HexArmor Hercules 3180 Bite Master Dog Bite Gloves


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  • Price is per pair
  • Protects against dog bite penetration
  • Silicone palm coating provides better grip
  • All over hand and wrist gauntlet protection
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HexArmor Hercules R8E 3180 Needle Stick Resistant GlovesHexArmor Hercules R8E 3180 Needle Stick Resistant Gloves

Brand:  HexArmor
Glove Type:  Reusable
Level of Cut Resistance:  5

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HexArmor Hercules 3180 Bite Master Dog Bite Gloves

The HexArmor Hercules 3180 Bite Master Dog Bite Gloves make it easier than ever to handle dogs and reduce the risk of being harmed by dog bites. The three layers of protective fabric provide optimal protection against dog bites, and feature the highest possible cut resistance rating. It's three layers are offset from each other, making it harder to anything sharp to penetrate it. Please note that a single pair of gloves are supplied via this listing.

Recognised by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums as being a 'best practice' product for animal handling, the HexArmor Hercules 3180 Bite Master Dog Bite Gloves are used by several vets across the country to protect against dog bites.

As well as being extremely resistant against dog bites the HexArmor Hercules 3180 Cut Resistant Gloves are incredibly abrasion resistant and also feature optimal grip. The special silicone coating on the palm means that they deliver a fantastic level of grip and control, making them a great option for holding dogs.

The Hercules 3180 Gloves have blade cut protective zones on the front, back and sides and sides of fingers, giving a fully cut resistant glove solution, not to mention the extended cuff to protect wrists.

HexArmor branded gloves made by Polyco offer the highest quality products and are one of the leaders in safety glove technology and innovation. Their quality control is of the highest standard, products being subject to some of the most rigorous quality assurance regimes in the glove industry.

Applications of the HexArmor Hercules 3180 Bite Master Gloves

The HexArmor Hercules 3180 Gloves can be used with a wide variety of breeds of dog, offering versatile protection against dog bites. However, while it will protect against the penetration of teeth, the HexArmor Hercules 3180 Gloves do not protect against the crushing pressure some breeds of dog can apply with their bite. Please note that you should always use due diligence before deciding whether HexArmor Hercules 3180 Gloves are right for you.

The HexArmor Hercules 3180 Bite Master Dog Bite Gloves can also be used to protect against:

  • Cat bites
  • Snake bites
  • Tiger and Cheetah cubs
  • Lizards

The HexArmor Hercules 3180 Bite Master Dog Bite Gloves are used in a number of professional institutions, including:

  • London Zoo, UK
  • Artis Zoo, Holland
  • Rotterdam Zoo, Holland
  • Chester Zoo, UK
  • Amneville Zoo, France
  • Thoiry Zoo, France
  • Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust / Jersey Zoo
  • West Midlands Safari Park, UK (Health & Safety protocol)
  • Bristol Zoo Gardens, UK
  • Marwell Zoo, UK
  • Paignton Zoo, UK
  • LSTM Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
  • Bangor University, UK    
  • Zoološki vrt Grada Zagreba, Croatia
  • Faunia, Madrid, Spain
  • Zoological and Botanical Garden of the Plzen Town, Czech Republic
  • Reptile Village Zoo, Ireland
  • Universeum Gothenburg, Sweden      
  • TerraZoo Buro, Rheinberg, Germany
  • Tierpark Hagenbeck, Germany 
  • Filaretic, Germany     
  • Asbl Crusoe, Belgium
  • Sealife (48 centres worldwide)
  • University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy, Kosice, Slovakia             
  • Singapore Zoo and Wildlife Reserves Singapore, Malaysia

Main Features of the HexArmor Hercules 3180 Bite Master Dog Bite Gloves

The Materials 

The HexArmor Hercules 3180 Bite Master Dog Bite Gloves high level of protection against dog bites is achieved by specific layering of 'SuperFabric' branded material which is a breathable, durable and lightweight fabric. Each layer of SuperFabric is reinforced with an overlay of tiny armour plates which makes it strong yet also flexible. By design, the Hercules 3180 is comfortable and provides high level of grip and high level of dexterity. 


The gloves boast a specialised silicon gripping surface on the palm for optimum grip capabilities. This makes them better for the close handling of dogs, providing you with more dexterity than other dog-handling gloves, specifically the PPE that is designed to protect against the crushing power of a dog's jaw.


The HexArmor Hercules 3180 Bite Master Dog Bite Gloves are EN388 Certified, scoring a 4502 in testing. See below for a breakdown of this testing.

Hazard Resistance Rating
Abrasion Resistance 4
Cut Resistance 5
Tear Resistance 0
Puncture Resistance 2

The HexArmor Hercules 3180 are highly needle stick resistant and have the benefit of being a single glove solution with no need to wear an inner or outer layer (unless desired). Protection zones against cut, abrasion and punctures feature on the whole of the glove and gauntlet wrist protection. These gloves have not only been tested to EN388 mechanical standards, but have also been tested for needle stick resistance with a 25 gauge hypodermic needle, ensuring their protection against sharps.

Conditions - The HexArmor Hercules 3180 Gloves are suitable for use in either indoor or outdoor working environments. Suitable for cold weather in wet or dry conditions, in either dirty of clean use.

Care Instructions

Before being used the HexArmor Hercules 3180 Gloves may be a little less flexible than they should be, to change this please follow these instructions.

  • Wash the gloves in a washing machine cycle at 30°C and add a little fabric softener
  • Repeat this process
  • Leave the gloves to dry at room temperature — this should take approximately one day
  • The gloves should now be softer and give greater dexterity

The gloves should become more and more flexible as you use them. It is a good idea to wash the gloves periodically — always wash the gloves in the manner described above.


  • EN388 Rating 4502
  • Cut hazard protection on the palm, back of glove, fingers, thumb and elongated wrist and forearm guard
  • The life of the gloves is difficult to estimate, it depends completely on application and responsibility of the user
  • When stored gloves will not suffer in mechanical properties for up to five years from the date of manufacture
  • Gloves should be stored in dry conditions
  • Comes in four size options (sizing options and advice are below)
  • Silicon grip coating
  • Highest cut  resistance

Sizing Information

Safety Gloves Sizing Information Guide

In order to select the correct size of safety glove, simply measure across your palm at the point indicated in the picture. Then compare your measurement with the chart below to ensure that you select the correct size of glove for your hand.

We would recommend using a tape measure or ruler to get the right measurement. Our measurements are based on centimetres.

Where your measurement falls on the boundary of two sizes, we would recommend selecting the larger of the two sizes for a comfortable fit. However, if you would specifically like your gloves to be a closer fit, perhaps for work that requires fine movements, select the smaller of the two sizes.

Glove Size 8/M 9/L 10/XL 11/XXL
Measurement across palm 8cm 9cm 10cm 11cm


Please note - This product should not be used with moving or serrated blades.

Please note - The information about this product is intended to assist the wearer in selection of personal protective equipment. The results of physical tests should also help in glove selection. However it must be understood that actual conditions of use cannot be simulated and it is the responsibility of the user, not the manufacturer or seller to determine glove suitability for the intended use. 

Please note - While the HexArmor Hercules 3180 Bite Master Dog Bite Gloves protect against the penetration of the glove by teeth, it will not protect against the crushing pressure some dog breeds can exert with their bite, so they are used at your own risk.

Documentation for the HexArmor Hercules 3180 Bite Master Dog Bite Gloves

Conformity Statement Instructions for Use
Download the Conformity Statement Download the Instruction Manual


This item will be dispatched by Royal Mail, DPD courier or UPS courier.

The estimated delivery time for this item is usually 1-3 working days when ordered before 14:00, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).

Coronavirus Update

We are still dispatching orders throughout the Coronavirus epidemic. On occasion, due to spikes in demand for certain products, our dispatch times may be slightly extended.

You will receive an email confirming dispatch when your order is on its way to you.

Our team are working hard to process orders as quickly as possible. We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

UK Delivery Charges

Certain orders delivered to the UK are subject to a delivery charge; refer to the table below for more information. Please note that all values are listed exclusive of VAT.

Order Value UK Delivery Charge
Up to £39.99 £4.95
£40.00 and over FREE

What is EN 388?

You might have noticed that this product adheres to EN standard EN 388. EN standards ensure that the product you are buying meets the safety standards of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the highest standards organisation recognised by and working on behalf of the European Union. To pass any EN standard, a PPE product must undergo some of the most rigorous safety tests around.

There are many EN standards that our gloves adhere to. However, the EN standard that we’re concerned about here is EN 388. EN 388 stands for Mechanical Resistance, and informs you of your gloves' resistance to abrasion, cuts, tears and punctures.

How Do I Read the EN 388 Score?

Simply speaking, the higher the score that this product achieves, the better the product will be at resisting that hazard. Products will score between Level 0 and Level 4 for abrasion, tears and punctures, and if they weren’t tested for that hazard you will see N/A written instead of a number.

Cuts are a little different and, with the EN 388 standard rewritten in 2016, it means that gloves will either be tested to cut resistance or ISO cut resistance (sometimes called TDM cut resistance). Gloves tested to cut resistance will score between Level 0 and Level 5, and gloves tested to ISO cut resistance will achieve a score between Level A and Level F with the higher letter offering better cut protection.

Where Can I Find Out More?

This is just a brief overview of EN standard EN 388 so you know where you are standing. For further information, you can see the Introductory EN 388 Blog in our Knowledge Centre.

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