Portwest A501 Ambi-Dex Welding Gauntlet


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  • Offers excellent protection when welding (type A)
  • High all round protection ensures safety
  • Designed to provide high dexterity and sensitivity
  • Price shown is per single gauntlet
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Brand:  Portwest
Type of resistance:  Heat
Glove Type:  Reusable
Hazard:  Heat
Level of Cut Resistance:  1

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Portwest A501 Ambi-Dex Welding Gauntlet

The Portwest A501 Ambi-Dex Welding Gauntlet is highly suitable for welding applications because it offers exceptional thermal qualities, while ensuring high dexterity. This enhances the users performance in high risk, tactile situations, especially as its high abrasion resistance means that the gauntlet is long-lasting and highly durable.

Mechanical Properties of the Portwest A501 Ambi-Dex Gauntlet

The Portwest A501 Welding Gauntlet offers excellent protection against a wide range of mechanical risks. It has 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 2
Cut Resistance Level 1
Tear Resistance Level 3
Puncture Resistance Level 2

EN 12477

The Portwest Ambi-Dex Welding Gauntlet has been tested in accordance with EN standard EN 12477 and achieves performance level type A. This means that it provides exceptional heat resistance but flexibility may be compromised.

Long-lasting and Durable

The Portwest A501 Welding Gauntlet offers exceptional durability, partly due to its tough and strong cow split leather and partly due to its ambidextrous nature. It is sold singly, making it an effective gauntlet that promises to provide protection over an extended period of time.

Features of the Portwest A501 Welding Gauntlet

  • Offers exceptional all round mechanical protection
  • Designed to withstand levels of heat
  • Ambidextrous design ensures gauntlet is durable and long-lasting
  • Designed to be highly flexible ideal for tactile situations
  • Well suited to welding or other industrial applications
  • Fitted with a cotton inner liner that ensures comfort
  • Please note that the gauntlet is sold singly
  • Available in one size that should suit most users

Suitable for a Range of Industries

Well suited to hot and dirty environments, the Ambi-Dex Welding Gauntlet is ideal for heavy industrial conditions. It can be used inside and outside, in dry and wet conditions and in clean and dirty environments. Some applications where it is recommended include:

  • Assembly
  • Building
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Glass handling
  • Glass manufacture
  • Fabrication
  • Industrial
  • Landscaping
  • Local authorities
  • Machinery use
  • Materials handling
  • Maintenance
  • Metal handling
  • Metal work
  • Transportation
  • Utilities

Product Codes

The code for the Portwest Ambi-Dex Welding Gauntlet is:

  • A501

Sizing of the Portwest Welding Gauntlet A501

The Portwest Gauntlet A501 is available in one size that should suit most users thanks to the flexible and anatomical design. However it is recommended that to ensure a perfect fit, you measure the circumference and length of your palm and match the results to the table below.

Glove Size Palm Circumference Palm Length Min. Glove Length
10 (Extra Large) 254mm 204mm 260mm

Documentation for the Portwest Ambi-Dex Gauntlet

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.

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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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