We are testing every glove we can find on Amazon! In this video, Lloyd checks out the Kirkland Nitrile Exam Gloves manufactured in Thailand.
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All right, everyone, welcome back to the place on the internet where we are testing every single glove that we can get our hands on. Can't believe it was 17 tests before I made that joke. Oh, man. Today I'm testing the Kirkland brand of, uh, of gloves. Now, did I buy these on Amazon? Maybe, maybe not. Probably just walked into a Sam's Club because, uh, that's where you buy Kirkland Gloves. So let's go ahead and open these up, uh, and see our Costco. Costco, you're right, not Sam's Club. That's a different store owned by a different company. My apologies. Kirkland Costco is known, known, known, known for finding the best manufacturers in the world, partnering with them and slapping their brand over oversized boxes of that stuff. But isn't any good? I don't know. Now it does say nitro exam gloves on the box. So that does come with a connotation that this is going to meet certain standards, and we are testing that standards.
Yes, see exactly. Look at this on the back of the box, what does it say? This is the second one that we've had. Say this, we've tested 17 medical or exam quality gloves, and this is the second one that said, approved to use with chemotherapy drugs, which it also says on the back of ours to me, if you're not saying that and you don't say that, show every single thing that you've been tested on. If you don't have this chart, um, I'm just kind of questioning how valid your gloves are, or if you even know what the D 16 for. What is it? What is the test <laugh>?
Oh, the test that we're running is D four 12, but it complies with the 63 19
Standard. 63 19. Yeah. Yes. It's like, do you even know 63 19, if you're not putting this list of drugs on the back, I, I just, I just don't think you do. That's just my opinion. There's your dog bone. Thank you. All right, let's do my unofficial. These are kind of small for mediums. I'm gonna do my unofficial LO test. That's pretty good. But I would say that's actually below average for the gloves that we've tested so far. Yeah, that actually broke pretty quickly. It doesn't say the manufacturer date, but it says that it expires, uh, in 2025. So I'm gonna imagine these are more than six months old. And so that's held to a slightly different standard of test. I will say this is the first light gray. This is light gray. Right? I like that. That's nice. It's kind of like soothing the, the, like, the, that, like medical blue.
I don't love, uh, I, I like our medical blue. It's like nicer. It's like, it's like calmer, you know, feels like 3% more American. I'm just, I'm picking that up. <laugh>. It's just a different dye. I just like it better. All right, let's, uh, let's go ahead and start the test. All right. Again, we are doing the, uh, elongation and tenile strength test. What we're gonna do is take this test sample and we're gonna stretch it hopefully to 500% or greater because that's the, uh, the test standard for this particular type of thing. Now, again, these, these are tested against all these different types of chemicals, exam glove should be in the United States. And my thought process is if it doesn't pass this test, is it really passing all those chemical tests? I mean, can you trust them for that? So that, that's kind of what, what I'm thinking of, and that's why I think this is a good benchmark for other tests. Now, again, we're gonna wanna see this beat 14 on the tensile strength and 500%. Now these are a little bit old. Uh, they're older than six months, so technically they're only, they only need to meet 400%, but I'd love to see them hit 500%. And it's right in the middle. It's actually a little bit above average it looks like.
There it is. Oh, it's okay. It's a little bit below average. So it's actually a pretty good curve, right? Yes.
Flatter than our,
So it met the 400%, which is great. I would expect nothing less of Kirkland, and let's hope it gets to the 500. Oh, it just missed it. 30.98 tensile strength. Again, it needs to beat 14 knocked out out of the park and, uh, it didn't quite hit the 500%, uh, 486.68%, um, in terms of, uh, a stretch. But again, uh, because the age of this particular glove, um, you know, only has to beat 400%. Now, let's talk about that for a second. You, these are made in Thailand, which traditionally were basically were nitro gloves were made. Um, uh, and so, uh, it makes sense that some of the best, I mean, uh, Kirkland always partners with some of the best manufacturers in the entire world. Um, it makes sense. They partner with somebody there before the pandemic. We didn't really make that gloves, that many gloves in the United States.
We're doing it now, right outside these doors. Um, so, uh, Costco give us a call. Okay? We'll make you a nice gray, we can do gray, right guys? You wanna do gray? We'll do a gray for you. Sure. Um, and then we'll beat that 500% next time. All right? All right. Thank you guys so much for watching. I'd still recommend the gloves though. Costco's a great place to shop. Uh, I buy a lot of Kirkland stuff. Great. Prosecco too. Only Prosecco I like is Costco. Prosecco? Yeah. No, not a fan. All right. Thank you guys so much for watching, and I will catch you on the next test. You better be there. I'll check. I'm creepy like that.