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Best Work Gloves for Sweaty Hands 2021

Monday, 19 April 2021  |  Sean

Working during summer can lead to sweaty hands, especially if the work gloves that you wear for protection are thick and double lined. Sweaty hands means that not only are your hands uncomfortable, but it's possible that your hands will move around more during use, leading to less grip, with a higher chance of injury.

Our Best Cooling Gloves
Hot summer work means that your hands are more likely to sweat

Thankfully, there is help at hand, and we have a wide range of Breathable Gloves that are designed to keep the hands cool while you work. By keeping the hands cool, you can reduce sweating, helping to make your work day easier. Find the Best Work Gloves for Sweaty Hands with this handy guide.

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Best All Round Work Gloves for Sweaty Hands

MaxiFlex Ultimate 42-874 Palm-Coated Handling Gloves

MaxiFlex Ultimate AD-APT Palm-Coated Handling 42-874 GlovesWhy We Love Them... 

  • Use an AD-APT coating that is designed to keep the hands cool
  • Lightweight and super flexible for most handling gloves
  • The most popular handling gloves in the world
  • Nitrile coating provides a strong level of grip

Ideal For...

  • Most handling jobs, engineering, manufacturing, building and more

Editor's Verdict: The super flexible and lightweight MaxiFlex Ultimate 42-874 Gloves hold the title of being the world's most popular handling gloves. With a closer look it's not hard to see why; an AD-APT coating is designed to keep the hands cool and prevent sweating, while a nitrile coating provides superior grip and a high level of dexterity for precision tasks.


Best Gardening Gloves for Sweaty Hands

HexArmor ThornArmor 3092 Gardening and Landscaping Gloves

HexArmor ThornArmor 3092 Gardening and Landscaping Gloves

Why We Love Them... 

  • Breathable gloves that feature a mesh top for keeping hands cool
  • SuperFabric palms provide superior protection against thorns and weeds
  • Ideal for most outdoor gardening tasks, from weeding to planting
  • Flexible nature ideal for handling and using tools

Ideal For....

  • Gardening, handling thorns, weeding, bramble picking and summer work

Editor's Verdict: Lined with SuperFabric, the HexArmor ThornArmor 3092 Gardening and Landscaping Gloves are designed to improve circulation thanks to the breathable top. The gloves are suitable for handling sharp thorns and weeds, and are perfect for hot summer work.


Best Driving Gloves for Sweaty Hands

Portwest A260 Oves Driver Leather Gloves

Portwest A260 Oves Driver Leather GlovesWhy We Love Them... 

  • Thick work gloves with a soft sheepskin leather interior for comfort
  • Soft interior is ideal for preventing sweating during work
  • Ideal for driving thanks to soft but thick palms
  • Flexible design offers improved grip during use

Ideal For...

  • Driving, fork lift driving, lorry driving and more

Editor's Verdict: Driving can be made difficult if your hands are sweaty as you'll have less grip on the wheel. The Portwest A260 Oves Driver Gloves feature a breathable and soft leather interior, improving grip during lorry driving, courier driving, forklift driving and more.


Best Oil-Resistant Gloves for Sweaty Hands

Uvex 60070 Phynomic XG Oil Grip Safety Gloves

Uvex 60070 Phynomic XG Oil Grip Safety Gloves

Why We Love Them... 

  • Oil-resistant Xtra Grip coating provides grip even in oily conditions
  • Feature an aqua-polymer foam coating for reducing sweating
  • Approved by ProFerm dermatologists for preventing dermatitis
  • Special coating on the hands provides superior levels of grip

Ideal For...

  • Mechanics, engineering, maintenance, precision work and similar tasks

Editor's Verdict: The Uvex 60070 Phynomic XG Oil Grip Gloves use an Xtra-Grip aqua polymer coating for providing outstanding oil grip while improving breathability, making them ideal for engineering and mechanics. The flexible nature makes them well suited to precision work too.

Best Water-Resistant Gloves for Sweaty Hands

Uvex 60060 Phynomic Wet Grip Gloves

Uvex 60060 Phynomic Wet Grip Gloves

Why We Love Them... 

  • Feature a water repellent coating for use in wetter weather
  • Designed to provide grip even in damp and wet conditions
  • ProDerm institute has confirmed that the gloves are ideal for skin health
  • Breathable nature keeps the hands cool during use

Ideal For...

  • For warm wet weather work outdoors

Editor's Verdict: The Uvex 60060 Phynomic Wet Grip Gloves are designed to repel small amounts of water, making them well suited to most lower risk handling tasks such as building, construction and maintenance. They are designed to be breathable and skin-friendly, ensuring outstanding skin health.

Best Disposable Gloves for Sweaty Hands

Grippaz Black Semi-Disposable Nitrile Grip Gloves (Pack of 50)

Grippaz Black Semi-Disposable Nitrile Grip Gloves (Pack of 50)

Why We Love Them... 

  • Super strong disposable gloves for mechanics and engineering
  • Offers increased airflow thanks to a sweatless grip
  • Features a fish scale embossed fingers for outstanding grip
  • Protect against oil, brake fluid and more

Ideal For...

  • Engineering, automotives, mechanics and more

Editor's Verdict: The Grippaz Black Gloves are designed to provide superior grip thanks to a fish scale pattern, superb strength thanks to the nitrile construction, and sweat relief thanks to the breathable sweatless grip. The gloves are 50% stronger than most disposable gloves, ideal for higher risk tasks.

Find Your Best Gloves for Sweaty Hands This Summer

We hope that this guide has given you an idea about which gloves might be best for you this summer. If you haven't found the ideal gloves for you, then we would recommend taking a look at our Breathable Gloves category for our full range.

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