Ansell's ActivArmr series gloves are designed with specific trades in mind. The company's hvac gloves have Kevlar woven into the fabric to prevent cuts from sharp sheet metal. Instead of being flat, the gloves are shaped to conform to the natural contours of the hand. A Velcro tab at the wrist keeps them on, and foam nitrile palms make for better gripping. Other models have been tailored to the needs of electricians, laborers, carpenters, and plumbers.
¦ Price: $18. 800-326-6529. www.ansellconstruction.com.