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The 12 Best Work Gloves – Guide

Work gloves are of central importance for work safety. Even at home, you should use high-quality gloves that are suitable for your activities. Find out here what you should look for when buying work gloves and what criteria you can use to recognize good work gloves.

We have not only compiled a checklist with the most important criteria for work gloves, but also many product recommendations for you.

Checklist For Work Gloves

  • Assembly gloves must provide a lot of dexterity. They are usually made of nylon, leather or a combination of both materials.
  • Chemical gloves are made of latex, rubber, various laminates, PVC and neoprene. For working with acids, acid-resistant gloves must be chosen, such as those made of PVC.
  • For work with metal, leather work gloves that are insensitive to flying sparks are suitable.
  • Work gloves are usually offered in sizes 6 to 12.
  • For a good fit and optimal safety, you should try on the gloves before buying.
  • Work gloves must comply with certain standards.
  • EN 420 specifies general requirements for work gloves and how they must be tested and marked by the manufacturer.
  • Other standards include DIN EN 374 for chemical gloves, DIN EN 407 for heat protection gloves, DIN EN 511 for cold protection gloves, and DIN EN 12477 for welding protection gloves.
  • Pictograms on the packaging and gloves indicate that the glove meets the minimum requirements of the respective standard.
  • The standard is indicated above the pictogram. Below it is a number consisting of several digits, which indicates how resistant the glove is to various influences. The higher the number, the higher the resistance.
  • In addition, work gloves must bear the CE mark. This shows that the gloves meet the health and safety requirements of EU directives.
Protection Categories
  • Work gloves are divided into three protection categories.
  • Category I offers protection against low risks and is temperature resistant up to 50 °C. These work gloves are suitable for cleaning activities with mild detergents, gardening or repairs, for example.
  • Category II protects against medium risks. You can wear work gloves of this category for all activities that do not fall into category I or III.
  • Category III protects against high risks. This includes, for example, handling chemicals, electricity or temperatures above 100 °C.

Here you can find the top 12 most popular work gloves.

Tip: You can find many great thermal gloves in our The 7 best thermal work gloves – guide.

The Best Sellers Of Work Gloves

We have compiled the most popular work gloves for you in this bestseller list.

Tip: You can find many great gardening gloves in our The 7 Best Gardening Gloves – Guide.

Current Offers For Work Gloves

Here you will find a selection of offers that are currently available in the area of work gloves.

SaleBestseller Nr. 1
GH Heavy Duty Nitrile Reusable Work Gloves, All Purpose Work Gloves with Cut Resistant Palm, Gloves for Tasks Needing Hand Protection, 10-Pack (Black), Large
GH Heavy Duty Nitrile Reusable Work Gloves, All Purpose Work Gloves with Cut Resistant Palm, Gloves for Tasks Needing Hand Protection, 10-Pack (Black), Large
GH Heavy Duty Gloves: Offering dependable, high-quality protection at a great value; GH Heavy Duty Nitrile Coated Gloves, 10-Pack (Black), Large
$12.99 −23%
SaleBestseller Nr. 3
SaleBestseller Nr. 4
Mechanix Wear: FastFit Work Gloves (X-Large, Black)
Mechanix Wear: FastFit Work Gloves (X-Large, Black)
Form-fitting Trek Dry material helps keep hands cool and comfortable.; Closure provides a secure fit to the wrist.
$17.99 −23%

FAQ About Work Gloves

How much do work gloves cost?

The prices for work gloves are very different. It all depends on what material they are made of.

What size work gloves?

Work gloves come in sizes 6 to 12, and which size is right for your hands depends on the manufacturer. Most brands have their own sizing system, so it is not possible to give a general answer.

Which work gloves for which activity?

Work gloves are suitable for different activities. There are simple work gloves that are heat resistant up to a temperature of about 50 degrees. They are suitable for cleaning work, repairs or use in the garden. For more extreme activities that require high protection, such as working with electricity or chemicals, the work gloves should offer much more protection and withstand high temperatures of circa 100 degrees.

Wolfgang lives with his family in Stuttgart. He has a twelve-year-old daughter and five-year-old twins. When he's not writing product guides for Elternkompass and sharing his experiences with you, he likes to go on bike tours, play Monopoly or read novels.