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Why dry gloves are in blue color?

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by magicfx, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. magicfx

    magicfx Angel Fish

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    Is any good reasons to make dry gloves for rec/tec diving use in blue color?
    Easier to spot contaminated area?
    I checked the drysuit manual but the textbook didn't explain the detail about dry gloves.
     
  2. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

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  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Loggerhead Turtle

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    As shown above, you can get dry diving gloves in colours other than blue. The red ones above were introduced by one manufacturer in response to a request for a brighter colour. I've seen posts here too arguing for the use of inexpensive Marigold gloves, which presumably come in yellow and other hues.

    Blue does seem to be the dominant colour of all those now ubiquitous disposable gloves, however. I had to wear a pair at the dentist's recently...
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  4. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    To my knowledge there are no glove specifically made for the dry diving industry, they are co-opted from products for other industries such as chemical handling. The reason the predominant color of dry gloves are blue is because that is the predominant color used by manufacturers of gloves for the industries the gloves were designed for...why they chose blue? Perhaps the common Showa/Atlas gloves were blue was a branding decision, who knows. One can find blue, orange, green, black, and I am sure a host of other colors if one searches enough (or pays enough for a custom color run).

    -Z
     
  5. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Most of my dry gloves are orange. Within the showa line the blue ones are triple PVC dipped while the orange ones are double dipped. They also make green, red, and black but they have different textures which arent popular for diving.

    The marigold system (pull on rings) uses latex dishwashing gloves with come in a rainbow of colors
     
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  6. JimBlay

    JimBlay Divin' Papaw ScubaBoard Supporter

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    As others have said above I've seen and used orange, blue, and black. They aren't all blue. No meaning to the color whatsoever. As @Zef said these gloves aren't made for diving. Showa is one large manufacturer of gloves for MANY uses. We have just co-opted them to use them for drysuit diving.

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    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    I use Showa 3415 and 3416, Black also have 660ESD which are black but the xl is smaller and don’t fit with thicker liners.

    I don’t like the blue gloves but for no other reason than the color on my hands for some reason:wink:
     
  9. divad

    divad ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    I have some bright red ones......but blue is my favorite color.
     
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    jborg Lurker ScubaBoard Sponsor

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