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Best Waterproof Work Gloves 2020

Monday, 9 November 2020

Waterproof work gloves are required across a wide range of tasks, ranging from indoor pot washing to outdoor window cleaning. We're proud to have one of the largest collections of Waterproof Work Gloves available, but because it is so large it can be difficult to find the right waterproof gloves for you.

Best waterproof gloves to keep your hands protected in wet conditions
Waterproof gloves keep your hands dry and productive in wet conditions

Taking into account all of the different hazards, tasks and risks that you face, we've got the product experts in to take a look through our collection and find the best gloves for you. Click any of the below points to head on down to the glove of your choice, or scroll down and view each of the gloves in full.


Best All Round Waterproof Gloves

Winner: Ejendals Tegera 295 Thermal Waterproof Work Gloves

Ejendals Tegera 295 Thermal Waterproof Work GlovesWhy We Love Them...

 Waterproof and thermal work gloves for harsh weather
 Thinsulate lining combines dexterity with thermal protection
 Highly dexterous for control during handling
 Grippy palms offer total control

Perfect For...

 All day use in harsh weather conditions
 Use in wet weather
 Handling bricks and equipment

Not the Best For...

 Indoor use (See our solution)
 High cut risk tasks (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: Lightweight, grippy and flexible, these gloves use a Thinsulate lining to provide fantastic protection against both the cold and the wet. This combination makes them ideal for use for bricklaying in harsh weather.


Best Thermal Waterproof Gloves

Winner: Skytec Argon Warm Waterproof Work Gloves

Skytec Argon Warm Waterproof Work Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Waterproof gloves for using in wet weather
 Extra thick fleece lining ensures excellent warmth
 Highly comfortable for extended use
 Durable enough for handling tasks in wet weather

Perfect For...

 Using in wet working conditions
 Handling materials and goods outdoors
 General outdoor comfort and warmth

Not the Best For...

 Use in warmer weather (See our solution)
 Protecting against cuts (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Skytec Argon Waterproof Gloves are super warm gloves that use a double fleece lining to ensure warmth during a range of outdoor tasks. The super-warm fleece ensures that you can use these gloves in sub zero temperatures.

Runner Up: Ejendals Tegera 517 Thermal Waterproof Gloves


Best Oil-Resistant Waterproof Gloves

Winner: MaxiDry Zero Fully Coated Thermal Gloves

MaxiDry Zero Fully Coated Thermal Insulating Gloves 56-451

Why We Love Them...

 Versatile and offer water, cold and heat protection
 Nitrile coating offers good resistance against oil
 Comfortable and lightweight for extended tasks
 Good all round protection for manual work

Perfect For...

 Cold weather oil based tasks
 Protecting against the hands during handling situations
 Wet and rainy weather

Not the Best For...

 Cut protection (See our solution)
 High dexterity (See our solution)

Editor's View: The MaxiDry Zero Gloves are highly versatile, offering not just water protection, but heat, cold and oil protection too. This, combined with their high abrasion resistance, makes the gloves well suited to manual industrial tasks in wet weather.

Runner Up: Polyco Grip it C5 GIOK Oil Gloves


Best Waterproof Indoor Cleaning Gloves

Winner: Polyco Optima Rubber Chemical Utility Gloves

 Polyco Optimo Chemical Utility Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Lightweight and flexible indoor cleaning jobs
 Suitable for use with a range of foods
 Can also resist a range of chemicals and cleaning products
 Flexible design ideal for fast use

Perfect For...

 Indoor industrial and home cleaning tasks
 Suitable for pot washing in restaurants
 Keeping hands dry during wet factory work

Not the Best For...

 Use in the cold (See our solution)
 High risk work (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Polyco Optima Rubber Chemical Utility Gloves are lightweight and flexible rubber gloves that are suitable for indoor cleaning and washing tasks. They are chemical resistant and food suitable, meaning them popular within factory work, restaurant kitchen work and cleaning tasks.

Runner Up: Ansell VersaTouch 37-519 Blue Nitrile Diamond Grip Gauntlets


Best Cut-Resistant Waterproof Gloves

Winner: Polyco Polyflex Hydro C5 PHYK Gloves

Polyco Polyflex Hydro C5 PHYK Cut Resistant Work Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Waterproof gloves that offer level 5 cut resistance
 Breathable for improving comfort during use
 Flexible design ideal for higher risk environments
 Nitrile coated for offering a superb level of grip

Perfect For...

 Bricklaying with an impact risk
 Working with tools and equipment
 Use in wet weather work

Not the Best For...

Use in freezing temperatures (See our solution)
 Lower risk work (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Polyco Polyflex Hydro C5 PHYK Cut Resistant Gloves are lightweight and flexible gloves that use a Hydro treatment to combine superb cut-resistance with water protection. This makes them ideal for use outdoors, in high risk but wet working tasks.

Runner Up: Sumo X5-FC Fully Coated Maximum Protection Gloves


Best Waterproof Window Cleaning Gloves

Winner: Portwest Liquid Pro Latex Foam Gloves AP80

Portwest Liquid Pro Latex Foam Gloves AP80

Why We Love Them...

 Full dip latex lining ensures waterproof capabilities
 Flexible and thermal for use during cold weather
 Combination of cold and water protection ideal for window cleaning
 High levels of grip for climbing ladders and more

Perfect For...

 Window cleaning
 Window cleaning in cold conditions
 General outdoor cleaning jobs

Not the Best For...

 High risk work (See our solution)
 Gardening work (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Portwest Liquid Pro Latex Foam Gloves AP80 are perfect for window cleaning, with a warm, thermal and waterproof lining that can grip ladders and keep your hands dry. Ideal for not just window cleaning, these warm, dry gloves can be used for outdoor cleaning tasks too.

Runner Up: Shield Bi-Colour Rubber and Chloroprene Gloves


Best Waterproof Gardening Gloves

Winner: Supertouch 2554 Lightweight Full-Dip Nitrile Gloves

Supertouch 2254/2251 Lightweight Full-Dip Nitrile Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Nitrile coated waterproof work gloves
 Good for planting, bulbing and other gardening tasks
 Durable enough to last through seasons
 Can protect the hands from low risk gardening injuries

Perfect For...

 Outdoor wet weather gardening tasks
 Protecting against thorns and weeds
 Use in wet weather

Not the Best For...

 Indoor use (See our solution)
 Use in freezing temperatures (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Supertouch 2254/2251 Lightweight Full-Dip Nitrile Gloves are ideal for wet weather gardening tasks, with their nitrile coating protecting against not just water, but sharp thorns, weeds and more. They do retain good dexterity, making them well suited to digging, planting and more.

Runner Up: Towa ActivGrip Lite Water Resistant 397 Gloves



Find your Best Waterproof Gloves

After laying out some of the benefits and strengths of our favourite waterproof work gloves, the decision is up to you. Some of our gloves are suited to the tough, dirty jobs, others for cold, miserable days and others still for keeping your grip and dexterity in wet conditions. Think about what you'll be using your gloves for and the protection you need, or take a look at our Waterproof Gloves category for our full range.

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