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The Best Gardening Gloves of 2017

By · January 23, 2017

Gardening gloves are usually one of the last things gardeners think about and are often at the bottom of the list of importance.  Gloves, however, can be an essential garden tool to help you.  They protect your hands from dirt which can dry out your skin and is sometimes hard to remove, especially when stuck under your fingernails.  They prevent blisters that may occur when using shovels, rakes, and other gardening tools.  Finally, they prevent scratches and scraps from thorny plants and weeds. They come in a large range of styles, materials, and prices and it can be difficult to decide which ones to buy.

27 Best Gardening Gloves

Below is a chart featuring the 27 best gardening gloves of 2017. They are organized by type and listed in ascending order by price. The chart lists the many features of the different gloves to help compare.

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Glove
Type
Size
Material
Price
Glove
Handmaster Bella Women’s Pro Garden Glove
Type
Rose Gauntlet
Size
Vairable
Material
Synthetic leather, spandex
Price

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Glove
Magid Rose Gardening Gloves
Type
Rose Gauntlet
Size
Vairable
Material
Synthetic leather, spandex
Price

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Glove
Bionic Women’s Rose Glove
Type
Rose Gauntlet
Size
Variable
Material
Sheepskin leather, Tough-Ex
Price

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Glove
West County Gauntlet Rose Glove
Type
Rose Gauntlet
Size
Variable
Material
Synthetic suede
Price

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Glove
Exemplary Garden Rose Pruning Gloves
Type
Rose Gauntlet
Size
Variable
Material
Goatskin leather, split cowhide
Price

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Glove
Fir Tree Gauntlet Gardeing Gloves
Type
Rose Gauntlet
Size
Vairable
Material
Goatskin leather, split cowhide
Price

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Glove
The Protector Rose Gauntlet Gloves
Type
Rose Gauntlet
Size
Variable
Material
Goatskin leather, split cowhide
Price

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Glove
Euphoria Thornproof Leather Garden Gloves
Type
Rose Gauntlet
Size
Variable
Material
Cowhide leather
Price

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Glove
Leathercraft Handyman Work Glove
Type
Work Gloves
Size
Variable
Material
Synthetic leather, polyester
Price

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Glove
West County Women’s Work Glove
Type
Work Gloves
Size
Variable
Material
Polyester, nylon
Price

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Glove
Duluth Trading Company Original Work Gloves
Type
Work Gloves
Size
Variable
Material
Nylon, Spandex, synthetic leather
Price

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Glove
Duluth Trading Comppany Women’s All Season Work Glove
Type
Work Gloves
Size
Variable
Material
Nylon, Spandex, synthetic leather
Price

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Glove
Bionic Men’s Tough Pro Glove
Type
Work Gloves
Size
Variable
Material
Goatskin leather
Price

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Glove
Duluth Trading Company Men’s Winter Work Gloves
Type
Work Gloves
Size
Variable
Material
Synthetic leather, nylon/spandex
Price

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Glove
Simple & Timeless Leather Gardening Gloves
Type
Garden Gloves
Size
Variable
Material
Nylon, Spandex, synthetic leather
Price

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Glove
Piddlin’ Jenny Leather Gardening Glove
Type
Garden Gloves
Size
Variable
Material
Goatskin leather, neoprene
Price

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Glove
Bionic Women’s Relief Grip Gardening Gloves
Type
Garden Gloves
Size
Variable
Material
Goatskin leather
Price

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Glove
Gold Leaf Soft Touch Gloves
Type
Garden Gloves
Size
Mens or Womens
Material
Deerskin leather, nylon, Lycra
Price

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Glove
Garden Friends Women’s Garden Gloves
Type
Cotton Gloves
Size
One size
Material
Cotton
Price

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Glove
G&F Women’s Jersey Garden Gloves
Type
Cotton Gloves
Size
One size
Material
Cotton
Price

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Glove
Women’s Work Floral Arm Saver
Type
Cotton Gloves
Size
Variable
Material
Cotton, synthetic leather
Price

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Glove
Pine Tree Tools Bamboo Work Gloves
Type
Waterproof
Size
Variable
Material
Bamboo, rubber
Price

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Glove
G&F Women’s Garden Gloves
Type
Waterproof
Size
Variable
Material
Nylon, nitrle
Price

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Glove
Honey Badger Gardeing Gloves
Type
Waterproof
Size
Variable
Material
ABS material
Price

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Glove
Bellingham Tuff Kids Glove
Type
Kids Gloves
Size
One Kids size
Material
Polyester, latex
Price

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Glove
G&F Just for Kids Soft Jersey Gardening Gloves
Type
Kids Gloves
Size
One Kids size
Material
Cotton jersey
Price

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Glove
Zoo Hands Youth Gardening Gloves
Type
Kids Gloves
Size
One Kids size
Material
Cotton Jersey
Price

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What are gardening gloves used for?

There are many different types of gardening gloves available.  The best gloves will fit your hand and the job you need them for.  If they are too big they will be cumbersome and will limit your dexterity.  Gloves that are too small with limit your hand movement.  These are the basic types of gloves and the jobs for which they are best.

Rose Gauntlets

Rose gloves are usually made of leather with an extended sleeve, or gauntlet, of canvas or leather.  The extended sleeve covers your forearm to protect it from thorns and scratchy plants.  Split cowhide is a rugged type of leather sometimes used.  It is not very flexible as a result it is often used in the cuffs or gauntlets of gloves where protection, but not flexibility is needed. The gloves are intended for pruning rose bushes but will work for any job that requires forearm protection such as pruning berry vines, carrying firewood, working with cacti, cutting ornamental grasses with scratchy grass blades, and even falconry.

Work Gloves

Work gloves are multi-purpose gloves that are appropriate for yard work as well as gardening.  These gloves are used for digging, hauling rocks, carrying firewood, cutting, shoveling, planting trees and shrubs and other gardening tasks that require extra protection.  These gloves generally have reinforced fingertips and padding on the palms and knuckles.  They are usually made from leather and will keep your hands relatively dry.  The leather will usually stay supple when wet and some styles are even machine washable.

Pigskin leather is the most common type of leather used in work gloves.  It is tough, somewhat flexible, and the most reasonably priced. Goatskin and sheepskin leather is soft and flexible and also very durable with good puncture resistance.  It is higher priced than other types of leather.  Synthetic leather is a newer material that can be used in gardening or work gloves.  Some gloves are made entirely of the synthetic leather and others use it as reinforcement, on the palms, for example.  The advantage of synthetic leather is they can be machine washed.

Cotton Gardening Gloves

Cotton gardening gloves are the gloves that you usually find in home improvement stores and are generally inexpensive.  They are best for light or occasional tasks and offer minimal protection.  Use them for light planting, mixing dirt, shallow digging, raking or weeding.  They will not protect against thorny or scratchy plants.  They are usually pretty similar in design and don’t often come in different sizes.  You can occasionally find some that are reinforced with leather or latex on the fingertips and palms.  These will last longer and make them better for gripping.  Cotton gloves soak up water and can become cold and clammy.  They are not recommended for wet tasks.

Waterproof and Stretchy Gardening Gloves

Waterproof gloves are those made of some type of knit fabric then dipped in nitrile, polyurethane or some other waterproofing material.  The knit fabric is stretchy and makes for a very dexterous glove.  They are comfortable, highly flexible and waterproof.  The thin, waterproof gloves are great for working in the mud.  The part of the glove that isn’t dipped, however is not waterproof and dirt can sometimes still get through.  They don’t protect against thorns or other sharp objects.  The fingertips aren’t reinforced and can wear out quickly.  Because they are so waterproof, they also aren’t very breathable.  If your hands get sweaty easily these might not be the best gloves for you.

Selection Guide: What to Look for in Gardening Gloves

The ideal gardening gloves should be strong and sturdy enough to repel thorns, but also flexible to allow you to work.  They should come in different sizes to allow you to get the perfect fit.  Finally, they should be washable in the event that they come in contact with some sort of chemical you don’t want to spread around your yard.

Comfort and Durability

If your gloves are not comfortable you probably won’t wear them.  However, the gloves that are often the most comfortable are usually the least durable.  For example, cotton gloves are soft and comfortable, but don’t offer much protection.  Leather gloves prevent cuts but are sometimes stiff.  The best glove will be durable and pliable.

Reinforcement and Padding

The fingertips of gloves are usually the first place to fail as they receive a lot of wear while digging especially if your soil is particularly rocky.  The best gloves have an extra layer of material over the finger tips to prevent them from degrading.  As a bonus, this also protects your fingers from sharp things or stinging insects you may encounter in the soil.  One downside to the reinforcement is this also limits the feeling in your fingers.  You may need to remove your gloves when doing things that need your full dexterity such as planting small seeds.

The seams of gloves is another failure point.  To help the seams last longer look for gloves that are double stitched on the seams.  This means there are two rows of stitching to hold the fabric together.  If one seam fails the second is there as back-up.  The extra stitching can sometimes add extra bulk to gloves making them uncomfortable and hard to use, however.  Look for gloves where the seams lay flat.

You may find some gloves that have extra padding built into the palms, finger, and knuckles.  This is intended for extra protection.  Be sure the extra padding does not make the gloves too stiff or make it difficult to move your fingers.

Flexibility

Gloves that are too stiff are not usable.  Gloves should be able to move especially at the joints of the finger.  This is a particular concern for leather gloves and thick work gloves.  Don’t buy stiff gloves expecting to break them in.  You may be able to, but chances are if they are stiff and hard to use you probably won’t wear them.  Instead look for gloves that allow your fingers to move freely.  You should be able to make a fist, grab things with your thumb and fore-finger, and spread out your fingers.

The Fit

A glove that does not fit well can make all gardening tasks difficult and unpleasant.  Avoid gloves that are one size fits all or unisex gloves.  Look for gloves that come in many sizes.  Gloves should be snug, but not tight.  The fingertips should be near the end, but not stuffed against the end.  There should also not be a lot of extra space in the fingertip or you won’t be able to grasp anything.  The glove wrist should rest at your wrist, not above or below.  The seams between fingers should fit snuggly without chaffing.

The best way to tell if gloves fit is to try them on before you buy.  Make a fist and check for any pinching or bulky seams.  If you are buying online or are otherwise unable to try on the gloves, it is best to know your size.  Some companies will offer a sizing guide on their website or provide measurements.  Measure and check carefully.  These guides will give you a good indication of whether the gloves will be a good fit for you.  For a general guide hold your hand flat and measure across your knuckles (not including your thumb) to determine your general size.  If you measured 6.5 to 7.25” look for a glove size small, 7.5 to 7.75” look for medium, 8 to 8.75 look for large, 9 to 9.75” look for extra-large, 10 to 10.75” look for xx-large, and 11 to 11.75” look for xxx-large.

Gloves should also fit well at the wrist.  Gloves that have a closure at the wrist should fit snuggly, be comfortable and will help keep dirt and other debris out.  This is a great feature to have when digging or weeding as sometimes dirt can work its way inside your gloves if they fit poorly.  Wrist closures are generally made of elastic or Velcro.  The best gloves use a combination of the two materials to make an adjustable closure that will fit any wrist size.

Gardening Glove Care

To keep your gloves in the best shape and increase their life-time be sure to brush off as much dirt as possible at the end of the day.  Store your gloves in a dry place.  Cloth and rubber gloves can be submerged in water to get rid of caked-on much.  Leather gloves should not be submerged.  Instead wipe the mud off leather gloves with a rag.  If the mud dries they will be stiff and uncomfortable the next time you need time.  Lay them flat, don’t ball them up, to help keep their shape.

Price

Gardening gloves come in a wide range of prices.  Like many thing you get what you pay for and you can expect the price to increase as you look for gloves that will cover more of your needs such as flexibility, protection, and durability.  You can easily find a pair of comfortable, lightweight cotton gloves for under $10.  If these will cover you needs then these are what you should buy.  However, a quality pair of flexible leather gloves with reinforced fingers, a Velcro writ, padded palms may cost around $50.  If this is what you need they will be worth the money.

Gardening Glove Reviews: Best Gloves of 2017

Below is the list of the best gloves of 2017. They are categorized by glove type along with a short description of the glove features, as well as the pros and cons of each glove.

Rose Gauntlets

The Protector Rose Gauntlet Gloves


The hands of these gloves are made from soft, supple goatskin leather which is naturally very puncture resistant.  The 12-inch long gauntlets are long enough to protect your whole forearm from scraps and cuts caused by thorns.  They are made from split cowhide which is stiff enough to repel thorns, but flexible enough to allow you to work.  The wrist of the gloves feature elastic to adjust to the size of the hand.  The top of the gauntlet has a strap that snaps around the top to keep out debris.

  • Material: Goatskin leather, split cowhide leather
  • Size: Variable
  • Reinforcement: none
  • Price: $$$$
  • Cons: Not as flexible as synthetic
  • Pros: Adjustable strap on forearm to keep out debris

West County Gauntlet Rose Glove


The West County Gauntlet Rose Glove are made from synthetic suede making them tough, but light.  They are more flexible and lightweight than leather and they are machine washable.  They are reinforced at the fingertips and padding on the palms for added protection and durability.  The gauntlets are 8 inches long reaching to the elbow for full protection of the fore-arm.  The end of the gauntlet is wider to allow airflow for added comfort.

  • Material: Synthetic suede
  • Size: Variable
  • Reinforcement: reinforced finger, padded palms
  • Price: $$$
  • Cons: Not as thorn-proof as leather
  • Pros: Machine washable

Bionic Women’s Rose Glove


The Bionic Rose Gardening Gloves are made from sheep skin leather with the 8-inch gauntlets being made of a Tough-Ex, a composite material strong enough to prevent thorns from penetrating.  The thumbs are also reinforced with the Tough-Ex fabric.  The palms are padded for extra protection.  These gloves have been made with the movement and anatomy of the hand in mind.  Anatomical relief pads are placed on the palms of the hand to naturally promote a lighter, more secure grip and remove friction that can cause blisters and callouses.  The Motion Zones over the knuckles and Web Zones between the fingers of the gloves allow the hands to move with their natural dexterity and also allow them to breathe and cool down.  Coolmax inserts allow for more ventilation.  Lastly the gloves are designed to support natural finger movements.  They move well enough it will feel like wearing a second skin.

  • Material: Sheepskin leather, Tough-Ex
  • Size: Variable
  • Reinforcement: reinforced finger, padded palms
  • Price: $$$
  • Cons: Gauntlet not as high
  • Pros: Extreme ease of motion

Exemplary Garden Rose Pruning Gloves


The Exemplary Garden Rose Pruning Gloves are made from goatskin leather on the hands and split cowhide leather on the gauntlet.  The gauntlet extends to the elbow for full protection and the cowhide is great for puncture resistance.  The goatskin on the hands is pliable and flexible enough to allow for fine motor tasks such as planting seeds.  The lanolin in the leather protects keeps the gloves supple and as a bonus moisturizes hands.  The thumb of the hand is ergonomically designed to improve grip.  This design is great for people with arthritis.

  • Material: Goatskin leather, split cow hide
  • Size: Variable
  • Reinforcement: double-stitched seams
  • Price: $$
  • Cons: Not machine washable
  • Pros: Ergonomic thumb

Euphoria Thornproof Leather Garden Gloves


The Euphoria Thornproof Leather Garden Gloves are made from 100% genuine leather.  The gloves are made from thorn-proof, grain cowhide and the gauntlets from durable, split cowhide.  The feature elastic at the wrist to improve the fit and prevent debris from falling into the gloves.  The gloves are lined with light fleece for added comfort without sweating.  They are more breathable than synthetic materials.

  • Material: Cow leather
  • Size: Unisex, Variable
  • Reinforcement: none
  • Price: $$
  • Cons: Not machine washable
  • Pros: The added lining

Fir Tree Gauntlet Gardening Gloves


The Fir Tree Gauntlet Gardening Gloves are made from premium goatskin leather.  The soft, supple leather prevents your hands from being irritated by bulky, stiff seams.  The gauntlets are made from split cowhide and cover the entire forearm up to your elbow.  The leather is more breathable than synthetic materials as well as more puncture resistant.

  • Material: Goatskin leather, split cowhide
  • Size: Variable
  • Reinforcement: Double-stitched seams
  • Price: $$
  • Cons: Not machine washable
  • Pros: Best protection against thorns.

Magid Rose Gardening Gloves


The Magid Rose Gardening Gloves are made from synthetic leather with added spandex for maximum comfort.  The gloves are feature reinforced fingertips, double-stitched seams, padded palms, and an added knuckle guard.  The gauntlet extends to the elbow for full protection against cuts and scrapes.

  • Material: Synthetic leather, spandex
  • Size: Variable
  • Reinforcement: Double-stitched seams, reinforced fingertips, knuckle guard, padded palms
  • Price: $$
  • Cons: Not as puncture-resistant as leather
  • Pros: Flexible and reinforced

Handmaster Bella Women’s Pro Rose Garden Glove


The Handmaster Bella Pro Rose Garden Gloves are made from leather with double-stitched seams, reinforced fingertips, padded palms, and a knuckle guard.  They feature Spandex at the back for comfort and flexibility as well as a nice fit.  The gauntlet is elbow-length to protect the forearm from scratches and scraps that may occur when pruning roses.  The finger tips feature a whimsical floral print for added grip as well as style.

  • Material: Synthetic leather, spandex
  • Size: Variable
  • Reinforcement: Double-stitched seams, reinforced fingertips, knuckle guard, padded palms
  • Price: $$
  • Cons: Fingers run short
  • Pros: Flexible and reinforced

Work Gloves

Duluth Trading Company Original Work Gloves


The Duluth Trading Company’s Original Work Gloves are a great all-purpose work and gardening glove.  The gloves are made from a nylon and spandex blend with synthetic leather reinforcement on the palms, fingertips, thumb, and knuckles.  The fingertips are seamless for added dexterity and the thumb is specially designed for comfort as well as toughness.  The gloves close with an adjustable Velcro closure that will keep out dirt and debris.

  • Material: Nylon, spandex, synthetic leather
  • Size: Variable
  • Reinforcement: Double-stitched seams, reinforced fingertips, knuckle guard, padded palms
  • Price: $$
  • Cons: Size runs small, order up if you don’t like snug gloves
  • Pros: Made with flexibility and dexterity in mind

Duluth Trading Company Women’s All Season Work Glove


Much like the Men’s Original Work Glove, the Women’s All Season Work Glove is another great all-purpose, thin work glove.  It is made with breathable and flexible nylon-spandex with reinforced fingertips, thumbs, palms, and knuckles made of synthetic leather.  There is also padding of neoprene on the knuckles for extra protection.  The gloves close around the wrist with adjustable Velcro and are machine washable.

  • Material: Nylon, spandex, synthetic leather
  • Size: Variable
  • Reinforcement: Double-stitched seams, reinforced fingertips, knuckle guard, padded palms
  • Price: $$
  • Cons: Not good for pruning
  • Pros: Good combination of dexterity and durability

Bionic Men’s Tough Pro Glove


The Bionic Men’s Tough Pro Glove is designed to support and protect your hand.  Made with the anatomy of the hand in mind, these gloves are made to fit like a second skin.  They are made from goatskin leather with strategic anatomical relief pads to even out the surface of the hand and evenly distribute the pressure.  This reduces hand fatigue.  Silicone is added to the thumb and fingertips to improve grip.  Elastic is sewn into the wrist for improved fit.

  • Material: Goatskin leather
  • Size: Variable
  • Reinforcement: Double-stitched seams, reinforced fingertips, padded palms
  • Price: $$$
  • Cons: Elastic at wrist may stretch
  • Pros: Silicone pads on fingers and thumb for improved grip

Leathercraft Handyman Work Glove


The Leathercraft Handyman Work Glove is made from polyester with synthetic leather on the palms and fingers.  The synthetic leather is tough, soft, and does not shrink, stretch or harden if it gets wet.  The knuckles are padded for protection against bumps and a stretch Lycra fabric is sewn into panels on the fingers for improved dexterity.  The gloves stretch and retain their shape nicely which allows them to be pulled on and off easily while also fitting well.  A Velcro closure at the wrist ensures the gloves will stay on and nothing will get in.

  • Material: Synthetic leather, polyester
  • Size: Variable
  • Reinforcement: Double-stitched seams, reinforced fingertips, padded palms
  • Price: $
  • Cons: Knuckle padding can wear out
  • Pros: Excellent fit, touch-screen fingertips, leather can get wet

West Country Women’s Work Glove


The West Country Women’s Work Glove are designed for tough outdoor chores, but made for all-day comfort.  They are made from a heavy-duty fabric made from recycled soda bottles.  The fabric stretches and breathes for comfort.  The cuffs at the wrists feature a Velcro closure to keep out dirt.  Synthetic suede is sewn on the palms and fingers for durability. The gloves will not stretch out and can be machine-washed.

  • Material: Polyester, nylon
  • Size: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large
  • Reinforcement: reinforced fingertips
  • Price: $$
  • Cons: Gloves run large so order a size down
  • Pros: Made from recycled materials

Duluth Trading Company Men’s Winter Work Gloves


The Duluth Trading Company Men’s Winter Work Gloves are cold weather work gloves that are warm enough to keep your fingers toasty on the coldest days.  They feature 3-layer design to make them windproof and waterproof, yet also breathable.  The insulation is made thin to improve dexterity.  The fingertips are seamless to help you feel what you are grabbing.  The palm and fingers are also reinforced for abrasion resistance.  An adjustable neoprene cuff closes with Velcro to keep debris out.

  • Material: Synthetic leather, nylon/spandex
  • Size: Variable
  • Reinforcement: Double-stitched seams, reinforced fingertips, padded palms
  • Price: $$$$
  • Cons: Lining is a bit bulky
  • Pros: Warm for winter

Garden Gloves

Simple & Timeless Leather Gardening Gloves


The Simple & Timeless Leather Gardening Gloves are a nice, light-weight flexible pair of gardening gloves.  They are made from stretch nylon with synthetic leather reinforcement on the fingers.  These gloves offer a nice fit with elastic on the back of the hand as well as Velcro closure on the wrist.  You can be sure the gloves will stay in place and won’t let dirt in.  The leather does not cover the whole finger or palm, so these won’t be the best when working with thorny plants.

  • Material: Nylon, spandex, synthetic leather
  • Size: Variable
  • Reinforcement: Double-stitched seams, reinforced fingertips
  • Price: $
  • Cons: Leather does not cover the back of the fingers
  • Pros: Fits well, lightweight

Gold Leaf Soft Touch Gloves


The Gold Leaf Soft Touch Gloves feature a good combination of strong leather, and flexible nylon.  The palms and fingers, as well as the knuckles are covered in supple, yet durable deerskin leather.  The leather allows the gloves to be used for the toughest tasks, yet still remains soft.  The gloves are secured on the wrist with a Velcro strap to ensure the gloves will stay on.

  • Material: Deerskin leather, nylon, Lycra
  • Size: Mens or Womens
  • Reinforcement: Double-stitched seams, reinforced fingertips
  • Price: $$$$
  • Cons: Only two sizes
  • Pros: Wrist closure

Bionic Women’s Relief Grip Gardening Glove


Like the other Bionic gloves these were designed for comfort and ease of motion.  They are made of goatskin leather and feature orthopedic motion zones over the knuckles for added comfort.  The wristband stretches to fit and comfortably supports the wrist and the base of the thumb.  The wristband is closed with a Velcro strap.  The finger tips are coated with silicone to improve grip.

  • Material: Goatskin leather
  • Size: Variable
  • Reinforcement: Double-stitched seams, reinforced fingertips, padded palms
  • Price: $$$
  • Cons: Silicon finger tips might not allow for fine motor gripping such as seeds
  • Pros: Good for arthritic hands

Piddlin’ Jenny Leather Gardening Glove


The Piddlin’ Jenny Leather Gardening Glove are lightweight and comfortable enough to wear all day, but also strong enough for outdoor tasks.  The gloves feature goatskin leather on the palms and fingers.  The fingers are reinforced, the palms are padded, and the knuckles are guarded.  The back of the glove is made from polyester neoprene which stretches to fit comfortably.  The neoprene is also abrasion, mildew, and chemical resistant.  The great thing about these leather gloves is that they are machine washable.

  • Material: Goatskin leather, polyester/neoprene
  • Size: Variable
  • Reinforcement: Double-stitched seams, reinforced fingertips, padded palms, knuckle guard
  • Price: $$
  • Cons: Runs small
  • Pros: Neoprene stretches to conform to your hand

Cotton Gloves

Garden Friends Women’s Garden Gloves


The Garden Friends Women’s Garden Gloves are great for light garden work.  They are made from comfortable cotton with a slight stretch.  They are thick enough to provide a good grip on garden tools and have rubber dots added to the palm for a non-slip grip.  They feature a stretch band around the wrist to keep them on your hand and the best part of the gloves is they are machine washable.

  • Material: Cotton
  • Size: One size
  • Reinforcement: None
  • Price: $
  • Cons: Only one size
  • Pros: Lightweight and comfortable

G&F Women’s Jersey Garden Gloves


The G&F Women’s Jersey Garden Gloves are made from comfortable cotton jersey with rubber dots on the first finger, thumb, and palm you’ll be sure to keep your grip on your garden tools.  The cotton jersey stretches for a comfortable fit and the added stretch wristband will be sure the gloves stay on your hands and the dirt stays out.

  • Material: Cotton
  • Size: One size
  • Reinforcement: None
  • Price: $
  • Cons: Only one size
  • Pros: Lightweight and comfortable

Women’s Work Floral Arm Saver


The Women’s Work Floral Arm Saver is made from cotton twill with a little stretch for comfort.  The gloves have an extended cuff to protect your forearms from scraps and scratches.  A draw-cord can be tightened at the top of the cuff to keep debris from falling in the gloves and a strap can be tightened at the wrist for a perfect fit.  The palm and front of the fingers of the gloves are made from synthetic suede for added protection from sharp objects.

  • Material: Cotton, synthetic suede
  • Size: Variable
  • Reinforcement: Reinforced index finger
  • Price: $$
  • Cons: Synthetic suede not strong enough for thorns
  • Pros: Lightweight, machine washable

Waterproof and Stretchy Gloves

Pine Tree Tools Bamboo Work Gloves


The Pine Tree Bamboo Work Glove is a flexible, lightweight glove that fits like a second skin.  Your hands will be as sensitive as if they were bare, but will be protected against abrasions, dirt, and splinters.  They are unique in that they are made from bamboo which is breathable so you won’t need to worry about perspiring.  They have been dipped in rubber for extra durability and to protect hands and fingers.

  • Material: Bamboo
  • Size: Variable
  • Reinforcement: Rubber coating on palms and fingertips
  • Price: $
  • Cons:  Rubber not strong enough to protect against sharp objects
  • Pros: Lightweight

Honey Badger Gardening Glove


The Honey Badger Gardening Glove is a garden tool as well as a glove.  You can dig in the dirt with the permanently-attached claws while protecting your hands from dirt and scraps.  The claws are great for digging and mixing dirt, but do not get in the way of other tools such as trowels or pruners.  The claws also protect your fingertips which is a location that is often the first place to fail on garden gloves.  The coating covers all of the fingers and palms and is waterproof as well as cut-resistant.  The stretchy fabric used on the back is breathable and flexible.

  • Material: ABS material
  • Size: Small, Medium, Large
  • Reinforcement: Rubber coating on palms and fingers
  • Price: $$
  • Cons:  Rubber not strong enough to protect against sharp objects
  • Pros: Digging tool

G&F Women’s Garden Gloves


The G&F Women’s Garden Glove is an excellent nitrile glove to use in wet and muddy gardening conditions.  They are made of rubber and coated with nitrile to make them waterproof.  The stretchy nylon allows them to fit like a second skin and is breathable and comfortable.  They are inexpensive and come in a pack of six in a variety of colors.

  • Material: Nylon, coated with Nitrile
  • Size: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
  • Reinforcement: Rubber coating on palms and fingers
  • Price: $
  • Cons:  Rubber not strong enough to protect against sharp objects
  • Pros: Inexpensive, acts as a bug repellant

Childrens Gardening Gloves

Bellingham Tuff Kids Glove


It can be hard to find waterproof gloves for kids.  The Bellingham Tuff Kids Glove is the right fit.  It is made of stretchy knit and has been dipped in latex to make it waterproof.  The gloves are seamless which is great for sensitive kids.  The stretchable fabric makes them comfortable and flexible.  They come in variety of colors with different characters on the back.

  • Material: Cotton
  • Size: One size
  • Reinforcement: None
  • Price: $
  • Cons: Only one size
  • Pros: Flexible and waterproof

G&F Just For Kids Soft Jersey Garden Gloves


Kids need gloves to wear in the garden, and the G&F Just for Kids Soft Jersey Garden Gloves will fit the bill.  Most kids would prefer a light glove to a bulky one.  Kids probably won’t be doing too much other than digging and planting so you don’t need to worry as much about reinforcement or protection.  The gloves are made of soft, breathable cotton jersey with a knit wrist to keep the dirt out.  The jersey is stretchable and will be sure to keep little hands clean and avoid scratches.  They come in a variety of colors.

  • Material: Cotton
  • Size: One size, fits ages 5-8
  • Reinforcement: None
  • Price: $
  • Cons: Only one size
  • Pros: Comfortable for kids

Zoo Hands Youth Gardening Gloves


The Zoo Hands Youth Gardening Gloves are another great pair of gloves that will keep little hands clean and free of dirt.  They come in two fun designs of zebra or alligator print.  They are made of soft, breathable cotton jersey with a slight stretch for comfort.  The knit wrist band is sure to keep dirt out.

  • Material: Cotton
  • Size: One size, fits ages 3-6
  • Reinforcement: None
  • Price: $
  • Cons: Only one size
  • Pros: Fun prints

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