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Best Gardening Gloves 2020

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Your garden can be your pride and joy, but without the right type of gloves your garden can wreak havoc on the health of your hands. Fortunately, you can avoid blisters and sore hands with the right pair of Gardening Gloves.

Here at SafetyGloves.co.uk, we've got a huge selection of gardening gloves available to help you protect those green fingers, but with such a wide selection you might be asking yourself "which are the best gardening gloves?" Never fear! We're here to help you find not only the best gloves but the best gloves for you!


Looking for something in particular? Here are the areas that we are going to cover:


Best All-Round Gardening Gloves

Winner: Briers Ultimate Golden Leather Gardening Gloves

Briers Ultimate Golden Leather Gardening Gloves

Why We Love Them...

Supple leather material gives great dexterity
Reinforced patch on the palm increases longevity
Soft liner for unbeatable comfort
Stylish design is ideal for both women and men

Perfect For...

Digging, planting and weeding
General tool handling and grip
Use in most weather conditions

Not the Best For...

Operating gardening machinery (See our solution)
Extreme cold temperatures (See our solution)
Wet work (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Really great gloves for all sorts of gardening work with high quality leather used throughout. You'd be hard pressed to find any better quality gloves for a similar price.

Runner Up: Cutter CW300 Goatskin Leather Gloves


Best Thornproof Gardening Gloves

Winner: HexArmor ThornArmor 3092 Gardening and Landscaping Gloves

HexArmor ThornArmor 3092 Gardening and Landscaping Gloves

Why We Love Them...

Offer the best protection against thorns and brambles
Incorporate three layers of puncture resistant "SuperFabric"
Quality construction lasts for years
A premium product up to the standard of professional gardeners

Perfect For...

Rose bushes, thistles, cacti and other spiky plants
Clearing brambles, thorns and holly
 General gardening work without spikes

Not the Best For...

Lightweight gardening tasks (See our solution)
Tasks requiring a high level of dexterity (See our solution)
Weeding and planting (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: They might be a bit more expensive than a standard gardening glove, but you'll know where your money has gone once you've got them on. They really take the pain away from dealing with any spikes and give you that professional-level of protection. Plus if you take care of them, you can definitely get your money's worth from one pair.

Runner Up: Briers Sicilian Lemon Garden Gauntlets


Best Gardening Gloves for Kids

Winner: Ejendals Tegera 90088 Children's Gardening Gloves

Ejendals Tegera 90088 Children's Gardening Gloves

Why We Love Them...

Allow kids to join in with gardening safely
Reinforced fingers and thumbs help the gloves last for longer
All round glove suitable for general tasks such as weeding and planting
Universal size and looser fit can be used by multiple kids

Perfect For...

Kids helping out in the gardening
Protecting against minor cuts and scrapes
Keeping sensitive hands comfortable

Not the Best For...

Older children/young teenagers (See our solution)
A high level of protection (See our solution)
Wet work or outdoor work in winter (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: My kids love helping out in the garden and I'm definitely keen to encourage this while they're still willing! We use the Tegera 90088 Gloves and they're great for things like digging in the dirt, planting and pulling weeds.

Runner Up: Briers Kids Rigger Gardening Gloves


Best Heavy Duty Gardening Gloves

Winner: Briers Ultimate Suede Gauntlets

Briers Ultimate Suede Gauntlets

Why We Love Them...

Tough and hardwearing leather gloves
Longer design protects the wrists and forearms
Wing-style thumb is more comfortable for longer periods of use
Stylish black suede design with yellow piping

Perfect For...

People wanting a pair of gloves that will last for years
Protection that goes beyond the hand and wrist
A range of handling tasks without worrying about wear

Not the Best For...

Fine dexterity (See our solution)
Wet conditions (See our solution)
Allowing hands to breathe (See our solution)

Editor's View: These gloves are really good for people that find themselves going through loads of pairs of standard gardening gloves. They've got a really tough leather construction that will last for years and years of use. You can use these gloves for quite a few different tasks but they are best suited to general handling that doesn't require any dexterity.

Runner Up: Towa Original Soft and Tough Gardening Gloves


Best Gardening Gloves for Ponds

Winner: Briers Full Length Drain, Tank and Pond Gloves

Briers Pond and Drain Gardening Gloves

Why We Love Them...

Highly waterproof design is ideal for working with water
Long design goes past the elbow, allowing you to submerge your arms
Elasticated cuff helps to prevent your arm getting wet
Well suited to pond work or crafting water features

Perfect For...

Tasks requiring sticking your arms in deep water
Dealing with ponds, water features, drains and more
Any muddy tasks where you want to protect your upper arms

Not the Best For...

General gardening tasks (See our solution)
Handling thorns or brambles (See our solution)
Dry work (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: If I ever stick my arms into the unknown, these are the gloves that I use. Not only are they reliably waterproof, but they go really far up the arms to give you a better level of protection than most waterproof gloves.

Runner Up: Sleeved 65cm PVC Gauntlet R265E


Best Thermal Gardening Gloves

Winner: Skytec Argon Waterproof Thermal Gloves

Skytec Argon Waterproof Thermal Gloves

Why We Love Them...

Fleece-lined gloves for comfort in sub-zero temperatures
Water-resistant design is suitable for the worst conditions
Gloves feature a coating that massively improves grip
Tough and durable gloves designed to last rigorous use

Perfect For...

Gardening during winter
Protecting your hands against wind and rain
People looking for snug, comfortable gloves

Not the Best For...

Use in warm temperatures (See our solution)
Full submersion in deep water (See our solution)
Handling thorns or brambles (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: While they might not look much from the outside, these are some of the most comfortable gloves I've ever worn. They have a really soft, fleecy interior that keep your hands warm and are also water-resistant. If you're the sort of person that doesn't let a bit of cold stop you from going out in the garden, these are a must have.

Runner Up: Ejendals Tegera 295 Waterproof Thermal Work Gloves


Best Gardening Gloves for Chainsaws

Winner: Portwest Leather Chainsaw Protection Gloves A290

Portwest Leather Chainsaw Protection Gloves A290

Why We Love Them...

Designed to prevent accidents involving chainsaws
Bright orange design is highly visible against green
Filled with fibres that "clog" the chainsaw blade if cut
Suitable for home use or professional forestry use

Perfect For...

Cutting wood at home or in a professional capacity
Any handling of a chainsaw
Increasing visibility when using a chainsaw

Not the Best For...

Handling sharp materials (See our solution)
General gardening work (See our solution)
Using lighter machinery, such as mowers (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Whereas the rest of the gloves could save your hands a bit of bother, these gloves can save your life. It is imperative to always use the proper precautions when handling dangerous equipment and these gloves hit the sweet spot between function and value.

Runner Up: Cutter CW5000 Leather Winter Chainsaw Work Gloves


Best Gardening Gloves for Weeding

Winner: Towa ActivGrip Advance TOW581 Nitrile-Coated Gloves

Towa ActivGrip Advance TOW581 Nitrile-Coated Gloves

Why We Love Them...

Offer a high level of grip in all conditions
Designed to reduce hand fatigue, perfect for longer weeding sessions
Relatively thin design increases dexterity
Breathable material is great for all-day use

Perfect For...

Plant and tool handling
Prolonged use or use in hot conditions
Various light gardening tasks requiring grip

Not the Best For...

Lasting as long as heavy-duty gloves (See our solution)
Extreme cold or winter weather (See our solution)
Handling rough or sharp materials (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: These gloves are definitely my number one recommendation for people that like the feeling of going gloveless but don't want to put up with the pain of sore hands. These gloves are really light and offer great dexterity, making them perfect for tasks requiring a bit of precision. They're comfortable to use all day, so if you're spending a day out in your garden, these are a great option for avoiding sweaty, tired hands.

Runner Up: Briers Sicilian Lemon Seed and Weed Gardening Gloves


Best Gardening Gloves for Strimmers

Winner: Cutter CW700 Deerskin Men's Strimmer and Trimmer Gloves

Cutter CW700 Deerskin Men's Strimmer and Trimmer Gloves

Why We Love Them

Absorb shock to make machine use more comfortable
Gel padding cushions the palm of your hands
Provide excellent grip to reduce accidents
Reinforced fingers provides even greater protection

Perfect For...

Using trimmers, strimmers, lawnmowers and more
Protecting against any vibrating machinery
Use as a general gardening glove

Not the Best For...

High dexterity and fine handling (See our solution)
Protection against chainsaws or spinning blades (See our solution)
Wintery conditions (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: You don't realise how much strain using a mower or a strimmer puts on your arms until you've tried to do it for an extended period of time. These gloves really help to absorb the vibration, which stops your arms from having to do it instead. If you've got a large garden or a lot of hedges, this is definitely a worthwhile investment.

Runner Up: SIP Protection Anti-Vibration Forestry Gloves


Best Rock Garden Gloves

Winner: Maxicut Ultra Level 5 Palm-Coated Grip Gloves

Maxicut Ultra Level 5 Palm-Coated Grip Gloves

Why We Love Them...

Durable gloves designed for tough handling
Resistant against cuts and abrasion
Breathable material is kind on skin
Superb levels of grip with a coating on the palm

Perfect For...

Handling rough, abrasive or sharp materials
Creating rockeries, dry-stone walling et cetera
General gardening if you want a closer fitting glove

Not the Best For...

Wet work (See our solution)
People that prefer looser gloves (See our solution)
Use with garden machinery (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: I'm not sure how they do it, but these gloves are both thin and incredibly durable. Rather than the baggy, looser fit that a lot of gardening gloves have, these fit a lot closer and this means that they are great for fiddly little tasks.

Runner Up: MCR Safety CT1018PU Dyneema Cut Resistant Gloves


Best Stylish Gardening Gloves

Winner: Ejendals Tegera 90066 Ladies Gardening Gloves

Ejendals Tegera 90066 Ladies Gardening Gloves

Why We Love Them...

Stylish design with rose motif on the back
Latex-coated palm is great for wet gripping
Lightweight gloves ideal for use in summer
Criss-cross pattern on the palm increases grip

Perfect For...

General gardening tasks, such as planting and weeding
Tasks where you require a good level of grip
 A gift for a keen gardener

Not the Best For...

Larger hands (See our solution)
Use in winter (See our solution)
Heavy-duty use (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: If you're looking for gloves that look good without having to compromise on their performance, these gloves are my recommendation. They might not be as good as some of the gloves above for niche uses, but as a general gardening glove, they have everything that you'll need.

Runner Up: Briers All Seasons Gardening Gloves


Conclusion

We've highlighted eleven of our best gardening gloves in this guide (as well as eleven gloves that were only just pipped to the post) so hopefully no matter what you were looking for, we've covered it. If I had to give a single recommendation though, I would have to say the Briers Ultimate Golden Leather Gardening Gloves are a great pair for any gardener and are a real asset, whether you are an amateur or a professional.

Do you have a pair of gardening gloves that you love more than all the rest? Let us know in the comments below or via Facebook or Twitter!