Portwest A511 Fortis Leather Welding Gauntlets

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  • Perfect for all welding applications
  • Offers exceptional dexterity and grip
  • Outstanding all round heat protection
  • Price shown is per pair of gauntlets
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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 A511 Fortis Leather Welding Gauntlets

The extra long Portwest A511 Fortis Leather Welding Gauntlets provide exceptional protection for all basic welding needs, ensuring enough dexterity and comfort for tactile use. Their cow split leather design provides strong all round resistance, however outstanding EN 407 properties mean that the gauntlets are ideal in applications such as welding, metal handling and fabrication.

Mechanical Properties of the Portwest A511 Fortis Leather Gauntlet

The Portwest A511 Fortis Leather Welding Gauntlets 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 3
Puncture Resistance Level 4

EN 407

Hazard Level of Resistance
Burning Behaviour Level 4
Contact Heat Level 1
Convective Heat Level 3
Radiant Heat Level 3
Small Splashes of Molten Metal Level 4
Large Splashes of Molten Metal N/A

EN 12477

The Portwest Fortis Gauntlets have been tested in accordance with EN standard EN 12477 and achieves performance level type A. This means that they provide exceptional heat resistance but flexibility may be compromised.

The Ultimate Welding Gauntlet

The Fortis Leather Gauntlets should be a number one choice for all welding applications, as they offer exceptional dexterity, grip, mechanical protection and outstanding heat resistance. They offer all of the things needed for welding but while their extra long arm ensures much needed protection, that makes them useful in other applications such as glass manufacturing and fabrication.

Features of the Portwest Fortis Leather Welding Gauntlets

  • Offers exceptional mechanical protection due to cow split leather construction
  • High all round heat protection makes gauntlets ideal for welding
  • Designed to provide excellent dexterity ideal for tactile environments
  • Extra long design ensures unrivalled protection to lower arm
  • Features outstanding abrasion resistance making gloves durable
  • High levels of grip boosts safety in high risk environments
  • Available in one size that should suit most users

Suitable for a Range of Industries

Highly suitable for a wide range of industries, the Portwest Fortis Welding Gauntlets are best suited to heavy, industrial environments such as welding, fabrication or metal handling. They can be used inside and outside, in dry and wet conditions or in dirty and clean environments. Some applications where the gauntlets are 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 Fortis Gauntlets is:

  • A511

Sizing of the Portwest Welding Gauntlets A511

The Portwest Gauntlets A511 are 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 Leather Welding Gauntlets

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


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UK Delivery Charges

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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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