Our Best Welding Gloves 2020

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Welding gloves come in all shapes and sizes. Some are more dexterous than others, others are resistant to sparks, and some come with a higher level of heat resistance for only the hottest types of welding. As our range is so large, it can make it more difficult to find the exact welding gloves that you need.

Welding Gloves come in all shapes and sizes
Welding gloves come in all shapes and sizes, so it's important that you make your choice carefully

To help make your choice easier, we've narrowed down our wide selection into a short list of Our Top Six Welding Gloves in 2020. All are best sellers from the best brands only, ensuring that they offer the best protection around.

What Am I Looking For?

When you want to purchase your welding gloves you want to know what type of welding you are using the gloves for. Most of our gloves will be suitable for both MIG and TIG welding, however others might be certified to ARC welding too. Arc welding tends to be higher risk, therefore you require gloves with more dexterity and higher heat resistance.

What Do the Standards Mean?

The two standards that you want to take note while purchasing are EN 407 and EN 12477. EN 407 certifies a glove resistance to heat, molten metal, burning and flames, while EN 12477 certifies if a glove is suitable for welding.

EN 407

A glove will be given a score between 0 and 4 on six different factors with 4 being the highest level of resistance and 0 being the lowest level of resistance. The six different factors that a glove is tested to are Burning, Contact Heat, Convective Heat, Radiant Heat, Molten Metal (Small Splashes), Molten Metal (Large Splashes).

A gloves EN 407 score will be listed in order of the six factors above. For example, a good welding glove will achieve the score 41324X. The X means that a glove has not been tested to this factor.

EN 12477

If a glove is certified to EN 12477 it means that it is suitable for welding. A glove that meets this standards will either be awarded Type A or Type B.

Type A refers to gloves that tend to be for higher welding risk jobs where higher levels of heat resistance are required, however they tend to offer a little less dexterity. Alternatively, Type B welding gloves tend to be for lower risk welding tasks such as TIG welding, and come with a higher level of dexterity.

Ejendals Tegera 134 Welding Gloves

Ejendals Tegera 134 Welding Gloves

The first welding gloves on our list happen to be best sellers, the Ejendals Tegera 134 Welding Gloves which offer a medium level of resistance to welding sparks, grinding splashes and 100°C heat.These gloves are Type A welding gloves, meaning that they offer a high level of resistance against heat, with superb resistance to burning and radiant heat. They are best suited to welding tasks where there is a high risk from burning, while dexterous fingers ensure a good hold of equipment.

Standards: EN 12477: Type A, EN 407: 41234X, EN 388: 3422

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 Ejendals Tegera 126A Welding Gloves

Ejendals Tegera 126A Welding Gloves

Our second gloves are also from Ejendals, which are the Ejendals Tegera 126A Welding Gloves that offer lightweight protection against mechanical threats, and outstanding protection against burning and small splashes of molten metal. These gloves are Type B welding gloves, meaning that they offer a high level of dexterity yet a little less heat protection than the first Ejendals gloves on our list. These gloves maintain a high level of comfort, with a 180°C wrist fastening that increases safety on the job.

Standards: EN 12477: Type B, EN 407: 412X41, EN 388: 2111

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Portwest Reinforced Welding Leather Gauntlets A530

Portwest Reinforced Welding Leather Gauntlets A530

Moving away from Ejendals we have the Portwest Reinforced Welding Leather Gauntlets, which use tough para-aramid fibres to offer an excellent level of resistance against heat, sparks and tears and punctures. That makes these gloves a durable option for welding jobs that come with a mechanical risk. These gloves are surprisingly versatile, suitable for not just welding, but metal and steel handling too.

Standards: EN 12477: Type A, EN 388: 3144 

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Supertouch Leather Welding Gauntlets 20933/20923

Supertouch Leather Welding Gauntlets 20933/20923

Supertouch are known for their practical and reliable PPE, and things are no different with the Supertouch Leather Welding Gauntlets, which use split leather to offer an unparalleled level of durability. While durability is their main selling point, the gloves retain a fantastic level of resistance against burning, convective heat and small splashes of molten metal. The gloves are also impressively dexterous despite their heavy duty design, and a reinforced palm provides further protection when handling metals and steel.

Standards: EN 12477: Type A, EN 407: 413X4X, EN 388: 4133

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Polyco Weldmaster Welding Gauntlet Gloves

Polyco Weldmaster Welding Gauntlet Gloves

Our first Polyco gloves that make the list are the Polyco Weldmaster Welding Gauntlet Gloves, which are designed using super tough chrome leather for superb resistance to sparks and metals and excellent resistance against mechanical threats too. The leather means that these gauntlet gloves are durable and comfortable, and you'll find that these gloves are particularly well suited to more tactile welding tasks thanks to the sensitive fingers. These gloves are called Weldmaster for a reason, offering some of the best heat resistance that money can buy.

Standards: EN 12477: Type A, EN 407: 423X4X, EN 388: 3244

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 Supertouch Weld Plus Heat Proof Welding Gauntlets 20843/20883/20893

Supertouch Weld Plus Heat Proof Welding Gauntlets

Extra long welding gloves such as the Supertouch Weld Plus Heat Proof Welding Gauntlets offer fantastic protection all the way up the elbows, making them well suited to tasks that come with a higher spark risk. These gloves are comfortable and durable, with Kevlar stitching ensuring excellent protection that you can trust all the way up the cuff. These welding gauntlets don't just offer heat resistance, but a good level of abrasion, tear and puncture resistance too, meaning that they are well suited to heavy duty work tasks.

Standards: EN 12477: Type A, EN 407: 413X3X, EN 388: 4133

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Choose the Right Welding Gloves

Thank you for reading our Guide on Our Best Welding Gloves. If you still haven't found what you are looking for or want to browse more, check out our Welding, TIG Welding, MIG Welding and Arc Welding categories for our full range.

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