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Best Gloves for Warehouse Work 2024

18 January 2024  |  Admin

Working in a warehouse demands a lot of your hands. From picking to packing, non-stop handling of product and equipment can cause blisters, cuts and abrasions to build up. If you're looking for something highly protective that maximises your ability to get the job done swiftly, look no further.

We've done the work so you don't have to. Browse our showcase selection of the Best Gloves for Warehouse Work 2023 and see which of our picks best suits your unique workplace environment.

Our Best Warehouse Safety Gloves

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Warehouse Gloves for Grip Enhancement

Our Most Grippy Work Warehouse GlovesPerhaps the most important aspect of a good warehouse glove is grip. Without it, things get dropped and safety gets compromised. Thankfully, Polyco Matrix D Grip Work Gloves have it in abundance. PVC dotted palms are number one for tired, overworked and fatigued palms.

What We Love:

 PVC dotted palms grip and stick to boxes and parcels
 Our choice for warehouse picking and packing
 An affordable way to prevent stock damage
 Elasticated knit wrist is incredibly comfortable

Not the Best for:

 Cut resistance (see our solution)

Our Customers Say...

"Breaking boxes was becoming painful on the hands. These have been a hand saver. Really comfortable to wear for long periods" - Tracey 

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Our Most Comfortable Warehouse Gloves

Our Most Comfortable Work Warehouse GlovesSafety gloves are only as good as the amount of time you can wear them for. If you're having to remove them after twenty minutes because of blisters and irritation, your gloves are useless. There's a reason MaxiFlex Ultimate 42-874 Nitrile Palm-Coated Handling Gloves are the most popular warehouse gloves on this list.

What We Love:

 Tried and testing for reducing hand fatigue and soreness
 Can be seamlessly worn for long periods without issue 
 By far the most comfortable pair of gloves on this list

Not the Best for:

 Thermal insulation (see our solution)

Our Customers Say...

"I use them for warehouse order picking, Perfect for the job." - Robert 

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Our Number One Thermal Warehouse Gloves for Freezers and Cold Stores

Skytec Argon Waterproof Work GlovesFed up of numbness, tingling and sensation loss in your fingers? Skytec Argon Warm Waterproof Work Gloves provide a tight fit that maximises precision and accuracy in your fingertips whilst excelling at temperatures as low as -50°C. Skytec Argons are our number one choice for handling frozen produce, containers and cold equipment in storerooms, factories and warehouses.

What We Love:

 Our ultimate outdoor and cold storage work gloves
 Suitable for use at temperatures as low as -50°C
 Prevents chilblains, Raynaud's, sensation loss and tingling in the fingertips

Not the Best for:

 Forklift operation (see our solution)

Our Customers Say...

"I work on a fridge line, dirty and wet job but these gloves... They keep my hands dry." - Chris 

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Our Choice for the Supermarket Warehouse and Shop Floor

Polyco 45-MAT Touchscreen Supermarket Work GlovesSuitable for men and women, Polyco Matrix Touch 1 Touchscreen Work Gloves give you the grip and longevity necessary for stacking shelves, handling product and loading vans in the warehouse on a daily basis. With the added benefit of touchscreen functionality for use with scanners, tablets and RF guns, you won't find a more affordable and suitable supermarket option on the market.

What We Love:

 Touchscreen functional for use with RF scanners and tablets
 Robust and reliable for day-to-day use stacking, loading and packing
 Elasticated knit-wrist prevents dirt, dust and debris entering the hand

Not the Best for:

 Waterproofing (see our solution)

Our Customers Say...

"Use for online supermarket delivery where handset used all the time. Gloves work well, last well, clean up ok and don't make your hands sweat" - Chris

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Number One Pick for Oily, Greasy and Dirty Warehouses

Portwest A120 Black Polyurethane Palm GlovesWe understand that not all warehouses are created, or cleaned equal. If your workplace environment doesn't receive the due care and attention it deserves, or you're regularly handling greasy and grimy material, gloves with a thick coating are a must. Portwest A120 Black PU Palm Gloves use treated polyurethane to combat slippage caused by oil, substrate, grease and grime.

What We Love:

 Tried, tested and loved by hundreds of our customers
 Polyurethane coating makes them perfect for use in the dirtiest environments
 13 gauge liner ensures maximum accuracy and precision

Not the Best for:

 Cut-resistance (see our solution)

Our Customers Say...

"Great. I work in a supermarket as a picker and the grip doesn't seem to wear off like other PU gloves I have had before. Would recommend." - Louise

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Best Gloves for Manual Handling, Picking and Packing

Delta Plus VE702PN Knitted PU Gloves

Delta Plus VE702PN Polyester Knitted PU Coated Gloves are affordable, lightweight and comfortable. Designed specifically for warehouses, these Delta Plus PU Safety Gloves maximise accuracy and grip in the fingertips to prevent mistakes, drops and accidents. Thanks to their thin coating and slimline design, they're our number one choice for picking and packing departments.

What We Love:

 Incredibly affordable for use across the entire warehouse workforce
 Lightweight construction maximises picking and packing accuracy 
 Maximum level 4 abrasion resistance demonstrates durability

Not the Best for:

 Those after a thicker-style glove  (see our solution)

Our Customers Say...

"Used in a retail environment for about a year. Warm enough for fridge and freezer work but also allow you to handle the products easily. - Simon

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Best Forklift Driving Gloves

Portwest A271 Leather Thermal Lined Driver Gloves

If you're a machine operator or tasked with forklift operation, you're going to need something a little different. Modelled in the style of a traditional leather driving glove, Portwest A271 Leather Thermal Lined Driver Gloves are made with durable split-style leather that maximises wheel grip and dually prevents friction burn and blistering.

What We Love:

 Broad design is perfect for those with larger hands
 Stylish split leather design is timeless
 Perfect long-lasting option for machine and forklift operation

Not the Best for:

 Dexterity enhancement (see our solution)

Our Customers Say...

"Big hands! A real leather glove for the larger hand and under £4. Excellent." - Iain 

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Our Most Affordable Warehouse Glove Option

Supertouch 6203/6204 Handler Gloves

If you're in the market for something cheap and cheerful, you can't do much better than Supertouch 6203/6204 Handler Gloves. Designed to keep costs to a minimum, they're an excellent option for general warehouse application, including loading lorries, unpacking stock and picking and packing orders. Dually available in orange, they also come in two different colour options.

What We Love:

 Brilliant affordable option for general warehouse application
 Sold in packs of 12 pairs per order
 Texturing at palm further enhances grip strength and stability

Not the Best for:

 Maximum grip enhancement (see our solution)

Our Customers Say...

"These gloves are very good value. I will definitely be ordering again! Delivery was very swift, couldn't have been much faster" - Stephen 

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Our Most Cut-Resistant Warehouse Safety Gloves

Portwest Level C Cut-Safe Work Gloves

A lot of warehouse work involves the use of boxcutters, penknives, or Stanley blades to strip pallets down. If this sounds familiar, we've got the glove for you. Complete with a brilliant level C EN 388 cut-resistance rating, Portwest A622G7 Level C Cut-Resistant PU Coated Gloves use a smooth polyurethane coating and a plush cut-resistant interior liner to maximise performance and comfort.

What We Love:

 Level C cut-resistance for use with boxcutters and blades
 Essential wear for stripping down pallets and opening boxes
 Smooth 13 gauge liner fits close to the hand for maximum accuracy

Not the Best for:

Use in freezing cold environments (see our solution)

Our Customers Say...

"These gloves are very good value. I will definitely be ordering again! Delivery was very swift, couldn't have been much faster" - Stephen 

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The Last Word on Warehouse Gloves

Wearing gloves when working in a warehouse is an important part of conforming to health and safety and PPE regulations. Important for protecting yourself against the cold, cuts, abrasions, blisters and commonly encountered warehouse hazards, our selection ensures you get the job done in a safe and secure manner.

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