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Best Cut Resistant Gloves 2024

2 Comments2 January 2024

Cut resistant gloves are an essential for many industries, and with the technology and materials available always getting better there has never been such a diverse range of cut resistant gloves available. This is great for those looking for protection, but it can make choosing the right cut resistant gloves difficult.

This guide has been created to help you find the right Cut Resistant Gloves for you, with suggested options suitable for a wide range of hazards and industries.

You might have an industry in mind or you might not. If not, jump straight down to the list and start viewing our top ranked gloves. Alternatively, click any of the below points to find the specific glove that we've picked out for you.

Cut Resistant Gloves by Industry:

Best Cut Resistant Gloves for Construction

Winner: Sumo Fully Coated Gloves X5-FC

Sumo Fully Coated Gloves X5-FC

Why We Love Them...

 Exceptional, all-round mechanical resistance with an 4544 EN 388 score
 Highly grippy full latex coating promotes grip for handling bricks and more
 Perfect for handling metals, lumber, concrete and more
 Can even resist lights amount of water and oil

Perfect For...

 Building and construction
General use
 Recycling, waste management and more

Not the Best For...

Operating machinery (See our solution)
Extreme cold temperatures (See our solution)
 Very wet weather (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Sumo X5 Gloves are fantastic all-round outdoor cut resistant work gloves. They offer so much more than cut resistance, with fantastic abrasion, tear and puncture protection ensuring safety during all kinds of work. If that's not all, these gloves promise water and oil resistance for all kinds of work.

Runner Up: Kutlass Level 5 Cut Resistant Gloves PU500

Best Cut Resistant Gloves for Glass Handling

Winner: Portwest A622 Level C Cut Resistant PU Coated Gloves

Portwest A622 Level C Cut Resistant PU Coated Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Come with all things needed for glass protection, including cut and heat protection
 Flexible enough for handling tricky and awkward items such as glass
 PU coating provides a high level of grip that improves productivity by reducing mistakes
 Economical price saves your business money

Perfect For...

 Handling glass, ceramics, metals and more
 Handling sharp hot materials
 Handling smaller, tricky materials

Not the Best For...

 Heavy duty handling (See our solution)
 Outdoor work (See our solution)
 Working with wet items (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Portwest A622 Gloves are some of our most popular and versatile cut resistant gloves, offering not just cut resistance, but heat protection as well. It's this heat protection that makes the gloves excel in glass and metal handling, where hot items pose a risk. Not the best for wet or heavy duty work, but anything tactile and these gloves are number one.

Runner Up: Ansell Edge Cut Resistant Seamless Liner Gloves

Best Cut Resistant Gloves for Gardening

Winner: HexArmor 3092 Gardening and Landscaping Gloves

HexArmor 3092 Gardening and Landscaping Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Protect the hands when handling thorns, roses, shrubbery and more
 SuperFabric lining used by police for handling needles
 Durable enough to last for season after season
 Reinforced index finger offers more protection where needed

Perfect For...

 Handling thorns, shrubbery, roses and more
 Pulling out weeds and handling nettles
 Tackling all of your gardening risks (professional and amateur)

Not the Best For...

 Not suitable for freezing weather (See our solution)
 Not suitable for wet work (See our solution)
 Protection isn't on the back only the palms (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The HexArmor 3092 Gloves are your ultimate gardening gloves, perfect for pulling sharp shrubbery, thorns, blackthorns and more. The gloves offer police standard cut resistance, making these a formidable pair of gloves. We would only recommend these for gardening, as the of the gloves don't provide the same protection as on the palms.

Runner Up: Portwest A650 CS Cut-Resistant Nitrile Gloves (Grey/Black)

Best Cut Resistant Gloves for Kitchens

Winner: Polyco Bladeshades Seamless Knitted Level 5 Cut Resistant Gloves

Polyco Bladeshades Seamless Knitted Level 5 Cut Resistant Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Colour coded cut 5 gloves for use in the kitchen
 Flexible enough for using knives or mandolins to chop food
Certified for use with food (vegetables, fish, meats)
 Suitable for washing for use after use

Perfect For...

 Cutting meat, filleting fish and assorting vegetables
 Colour coding your food handling gloves
 Using knives and mandolins

Not the Best For...

 Use out of the kitchen (See our solution)
 Fast paced professional kitchens (See our solution)
 Oyster shucking and butchery use (See our solution)

Editor's View: The Bladeshades Gloves are innovative gloves that come in a range of colours, allowing you to separate out your food handling PPE into areas designated for meat, fish or vegetables. They are perfect for handling knives or mandolins, and offer the dexterity needed to do so efficiently. They are lightweight and flexible, so if you require something a little more protective for butchery, then we would recommend you take a look at Chainex. 

Runner Up: Portwest AC01 Blade Cut Resistant Chainmail Gloves

Best Cut Resistant Gloves for Mechanics

Winner: MCR Safety CT1014NF Nitrile Foam Kevlar Level 5 Cut Resistant Gloves

MCR Safety CT1014NF Nitrile Foam Kevlar Level 5 Cut Resistant Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Provide superb grip in wet and oily working conditions
 Kevlar lining ensures cut resistance that you can trust
 High dexterity for those tricky mechanics jobs
 Very thin despite high level of protection

Perfect For...

Oil based jobs such as mechanics and engineering
 Light handling jobs
 Working in wet weather

Not the Best For...

 Working in cold weather (See our solution)
 Heavy duty work (See our solution)
 Working with hot items (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The MCR Safety CT1014NF Gloves are well suited to mechanics and engineering, with excellent resistance to oil and grease. Their water resistance means that they are pretty well suited to wet weather handling jobs outside as well. We wouldn't recommend these for heavy duty tasks though, they are very thin and lightweight.

Runner Up: Polyco Matrix GH315 Cut Resistant Gloves

Best Cut Resistant Gloves for Machinery

Winner: MaxiCut Ultra Level 5 Palm Coated Grip Gloves 44-3745

MaxiCut Ultra Level 5 Palm Coated Grip Gloves 44-3745

Why We Love Them...

Breathable, lightweight and flexible for operating machinery
 Grippy lining superb for handling sharp, coarse, smooth and small items
 Anatomical shape reduces hand fatigue during extended shifts
 Accredited by the Skin Health Alliance for skin health at work

Perfect For...

 Machinery use
 Use if you have irritable skin
 Assembly, handling, maintenance and manufacturing

Not the Best For...

Use in oily environments (See our solution)
 Using around water (See our solution)
 Use outdoors (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The MaxiCut Ultra Gloves are some of the most dexterous and lightweight on offer, providing a fantastic level of dexterity despite the fantastic level of cut resistance on offer. This is what makes them so well suited to use with sharp machinery, as they provide the control when you need it most. Don't use these gloves in wet or oily conditions.

Runner Up: Ejendals Tegera 295 Waterproof Thermal Work Gloves

Best Cut Resistant Gloves for Sensitive Skin

Winner: Portwest CT69 AHR+ Nitrile Foam Cut Level F Gloves

Portwest CT69 AHR+ Nitrile Foam Cut Level F Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Designed with level F cut resistance for excellent protection
 Free from glass and steel fibres which could irritate the skin
 7-gauge liner offers a good level of dexterity
 Nitrile-foam coat used to enhance glove grip

Perfect For...

 Sheet metal handling and metal work
 Engineering and maintenance tasks
 Use if you have sensitive skin

Not the Best For...

Keeping hands warm (See our solution)
 Use in kitchens (See our solution)
  Protection against heat (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Portwest CT69 Gloves are a great choice for a versatile range of tasks that involve working with and handling sharp materials. They are machine washable to ensure hygienic use, and feature a breathable design that helps to keep your hands cooler for longer.

Cut Resistant Gloves by Hazard

Best Thermal Cut Resistant Gloves

Winner: TraffiGlove TG5070 Thermic Cut Level 5 Safety Gloves

TraffiGlove TG5070 Thermic Cut Level 5 Safety Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Offer good resistance to cold weather with high cut resistance
 Latex coating provides grip in wet weather for cold winter work
 High grip encourages all kinds of handling
Suitable for home use or professional forestry use

Perfect For...

 Cold, winter outdoor work
 Handling cold sharp items outdoors or in a chiller
 Suitable for use in moderately wet working conditions

Not the Best For...

 Heavy duty work (See our solution)
 Use with food (See our solution)
 Highly dexterous tasks (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Thermal and grippy, the TG5070 are TraffiGlove's option for cold weather high cut risk work. Suitable for outdoor handling or use in a cold store, TraffiGlove have managed to combine cut resistance with cold resistance. We wouldn't recommend these gloves for totally wet weather, but they will protect during light amounts of rain.

Runner Up: Honeywell Cold Grip Plus 5 Cut Resistant Thermal Gloves NFD11HD

Best HeatProof Cut Resistant Gloves

Winner: Ejendals Tegera 134 Welding Gloves

Ejendals 134 Welding Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Heavy duty, extra long gauntlet style welding gloves
 A heavyweight option for tough indoor hot work
 Withstands welding sparks and grinding splashes
Can be used with sharp machinery thanks to cut resistance

Perfect For...

 Welding tasks
Prolonged use or use in hot conditions
 Use in metalwork or steelwork

Not the Best For...

 Use outdoors (See our solution)
 For wet or cold weather (See our solution)
 For more dexterous types of work (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: These gloves are definitely my number one recommendation for people that work in the welding, metalwork or steelwork industries. While they are similar to other welding gloves in the sense that they protect against welding sparks and grinding splashes, they differ in that they provide a high level of cut resistance. We would recommend that you don't stray too far from their recommended use, as you might find that they lack the durability needed for a lot of heavy duty handling jobs.

Runner Up: Portwest Cut Resistant Lightweight HPPE Gloves A630

Best Waterproof Cut Resistant Gloves

Winner: Klass Anti-Needle Cut and Needle-Resistant Gloves

Klass Anti-Needle 5 Cut and Needle Resistant Gloves

Why We Love Them

 Fully waterproof design is perfect for use in wet conditions
 High cut-resistance rating (Level F) for 
 Layers of stainless steel fabric ensure puncture resistance
 Crinkle latex coating improves glove grip in wet conditions

Perfect For...

 A wide range of outdoor, wet weather work
 Waste disposal tasks (especially with risk of finding discarded needles)
 Heavy-duty building, construction, and scaffolding

Not the Best For...

 Use in cold weather (See our solution)
 Extremely tactile and dexterous tasks (See our solution)
 Indoor use with machinery (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The KLASS Needle-Resistant Gloves are perfect for a range of job tasks that involve the risk of possible contact with needles or sharp materials. The fully waterproof design with a grip-enhancing crinkle latex coating makes them perfect for use during a wide range of outdoor tasks.

Runner Up: UCI Armasafe Cut Level F Heat Proof Waterproof Gloves

Best Food Use Cut REsistant Gloves

Winner: UCi Kutlass Plus Cut Level F Food Use Gloves


Why We Love Them...

 Pair of food-safe gloves with Level F cut resistance
Can be used alone or as a glove liner
 Thin and dextrous design for ease-of-movement
 Help to prevent food contamination

Perfect For...

 Professional kitchens
 Wearing underneath food-prep gloves for extra protection
 High risk tasks such as cutting meat and filleting fish

Not the Best For...

 Slower paced kitchens (See our solution)
 Use out of the kitchen (See our solution)
Use in wet or cold conditions (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The UCi Kutlass Plus Food Use gloves are perfect for keeping your hands safe when working in professional kitchens, particularly when handling sharp knives. The gloves allow ease-of-movement for use during more intricate tasks, and provide an excellent level of cut resistance.

Runner Up: Ansell Versatouch 74-718 Cut Resistant Food Use Gloves


We hope that this guide has give you a better idea of the kind of gloves that you require. If you're still stuck for choice, take a look at our Cut-Resistant Gloves and Cut 5 Gloves categories for our full range.

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