Review: Petromax Aramid Pro 300 Gloves
Who are Petromax?
Petromax is a German company who specialise in the production of outdoor, bushcraft, survival and camping products. They manufacturer a wide range of cast-iron cookware, portable sized barbecues and a number of outdoor cooking accessories.
They were established in 1910, at which time they produced high-quality kerosene-based lamps. It was more recently that they began to diversify into producing other outdoor-based products.
Now About the Gloves
The gloves are bright orange and black with the Petromax logo on the back of the gloves. Made from leather, they are very comfortable and being fairly long they offer good protection to a large percentage of the forearm.
- Made from durable rough leather lined with fireproof aramid fibres
- The fireproof aramid synthetic fibres with a heat-protective coating offer optimal protection up to a temperature of 572°F / 300°C
- The gloves rough surface offer excellent gripping power and hot objects can be held and moved safely
- Aramid Pro 300 Gloves are one size only and therefore perfectly fit for every hand
Using the Gloves
How do they fit?
I have been using these gloves for a few weeks now. I have used them for cooks using both my Weber GBS and OONI Pro.
I was a little concerned about these Petromax gloves as they are one size and I have fairly small hands. However, although they are not really tight on my hands like the material gloves, they are really comfortable and I am fully confident gripping and moving things with them.
I also really liked the two-tone colours on these. The front of the hands are black and rest of the gloves that cover the back and forearms are a burnt orange. They will not be everyone’s taste but personally I think they look great!
Now to the important bit about whether they work or not!
Using the Gloves in Anger
These gloves definitely do what they say on the tin. I have been able to handle a lit chimney starter (by the handle), pour the coals, move the coals, handle coal baskets, lift the grill out the BBQ and handle hot cast-iron pans without any discomfort. I have felt some heat coming through the gloves after holding a cast-iron pan for a relatively long period (20 seconds).
I also have quite a bit of confidence in these gloves handling the Aussie Heat Beads. These briquettes are a little smaller and with the material gloves I have been known to burn small holes when handling. There is no danger of this with these gloves.
Using these gloves with the OONI is great. I have been known to burn my forearms when reaching into the OONI but because these gloves cover a significant part of my forearm there is no danger of that.
I have a cook coming up using the smoker so looking forward to trying these gloves out with a low ‘n’ slow cook.
Overall, I am really impressed with these gloves, so much so that I think I have been converted onto this leather style of glove.
Because they are not as tight fitting, they feel a little more awkward to use but I am still very confident gripping and moving hot items. In terms of their core purpose, which is to protect the hands and forearms from the heat, they do a fantastic job and are better than the material gloves I have used to date.
In terms of price, they are cheaper than the Weber gloves I have typically used and I would have no qualms recommending these gloves.