Top 5 Cold-Resistant Gloves 2019

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Cold weather is approaching, and as such, you'll need to prepare your hands from the worst of the change. Cold-resistant gloves come in all shapes and sizes; some use a palm coating to provide grip in slippery conditions, others have a full liner that prevents water from reaching your skin, and the rest have a focus on flexibility and dexterity for carrying items in and out of a freezer.

Here at, we've made sure that we stock them all. To help you refine and make an informed choice, we've collated what we believe are Our Best Cold-Resistant Gloves of 2019. With winter on the way, we hope that this blog will ensure that you keep warm through the entire season.

Cold-Resistant Gloves: What Am I Looking For?

The two things that you need to take into consideration before purchase is what you are using the gloves for, and what level of protection you need. For example, if you are handling frozen food, then using a dexterous grippy glove might be the best choice. Alternatively, if you are working outdoors in freezing sub-zero weather, a thick and durable pair of gloves might be the option for you.

The second thing you need to be aware of is EN 511, which tests a gloves resistance to air cold, contact cold and water. For the first two, a level between 1 and 4 will be awarded, with level 4 being the best and level 1 being the lowest. For water, a level between 0 and 1 will be awarded, with level 1 meaning that a glove is waterproof and level 0 meaning that it isn't.

Our Top 5 Cold-Resistant Thermal Gloves

Now that we've got to grips with the different standards and glove types, it is time to choose the gloves for you. To make it a little easier we've narrowed it down by type and task, ensuring that you can quickly find the pair of thermal gloves that's best for your industry. Without further ado, we begin with our best selling cold-resistant gloves.

Ejendals Tegera 295 Waterproof Thermal Work Gloves

Our Best All Round Cold-Resistant Work Gloves

The Ejendals Tegera 295 Waterproof Thermal Work Gloves are some of our best selling thermal gloves, and when you consider their -30°C contact cold-resistance, totally waterproof Thinsulate lining, grippy palm and high dexterity, it isn't hard to see why. These gloves are the ultimate Winter gloves, and because of their waterproof and thermal properties they are as suitable for indoor freezer work as they are outdoor work such as DIY or mucking out a stables. You can use these gloves anywhere and everywhere, safe in the knowledge that your hands will stay safe, warm and dry.

Key Industries: General use; freezer; cold store; utilities; DIY; mucking out; building; construction; utilities; warehousing.

Key Features: -30°C cold-resistance; totally waterproof coating; high dexterity; exceptional grip; mechanically protective.

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Ejendals Tegera 297 Insulated Waterproof Work Gloves

Our Best Thick Cold-Resistant Work Gloves

While the 295 Gloves are warm and dry, they don't provide too much thickness. A thicker pair of gloves can provide further mechanical resistance and are better suited to long outdoor tasks, which is why the Ejendals Tegera 297 Insulated Work Gloves are perfect for forestry, hunting, gardening, utilities and other time consuming activities. With a thicker coating, comes more durability, as evidenced by a customer base that includes cyclists, quad bikers and climbers. Ultimately, these gloves offer the same waterproof, -30°C coating as the 295's, only with a thicker coat.

Key Industries: Utilities; forestry; gardening; hunting; cycling; walking; maintenance.

Key Features: -30°C cold-resistance; totally waterproof coating; thicker liner for durability; thicker liner for longer warmth.

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MaxiTherm Palm-Coated Thermal Gloves 30-201

Our Best Cold-Resistant Work Gloves for Tough Manual Work

If you work in an industry that has a tough impact on your hands, then you'll require gloves that offer not just cold-resistance, but the ability to protect against things like cuts and tears. The MaxiTherm Palm-Coated Thermal Gloves 30-201 are -10°C thermal PPE gloves that are as durable as they are warm. Perfect for tougher industries like mechanics, engineering, oil and gas, building and more, these gloves provide the mechanical protection that other thermal gloves do not.

Key Industries: Building; engineering; mechanics; maintenance; transportation; oil and gas; machinist; warehousing.

Key Features: -10°C cold-resistance; water-resistant; heat-resistant; high in dexterity; high in grip; mechanically strong.

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Flexitog Lightweight High Grip Thermal Freezer Gloves FG630

Our Best Cold-Resistant Work Gloves for Freezers

Flexitog are well known for their quality thermal workwear, so we couldn't mention cold-resistant work gloves without mentioning their name. The Flexitog Lightweight High Grip Thermal Freezer Gloves FG630 are build for freezers, with their thick patented hallowfibre insulation offering exceptional sub-zero protection and their grippy palms allowing you to get to grips to handling materials and operating folklift trucks. A knuckle guard protects your hands too, which makes these a popular choice in freezing industrial environments.

Key Industries: Freezers; cold stores; extreme sub-zero work; forklift truck driving; utilities.

Key Features: Hallowfibre insulation for -30°C resistance; honeycomb pattern for high grip; gauntlet cuff prevents draughts.

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Portwest Leather Thermal Lined Driver Gloves A271

Our Best Cold-Resistant Work Gloves for Driving

For any driver, the cold weather can quickly become a pain. If you drive professionally for haulage firms, as a warehouse operative or as a delivery driver, then the Portwest Leather Thermal Lined Driver Gloves A271 are ideal for you. Their thick Insulatex coating ensures outstanding warmth, while good flexibility means that you can use them for operating machinery without too much trouble.

Key Industries: Forklift driving; lorry driving; machinery operation; haulage driving; warehouse operative.

Key Features: Insulated lining for impressive warmth; high grip ideal for gripping tools; leather coat is stylish; flexible and agile.

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O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream (96g)

Our Best Product for Dry Hands

We would like to end by showing you the O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream. If you work in cold conditions then you are at the highest risk of developing cold hands, especially if the environment changes from dry to wet to cold to dry to warm, on a repetitive basis. This cream is proven to prevent severely dry skin by drawing moisture to drier areas, perfect for anyone who works in sub zero conditions.

Key Industries: Cold or wet workplaces.

Key Features: Supplied in three different sizes; prevents dry hands; treats dry hands; hypoallergenic.

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Prepare for Winter with Thermal Gloves Now!

Winter might be a couple of months away, but the seasons are already starting to change and there's already a little chill in the air. If you're still struggling to find the gloves for you, then you can take a look at the below categories for some further inspiration.

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