Best Gardening Gloves

Not all of us are fans of wearing gloves in the garden, but some people swear by them, and personally, I must say there are times gardening when I do reach for them.

Gardening Gloves protect your hands against many elements, and they are also easy to use and not at all in your gardening.

This is why we have set out to help you find the best gardening gloves to suit your personal needs.


Why You Need to Wear Gloves for Gardening

Gardening gloves protect quite a few physical elements, but also against diseases that you may contract from bacteria and fungi in the soil and in the compost that you may be using;

  • Physical Injuries – Any plants and even unexpected weeds have thorns, small and large, sharp twigs, and hard abrasive parts that can cause injuries and painful abrasions to your hands. The soil may dig into your fingernails and damage them and be painful to remove afterward. Then, insects may bite and cause an allergic reaction and other small critters lurking in the soil. Another thing that we do not always think of is the fact that sometimes, rarely, but possibly you may suffer a snake bite, in which case the glove, if it is a puncture-resistant glove, could have provided some protection. So, for the most part, physical injuries of any sort can be presented and even made less dangerous by wearing proper gardening gloves. You will need to choose gardening gloves for the level of protection that you may need from them.
  • Poisonous Substances – Some plants may be poisonous or cause an allergic reaction to your skin. There are also chemicals such as fertilizers and insect repellents, and poisons can be harmful when it comes into contact with your skin. For protection against chemicals and wetness, you will, however, require water-resistant or completely waterproof gloves and keep in mind powerful chemicals that may damage your gloves.
  • Bacteria and Diseases – You can actually get tetanus and Sepsis from using animal manure, especially chicken manure, of which this disease infected the animals. Other bacteria lurking in the soil can cause Melioidosis, present after heavy rains, and Legionellosis in still standing puddles of water. Then there is also Rose Gardeners disease that you can get from a fungus Sporothrix in soil and plant matter that can enter through cuts and abrasions on your hands.
  • Cleaner – Not all of us like to have dirty hands and fingernails, even if we do enjoy gardening. Gloves keep your hands relatively clean and keep soil and dirt out of your fingernails. You must also have noticed you hard it is to get your hands and fingernails clean after gardening, especially if you are a regular gardener. So all in all, it is just very convenient to rather keep your hands clean, well as clean as your gloves will keep them. Always look for gloves with an elastic or cuff wrist that will help to keep debris out of your gloves.

Types of Gardening Gloves

Every gardener has their own special preferences when it comes to gloves, and some gardening tasks or plants that we work with will also impact the gloves we choose.

  • Cloth Gardening Gloves – They are the most common and inexpensive and very lightweight gloves, usually consisting of Jersey knit cotton. They keep your hands clean and have a grippy palm with silicone or rubber dots for grip. However, they offer the least protection and are not waterproof.
  • Leather Gloves – Leather Gloves are durable and water-resistant, they offer excellent protection. Leather gloves are usually used for tending to roses.
  • Rubber Gloves – Rubber Gloves offer the best weatherproofing and protection when using chemicals such as pesticides and fertilizers.
  • Nitrile and Neoprene Gloves – These gloves consist of synthetic rubber, and they are very breathable and flexible. However, they are not completely punctured [roof.

Features of a Good Gardening Glove

Gardening Safety Gloves

  • Materials – Gardening gloves can be cotton, neoprene, or nitrile materials which are great to keep your hands clean and resist water to some degree. However, they are not puncture-proof. Leather and rubber are more puncture-proof and waterproof options in gardening gloves.
  • Length – Gardening gloves are available I wrist or full-length options, depending on the level of protection you require.
  • Options – There may be size options available in most gardening glove models, as well as one or more colors if you are lucky.

Reviews: The Best Gardening Gloves

These are some of our top favorite gardening gloves for different purposes;


1

  • The Ozero leather gardening gloves offer superior grip and flexibility.
  • They are genuine leather from full-grain cowhide and split cowhide.
  • They offer excellent find snd an improved grip.
  • Ideal for gardening with good water resistance and puncture resistance.

Rating CategoryWeight %Score
Dexterity35%100
Moisture-Wicking25%100
Odor-Control25%95
Antibacterial15%95
Total Score100%98


2

  • The Pine Tree gardening gloves are designed for men and women and come in many size options.
  • They are breathable and lightweight bamboo gloves.
  • Bamboo naturally absorbs perspiration and breathes well.
  • The gloves are comfortable and quite durable.
  • They will get help to prevent dirty hands and abrasions.

Rating CategoryWeight %Score
Dexterity35%100
Moisture-Wicking25%100
Odor-Control25%90
Antibacterial15%95
Total Score100%96.75


3

  • From G and F products, we have gardening gloves, especially for gents.
  • They are 100% durable and breathable cotton.
  • The gloves have a knit wrist cuff for a secure fit and to keep dirt out.
  • They are large with a comfortable and roomy fit.

Rating CategoryWeight %Score
Dexterity35%100
Moisture-Wicking25%95
Odor-Control25%90
Antibacterial15%95
Total Score100%95.5


4

  • For the ladies, we have the Hortem cotton gloves for gardening.
  • The gloves are durable and breathable cotton and polyester blend.
  • They come in some lovely floral prints and size options.
  • You can enjoy clean and protected hands as we;l a good grip with the PVC dots.


5

  • From Sunyplay, we have durable leather gardening gloves.
  • As you will see, they are an extra-long length.
  • These gloves are designed for optimal puncture protection when working with succulents and cacti.
  • They are also quite flexible and very comfortable.


6

  • The VGO gloves come in a set of 10 that can be disposed of or used a few times.
  • These ate more lightweight nitrile gardening gloves.
  • They are washable and have a polyester seamless lining for comfort,
  • They come in different size options.


Index Table: Top Rated Gardening Gloves

No.ProductImageFeaturesBrandScore
1Ozero Unisex Flex Grip - Leather Gardening Gloves
  • Leather
  • Flexible
  • Easy Grip
  • Durable
Ozero98
2Pine Tree Tools Unisex Bamboo - Gardening Gloves
  • Durable
  • Breathable
  • Bamboo
Pine Tree Tools96.75
3G and F products Men's Cotton - Gloves for Gardening
  • Cotton canvas
  • Work and Gardening
  • Cuff Wrist
G and F products95.5
4Hortem Women's Floral - Cotton Gardening Gloves
  • Cotton
  • PVC Dots for Grip
  • Floral Prints
Hortem97.8
5Sunplay Unisex Thorn Proof - Leather Gloves for Gardening
  • Long Length
  • Genuine Leather
  • Puncture Resistant
Sunplay97.7
6Vgo Unisex 10 Pairs - Nitrile Gardening Gloves
  • Nitrile Coated
  • Size Options
  • Durable
Vgo97.6


About the Author

Eliza Ward

Eliza Ward is a fashion enthusiast, nature lover, and full-time mother for 3 lovely kids in South Africa. She has always had a fetish for gloves and has the best product recommendations for all her friends and family. So she turned what she loved into her full-time job - by testing and recommending the best gloves for our online readers. Read her reviews to know how cool her observations are.