Best Scaffolding Work Gloves 2021

Tuesday, 5 January 2021  |  Sean

Here at SafetyGloves.co.uk we've made sure to stock a comprehensive range of Scaffolding Gloves, which range from high grip scaffolding gloves, thermal scaffolding gloves, waterproof scaffolding gloves and more. With such a wide range available it can be difficult to find the right gloves for you. To help you we've created this handy guide, helping you to find the Best Scaffolding Gloves available this year.

Scaffolding Gloves come in all shapes and sizes
Scaffolding Gloves come in all shapes and sizes

Find Your Ideal Scaffolding Gloves

To help make your decision easier, we've separated this guide out into six different areas based on weather, risk and use. Click on any of the points below to head on down to the area of your choice, or scroll down to view all of our gloves in full.


Best All round Scaffolding Gloves

Winner: Portwest Nitrile Grip Gloves A310R8R

Portwest Nitrile Grip Red and Black Gloves A310R8R

Why We Love Them...

 Combine high grip with good abrasion resistance
 Impressive dexterity ideal for handling scaffolding
 Offer light protection against rain and oil
 Handling rough and coarse materials

Perfect For...

 Use in dry and mildly wet conditions
 Handling rough and coarse materials
 Handling slippery and light oily items

Not the Best For...

 Using power tools (See our solution)
 Use in cold weather (See our solution)
 Use in extremely wet weather (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Portwest A310R8R Gloves offer a combination of superb dexterity, grip, flexibility and abrasion resistance, making them ideal for most scaffolding jobs. The gloves also offer light resistance to water and oil, increasing their versatility.


Best Scaffolding Gloves for Cold Weather

Winner: MaxiDry Zero Thermal Waterproof Gloves 56-451

MaxiDry Zero Thermal Gloves 56-451

Why We Love Them...

 Fleece lined for working in sub zero temperatures
 Also waterproof for wet and snowy weather
 Good grip provided by the nitrile coating
 Good abrasion resistance for protecting the hands

Perfect For...

 Use in extremely cold weather
 Use in wet and snowy weather
 Handling scaffolding and working on building sites

Not the Best For...

 Use during summer (See our solution)
 Using power tools (See our solution)
 High grip work (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The MaxiDry Zero Gloves both water and cold protection, making them popular for use during winter in snowy and wet weather. The gloves retain grip thanks to their nitrile and pylon coating, while good abrasion resistance offers further hand protection.

Runner Up: Portwest Wintershield Fleece Lined Thermal Gloves A280 


Best Scaffolding Gloves for Wet Weather

Winner: Ejendals Tegera 295 Waterproof Thermal Gloves

Ejendals Tegera 295 Waterproof Thermal Work Gloves

Why We Love Them...

Tough and hardwearing leather gloves
 Thinsulate lined for waterproof and thermal protection
 Good mechanical protection ensures safety at work
 Hardwearing for tougher jobs

Perfect For...

 Using during wet and cold weather
 For handling scaffolding and more
 Tough, heavy duty jobs on site

Not the Best For...

 Use during summer (See our solution)
 Buying in bulk (See our solution)
 Using power tools (See our solution)

Editor's View: The Ejendals 295 Gloves offer excellent protection against the cold and water, while their protective and hardwearing design makes them ideal for jobs across the worksite. High grip is ideal for handling scaffolding, while good mechanical protection is ideal for more heavy duty jobs too.

Runner Up: Portwest Liquid Pro Waterproof Cut Resistant Gloves AP81 


Best Scaffolding Gloves with High Grip

Winner: Acegrip EC-Grip Latex-Coated Grip Gloves

Acegrip EC-Grip Latex-Coated Grip Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Economical gloves with a special focus on grip
 Latex coating ensures outstanding control
 Offer light resistance to water and more
 Good abrasion resistance for total control

Perfect For...

 Most dry handling scaffolding and building tasks
 Abrasion resistant for tough jobs
 Handling jobs in mildly wet weather

Not the Best For...

 All season use (See our solution)
 Using power tools (See our solution)
 Using in extremely wet or cold weather (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Acegrip EC-Grip Gloves are scaffolding gloves with a special focus on grip, utilising a latex coating that enhances grip in dry and mildly wet conditions. Good grip is supported by good abrasion resistance, ideal for most handling jobs.

Runner Up: Portwest A622G& Level 5 Cut Resistant PU Coated Gloves 


Best Scaffolding Gloves for Bulk Buying

Winner: Portwest A120BK Black PU Palm Gloves

Portwest A120 Black PU Palm Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Affordable work gloves available for bulk purchasing
 High grip ideal for handling a range of items
 Good mechanical protection ideal for on site work
 Lightweight and flexible for improving productivity

Perfect For...

 Bulk buying for a workforce
 A range of lower risk work
 Most scaffolding jobs 

Not the Best For...

 Wet and cold weather (See our solution)
 Using power tools (See our solution)
 Heavy duty work (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Portwest A120BK Gloves are well recommended for buying in bulk, because their affordable, low risk and easy to use design is ideal for protecting a workforce. While we wouldn't recommend them for heavy duty work, they are well suited to most low risk scaffolding jobs.

Runner Up: Portwest A100 Latex Orange Grip Gloves 


Best Scaffolding Gloves for Using Power Tools

Winner: Ejendals Tegera 9180 Anti-Vibration Work Gloves

Ejendals Tegera 9180 Anti-Vibration Work Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Designed to prevent injuries from vibrations
 Reinforced for using most power tools
 Grippy palms allow you to handle scaffolding
 Suitable for using machinery as well

Perfect For...

 Using power tools during scaffolding operations
 Handling scaffolding
 Protecting against HAVS 

Not the Best For...

 Using in wet and wintry weather (See our solution)
 Buying in bulk (See our solution)
 High dexterity work (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Sometimes during scaffolding you are required to use power tools. The Ejendas 9180 Gloves are the perfect choice, certified for helping to prevent Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome.

Runner Up: Portwest Anti-Vibration Black Gloves A790


Best Water-Resistant Scaffolding Gloves

Winner: Uvex Unipur 6639 Red PU Coated Gloves

Uvex Unipur 6639 Red PU Coated Safety Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Good abrasion resistance for handling rough items
 PU palm protects against oil and water
 Grippy palms allow you to handle scaffolding
 High dexterity for more precision based tasks

Perfect For...

 Most handling jobs on site
 Handling scaffolding
 Use in damp and wet weather

Not the Best For...

 Using in wet and wintry weather (See our solution)
 Buying in bulk (See our solution)
 Using power tools (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: With a PU palm that protects against water and oil, the Uvex Unipur Gloves are ideal for scaffolding tasks. The gloves are lightweight and dexterous, ensuring control while handling wet scaffolding.


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Hopefully this guide has helped you to find the right scaffolding gloves for you. However, if you are struggling for choice, we recommend that you take a look at our full Scaffolding Gloves category, where you can find hundreds of scaffolding gloves available for purchase.

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