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Heated gloves designed to survive the job site

Don Horne   

We know the last thing you want to do is think about cold weather on this hot hot day, but Milwaukee Tool is already gearing up. In fact, we’re launching our first ever heated accessory – USB Rechargeable Heated Gloves! This fall Milwaukee Tool will launch the first heated gloves designed to survive the job site and outlast the elements – the new USB Rechargeable Heated Gloves. Powered by rechargeable REDLITHIUM battery technology, the new gloves heat on-demand, providing up to six hours of run-time. Built to be worn both on and off the jobsite, the gloves are also designed with features to improve overall dexterity and mobility.

“At Milwaukee we understand that trade professionals are expected to work in some very tough conditions, cold weather being one of the most inclement. This is why we’ve been leading the industry in heated job site work gear ever since the introduction of our M12 Heated Gear in 2010, and we’re now introducing our first ever heated accessory,” said Kaue Cavalcante, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Our new USB Rechargeable Heated Gloves are a first for the industry, offering high-performance in trade applications and providing an improved experience when compared to the heated glove offerings used in other industries as well.”

Powered by REDLITHIUM USB, these gloves feature three heat settings (Low, Medium, High) and fully heat up in just 2.5 minutes. Users will experience up to six hours of continuous run-time, with heat extending to the fingers and back of the hands.

Existing heated glove offerings and job site winter gloves lack the durability to stand up to the harsh conditions of the job site, which is why Milwaukee® constructed the USB Rechargeable Heated Gloves with GRIDIRON Ripstop Polyester, making them three times more durable against tearing and abrasion. This lightweight polyester also makes them 25 per cent lighter for maximum mobility, as well as wind and water resistant. For extra dexterity and durability, the palms and fingers are 100 per cent leather. An extended cuff also works to keep debris, water, and snow out of the glove and easily pulls over jacket sleeves.

As touchscreen smartphones and tablets have become more prevalent on job sites, the need for tech-compatible gloves is an absolute must. To address this issue, these new gloves also include SMARTSWIPE on the index fingers which permits the use of touch screen devices without removing gloves.


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