbeing of your staff so don’t wait until the symptoms appear. If you haven’t already tried these specialized industrial safety products, what are you waiting for? Injury prevention is just a click away - all you need to do is tap the link and …

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The Impacto® line of industrial products include the anti-vibration air gloves, anti-impact absorbing gloves, wrist supports for prevention of repetitive strain injuries (RSI), a wide range of protective knee pads, body pads and cushions, neck supports, air belt lumbar supports, metatarsal protectors, anti-fatigue and puncture-resistant insoles, steel and composite toe cap overshoes, industrial ice traction devices for footwear and overshoes. These custom ergonomic products can help prevent cumulative trauma and repetitive strain injuries such as Hand-arm vibration (HVAS), tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome.