Our Best Gloves for the Extreme Cold 2024
2 January 2024
Winter is fast approaching and if you work outdoors, you'll want to start thinking about getting in some new gloves for winter. The cold can leave you unproductive as your hands and fingers can become painful and freeze up. The extreme cold can do much worse, and start to cause frostbite if you're left open to the elements for too long. Thankfully, we have a wide range of gloves that are well suited to extreme cold conditions, so whether you work in a controlled, freezer based environment, or want to buy some new gloves for when the nights draw in, we have you covered.
Remember the cold isn't worth risking, a lapse in judgement, or a hole in your glove fingertips can leave you seriously or even permanently injured. Exploring different factors such as use, style, and mechanical protection, we've asked our experts for some advice on what they think are the gloves that are best suited to cold conditions. They have come back with this list of Our Best Gloves for the Extreme Cold.
Portwest Thermal Dual Latex Acrylic Gloves AP01
These gloves are lightweight and flexible, meaning that they are perfect for handling materials particularly during freezer work. Don't be fooled into thinking that the the Portwest Thermal Dual Latex Acrylic Gloves AP01 lack the thermal qualities of others on our list however, as they achieve the highest EN 511 score of level 4, meaning that they can protect against temperatures that drop as low as - 30°C. Their dual latex coating provides a waterproof finish, while protecting the hands from moderate risks.
Key Features: Provide level 4 EN 511 contact cold resistance; dual latex coat offers resistance to water; offers strong resistance against a range of mechanical risks.Shop Now
Flexitog Arctic Grip Industrial Freezer Gloves FG640
Flexitog are known for their excellence and consistency in producing high quality gloves for adverse conditions. Things are no different with the Flexitog Arctic Grip Industrial Freezer Gloves FG640, that use highly durable leather and nylon to provide exceptional warmth in freezing conditions. As well as offering level 3 contact cold resistance the FG640 Gloves also offer strong all round mechanical protection, making them well suited to high risk and high cold environments.
Key features: Provide level 3 contact cold resistance; leather and nylon construction ensures durability; hollowfibre insulation keeps the hands warm.Shop Now
Ansell 23-700 Polar Grip Insulated Winter Work Gloves
Sometimes the clue is in the name, and if you are going to be working in freezing, wet conditions, then the Ansell 23-700 Polar Grip Insulated Winter Work Gloves should be quite high on your list. They also use a PVC coat to offer resistance to chemicals and salts, helping to protect the hands in industries that range from chemical refining and laboratory work to outdoor use and offshore drilling. Their gauntlet style protects the hands too, while a grippy palm means that the handling of slippery and hazardous substances can be made safe.
Key features: PVC coat offers resistance to salts and chemicals; high grip ideal for handling hazardous substances; gauntlet style cuff protects the lower arm.Shop Now
Polyco Freezemaster Ultra Insulated Gauntlets FMU
Designed for use in all things science, the Polyco Freezemaster Ultra Insulated Gauntlets FMU excel for use in applications such as pharmaceutical work, genetics and biotechnology work, fertility clinic work, cold room work and cryogenic work. Constructed using neoprene and leather, the Insulated Gauntlets provide the maximum cold resistance rating of 4. With their extra long arm and good resistance to mechanical threats, the Freezemaster Gauntlets promise protection in the harshest of cold weather conditions.
Key Features: Hipora membrane protects the hands from wet conditions; Thinsulate lining provides exceptional warmth in freezing environments; well suited to laboratory and pharmaceutical work.Shop Now
Ejendals Tegera 295 Thermal Waterproof Work Gloves
The Ejendals Tegera 295 Thermal Waterproof Work Gloves are built for two tings; extreme temperatures and water. They can withstand temperatures that drop as low as -30°C, while their Thinsulate interior lining can prevent water from reaching your hands, even when placed in a bucket of water for up to 30 minutes. That isn't Thinsulates only positive, as it manages to combine cold and water resistance with exceptional dexterity, perfect for handling tools, gripping materials and handling icy goods.
Key features: Thinsulate lining offers -30°C temperature protection; can withstand a bucket for a water for up to 30 minutes; offers outstanding dexterity and flexibility.Shop Now
Don't Risk Frostbite
Freezing cold temperatures don't take long to start causing damage. A damaged glove isn't enough to protect you from the cold, which is why it's crucial to purchase a reliable, durable and thermal pair of gloves. If you want to browse further, then why not check out our Freezer Gloves, our Cold Store Gloves, our Cold Weather Gloves or our Gloves for Cold Environments. You're bound to find the gloves for you!