Best Work Gloves for Summer 2021

Tuesday, 16 March 2021  |  Sam

Working outside in hot conditions can be brutal, especially when you have to wear heavy, tough gloves to keep your hands protected. These gloves often boast about guarding your hands against all kinds of elements, but few are designed to keep your hands comfortable on a hot day as well.

Best Work Gloves For Summer

At SafetyGloves.co.uk, we know a thing or two about gloves, so we've handpicked some of our favourites for working in hot weather. These gloves offer the same protection as others, but are made to be breathable to reduce sweat and heat around your hands.  Read on to see our Best Work Gloves for Summer!

Where Do I Start?

We've split our blog into a few categories so you can quickly locate what you're looking for. Click one of the options below, or simply scroll on to find your perfect pair of summer work gloves:


Best Skin-Friendly Summer Work Gloves

Uvex 60040 Phynomic Lite Breathable Safety Gloves

Uvex 60040 Phynomic Lite Breathable Safety Gloves

Editor's Review: Hot weather can really irritate your hands through excessive sweating, but with the Uvex Phynomic Lite Gloves, you can work in cool and comfort. Approved by the proDerm institute, the Phynomic Gloves prevent contact dermatitis, with a design free of harmful toxins as well as a porous coating for breathability. 

What We Like:

  • Porous coating offers improved breathability for your comfort
  • Free of harmful substances for improved skin tolerance
  • Aqua-polymer palms enhance wearer grip
  • Certified to prevent contact dermatitis

What We Don't Like:


Best Summer Work Gloves for Handling

MaxiFlex Ultimate Palm Coated Handling Gloves 42-874

MaxiFlex Ultimate Palm Coated Handling Gloves 42-874

Editor's Review: One of the best value gloves we offer here at SafetyGloves.co.uk, the MaxiFlex Ultimate Palm Coated Handling Gloves release a natural cooling agent that will keep your hands dry when they recognise an increase in hand temperature. To excel in handling scenarios, their less than 1mm thickness and nitrile micro cup finish combine for superior grip and flexibility.

What We Like:

  • Dynamic cooling agent releases upon temperature change
  • Nitrile micro cup finish creates vacuum like grip on tools
  • Thickness of less than 1mm, great for dexterity
  • Great protection against abrasions and tears

What We Don't Like:


Best Summer Work Gloves for Gardening

HexArmor ThornArmor 3092 Gardening and Landscaping Gloves

HexArmor ThornArmor 3092 Gardening and Landscaping Gloves

Editor's Review: Garden in comfort with the HexArmor ThornArmor 3092 Gardening and Landscaping Gloves, a pair of top-tier work gloves with optimally placed air vents in all the right places. These gloves provide the highest cut resistance possible (Level F), meaning that you can use them with jagged thorns, sharp cacti and prickly roses. 

What We Like:

  • Vents near the wrists keeps hands cool and fresh
  • "Airprene" cuffs prevent overheating
  • Superb resistance to punctures and tears
  • Highest level of available protection against cuts 

What We Don't Like:


Best Summer Work Gloves for Driving

Portwest A260 Oves Driver Leather Gloves

Portwest A260 Oves Driver Leather Gloves

Editor's Review: Drawing on the breathable qualities of sheepskin leather, the Portwest A260 Oves Driver Leather Gloves actively keep your hands from overheating while you're gripping the wheel of your car or lorry. Drive for extensive periods without your usual fatigue!

What We Like:

  • Lightweight sheepskin leather prevents overheating
  • Great for long car/lorry journeys in the baking sun
  • Reduces the usual hand fatigue that accompanies long drives
  • Very durable, will outlast all other driving gloves

What We Don't Like:


Best Disposable Summer Work Gloves

Grippaz Black Semi-Disposable Nitrile Grip Gloves (Pack of 50)

Grippaz Black Semi-Disposable Nitrile Grip Gloves (Pack of 50)

Editor's Review: Disposable gloves are great for a variety of summer activities, but standard latex and vinyl gloves tend to overheat and stick over long periods of time. Enjoy the comfort of our popular Grippaz Black Semi-Disposable Nitrile Grip Gloves, a pack of anatomic nitrile gloves so durable that each pair can be used many times over.

What We Like:

  • So durable that you can reuse each pair over and over
  • Outstanding protection against oil and grease, great for BBQs
  • Close-fitting without sweaty palms or sticky fingers
  • Fishscale embossed palms greatly enhance your grip

What We Don't Like:


Stay Cool While You Work This SUmmer

Whether you're looking for protection and comfort during a spot of summer gardening, or looking to whip up a tasty BBQ, our list has something . So think about what you'll be using these gloves for, weigh up the pros and cons, and get ready to enjoy comfortable, efficient hands in even the hottest, sweatiest conditions!

Not convinced, or want to take a look for yourself? Check out our entire range of Breathable Summer Work Gloves!

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