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  • ProTech 8 Structure/Extrication gloves

    Anybody currently using these. Sales rep had a pair with him the other day and a few of us tried these things on. They are just like extrication gloves but NFPA certified for structural use. They are priced at around $50.

  • #2
    if you do a search there are already a few threads on them..but yeah i use them and they're great IMO

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    • #3
      Bought a pair after seeing them down in Baltimore...Pretty good gloves...Used them on 2 fires and they worked pretty well. Couple of the guys at my firehouse went a bought them too and they love em...
      Andrew
      Firefighter/EMT
      New Jersey

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      • #4
        EngineerEMTP:

        Check out the Fireground Tactics Section, there is a thread regarding structural fire gloves and these gloves are discussed by several people. I have a pair and so far I really like the dexterity and how lightweight they are.

        Winter has officially begun here in Illinois (we received 15" on Friday), so I am curious to see how they perform in winter ops, but I should have some feedback shortly.

        Good luck and if you need more info, refer to www.techtradellc.com or www.IllinoisFireStore.com.

        Stay safe!

        rfd599
        www.IllinoisFireStore.com

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        • #5
          Thanks for the replies. It will be interesting to see how bearable they will be in the colder weather.

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          • #6
            I bought mine yesterday, cruised into Mid-Town to get them. They are amazingly light and the dexterity is WOW! Its hard to believe that Ive been using the fire commander gloves for so long, these are really awesome.

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            • #7
              Got mine a couple weeks ago. They're great, so far. I was/am worried about the durability of the fabric parts, but I've fought three structure fires and a car fire in them with no damage. They were put to the test Tuesday night when my partner and I were briefly trapped by a third floor collapse and I had to pull several burning rafters out by hand, then crawl under the rest of them. I felt no more heat than with any all-leather glove and the Pro-Techs still look good.

              My favorite thing about them is the quick drying time. Gotta hate wet soggy gloves on a cold night.

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              • #8
                I love mine! I've had 'em a month or so and they've seen several fires.

                Best gloves I've ever had.




                Kevin
                Fire Lieutenant/E.M.T.
                IAFF Local 2339
                K of C 4th Degree
                "LEATHER FOREVER"
                Member I.A.C.O.J.
                http://www.tfdfire.com/
                "Fir na tine"

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bacfire
                  Got mine a couple weeks ago. They're great, so far. I was/am worried about the durability of the fabric parts, but I've fought three structure fires and a car fire in them with no damage. They were put to the test Tuesday night when my partner and I were briefly trapped by a third floor collapse and I had to pull several burning rafters out by hand, then crawl under the rest of them. I felt no more heat than with any all-leather glove and the Pro-Techs still look good.

                  My favorite thing about them is the quick drying time. Gotta hate wet soggy gloves on a cold night.

                  Glad to hear that they performed and youre OK!

                  Stay Safe

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jonnyirons2
                    Glad to hear that they performed and youre OK!

                    Stay Safe

                    Thanks. That's the first time I've ever really considered myself in immediate peril. Don't care to do it on a regular basis, but it's nice to have a good war story for FF survival classes

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                    • #11
                      I just got a pair of the ProTech 8 gloves, but I haven't had the opportunity to use them yet. I still have the trusty old leather gloves on the glovekeeper... old habits die hard, I guess.

                      What I liked about the Protech 8's is the fact that they come in various sizes and, pardon the pun, "fit like a glove"!
                      ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
                      Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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                      • #12
                        Shrinkage/Sizing

                        I tried on a buddy's pair and they fit VERY nicely. I like my gloves snug. My fingertips were right to the ends of the glove, but not cramped. I thought my buddy had told me this brand tends to run a little small, though I could be mistaken. My hand size is normally awkwardly between a medium and large. So I bought a size Large. These definitely don't fit quite as snug -- about 1cm of space off the end of my middle finger.

                        Do any of you know if these gloves will shrink that 1cm over time (with wetness/heat, etc) ? Or should I trade them in for a Medium pair?

                        Thanks so much

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by emtffcheese
                          I tried on a buddy's pair and they fit VERY nicely. I like my gloves snug. My fingertips were right to the ends of the glove, but not cramped. I thought my buddy had told me this brand tends to run a little small, though I could be mistaken. My hand size is normally awkwardly between a medium and large. So I bought a size Large. These definitely don't fit quite as snug -- about 1cm of space off the end of my middle finger.

                          Do any of you know if these gloves will shrink that 1cm over time (with wetness/heat, etc) ? Or should I trade them in for a Medium pair?

                          Thanks so much
                          Don't be talking "shrinkage"!

                          I deal with that problem enough already!
                          Fire Lieutenant/E.M.T.
                          IAFF Local 2339
                          K of C 4th Degree
                          "LEATHER FOREVER"
                          Member I.A.C.O.J.
                          http://www.tfdfire.com/
                          "Fir na tine"

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                          • #14
                            Follow-up

                            Originally posted by emtffcheese View Post
                            I tried on a buddy's pair and they fit VERY nicely. I like my gloves snug. My fingertips were right to the ends of the glove, but not cramped. I thought my buddy had told me this brand tends to run a little small, though I could be mistaken. My hand size is normally awkwardly between a medium and large. So I bought a size Large. These definitely don't fit quite as snug -- about 1cm of space off the end of my middle finger.

                            Do any of you know if these gloves will shrink that 1cm over time (with wetness/heat, etc) ? Or should I trade them in for a Medium pair?

                            Thanks so much
                            OK, "NO SHRINKAGE"

                            At least that's what TechTrade (makers of Pro-Tech 8 Gloves) told me. The gloves won't shrink. Long story short, I now have the medium gloves and they fit perfectly: fingertips right up to the ends of the glove but not cramped.

                            Moral of the story:
                            If any of your fingers have ~1cm gap from your fingertip to the fingertip of the glove, then go to the next size down.

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                            • #15
                              I used mine for the first time on a real fire this weekend and loved them. No issues with protection and it was great having the extra dexterity. I still need to see how they hold up over time though. I'll also be curious how they do during winter when they get wet.

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