The Best Waterproof Work Gloves: The Test!
Friday, 22 November 2019
Welcome to the ultimate waterproof winter work gloves test. Four of our best winter gloves, pitted against each other to determine which gloves you want to use and why. Tested for their waterproof capabilities, dexterity, cold resistance, mechanical protection and usability, we've put our gloves through their paces to show you exactly what they can do.
All of these gloves claim to be completely waterproof, suitable for cold weather, and come with a whole host of fantastic features that make them our top 4 best selling winter gloves. When it comes to choosing the gloves for your industry, this guide will hopefully give you a little indication on where to start. Below you can see the four gloves chosen, and you can click on the part of the test that you would like to see.
All of these gloves argue that they are completely waterproof. Instead of taking their word for it, we've taken the time to test each of the gloves claims so that you don't have to. We dipped our hands in a freezing bucket of water, and tested just how waterproof our thermal waterproof winter gloves are when compared to a standard work glove.
Every single one of our thermal waterproof gloves was completely resistant to water. Not a single drop made it through the fabric, meaning that each glove is ideal for working in wet weather, in snow and for handling wet materials. Here are our five takeaways from the bucket test!
2) Trait by Trait
The next stage of our test pits these gloves against each other, giving them a score out of 10 for different qualities. We've made sure to include everything that you require for winter work, including dexterity, cold resistance, mechanical resistance and more.
Thinner gloves such as the 517 offer far more dexterity and sensitivity, while also being easier to don. However, the thickness works in favour of the MaxiDry and Skytec Argon Gloves when it comes to durability and protection, as their thicker design means less chance of your hands being injured. Five takeaways include:
3) Number Crunching
Next we have the number crunch. Four quality gloves compared for their resistance to things like cold, abrasion, tears, oil and more. If you're in an industry where specifics matter, this is the test for you.
Hopefully, this short guide gives you a brief look into the different qualities of each pair of gloves. Below are five key points:
4) Industry by Industry
Finally, if you're a little unsure of what gloves you need for your industry, we've taken the time to give a brief explanation of which gloves you might want to buy. We start with the Ejendals 295 Thermal Waterproof Gloves.
We hope that this guide has given you a little information on which gloves are best for you. To conclude, we would argue that the MaxiDry Zero Gloves are exceptional industrial gloves, and these should be your number one choice for tasks that are a bit dirty and oily, such as mechanics, industrial work and engineering. The polar opposite to these are the Ejendals 517 Gloves, who's dexterity and sensitivity means that while they lack in mechanical protection, they are ideal for tactile tasks with their appealing appearance making them perfect for sports and cycling use.
On the other hand, the Ejendals 295 Gloves are wonderful for general, outdoor work, proving perfect for DIY, maintenance, yard work and other odd jobs that you might have to do around the farm, house or business. Alternatively, the Skytec Argon Gloves are real cold weather gloves, with their thick and strong design proving perfect for sub zero work which includes work in the freezer, or work outdoors window cleaning and more.
Let Us Know What You Think!
If you've bought your waterproof thermal gloves, let us know just how good for winter work they are by commenting below. If you're still unsure on the type of gloves that you want, take a look at our Winter Thermal Waterproof Work Gloves category for our full range.