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SealSkinz launches new waterproof range of protective wear for emergency services market

Published on 24 November 2009


SealSkinz has introduced its revolutionary waterproof technology
Waterproof socks, gloves and hats, especially manufactured for emergency service markets

The new range of waterproof socks, gloves and hats to be unveiled at the Emergency Services Show 2009.

Leading outdoor accessories manufacturer SealSkinz will introduce its revolutionary waterproof technology to the industrial, emergency service and corporate clothing markets, with the launch of the new SealSkinz Duty range of socks, gloves and hats.

Sold under the tagline 'Protection in the Elements' the range has been created to cater for ever wetter and colder UK winters. Each product is specially designed to offer the ultimate in waterproof, breathable, windproof and hard-wearing protection. They are ideal for anyone working outdoors keeping them warm, dry and comfortable at all times, especially people in industrial, emergency services, security, utility, council, airport, postal, and corporate markets.

The majority of products are made with unique SealSkinz patented technology, which works via a seamless three-layer construction - an outer, a waterproof highly breathable membrane, plus an inner lining. Three types of glove have been CE and EN approved, undergoing SATRA testing  to prove resistance to:

  • Water penetration, micro-organisms and blood borne pathogens
  • Water vapour permeability
  • Abrasion, cuts, tears and punctures
  • Petrol, oil and lubricants
  • Burning heat, contact heat, convective heat and radiant heat

Andrew Dahl, managing director of SealSkinz, said: "Many existing socks, gloves and hats are notoriously low tech, uncomfortable and offer no protection against wet and cold conditions.


SealSkinz introduces waterproof technology to the industrial, emergency service and corporate clothing markets

"We discovered that outdoor workforces were buying existing SealSkinz products on the high street - and launched the Duty range to specifically cater for the great demand from industrial, emergency services and corporate organisations. The Duty range was under development for 18 months, receiving feedback from organisations such as the MOD. Our CE and EN accreditations prove they will protect the wearer - plus offer warmth, dryness and comfort at all times. Their ground-breaking design and technology will make a huge difference for outdoor personnel, protecting them from the weather and helping them to focus on the job in hand."

The SealSkinz Duty range comprises 17 products - suitable for a variety of outdoor working conditions. It includes the Utility Glove, Heavy Duty Utility Glove, Flame Retardant Utility Glove, Thermal Liner Glove, Heavy Duty Cold Weather Glove, All Weather Padded Glove, Utility Cycle Glove, Ladies Utility Cycle Glove, All Purpose Glove, Thermal Riding Glove, Outdoor Cold Weather Glove, Lightweight Sock, Boot Sock, Thermal Liner Sock, Cold Weather Hat, Waterproof Beanie Hat and Under Headwear Cap.

Flagship products in the range are:

  • Utility Glove: Close fitting and dexterous, this glove incorporates Merino wool for exceptional wicking and thermal performance. Grip dots on the palm provide excellent gripping power in the wet. The Utility Glove is available in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL and in colours black, olive green and high visibility yellow.
  • Heavy Duty Utility Glove: A rugged Kevlar outer provides an unbeatable combination of strength and durability together with all the waterproofing and hardiness associated with SealSkinz patented gloves. The gloves utilise a COOLMAX inner for maximum dexterity. The Heavy Duty Utility Glove is available in sizes S, M, L and XL in the colour grey.
  • Flame Retardant (FR) Utility Glove: This glove offers the mechanical properties of the Heavy Duty Utility Glove together with protection against contact, convective and radiant heat and excellent flame retardant properties to EN407 Level 4. A Merino wool inner provides extra comfort and wicks moisture away from the skin. The FR Utility Glove is available in S, M, L and XL in the colour grey.
  • Lightweight Sock: The Lightweight sock uses SealSkinz patented technology, a highly breathable membrane and a Merino wool lining. It is close fitting, waterproof, breathable and extremely comfortable. The socks are ideal to wear with shoes and trainers to optimise comfort and aridity. The socks are available in sizes S, M, L, and XL in the colour black.
  • Boot Sock: Developed specifically for wearing with boots in more arduous conditions, the Boot Sock has a thick, padded loop piled layer of Merino wool for the toes, sole, heel and achillies area to give extra protection, comfort and support. The extended length provides additional protection and insulation over the boot and up the calf. The Boot sock is available in sizes S, M, L and XL in the colour black.

The SealSkinz Duty range is currently being supplied to the MOD, police forces, fire brigades, search & rescue teams, the building and maintenance trade, plus council and corporate organisations throughout the UK and the rest of the world.

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