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Best Bricklaying Gloves 2024

1 Comment2 January 2024  |  Eugene

A long day of bricklaying can be tough on your hands, especially if you don't have the right gloves for the job. The best bricklaying gloves will prevent the frequent scrapes and scratches that handling bricks can cause, while making sure you keep a firm, comfortable grip in all conditions. To take the guesswork out of your choice, we've had our glove experts put together a list of the Best Bricklaying Gloves, providing your hands with a boost to make even the toughest bricklaying tasks a breeze.

What Should I Look for in Bricklaying Gloves?

The best gloves for bricklayers will be designed to stand up to all the hazards you'll face on the job, without hurting your performance. Here are the main things to look for:

  1. Abrasion and Tear Resistance: Bricks and building materials are highly abrasive, so gloves must protect your hands without falling apart.
  2. Dexterity and Grip: Handling tools and bricks requires a sure grip and nimble fingers, so your gloves can't be restrictive or slippery.
  3. Comfort: Planning for your environment is key to productivity, so choose breathable gloves for the heat and warm gloves for the winter.

Looking for a particular type of bricklaying glove? Our glove experts have examined our entire range, selecting our very best:

Our Top Pick for Bricklaying 

Winner: Polyco Polyflex Hydro KC PHYKC Safety Gloves

Polyco Polyflex Hydro KC PHYKC Safety Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Excellent abrasion resistance to stand up to tough tasks
 Hydrophobic coating helps to repel all liquid and keep you dry
Combine dexterity with protection for a great all-round experience
Smartphone and touchscreen compatible with treated fingertips

Perfect For...

Bricklaying and other dirty tasks
 Use on wet days without sacrificing grip
 Long hours of use due to breathable liner

Not the Best For...

 The coldest days on site (See our solution)
 Forearm protection (See our solution)
High risk tasks with blades (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Comfortable and dexterous with great water protection and abrasion resistance, the Polyco Polyflex Hydro KC are great gloves for any bricklayer looking for a 'set it and forget it' type of glove. They're ideal for just about any conditions, and are even touchscreen sensitive for using phones and tablets on site!

Runner Up: Uvex 7710F Unilite Nitrile Oil Resistant Gloves

Best Bricklaying Grip Gloves 

Winner: Uvex Unilite Nitrile Oil Resistant Work Gloves 7710F

Uvex Unilite Nitrile Oil Resistant Work Gloves 7710F

Why We Love Them...

Sanded nitrile grip gives you a reliable hold in any conditions
 Seam-free construction makes them great for handling intricate tools
 Top-level abrasion resistance means they'll stand up to the hardest work
 Resistant to contact heat up to 100°C

Perfect For...

 Bricklaying jobs where precision and grip is key
 Finishing intricate edges with trowels and other tools
 Use in wet or oily conditions without loss of grip

Not the Best For...

 Using blades or especially sharp tools (See our solution)
The hottest summer days or extreme conditions (See our solution)
 Tasks involving risks of impact or heavy power tool use (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The ideal choice for providing a sure grip, the Uvex Unilite Nitrile Oil Gloves 7710F are great for bricklayers looking for reliability and attention to detail. They're tough, comfortable and dexterous, and feature the bonus of resistance to contact heat up to 100°C.

We Spoke to Uvex, Who Said: "An excellent multipurpose glove ideal for dirty, wet and oily environments"

Runner Up: Portwest A622 Level C PU Coated Gloves

Best Lightweight Bricklaying Gloves for Summer 

Winner: TraffiGlove TG1170 Nitric Nitrile Coated Handling Gloves

TraffiGlove TG1170 Nitric Cut Level 1 Nitrile Coated Handling Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Lightweight, thin and flexible to stay comfortable on hot days
 Tough Level 4 abrasion resistance despite the thin design
 Made with X-Dura flat nitrile for a reliable grip
 Breathable elastane liner for a 'second skin' fit

Perfect For...

 Bricklaying tasks on hot days or in cramped environments
 High dexterity work with tools and sensitive equipment
 Handling wet or oily materials on site

Not the Best For...

 More robust protection or durability (See our solution)
Cold days or winter work (See our solution)
 Protecting the wrists and forearms (See our solution)

Editor's View: Combining protection and durability with a thin a lightweight design can be tough, and it's just where the TraffiGlove TG1170 Nitric Handling Gloves excel. They're a great option for hot days when you still need plenty of grip, and provide a close fit for even the most intricate bricklaying tasks.

We Spoke to Traffi, Who Said: "If you're looking for a lightweight and close-fitting glove to handle rough materials, the TG1170 is an excellent choice, especially for brickwork."

Runner Up: MaxiFlex Ultimate Palm Coated Handling Gloves 42-874

Our Best Thermal Bricklaying Gloves for Winter 

Winner: Ejendals Tegera 8810R INfinity Thermal Winter Work Gloves

Ejendals Tegera 8810R Infinity Nitrile Foam Coated Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Winter-lined gloves with great abrasion resistance
 Soft, flexible and dexterous, despite thermal lining
Skin-friendly with Derma-test and Oeko-Tex certification
 Keep fingers nimble and ready to move on the coldest days

Perfect For...

 Keeping up productivity and comfort in the dead of winter
 Protection from the cold without sacrificing dexterity
 Resisting cold without making hands sweaty thanks to breathability

Not the Best For...

 Extremely wet bricklaying tasks (See our solution)
 Outfitting a workforce on a tight budget (See our solution)
 Use in the summer or in hot environments (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Work doesn't stop when it gets cold, but bulky winter gloves won't work in the cold either. The Ejendals Tegera 8810R Infinity Thermal Gloves keep hands warm with minimal bulk, and provide all the abrasion resistance and grip you need for tough bricklaying tasks.

Runner Up: Supertouch Topaz Cool Orange-and-Black Thermal Gloves

Best Bricklaying Gloves with Wrist and Forearm Protection 

Winner: Portwest A631 Orange Vis-Tex Cut Resistant 100°C Contact-Heat Safe Long Cuff Gloves

Portwest A631 Orange Vis-Tex Cut Resistant 100°C Contact-Heat Safe Long Cuff Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Long cuff helps to protect the forearms from scrapes during bricklaying
 PU dipping provides an excellent grip and top abrasion resistance
 13 gauge liner is comfortable on the skin for all-day wear
 Level D cut resistance and 100°C contact heat resistance for great protection

Perfect For...

 Bricklaying tasks with extra risks of bumps to the arms
 Higher risk jobs where blades and sharp materials may be used
 Those looking to avoid cuts and scrapes on the job

Not the Best For...

 More intricate and delicate bricklaying tasks (See our solution)
 Work during the hottest summer days (See our solution)
 Outfitting a large workforce on a tight budget (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: A particularly clever pair of gloves, the Portwest A631 Long Cuff Work Gloves address a common problem among bricklayers: ending the day with scrapes on the forearms. Providing this protection while adding great grip and abrasion resistance, these are a must-try for long-time brickworkers.

We Spoke to Portwest, Who Said: "Ideal for bricklaying with longer cuff by 10cm to stop cuts and grazes to the forearm".

Runner Up: Portwest A632 Green Cut and Puncture Long Cuff Gloves

Our Toughest Gloves for Bricklaying 

Winner: TraffiGlove TG3140 Nitric Cut Level B Nitrile Coated Handling Gloves

TraffiGlove TG3140 Morphic Cut Level B Wet Grip Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Outstanding durability with abrasion, tear and puncture resistance
 Provide grip in all sorts of conditions, even with water and oil
Covers the wrist for a bit more protection past the hand
 Reduced hand fatigue for excellent comfort through the day

Perfect For...

 Tough brick handling tasks with sharp and rough materials
 Handling heavy bricks without fatigue or pain in the hands
 Sites adhering to a colour-coded cut resistance system

Not the Best For...

Especially wet tasks where back of gloves can become soaked (See our solution)
 The hottest summer days (See our solution)
 Tasks involving high cut risk (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: While all the gloves here are tough, the TraffiGlove TG3140 Nitric Nitrile Coated Gloves go a step further, maxing out in terms of abrasion, tear and puncture resistance. Along with their fatigue-reducing design, this makes them particularly great for lugging around heavy bricks without damaging gloves or hands.

Runner Up: Kutlass Nitrile Palm-Coated Cut-Resistant Gloves NX-500

Best Value Bricklaying Gloves 

Winner: Polyco Matrix F Grip Work Gloves

Polyco Matrix F Grip Work Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 High abrasion resistance with a very low price tag
 Ideal for low-risk brickhandling and labour tasks
 Light and breathable with a high level of dexterity
Extremely grippy, even in wet or oily environments

Perfect For...

 Outfitting a large team of bricklayers while on a budget
 Intricate bricklaying tasks that may require the use of tools
 Use on hot days due to their breathable liner

Not the Best For...

Lasting as long as heavy-duty gloves (See our solution)
Extreme cold or winter weather (See our solution)
Handling rough or sharp materials (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Many bricklaying tasks don't require the most robust protection, which is where the Polyco Matrix F Grip Work Gloves really shine. Affordable and available in large bulk packs, these are our gloves of choice for outfitting a large group of workers without breaking the bank.

Runner Up: Polyco Matrix Red PU Work Gloves MRP

Best Waterproof Bricklaying Gloves 

Winner: Portwest AP62 Dermiflex Aqua Water-Repellent Nitrile Gloves

Portwest AP62 Dermiflex Water-Repellent Nitrile Gloves

Why We Love Them

 Innovative coating repels all liquid and even heavy oils
 Provide great grip in virtually any conditions
 Tough abrasion resistance ensures they'll stand up to the job
 Lightweight and comfortable for hot days

Perfect For...

 Bricklaying environments that are especially wet or rainy
 Using tools or gripping oily equipment
 Long tasks that can be tough on both gloves and hands

Not the Best For...

 Use in particularly cold conditions (See our solution)
 High risk tasks requiring cut or puncture resistance (See our solution)
 Tasks with impact risk (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: A lot of gloves are water-resistant, but very few can stand up to the nano water-repellent coating of the AP62 Dermiflex Aqua Water-Repellent Gloves. Carrying the same tough abrasion resistance as our other choices, these gloves are great for any sort of wet or oily brick work.

We Spoke to Portwest, Who Said: "Ideal for bricklaying, water repellent and very durable."

Runner Up: Portwest AP30 Nitrile Foam Coated Waterproof Handling Gloves

Best Cut Resistant Bricklaying Gloves 

Winner: MCR CT1064NA Nitrile Air Level D Cut-Resistance Work Gloves

MCR CT1064NA Nitrile Air Level D Cut-Resistance Work Gloves

Why We Love Them

Level D cut resistance and level 4 abrasion for tough protection
 Reinforced thumb crotch provides crucial protection for bricklayers
 Good airflow for great protection on the hottest days
 Nitrile coated for grip in any sort of conditions

Perfect For...

 Higher risk bricklaying tasks that involve cut risk
 Sharp or jagged bricks that would damage most gloves
 Intricate tasks requiring fine touch around edges

Not the Best For...

 Especially cold winter days (See our solution)
Lower risk tasks not requiring robust protection (See our solution)
 Jobs that require some protection to the forearms (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Most bricklaying tasks don't require robust cut protection, but if the risk is present, it must be accounted for. The MCR 1064NA Nitrile Air Cut Level D Gloves provide all the protection and durability you'd expect from a top bricklaying glove, and add fine touch and good cut protection.

Runner Up: Maxicut Level 5 Palm Coated Grip Gloves 

Best Bricklaying Gloves for Sensitive Skin 

Winner: Ansell HyFlex 11-840 Abrasion-Resistant Gloves

Ansell HyFlex 11-840 Abrasion-Resistant Gloves

Why We Love Them

Certified suitable for sensitive skin with Dermatest impurity-extracting certification
 Tough despite their comfort with elevated abrasion resistance
 Ergonomic design is comfortable for long periods of wear
 Great grip and dexterity for fine brickwork

Perfect For...

 Those with sensitive skin that is irritated by other gloves
 Fine tasks requiring nimble fingers and small details
 General handling tasks where comfort is key

Not the Best For...

High risk tasks with cut and puncture resistance (See our solution)
 The very coldest winter days (See our solution)
 Outfitting a large workforce on a budget (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Few jobs can be harder on the hands than bricklaying. The Ansell HyFlex 11-840 Work Gloves provide all the abrasion resistance needed for tough tasks, while featuring skin-friendly certifications like Dermatest, Oeko-Tex and ERGOFORM to keep you comfortable without irritation.

Runner Up: MaxiFlex Level 3 Cut Resistant Gloves 34-8743

Keep your Hands Protected

These gloves have been hand-picked by our experts for bricklaying, and they're great for other stonework tasks as well. If you'd rather browse our entire range for yourself, you can take a look at our Bricklayer's Gloves Category, filled with gloves that feature high levels of abrasion resistance to keep you protected and comfortable.

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