Portwest A290 Leather Chainsaw Protection Gloves

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  • Designed for use with chainsaws and other mechanical equipment
  • High abrasion resistance means gloves are durable
  • Padded material ensures extra mechanical protection
  • Price shown is per pair of gloves
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Brand:  Portwest
Glove Type:  Reusable
Hazard:  Chainsaw
Level of Cut Resistance:  1

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Portwest A290 Leather Chainsaw Protection Gloves

If conducting high cut risk applications such as those with a chainsaw, it is vital that the correct safety gloves are chosen otherwise the user is at high risk of injury. The Portwest A290 Leather Chainsaw Protection Gloves are ideal for chainsaw applications, as they have high comfort, excellent mechanical protection and adhere to EN standard EN 381 - 7, which guarantees protection from cuts, thorny material and cold and wet conditions.

Mechanical Properties of the Portwest A290 Leather Chainsaw Protection Gloves

The Portwest A290 Chainsaw Gloves offer excellent protection against a wide range of mechanical risks. They have been tested in accordance with EU standards to ensure a high level of performance. Please find the results below:

EN 388

Hazard Level of Resistance
Abrasion Resistance Level 3
Cut Resistance Level 1
Tear Resistance Level 2
Puncture Resistance Level 3

EN 381 - 7

The Portwest Chainsaw Gloves have been tested in accordance with EN 381 - 7 and are certified for use with chainsaws, in cold and wet conditions with protection against thorny material.

Certified For Use With Chainsaws

It is only the left glove that meets EN standard EN 381, which means that it is suitable for use on the ground, or up a ladder or tree, with a chainsaw. Furthermore, high mechanical resistance, grip and comfort mean that chainsaws can be used safely without compromise to dexterity.

Features of the Leather Chainsaw Protection Gloves

  • Features padded leather and polyester liner that guarantees extra mechanical protection
  • Fitted with a polyester, polyethylene and elastic coat that ensures dexterity
  • High abrasion resistance means gloves are long-lasting and durable
  • Fitted with an elastic cuff that ensures a secure fit
  • Comfortable inner liner ideal for highly tactile and rigorous applications
  • Left glove meets EN 381, making it suitable for chainsaw protection
  • Adhere to standards EN 388, EN 381 - 7, and EN 420
  • Available in a wide range of sizes

Suitable for a Range of Industries

The Portwest Chainsaw Gloves A290 are ideally used with sharp mechanical equipment such as with a chainsaw. However they can be used in a wide range of environments, including use outside, in dirty and clean environments and in dry, wet and greasy conditions. Some applications where these gloves are recommended include:

  • Agriculture
  • Assembly
  • Arborist
  • Automotive
  • Builders
  • Construction
  • Forestry
  • Fruit picking
  • Gardening
  • Hedge treatment
  • Hedging
  • Horticulture
  • Industrial
  • Landscaping
  • Local authorities
  • Maintenance 
  • Material handling
  • Outdoor work
  • Scaffolding
  • Tree surgeon

Product Codes

The codes for the Portwest Leather Chainsaw Gloves are:

  • A290ORRL
  • A290ORRXL

Sizing of the Portwest Leather Chainsaw Protection Gloves A290

The Portwest Gloves are available in two sizes that should be suitable for most users. To find your perfect pair, please measure the circumference and length of your palm and match the results to the table below.

Glove Size Palm Circumference Palm Length Min. Length of Glove
9 (Large)  229mm 192mm 250mm
10 (Extra Large) 254mm 204mm 260mm

Documentation of the Portwest Anti Impact Gloves

Conformity Statement Instructions for Use
Download the Conformity Statement for the Portwest A290 Download the Instruction Manual for the Portwest A290


This item will be dispatched by 1st Class 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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