Best Offshore Gloves 2024

10 May 2023

Offshore work can wreak havoc on your hands and cause sensitivity loss and numbness due to cold exposure if you aren't prepared. Packed with everything you'll need for working out in the elements, our Best Offshore Gloves 2024 guide covers all the bases for oil, wind and gas work.

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Waterproof Offshore Gloves

Winner: Ejendals Tegera 295 Waterproof Thermal Work Gloves

Ejendals Tegera 295 Waterproof Thermal Safety Gloves

Working offshore can mean a whole host of different things, including exposure to the elements. If you're working in the direct line of fire, Ejendals Tegera 295 Waterproof Thermal Work Gloves are essential for guarding against the wet. With a thick foundation fabric, they're our number one choice for handling freight and cargo in the face of wind, rain, snow and sleet.

What We Love:

  • Highly resistant to water, sleet, snow and damp
  • Flexible outer shell maximises grip on containers and equipment
  • 3M "Thinsulate" lining traps heat and keeps hands warm

Customer Verdict:

"I have used these for over 3 weeks and there is no signs of them weakening. They have been used in heavy rain and cold weather and I've never been happier" - Gary ★★★★★

"Water resistant even under a running tap. Best purchase this season" - Tina ★★★★★

Thermal Offshore Safety Gloves

Winner: Skytec Argon Waterproof Thermal Gloves

Skytec Argon Waterproof Thermal GlovesTried and trusted by thousands of customers throughout winter, Skytec Argon Waterproof Thermal Gloves are designed to keep the warm in and the cold out. They're our favourite gloves for use out on platforms and exposed oil rigs, where the elements can quickly cause sensitivity loss, numbness and hand-fatigue.

What We Love:

  • Perfect for sea based petroleum, gas and wind industries
  • Designed for use in temperatures as low as -50°C
  • Level 2 contact cold rating prevents the transfer of freezing cold temperatures

Customer Verdict: 

"Very impressed. I use a lot of metal in the cold and they’ve survived many scruffs and remain waterproof. Keep the heat well too. Well recommended" - Thomas ★★★★★

"I wore these today at work on site in the rain. They kept my hands nice and dry and toasty warm with it. Pleased with these" - Karl ★★★★★

Offshore Gloves for Manual Handling

Winner: MaxiFlex Ultimate Palm Coated Handling Gloves 42-874

MaxiFlex Ultimate Palm Coated Handling Gloves 42-874All offshore workers will undergo some form of manual handling training before they begin work. If your workload includes loading and unloading freight, material and equipment, MaxiFlex Ultimate Palm Coated Handling Gloves 42-874 are the industry gold standard for hand protection. Designed and manufactured with precision handling in mind, they're dually great for engineers requiring basic protection.

What We Love:

  • Sleek design maximises natural touch and fingertip accuracy
  • Tried and tested by thousands of customers
  • Great grip thanks to textured nitrile palm coating

Customer Verdict:

"These gloves, although designed for materials handling, are perfect for work where an element of protection is required but reasonable sensitivity is retained. The quality is remarkable for a product at a modest price point" - Tony ★★★★★

Impact-Resistant Offshore Gloves

Winner: Polyco Armor Guard Impact Resistant Thermal Gloves

Polyco Armor Guard The Bear Cut and Impact Resistant Thermal Gloves

Boasting comprehensive protection against cut, abrasion, tearing, impact and contact with heated material, Polyco Armor Guard Impact Resistant Thermal Gloves are essential for conducting heavy-duty tasks on oil, wind and gas rigs. Their flexible impact-resistant backing helps absorb shock in the event that a tool or piece of equipment is dropped.

They're touchscreen functional as well for operating smartphones, human machine interfaces, tablets and other touchscreen devices.

What We Love:

  • Soft and flexible silicone backing absorbs shock and impact
  • Essential wear for handling heavy equipment, tools and machinery
  • Contact heat-resistant  temperatures up to 100°C

Expert Verdict:

"For offshore work, we recommend our Armor Guard "The Bear" Safety Gloves because of their waterproof outer shell and extremely high cut level" - Polyco Glove Expert

Wind-Resistant Offshore Gloves

Winner: Ejendals Tegera 517 Insulated Waterproof Gloves

Ejendals Tegera 517 Insulated Waterproof Work GlovesIf you're concerned about the effect that gale-force winds are having on your hands, look no further. Ejendals Tegera 517 Insulated Waterproof Gloves are our number one choice for platform and windfarm work. Manufactured with an ergonomic and slender design, their waterproof outer shell effortlessly deflects oncoming wind away from the hand, preventing stress, strain and moisture lingering on the glove.

What We Love:

  • Waterproof and cold-resistant in temperatures as low as -10°C
  • Ergonomic and sleek design deflects gale force winds away from the hand
  • Velcro strap makes application and removal a breeze

Customer Verdict:

"From someone in the offshore wind farm industry these are perfect. As the hands take a battering from the North Sea and wind these keep your hands warm, dry and maintain a brilliant level of dexterity!" - Paul ★★★★★

Offshore Gloves for Engineering

Winner: UCi Aquatek Thermal Winter Gloves

UCi AquaTek Thermal Winter Gloves

Engineers, mechanics and automotive repair professionals need gloves that facilitate the safe handling of seriously heated material. UCi AquaTek Thermal Winter Gloves combine heat resistance with an interior thermal lining that guards against freezing cold temperatures, making them the obvious choice for engineering work, HVAC and mechanical repair on an oil rig or wind farm.

What We Love:

  • Allows the user to handle 250°C material for a whopping fifteen seconds
  • Level 2 contact cold resistance prevents cold chill, tingling and sensitivity loss
  • Sandy nitrile coating and thin fingertips make intricate handling a breeze

Expert Verdict:

"With water, cold and heat-resistance, UCi AquaTek Thermal Winter Gloves are perfect for heavy industry and outdoor work" - UCi Glove Expert


Oil Resistant Offshore Safety Gloves

Winner: TraffiGlove TG5060 Hydric Cut Level C Water-Resistant Gloves

TraffiGlove TG5060 Hydric Cut Level C Water-Resistant Gloves

TraffiGlove TG5060 Hydric Cut Level C Water-Resistant Gloves are a close-fitting pair of oil-resistant safety gloves designed to facilitate the safe handling of greasy and oily material in professional workplace environment. Fully coated and water-resistant, TraffiGlove TG5060 Oil-Resistant Gloves keep your hands dry, warm and protected while out on the rig.

What We Love:

  • Elasticated knit wrist makes application and removal a breeze
  • Close fit is great for manual handling and engineering
  • Our number one choice for greasy and oily environments

Expert Verdict:

"TraffiGlove TG5060 Oil-Resistant Safety Gloves are close fitting and fully coated for all round protection in wet and oily environments" - TraffiGlove Glove Expert

Best Touchscreen Offshore Work Gloves

Winner: Ejendals Tegera 577 Thermal Waterproof Touchscreen Safety Gloves

 Ejendals Tegera 577 Thermal Waterproof Touchscreen Safety Gloves As the manual workplace moves into the digital age, the demand for quick access to touchscreen equipment is growing. If you're fed up of removing your gloves every time you interact with a tablet or smartphone, look no further.

Complete with an unbelievable array of protection that includes cut, abrasion, heat and impact resistance, Ejendals Tegera 577 Thermal Waterproof Touchscreen Safety Gloves are essential for the seriously heavy-duty work that takes place in offshore environments.

What We Love:

  • Unbelievable array of protection including cut, heat and impact
  • Touchscreen compatible with smartphones, tablets and interface screens
  • Thermoplastic rubber backing shields against shock and impact

Expert Verdict:

"These gloves eliminate the need to apply and remove gloves intermittently, saving you precious time and energy in already stressful work environments." - Ejendals Glove Expert

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