|Vimpex Launch Athena FX1 MAX Advanced Firefighter Glove
Vimpex, the specialist supplier of emergency services equipment for over 20 years, has launched a new advanced firefighter glove. The Athena FX1 MAX represents the latest and most modern development in firefighting gloves in recent years and uses PBI MAX - the strongest and most flexible outer shell fabric in the world.
A unique solution to firefighter hand protection, FX1 MAX gloves feature pre-curved fingers and hand shape offering unmatched dexterity and fit whilst delivering extremely high levels of protection against radiant and contact heat, mechanical protection and cut / abrasion resistance. Thanks to their construction from PBI MAX, which has three times the filament rip stopping power of other fabrics, FX1 MAX offers the firefighter an ideal replacement to leather gloves. They also avoid the stretching associated with leather as well as the danger of rapid shrinkage in high heat.
Finger tips, inner fingers and palm areas are protected with high strength silicone coated Kevlar® reinforcement to further enhance the FX1 MAX performance during firefighting. Another significant advantage of the FX1 MAX glove is the fact that it can be laundered along with the rest of the turnout gear.