W+R Charon Glove
The W+R Charon has been designed for fast roping from helicopters or abseiling/rappelling during rescue operations, particular attention was spent during the design and testing stages to ensure the glove performs well in wet weather conditions. The 3D palm design combines nanotechnology on the fingers with reversed goat grain leather on the palm's centre which allows for controlled abseiling and fast roping even in wet conditions.
The Charon can be used throughout an entire operation which involves abseiling/rappelling, fast roping and shooting thus removing the requirement for a second glove thanks to the anatomical palm design for easy hand flexing and a tactile shooting finger design.
The internal surface of the palm is constructed from Volcano-Technology which consists of small volcano shaped structures in direct contact with the users skin giving thermal insulation and good grip preventing the fingers from twisting when going down the rope.
Reinforcements on the palm and of the edges of the glove protects the hand against the rope. Highly cut-resistant, flame-retardant and heat-resistant.
The Index finger, fingertip and thumb reinforcement are made from cut-resistant Kevlar® with temperature-resistant silicon-carbon coating which also gives a repellent action against burning liquids.
The back of the glove and thumb are made from high-quality black Nomex® with reduced pilling as well as water, oil, and dirt repellent fluorocarbon impregnation.
A Velcro fastener gives a reliable hold on the wrist and a pull tab on the middle and ring finger allows for easy donning and doffing of the glove.
It is certified to EN388:2016 and EN407:2004.