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01/25/2010

Safariland’s HATCH® Brand Introduces A Fire Resistant Mechanic’s Glove for the Toughest Jobs

JACKSONVILLE, Florida Safariland™, a BAE Systems line of business, introduces its durable Fire-Resistant Mechanic’s Glove with Nomex®.  These feature-laden gloves are designed to protect the hands during the toughest jobs, provide a superior grip when using heavy tools, and also offer fire resistant capabilities.  The palms are made of goatskin, known for its natural fire-resistance capability, and the backs of the hands feature DuPont Nomex® fabric for excellent heat and flash protection.  Nomex® protects against flame and will not combust up to 800°F (427°C).

The Hatch Fire-Resistant Mechanic’s Gloves have reinforced fingertips with Toughtek™ grip patches and abrasion-resistant heel pads in the palm for extra protection during torquing motions.  Ergonomically designed for comfort in a bulky glove, this model features foam reinforcements in the finger and knuckle areas.  The backs also provide ergonomic comfort with split foam for protection of the hands.  With a double-layered reinforced leather cradle, this model offers excellent protection over the entire hand, while ensuring the dexterity necessary to get the job done.

The Hatch HMG100FR Fire-Resistant Mechanic’s Glove features an elasticized wrist with hook and loop closure and is currently available in black in sizes S-XXL. MSRP is $46.00.  Also offered are Sage Green (HMG150FR), Foliage (HMG200FR) and Coyote (HMG250FR) also at $46.00.  These additional colors are expected to be available at the end of March 2010.

Safariland, LLC is a premier provider of law enforcement and security products and services, delivering a full-range of customer-specific solutions.  Offering many of the world’s most recognizable branded products in the public safety market, Safariland is committed to saving lives.

For more information about Safariland, please visit www.safariland.com/protectivegear.
  

About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is the premier global defense, security and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. With approximately 105,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded £18.5 billion (US $34.4 billion) in 2008.


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