Best Rock Garden Gloves 2021

Monday, 22 March 2021  |  Sean

If you own or work in a rock garden, or if you have plenty of rocks in your garden, then using a pair of work gloves can protect your hands against a range of hazards. Whether you're after gloves to protect against water or the cold, gloves to protect against cuts and sharp rocks, or gloves to protect against heavy, coarse and rough rocks, we're sure that we've got the gloves for you. To help you find the Best Rock Garden Gloves for you, we've created this handy guide.

Rock Handling Gloves can protect against sharp and coarse rocks
Rock Handling Gloves can protect against sharp and coarse rocks

Find the Best Rock Garden Gloves

If you know the kind of gloves that you are after, you can click on the below heading to head on down to the perfect gloves for you. Alternatively, you can scroll down and view each of the gloves in full.


Best All-Round Rock Garden Gloves

Winner: Briers Ultimate Golden leather Gardening Gloves

Briers Ultimate Golden Leather Gardening Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Durable leather gardening gloves with high dexterity
 Ideal for handling weeds, shrubbery, twigs, bushes and more
 Reinforced palms and keystone thumb for extra protection
 Designed to provide superior comfort thanks to soft inner lining

Perfect For...

 Handling sharp, coarse, small and large rocks, gravel and other rocky materials

Not the Best For...

 Use in wet weather (See our solution)
 Use in cold weather (See our solution)
 Very high dexterity handling (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Briers Ultimate Golden Leather Gardening Gloves are our best all round rock handling gloves, with impressive dexterity supported with a reinforced palm that allows you to handle sharp and small rocks, and rough, coarse rocks too.


Best High Dexterity Rock Garden Gloves

Winner: Maxiflex Ultimate Palm Coated Handling Gloves 42-874

MaxiFlex Ultimate Palm Coated Handling Gloves 42-874

Why We Love Them...

 Very high dexterity ideal for handling smaller rocks and gravel
 Level 4 abrasion resistance ensures that the gloves have longevity
 Nylon and spandex liner means that the gloves feel like a second skin
 Good grip improve control while handling dirt, rocks and shrubbery

Perfect For...

 Handling small rocks, gravel and more

Not the Best For...

 Use in wet weather (See our solution)
 Sharp rocks (See our solution)
 Heavy and coarse items (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The MaxiFlex Ultimate Palm Coated Handling Gloves offer superb dexterity and high grip, ensuring outstanding control and flexibility when handling small rocks, stones and gravel.


Best Rock Garden Gloves for Handling Sharp Rocks

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

Maxicut Level 5 Palm Coated Grip Gloves 44-3745

Why We Love Them...

 High cut resistance for handling sharp rocks and stones
 Outstanding dexterity is ideal for working with smaller materials
 Impressive grip improves productivity, making them ideal for professional landscapers
 Breathable design can keep the hands cool in summer

Perfect For...

 Handling sharp rocks, stones and gravel

Not the Best For...

 Use in wet weather (See our solution)
 Handling heavy rocks (See our solution)
 Use in cold weather (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The MaxiCut Ultra Level 5 Palm Coated Grip Gloves combine good dexterity with outstanding cut resistance, meaning that you can handle small and sharp rocks without risk to your hands.


Best Rock Garden Gloves for Heavy and Coarse Rocks

Winner: Cutter CW300 Goatskin Leather Men's Original Water Repellent Work Gloves

Cutter CW300 Goatskin Leather Men's Original Water Repellent Work Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Extra-thick and durable with a reinforced leather palm
 Goatskin liner means that the gloves will last long after use
 Water-resistance for handling damp items
 Tough design can handle pretty much anything your garden throws at them

Perfect For...

 Handling large, heavy and coarse rocks

Not the Best For...

 Small rocks and gravel (See our solution)
 Cold weather work (See our solution)
 Sharp rocks (See our solution)

Editor's View: The Cutter CW300 Goatskin Original Gloves are your perfect choice for heavy duty work, with impressive grip and a reinforced leather palm ensuring that you can handle rough and coarse rocks without risk to your hands or gloves.


Best Thermal Rock Garden Gloves

Winner: Skytec Argon Waterproof Thermal Gloves

Skytec Argon Waterproof Thermal Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Waterproof lining ideal for use in wet chilly weather
 Includes a thermal lining for cold and wintry tasks
 Highly grippy for handling frozen rocks
 Good mechanical protection to ensure glove longevity 

Perfect For...

 Handling rocks and stones in freezing conditions

Not the Best For...

 Cut risk handling (See our solution)
 Handling rough and coarse items (See our solution)
 High dexterity rock handling (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Our second to last gloves are the Skytec Argon Waterproof Thermal Gloves which offer a combination of thermal and waterproof protection which makes them ideal for handling stones and rocks in cold and wintry conditions.


Best Waterproof Rock Garden Gloves

Winner: Ejendals Tegera 295 Waterproof Thermal Work Gloves

Ejendals Tegera 295 Waterproof Thermal Work Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Use a Thinsulate lining to protect against water and the cold
 High dexterity is perfect for handling slippery wet rocks
 Good mechanical protection is well suited to handling sharp items too
 Thermal lining means that you can use the gloves for extended use

Perfect For...

 Handling rocks in wet and damp conditions

Not the Best For...

 Handling extremely sharp rocks (See our solution)
 Handling extremely heavy duty rocks (See our solution)
 Wrist protection (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Finally, the Ejendals Tegera 295 Thermal Waterproof Gloves use a Thinsulate lining to provide superb dexterity and impressive warmth, while the waterproof lining means that you can work in wet stormy weather too.

View the Full Range

If you haven't found what you are looking for here, then don't worry as we have a full range of Gardening Gloves on our website. Here, you can view a wide range of gloves, including gloves suitable for handling rocks.

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