Gear: Chiba Flame Fighter Fire/Extrication Glove

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Chiba Flame Fighter Fire/Extrication Glove

Chiba
Category: Turnout & Duty Gear
Subcategory: Gloves
Price: 94.99
Average Rating:
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(11 Votes)
Description:

These gloves are built using advanced material such as Antistatic Nomex, Aramid and Para-Aramid fabrics (Kevlar®) instead of natural leather fabrics as most competitive gloves in the fire industry. The benefit to you is that the Flame Fighter gloves will last 2-3 times longer than standard leather gloves and provide greater dexterity. Water and perspiration salts do not impact the pliability of the gloves and they do not get hard and stiff after exposure to these elements as leather gloves do.

Member Reviews

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    ajgimpelson, Sun, 03 Feb 2008 03:51:39 UTC.
    1st review

    They are comfortable, waterproof and, easy to work with. They do not hold up. Very expensive for what they are. I have gone through 2 pair. The stitching gave out and the coating in the palm area does not hold up. 1st pair destroyed in less than 2 months. They were definitly comfortable to wear especially since they do not hold water like leather just not worth the cost, even with the replacement policy.

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    tfd218, Sun, 24 Aug 2008 19:10:31 UTC.

    I have been using Chiba gloves for a couple of years now. Although the price is a little high, when you whink about the price of structural firefighting gloves AND extrication gloves seperately you combine the price and you might be paying the same price. These gloves do a great job of allowing you to have a safe grip on the tools. Water doesn't effect the ability to maintain a grip on tools, which is a big plus in wet conditions. I have put these gloves to the test and they have held up extrememly well. The only reason why I wouldn't give them 5 stars is the glove's high cuff may be hard to get over the turnout gear cuff. All in all I would defintely recommend these gloves to perform outstandingly!

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    fireguy38995, Sat, 25 Oct 2008 00:50:35 UTC.

    I really enjoy these gloves. they fit well, there dual purpose, and they have great dexterity. the only thing i dont like is the high cuff.

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    BigMitch, Fri, 28 Nov 2008 02:10:58 UTC.

    I Love having gloves that i can use for everything!! at first i hated the cuffs but i just started rolling them down! it works great with my turnout jacket

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    j_led2105, Fri, 05 Dec 2008 17:42:06 UTC.

    First time I used them I burnt the snot out of my hands. Went back to my Morning Pride.

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    jbeck308, Sun, 28 Dec 2008 20:35:25 UTC.

    heard bad things about them, i won't trust them

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    LeeKasten, Tue, 21 Jul 2009 01:49:53 UTC.

    They are expensive. Your hands get very cold in cold climates and there have been several guys I know that had steam burns or their hands got extremely hot working the fire.

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    rebal1oo, Mon, 10 Aug 2009 00:19:43 UTC.

    This glove is nice and thin but after getting a pair of Sleeve Mate gloves I gave them up. These gloves were harder to get on but they did not let much get into the cuff. They also dried quick.

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    Smokey405, Wed, 26 Aug 2009 16:40:33 UTC.

    Lee, What do You know about Steam Burns?? You’re a salesman for Paul Conway, of course all of your competitor gloves are bad!!
    Which one is it Steam burns or hands felt hot? You don’t know because you are a pretend firefighter that never tried any other pair of Firefighting gloves expect the Paul Conway.

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    fireman1260, Sat, 28 Aug 2010 15:27:43 UTC.

    This is an awesome glove! I love having structure and extrication all in one and the dexterity they provide is unmatched.

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    dbw123, Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:15:45 UTC.

    I've owned these for about 6 years. I have mixed opinions because they have lots of good qualities; awesome dexterity for fine task like extrication, keying your mic, SCBA tasks, plus they don't get soaked like soggy sponges, and nothing falls down your sleeves because of the long cuffs. However...they are always a pain to put on over your turnout sleeve, and worst of all..they offer very little protection from contact thermal burns from hot objects you may encounter (touch) in firefighting. I ONCE opened a very hot metal ventilation window in a State Burn Structure, and it was searingly painful, but no burns..I let go in time. Good gloves, been durable, but I've moved on..I don't want to potentially damage my hands...that could be a career changer.

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