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The Best Plumbing Gloves 2020

Friday, 13 November 2020

Plumbing work is diverse, meaning that plumbers are faced with a broad range of occupational hazards, including rough materials, adhesives, mould, solvents, solder, lead, sulphur dioxide and sewage, on a frequent basis. As a result, it is vital that you have the proper hand protection to prevent injury, illness and worse. We've taken the time to find the Best Plumbers Gloves available this year, ensuring that you can work safely and productively.

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To make your decision easier, we've chosen one glove for each type of Plumbers Glove. Simply click on the below point to head on down to the glove of your choice. Alternatively, scroll down to view each glove in full:


Best Disposable Plumbing Gloves

Winner: Black Mamba Tough Disposable Nitrile Gloves

Black Mamba Tough Disposable Nitrile Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Super strong disposable nitrile gloves
 Offer resistance against dirt, oil and water
 Disposable design fits close like a second skin
 Offers good resistance against chemicals and harmful agents

Perfect For...

 Super thin for tricky and tactile plumbing
 For wet, dirty and oily tasks
 Working in hot weather due to thin design

Not the Best For...

 Use outdoors (See our solution)
 Use in cold weather (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Black Mamba Tough Disposable Nitrile Gloves are super strong nitrile disposable gloves that can even be used multiple times without breaking. They are resistant to oil and water, making them perfect for precision plumbing tasks.

Runner Up: Aurelia Bold Medical Grade Nitrile Gloves 73995-5


Best Grip Plumbing Gloves

Winner: Polyco Matrix F Grip Work Gloves

Polyco Matrix F Grip Work GlovesWhy We Love Them...

 Nitrile lining offers fantastic grip for handling small parts
 Highly dexterous for more control during handling
 Offer light resistance to water and oil
 Good abrasion resistance ensures longevity in your purchase

Perfect For...

 Impressive level of grip during tricky tasks
 Use outdoors in dry weather
 Protecting the hands against coarse parts

Not the Best For...

 Use in cold weather (See our solution)
 Extremely high dexterity (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Polyco Matrix F Grip Gloves combine grip, dexterity and mechanical protection, ensuring that you can do most plumbing jobs with ease. High abrasion resistance means that you can handle most rough and coarse materials, even outdoors.

Runner Up: Portwest Cut-Resistant PU Coated Gloves 


Best Fingerless Plumbing Gloves

Winner: Polyco Matrix Green PU Fingerless Gloves MGP-FL

Polyco Matrix Green PU Fingerless Gloves MGP-FL

Why We Love Them...

 Fingerless design offers fantastic dexterity
 Protects well against sharp materials and parts
 High grip ideal for work outdoors with coarse items
 Open fingertips offers good control during handling

Perfect For...

 Precision handling tasks
 Handling sharp materials
 Outdoor and indoor plumbing

Not the Best For...

 Use in warmer weather (See our solution)
 Use with water and chemicals  (See our solution)

Editor's Verdict: The Polyco Matrix Green PU Fingerless Gloves MGP-FL are unique in that they have three open fingertips on each hand, ensuring fantastic sensitivity and grip when you need it most. The gloves also offer good cut, abrasion and tear resistance, meaning that they are well suited to high risk plumbing jobs too.

Runner Up: TraffiGlove TG3220 Cut Level B Fingerless Grip Gloves


Best Chemical Resistant Plumbing Gloves 

Winner: Delta Plus Neoprene Chemical 30cm Toutravo VE509 Gauntlets

Delta Plus Neoprene Chemical 30cm Toutravo VE509 Gauntlets

Why We Love Them...

 Neoprene chemical-resistant gauntlet gloves for lower arm protection
 Offer fantastic resistance against chemicals, oils and water
 Cotton flock lining offers a high level of comfort
 Fingertips offer a good level of flexibility

Perfect For...

 Plumbing tasks with a high chemical, oil and water risk
 Flexible fingertips ideal for more precision handling
 Protects the lower arm when needed

Not the Best For...

 Cut protection (See our solution)
 Outdoor use (See our solution)

Editor's View: The Delta Plus Neoprene Chemical Toutravo Gloves VE509 are the gloves to choose for protection against chemicals, oils and water, with their extended neoprene design protecting the lower arm. They also feature flexible fingers, making them well suited to tricky precision plumbing too.

Runner Up: Ansell AlphaTec 58-430 Chemical-Resistant High Grip Gauntlets 


Best Thermal Waterproof Plumbing Gloves

Winner: Ejendals Tegera 295 Thermal Waterproof Work Gloves

Ejendals Tegera 295 Thermal Waterproof Work Gloves

Why We Love Them...

 Ideal for outdoor, cold and wet plumbing work
 Thinsulate lining is completely waterproof and cold-resistant
 Hardwearing for tough protection while handling coarse items
 Retains flexibility thanks to dexterous coating

Perfect For...

 For outdoor plumbing tasks
 For cold weather plumbing tasks
 For extremely wet plumbing tasks

Not the Best For...

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

Editor's Verdict: The Ejendals Tegera 295 Thermal Waterproof Work Gloves are your perfect outdoor plumbing jobs, with fantastic grip, thermal protection and water protection keeping your hands dry and warm at work. Despite this level of protection, they retain a good level of flexibility and mechanical protection.

Runner Up: Skytec Argon Warm Waterproof Work Gloves


Check Our Our Plumbers Gloves Range

Hopefully this guide has given you a good introduction to our range of Plumbing Gloves. To see more of our wide range of Plumbing Gloves, head over to our Plumbing Work Gloves category.

If you have any questions or anything to add, please let us know in the comments below!