Porelle Inserts For Sports Gloves

Porelle glove inserts have been designed specifically for the demanding requirements of sports and leisure accessories.

They have been extensively used by leading manufacturers of:

  • Ski gloves
  • Snowboarding gloves
  • Cycling gloves
  • Motorbike gloves
  • Hunting gloves
  • Equestrian gloves
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Insert Technology in gloves

An insert is used in the construction of a waterproof glove, sandwiched between the outer layer and the lining. Inserts are vital to the performance of the glove, providing added levels of protection against the weather elements thus ensuring that the user's hands remain dry, warm and comfortable.

However, many inserts used in gloves are constructed with solid barriers that often have low levels of breathability. For the user this means that moisture can build up in the glove due to sweat that cannot escape. When the user is active this can result in the hands becoming clammy and, as they cool down, feeling cold and wet. 

Over time the glove can also begin to develop an odour that can transfer to the user's hands after they have been worn. This is due the presence of bacteria that eats sweat and excretes waste that produces a strong odour.

Porelle Inserts are both extremely waterproof and highly breathable. The breathability ensures that sweat can escape and does not remain trapped in the glove.

Porelle inserts are also soft and flexible so they are quiet in use. They can be fitted into a glove with ease and do not limit the tactility or dexterity of the glove design.

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Tailored Design

For gloves we can offer a range of standard insert shapes. These include children's or adults' sizes, five finger or mitten designs.

We can also tailor the shape of the insert to the 3-D design requirements of your gloves for improved fit and dexterity. 

So, for example, if you need an insert with a longer cuff because it's 2cm short for your glove design, we can modify the dimensions of the insert to fit your specified requirements.

As well as typical glove shapes we can offer more specialist shapes, such as three finger inserts for hunting gloves or gauntlet options for motorcycle gloves.

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Glove insert technology range for sports and lesiure

Two leading brands are available:

Porelle sport

The Porelle Sport insert is based on a solid hydrophilic film and is one of the most breathable barriers available for sports and leisure gloves. In testing, Porelle Sport inserts achieve breathability levels in excess of 15,000 g/m2/24hr.

Porelle dry

Porelle Dry inserts are based on a unique microporous film. Porelle Dry offers excellent breathability, but remains dry in use offering higher levels of comfort. In testing Porelle Dry inserts achieved waterproofness values in excess of 20,000 mm.


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