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Our Best Thermal Work Gloves 2024

2 Comments2 January 2024

With winter approaching it's time to get your new pair of Thermal Work Gloves.  Here at we sell a wide range of thermal gloves; waterproof, sub zero, cut-resistant, oil-resistant and more, all ready to keep your hands warm during the cold months. They don't have to be used outdoors either, we have plenty of gloves available for use in Freezers or Cold Stores.

If you take a look at our range you'll realise that we have hundreds of thermal gloves ready for purchase. To help you make your choice, we've created this guide detailing the best gloves for each area of thermal resistance. Taking into account different industries and hazards, below are nine of our very best winter gloves.

Which Thermal Gloves Are In Our List?

To help make your choice easier, we've selected gloves that we feel best represent the widest number of industries. Below you can find what we believe are:

Best All-Round Thermal Gloves

Winner: Skytec Argon Waterproof Thermal Gloves

The Skytec Argon Gloves

Why We Love Them...

Thermal and waterproof in temperatures as low as -20°C
 Good mechanical resistance for handling rough, wet and coarse items
 Soft fleece lining keeps the user extremely comfortable during use
 Top sellers - Perfect in jobs ranging from general work to cold store to comfort

Perfect For...

 Garden work, handling, cold store and more
 General outdoor use for keeping the hands warm
Use in most weather conditions

Not the Best For...

 Tactile handling (See our solution)
 Use in high risk environments (See our solution)
 Extended handling tasks (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Warm, comfortable and waterproof, the Skytec Argon Gloves are exceptional all-round winter gloves. From general handling to maintenance and building, these winter gloves will do the trick. They do lack in dexterity and aren't mechanically that strong, so if you want heat, cut or oil protection we would recommend reading on.

Best Gloves for Outdoor, Yard and DIY Work

Winner: Ejendals Tegera 295 Waterproof Thermal Gloves

Ejendals Tegera 295 Gloves

Why We Love Them...

Combine dexterity with an impressive level of cold resistance
 Total waterproof abilities from the wrist hem down
 Durable construction will last through the worst of winter
 Highly grippy and moderately thick for a variety of yard jobs

Perfect For...

 General outdoor work, yard use and more
 Gardening, DIY and maintaining work
 Handling tasks that demand grip

Not the Best For...

 High comfort use outdoors (See our solution)
 High risk protection (See our solution)
 Extended use (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The 295 Gloves offer a unique combination of cold resistance, water protection and high dexterity, something provided by the Thinsulate lining. They are durable and fit tightly round the hands, ensuring that they won't become strained while handling wood, lumbar and more. These gloves are best suited to general yard work.

Best Gloves for Automotives, Mechanics and Oil Use

Winner: Polyco Grip It Oil Therm Hi-Vis Waterproof Gloves

The Polyco Grip It Oil Gloves

Why We Love Them...

Offer not just oil resistance, but water and grease resistance too
 Waterproof and thermal for cold outdoor work
 Fleece lining for superb levels of comfort
 High dexterity for tricky and tactile work

Perfect For...

 Mechanics and automotives
 Use in oily working conditions
 Grippy for building and construction

Not the Best For...

 Extended handling jobs outdoors (See our solution)
 Cut protection (See our solution)
 Use with hot items (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Working in garages during winter can get pretty chilly, which is why the Polyco Grip it Oil Therm Gloves are well recommended for the automotives and mechanics industries. They are thick and can soak up oil and water, all you need for a day in the garage.

Best Gloves for Heat and Heavy Duty Use

Winner: MaxiDry Zero Thermal Waterproof Gloves 56-451

MaxiDry Zero Gloves

Why We Love Them...

Offer cold resistance, water protection and heat resistance too
 Comfortable fleece lining keeps the hands warm and comfortable
 Suitable for use in oily environments
 Good mechanical protection for heavy duty environments

Perfect For...

 Heavy duty jobs in tough working conditions
 Handling heavy and coarse items in harsh weather
 Handling hot and oily items at work

Not the Best For...

 High dexterity jobs (See our solution)
 High sensitivity jobs (See our solution)
Allowing hands to breathe (See our solution)

Editor's View: The MaxiDry Zero Gloves are some of the most versatile gloves on the market, offering water, oil, heat and thermal resistance that makes them well suited to high risk, heavy duty tasks in all weathers. They are thick and fleece lined for superb comfort, making them well suited to most outdoor workers.

Best General Use and Sporty Gloves

Winner: Ejendals Tegera 517 Insulated Waterproof PRecision Work Gloves

Ejendals Tegera 517 Gloves

Why We Love Them...

Stylish and sporty, making them popular among cyclists
 Extremely sensitive and flexible for handling items
 Well suited to general outdoor use through winter
 Can resist a heavy amount of water

Perfect For...

 Cycling, sports and general use
 Windproof and waterproof for use in sporty weather
 Low risk handling and odd gardening jobs

Not the Best For...

 Higher risk handling jobs (See our solution)
 Freezer work (See our solution)
 Extended mechanical use (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: We would recommend the Tegera 517 Gloves for general outdoor use. This doesn't have to be for work, as the flexible and stylish nature is well suited to cyclists and sportspeople. The flexible, waterproof nature is perfect for use when it starts to rain too.

Best for Cold Store and Warehouse Work

Winner: Supertouch Superthermal PVC Dot Gloves

The Supertouch Superthermal Gloves

Why We Love Them...

Lightweight and flexible for most handling work
 Lined with PVC dot coating for a strong level of grip
 Affordable choice for buying in bulk
 Durable enough for extended handling situations

Perfect For...

 Extended warehouse and cold store shifts
 Straightforward general handling activities
 Buying in bulk for a large workforce

Not the Best For...

Use in sub zero temperatures (See our solution)
 Heavy duty tasks (See our solution)
 Tasks with an oil or dirt risk (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: If you need to order in bulk for a cold store or factory, then the Superthermal PVC Dot Gloves should be number one on your list. PVC dots are perfect for improving grip for handling, while the flexible nature is ideal for getting to grips with most items.

Best Gloves for Freezer Work

Winner: Polyco Freezemaster II Cool Handling Gloves

Polyco Freezemaster II Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Suitable for sub zero environments like freezers
 Waterproof for handling wet items
 Extra thick for a small level of mechanical protection
 Extra long cuff provides further wrist protection and warmth

Perfect For...

 Use in simulated cold environments such as freezers or cold stores
 Handling wet and frozen items
 General handling jobs indoors

Not the Best For...

 Work outdoors (See our solution)
 Work that demands high dexterity (See our solution)
 Work that includes oil and heat hazards (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Most gloves on this list are suitable for freezers, however the extra warm Freezemaster Gloves are designed for that purpose alone. Super warm and super thick, these gloves will stay warm even after hours of working in a freezer. Not the most dexterous gloves available, however they do provide decent scope for dexterity when needed.

Best Gloves for Outdoor Dry Handling Jobs

Winner: Ejendals Tegera Infinity 8810 Cold Insulation Gloves

The Tegera Infinity Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Ideal for dry handling tasks that demand grip outdoors
 Spandex lining keeps the fingers nice and warm
 PU dip coating ensures grip even when handling slippery items
 Fleece lining ensures comfort during extended use

Perfect For...

 Dry handling jobs outdoors
 Tasks through the winter months
 Extended tasks that demand high comfort

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: The Infinity Gloves don't look thermal, but don't be fooled, their thin design is lined with Spandex, ensuring that your hands stay warm in freezing weather. Best suited to dry conditions, you can use these gloves for extended handling tasks outdoors.

Best Gloves with Cut Resistance

Winner: TraffiGlove TG5570 Thermal Anti-Cut Gloves

The TraffiGlove TG5570 Gloves

Why We Love Them

Combine level F cut resistance with high thermal protection
 Latex coat provides super warmth even in sub zero conditions
 Ideal for working with high cut risk items outdoors
 Highly grippy, for most handling jobs

Perfect For...

 High cut risk tasks such as maintenance, building, loading and logistics
 Suitable for use in wet working conditions
 High dexterity tasks

Not the Best For...

 Complete protection against water (See our solution)
 Heavy duty jobs(See our solution)
 Oil and heat resistance (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The TraffiGlove TG5570 Gloves are the best thermal gloves for high cut risks, with level F cut resistance promising protection when handling glass, shards and more. The gloves are super warm and dexterous, ensuring that you stay warm from the start of your shift until the end.

Best Gloves for Low Risk Outdoor Work

Winner: Uvex Unilite Thermo Plus Cold Resistant Litter Picking Gloves

Uvex Unilite Thermo Plus Cold Resistant Litter Picking Gloves

Why We Love Them

 Lightweight, grippy and highly flexible
 Acrylic lining offers a secure and comfortable fit
 Light water resistance for handling items after rainfall
 Protect against direct contact with cold items

Perfect For...

 Low risk outdoor work in cold conditions
 Tasks such as litter picking, warehousing, traffic warden and more
 Protecting against direct contact with cold items

Not the Best For...

 Complete protection against water (See our solution)
 Heavy duty jobs (See our solution)
 Oil and heat resistance (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Uvex Unilite Thermo Plus Gloves offer good protection against the cold, with a thick palm that provides a high level of grip even in damp conditions. The gloves use an acrylic lining to ensure high levels of warmth, while their flexible nature is ideal for providing grip.


While we've tried to include some of the best thermal gloves, we realise that no two gloves are created the same, and only you know best what kind of a glove would suit you perfectly. If you haven't yet seen quite what you've been hoping for, make sure to visit our full range of Thermal Gloves or Thermal Waterproof Work Gloves.

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