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4 Oct 16

Ergodyne Releases Redesigned ProFlex® Dorsal Impact-Reducing Series Gloves

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ProFlex DIR Gloves

St. Paul, Minn. (October 5, 2016) – Ergodyne unveiled today its updated and refreshed ProFlex® Dorsal Impact-Reducing (DIR) Series Gloves. Included are four models that boast patent-pending protection schemes, as well as technology enhancements to improve grip, increase cut protection and provide additional warmth in cold weather applications. The updated ProFlex® models include:

In addition to these four DIR Series models, the ProFlex® 760 Impact-Reducing Utility Gloves have also been added to Ergodyne’s Trades Series as a part of this launch. Each DIR Series model features molded rubber armor and a technical segmented foam protection scheme to minimize the effects of pinches, impacts and crushing or bruising blows without losing dexterity. Reflectivity, a hi-vis color scheme for signaling and hand safety awareness, and a reinforced thumb and index finger wear area come standard on most models.

“We’ve long been at the forefront of new technology DIR gloves,” said Andy Olson, associate product director, Ergodyne. “These next-generation work gloves represent a huge step forward in the quest to combat impact-related hand injuries in the world’s toughest applications.” In addition to superior back-of- hand impact protection, enhancements can also be found throughout the series with a focus on improved performance, including:

  • Abrasion-resistant Tena-Grip palm reinforcements for superior gripping power and durability while still maintaining softness and flexibility. (924; 760 Trades)
  • Abrasion-resistant non-slip gripping dot palms on hi-vis AX Suede. (925F(x); 925CR)
  • Full Armortex®-backed palms for enhanced cut, slash and puncture protection. (925CR)
  • Two-layer AX Suede-reinforced palm with wet gripping material that stays flexible in cold temps. (925WP)
  • Dual-zone 3M Thinsulate insulation and a waterproof insert membrane. (925WP)

Full details can be found in the key features below and on the product series page.

As with our redesigned Trades Series, enhanced features are indicated through a convenient color-coding system designed into each model. Orange indicates standard protection; red signals enhanced cut protection; and blue stands for thermal cold weather protection. This makes it easier for distribution to group gloves by function during display, for safety managers to identify the gloves being worn with what function and for wearers to distinguish gloves by feature across the full Ergodyne multi-series lineup.

“On the heels of the ProFlex® Trades update, the stakes and protection level have been raised with these new DIR Series options,” said Tom Votel, president and CEO, Ergodyne. “From a complete overhaul of the tried-and- true 925F(x) glove to the addition of an Impact-Reducing Trades option, our commitment to heavy-duty hand protection has never been stronger.”

These work gloves are ideal for workers in oil & gas, heavy construction, mining and more. For more information or to purchase any of our Tenacious Work Gear®, email or call 800-225-8238 // (651) 642-9889.

Key Features


  • TPR deflects knuckle-busting impacts and scrapes
  • Padded palm with Tena-Grip reinforcement
  • Tena-Grip-reinforced fingertips and thumb saddle


  • Full finger TPR + flexible foam knuckle padding
  • Padded palm with Tena-Grip reinforcement
  • Hi-vis fingertips and reinforced thumb saddle


  • Full TPR armor + technical foam for max protection
  • Hi-Vis AX Suede + non-slip dot gripping palm
  • Armortex®-reinforced thumb saddle and index finger


  • Armortex®-backed palm for enhanced cut protection
  • Full TPR armor + technical foam for max protection
  • Hi-Vis AX Suede + non-slip dot gripping palm
  • ANSI/ASTM Cut A3


  • Dual-zone 3M Thinsulate Insulation
  • Waterproof/windproof breathable membrane insert
  • Full TPR armor + technical foam for max protection

About Ergodyne

Since 1983, Ergodyne has pioneered the development of products that Make The Workplace A Betterplace. What started with just one product has grown into a line of top flight, battle-tested, Tenacious Work Gear®; all precision crafted to provide protection, promote prevention and manage the elements for workers on jobsites the world over. The current lineup is extensive and constantly growing: ProFlex® Hand Protection, ProFlex® Knee Pads, ProFlex® Supports, Skullerz® Head Protection, Skullerz® Eye Protection, Trex™ Footwear Accessories, Chill-Its® Cooling Products, N-Ferno® Warming Products, GloWear® Hi-Vis Apparel, Squids® Lanyards, Arsenal® Gear and Tool Storage and SHAX® Portable Work Shelters.