Did you know that you can reduce the risk of hand injuries by 60% if you wear work gloves? In fact, investing in a pair of the best men’s work gloves should be a priority before taking any DIY project. What follows are in-depth best work gloves reviews to help you choose the right pair for the right job. From lightweight options for daily use to synthetic leather gloves for heavy-duty jobs, these pairs will wrap your digits and dramatically lower your risk of injury.
- 10. Superior Glove Work Gloves
- 9. Custom Leathercraft Workright Gloves
- 8. G & F Work Gloves
- 7. Dowellife Cut Resistant Gloves
- 6. Ironclad General Utility Gloves
- 5. WISLIFE Level 5 Protection Food Gloves
- 4. Pine Tree Tools Working Gloves
- 3. Mechanix Wear Covert Gloves
- 2. Custom Leathercraft Handyman Work Gloves
- 1. NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves
10. Superior Glove Work Gloves
Extremely affordable, this is a solid everyday pair with the right thickness. The two layers of fabric, complete with nylon gauge insulation will keep your hands toasty while offering a tight grip at the same time. Plus, the relatively heavy construction means that you can wear them even in the coldest of temperatures. And because these gloves dry quickly, you can rest assured that they’ll maintain a strong grip on wet surfaces?
What’s more? Well, the Superior Glove is puncture resistant- an important consideration when choosing a good pair of work gloves. More specifically, they have an ANSI 2 puncture resistant rating. On top of that, they’re ANSI 3-rated when it comes to abrasion resistance. In simple terms, there’s no question when it comes to these gloves ability to protect your hands while on the job. And oh, these are water resistant, just as you’d hoped.
With what the Superior Glove has to offers, it will come in handy and serve you well in construction, agriculture, cold storage or any other work condition that exposes your hands to injury risk. Brilliant!
9. Custom Leathercraft Workright Gloves
The Workright is super thoughtful and an excellent pick for mechanics, roofers, welder, and construction as well as maintenance workers. These gloves combine stretchable spandex and Lycra side panels for better dexterity. That way, you can take on any job without hand restraint. Reviewers say that gloves are warm, grippy, soft, lightweight and not restrictive – all top traits of the best gloves.
Additionally, the Workright is a sturdy as they come. It features a reasonably thick outer material and adequately padded knuckles to further guarantee your hand’s safety. The synthetic leather not only provides a hardcover over your hands but is also shrink resistant. Theoretically, this means that you’ll a get a consistent grip from start to finish irrespective of the task at hand.
On top of that, the Workright won’t come off – not until when you remove it. It has an elastic cuff with a strand to prevent slipping off when your gloves become wet from the weather or sweat. For those asking, the outer material for this pair is synthetic leather. It is available in medium, large and extra large.
8. G & F Work Gloves
First things first – the G & F comes in a 12-pair pack. Now, that’s what we like to call value for your money. Don’t let the affordability sway you to think that these gloves fall short when it comes to protecting your hands during work. On the contrary, the G & F is a solid medium weight work glove that’s not too thin like a running pair, yet not too bulky like heavy mittens.
Workers love them (if the high rating and rave reviews are anything to go by). Most of them remark about the stellar durability of these gloves and their ability to handle a variety of light DIY tasks. The G & F features a blue latex coating, complete with a flexible palm and reinforced palm for an extra layer of security.
While these gloves may not be the thickest on this list, you can still use them for tasks such as mortaring, freezer or warehouse work. Moreover, users say they hold onto wet surfaces pretty well. As the sizing, you can choose between small, medium, large and extra large.
7. Dowellife Cut Resistant Gloves
These work gloves by Dowellife are simply on another level. As the name suggests, they feature cut resistant (level 5 certified) HDPE material to protect your hands from any form of abrasions. They’re 10 times stronger than standard gloves as well, making them ideal for protecting your hands for jobs such as wood carving, meat cutting, mandolin slicing, fish fillet processing and more. In fact, this pair is a great alternative to shucking gloves.
The Dowellife score highly on flexibility too. They’re not too hard and won’t slide on surfaces. Plus, they sport a unique, incredibly elastic nylon for a snug fit over your hands. Sanitizing these gloves shouldn’t be a problem either. They’re hand and machine washable. You can even run them through your kitchen dishwasher. We love the hand ring on the wrist for convenient wearing and removal. You can also use the ring to hang your pair for faster drying.
To top it off, the Dowellife gloves are ultra-thin, highly elastic and super soft for all-day comfort. And with less than 2 ounces of weight, they strike a perfect balance of dexterity and protection.
6. Ironclad General Utility Gloves
Comfortable and form-fitting, this pair deserves mention among the best men’s work gloves 2018. A high-performance glove by design, it will handle all of your daily tasks including clean-up, construction, rigging, equipment operation and yard work just to mention but a few.
The Ironclad finds its stellar versatility from its brilliant craftsmanship. It features a terry cloth on the back of the thumb to allow you to wipe off sweat without taking your eyes off the task. The synthetic leather reinforcements on the palm and fingers not only offer added protection but also make these gloves amazingly durable. Workers praise the thermoplastic rubber Ironclad logo strategically placed on the knuckles to protect your hands from abrasion and impact.
The Ironclad also sports a thermoplastic cuff puller that allows you to wear (and remove) your glove relatively faster. And when the job is done, toss them in your portable washing machine to get rid of dust and debris. Don’t worry, they won’t shrink.
5. WISLIFE Level 5 Protection Food Gloves
Thanks to the Dyneema material, these gloves are resistant to cut (level-5 protection). And that’s not even the best part – they’re four times stronger than leather! Yes, that how good the WISLIFE is. Available in small and large sizes, this pair also meets the EN388 standard for safety. In simpler terms, these gloves will protect your hands from cuts and scrapes without leaving a hole in your wallet.
You don’t have to remove the WISLIFE when handling food. These are food grade certified, so you can use them in your kitchen when slicing. And then there is the anti-bacterial layer protection to prevent contamination. That way, your hands, food, and cutlery stay safe.
Did well tell you that these are robust enough to allow you to scoop broken glass? Well, now you know! More to the point, the high polythene lining makes this pair highly elastic, comfortable and lightweight. The inside is soft too, enabling you to wear them even if you have a sensitive skin. You can use the iconic WISLIFE gloves for jobs such as carving pumpkin, sharpening knives, unpacking razor boxes, changing blades for your lawnmower and more.
4. Pine Tree Tools Working Gloves
These gloves by Pine Tree Tools are like no other in this roundup. A hot favorite for both man and women, they feature bamboo material for unmatched breathability. Bamboo also wicks sweat quickly so you can rest assured that your hands will remain cool during work in winter or summer. Even though these are not heavy-duty gloves per se, they will take most jobs from gardening to gripping slippery fish.
The Pine Tree Tools gloves fit like a second skin, in the words of wearers. They provide an excellent feel of the surface. They have bare hand sensitivity and best of all are touchscreen friendly. Essentially, this means that you don’t have to remove your gloves to make or answer your calls. And as you may have already guessed, this pair is very light.
The other point worth noting that is the Pine Tree Tools gloves are eco-friendly. The bamboo material used to make them grows without fertilizers or pesticides. It’s naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic. The cost is pocket-friendly as well. And just so you may know, this pair is available in small, medium, large and extra large option.
3. Mechanix Wear Covert Gloves
When the sun is shining, the snow has started to melt and the winter weather isn’t that serious anymore, these work-inspired gloves by Mechanix Wear are the answer. For some few bucks, you get a form-fitting pair, reinforced with the TrekDry technology that keeps your hands comfortable and cool.
Even better, these work cum tactical gloves feature thermal plastic rubber closure with loop and hook to ensure that they stay in place while providing a secure fit. How about the construction material you ask? Well, these feature durable microfiber material for extended use and breathability, more so at the back of your hand. If you have a big hand, you may want to know that the Mechanix Wear is available in XX-large size. But as a rule of thumb, be sure to use a sizing chart before making any purchase.
We couldn’t help but notice the nylon web loop that offers convenient glove storage. Mechanix Wear says that these gloves provide outstanding functionality and feel so you can focus on the job. Judging by the reviews and positive vibes that this pair has to its name, we couldn’t agree more.
2. Custom Leathercraft Handyman Work Gloves
Custom Leathercraft makes a return to our best work gloves reviews this time with the Handyman. These feature a stretchable spandex that increases the range of motion and Lycra side panels for first-class dexterity. They also have a concealed inner stitching that helps prevent the glove from snagging when working on wood or metallic surfaces. And no, these won’t slip off due to wetness – all you need to do is to use the wing closing strap for stay-on performance.
Apart from being work gloves, the Handyman is also a great pair for winter. You can even use it for snowboarding on skating on ice, thanks to the cold weather insulation and a thick layer of padding. Just like the previous Custom Leathercraft pair that we reviewed, this one features a synthetic leather exterior. It is tough as they come and won’t shrink or harden after cleaning.
Furthermore, the Handyman has three fingers tips reinforced with touchscreen ability, making it easier to use your mobile devices. The texture tab allows you to don your gloves in a breeze while the 1-inch woven elastic cuff provides a loop closure. Other notable highlights include the microfiber palm and the padded knuckles.
1. NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves
Numbers don’t lie! These are the best men’s work gloves and the figures indicate so! Durable and cut resistant, these will last way more than any leather gloves you can get. The NoCry gloves thrive on the superior grip that provides a snug fit on both big and small hands. Just pick the right size and use them in the kitchen when preparing food or working on jobs that require precision with high dexterity.
The NoCry gloves are super lightweight, which translates to more comfort without the bulk of heavier gloves. So good are these gloves that they’ve been awarded the highest EN388 level 5 resistance ability. And yes, these are 100% machine washable and safe. As for the weight, this pair weighs less than an ounce.
The best work gloves should offer a firm grip. On that front, the NoCry features remarkably elastic material on the palms to keep them grippy on slippery surfaces. By extension, this allows you to complete tasks faster while avoiding cuts and nicks. With what this pair has to provide, you can use it to strip copper wire, carve wood, cut hair or in the garage.