Hatch Debuts Best-in-Class Cut and Needle Puncture-Resistant Friskmaster MAX Gloves

November 17, 2020

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Jacksonville, FloridaHatch®, a brand of The Safariland Group (“Safariland”), a leading global provider of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, announced today that it has released the new standard in needle puncture and cut resistant gloves: The FMN500 – Friskmaster™ MAX – Cut & Needle Puncture Resistant Glove.

Built for those who need a glove that provides maximum protection without impeding the ability to complete routine tasks on the job, the new FMN500 (Friskmaster MAX) glove is tested to ANSI Cut Resistance A9, the highest rating for cut resistance, and provides Level 5 ANSI Needlestick Puncture Resistance, the NIJ’s highest-rated level of protection.

“The Friskmaster MAX gloves are a lifesaver for public servants who come into regular contact with cut and needle threats,” said Vince Abrams, Category Manager at The Safariland Group. “Safariland® has drawn on our success with PROTECH™ Armor to bring PROTECH Resistance Layer Technology to our Hatch gloves. The FMN500s provide robust protection from daily cut and needle threats and maintain superior dexterity. With the FMN500, you can complete all of your routine daily tasks and still be protected from the unexpected.”

The FMN500 gloves also maintain the clean lines and unobstructed surfaces that make Hatch gloves ideal for uniform compliance. The construction process of the PROTECH Resistance Layer Technology is seamlessly built into the FMN500 gloves, keeping the palm free of superfluous stitching that can compromise the protective features of the gloves where it is needed most.

Hatch’s new FMN500 line will be available in classic black and a gray version (FMN501) for any agency or individual who requires gray gloves for uniform compliance. Glove sizing will range from XS to 3XL. $MSRP is $49.00.

About Hatch®

The Hatch® name has been synonymous with the finest in protective gloves and gear since 1967. Using the finest leathers and synthetic materials, Hatch offers a full line of “Built for the Job”, needle puncture-resistant, cut-resistant, cold weather, tactical and duty gloves to meet the needs of uniformed, tactical, corrections, and military personnel. Products include Friskmaster™ gloves, Street Guard™ Series, XTAK™ tactical knee and elbow pads, and patrol bags. Hatch is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit www.hatchgloves.com.

About The Safariland Group

The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland® Armor, Duty Gear and Communications, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Hatch®, Med-Eng®, Identicator® and Nik®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives®“, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.Safariland.com. Visit Med-Eng.com for information on this brand.

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