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A Better Nitrile Glove For Car Mechanics

For the past few decades I’ve been buying nitrile gloves when I’m working on the messier jobs for not just my vehicles, but also jobs around the house. I’ve always purchased the cheapest, including those at the local “freight” store. That all stopped when I recently ran out and picked up these Grease Bully Nitrile Gloves. I was a bit skeptical at first because they are made for mechanics. How different could they truly be?

As it turns out, quite a bit. I bought the box of 100, in size XL (they’re available in medium, large, XL, and even 2XL). The price is competitive with many other brands at $13 for 100 (you can also buy in a case of 1,000 which drives the cost-per-glove down considerably).

My biggest pet peeve with cheap nitrile gloves is that they break easily, especially at the fingertips. When working on cars, there are always lots of sharp metal fasteners and parts that will easily rip those cheap ones. These claim to be 50% stronger than standard gloves, and once you put these on you will feel the extra thickness. The fingers are also textured (see photos, below, of my hand and fingers in these gloves).

They fit great, and unlike the cheap ones, as long as my hands don’t get too sweaty, I’m able to take them off and put them back on. I’ve never been able to do that with the cheepos. For this guy, I won’t be buying anything else in the future. In fact, I may spring for the case of 1,000 so I don’t ever run out.

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Chris Duke
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