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In a year when public safety is more important than ever, it’s crucial to choose the best PPE items for your business. From facial protection to hand sanitizers, there’s many different types of PPE to keep your employees and customers safe from germs and airborne illness. So, we’ve created a list of the most popular PPE gear that businesses like you are using.

Read along or jump right to the section you’d like to learn about:



Top-Trending Face Masks

Face Masks

What Are Face Masks Used For?

The main purpose of face masks is to block droplets, large particles, and other types of airborne bacteria from entering through your nose and mouth. Typically, in the past, face masks were prominently worn in the healthcare field. However, COVID-19 mandates and a new awareness of other viruses has caused all industries—from food retail to hotels and schools—to wear face masks as well.


Popular Features of Face Masks

While safety is clearly the most important feature of face masks, there’s a few other attributes many look for. Here’s a few:

  • Two different fits to choose from:
    • One size fits most
    • Form-fitting
  • Some are reusable—take a look at this one
  • Most are crafted with multiple layers to enhance safety

Pros and Cons of Face Masks

There are a few different pros and cons you should know about face masks. We’ve collected this feedback from our customers—and most importantly—have found many solutions to solve the cons listed.

Pros
  • Helps eliminate the spread of germs
  • Typically sold in bulk
  • Come in a variety of different sizes and colors
Cons

Top Selling Face Masks

While we have many different types of face masks all in stock and ready to ship, we’ve collected some of our top-sellers to help in your selection.

Face Masks
Hubert Blue 3-Ply Disposable Face Mask With Ear Loops

This best-seller can be bought in packs of 50. They are known for their comfortability and loose-fitting fabric.

Real customer review:

“This mask is lightweight without having that smothered feeling. Better product than I have used from other places.”


Face Masks
Hubert KN95 Disposable Face Mask — White

Created with non-woven fabric construction, this thick mask is the top pick that our customers feel most protected wearing.

Real customer review:

“I feel secure wearing them around patients and visitors. I want to have these for my personal use.”



Still unsure which face mask is right for you? Check out our facial protection flowchart to answer a few questions and quickly find your best fit.




Most-Used Hand Sanitizers

Hand Sanitizer

What Are Hand Sanitizers Used For?

While soap and water are great tools to remove germs, sanitizers contain alcohol which actually kill germs. Sanitizers are a highly effective cleaning product to have readily available (and used daily) at your business, so here’s a few things you should know.


Popular Features of Hand Sanitizers

Highly recommended to use by the CDC, here’s a few features that make hand sanitizer so widely used and encouraged:

  • In order to kill germs effectively, most options contain at least 60% alcohol
  • They are bought in a variety of forms:
  • Most are quick drying formulas
  • Some like this contain moisturizers to smooth the skin

Pros and Cons of Sanitizers

Sanitizers have a couple different pros and cons you should know before purchasing. We’ve collected this feedback from our customers, and have found many solutions to solve the cons listed.

Pros
  • Kills most common germs in one use
  • Many options can be bought in bulk
  • Come in a variety of different sizes, forms, and even smells
  • Small travel sizes make sanitizing easier than traditional handwashing
Cons
  • Not as effective to use if your hands are visibly dirty, muddy, and grimy
  • Containing alcohol, it’s encouraged to supervise young children when using

    Non-alcohol sanitizer
    is available here


Top Selling Hand Sanitizers

While we have many different types of hand sanitizers all in stock and ready to ship, we’ve collected some of our top-sellers to help in your selection.

Hand Sanitizer
Hubert Hand Sanitizer With Snap Lid - 8 oz

Our customers value this best seller for its convenient 8 oz size. They can easily distribute these to their employees that are working directly with customers or handling food.

Real customer review:

“I appreciate that a little of this goes a long way and that it is fragrance free. I've been using this to refill the little bottles that I carry with me in my pocket.”


Hand Sanitizer
Sani Professional Sani-Hands® Instant Hand Sanitizing Wipes Canister

These no-mess wipes are a great alternative to traditional gel sanitizers. They even contain moisturizers to keep skin soft after use.

Real customer review:

“This is such a great sanitizer wipe—you can’t beat this value!”

Popular Types of Gloves

Gloves

What Are Gloves Used For?

Gloves are worn to protect against harmful chemicals and infectious viruses. Gloves are such a common PPE item since the COVID-19 outbreak, so there’s a few facts and features you should know before making your purchase.



Popular Features of Gloves

Disposable gloves are a must-have for your employees in this day and age. Even before COVID-19, different types of gloves—from non-latex gloves, nitrile gloves and more—were worn when handling food, money, and any role in contact with customers. Here’s some notable attributes of gloves:



Pros and Cons of Gloves

There are a few different pros and cons you should know about protective gloves. Here’s a few to consider.

Pros
  • Provide extra protection by covering both hands and wrists against germs
  • Made with highly-flexible material making work easy and comfortable
  • Typically sold in bulk at affordable costs
  • Come in a variety of different sizes and colors
Cons
  • Some people are allergic to latex gloves

    Shop non-latex options here

  • Because they’re protecting your hands inside, once in contact with bacteria, some gloves can carry these harmful bacteria on their surfaces—for this reason, most are disposable or powder-free

Top Selling Gloves

While we have many different types of protective gloves in stock and ready to ship, we’ve collected some of our top-sellers to help in your selection.

Nitrile Disposable Gloves
Hubert Blue Nitrile Powder-Free Disposable Gloves - X-Large

This non-latex option alleviates allergy concerns, and the powder-free feature makes them safe for food contact.

Real customer review:

“I love them! I use them not only for cleaning, but for cutting meats, food decorating, preparing drinks, and more. These gloves have made our space so much cleaner and healthier.”


Hand Sanitizer
Clear Polyethylene Powder-Free Disposable Gloves

You can’t beat the value with this case pack of 500 gloves. Customers also like this protective option for foodservice businesses that require frequent glove-changing throughout the day.

Ready to find your best fit? Shop all of our other protective gloves here.

The All-In-One Hubert PPE-Aid Daily Sanitary Kit

We would be remiss if we didn’t include our top-selling PPE kits. These became a top-selling item in 2020 (and trending in 2021) for a few different reasons.

Popular Features of the Hubert PPE-Aid Daily Sanitary Kit

Here’s what customers love about these kits:

  • The all-in-one kit has everything employees need to safely work throughout the day
  • They can offer these kits to customers as either a complimentary item or for a small fee
  • Hand sanitizer is 70% ethyl alcohol with a citrus lemon oil and aloe

Hand Sanitizer

Each kit contains:

  • (2) face masks
  • (2) pair of large powder-free gloves
  • (2) 1.5mL hand sanitizer

Case pack of 12 kits

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