Not everyone lives in a house. There are still a lot of people that live in an apartment. Millennials in particular, prefer to live in an apartment mainly because it is low maintenance and cheaper than a house. The ones that prefer a house, prefer it for a good reason. It is high maintenance but there are also a lot of benefits. One of which is gardening. There are a lot of people that enjoy spending time in their yard. This requires a few essential tools and gardening gloves should be the first items on the list. In fact, it is the best-selling item in the gardening section of any large brick-and-mortar shop.
A good pair of gardening gloves does not have to be expensive. In fact, they are usually cheap. There are some differences in terms of the material from which they are made from. The level of protection is different which is why it is important to read the description and understand what each type of gloves is suitable. The protective coating can be different and not all of them are waterproof. Depending on how they will be used, the gloves can be different and fortunately, there are plenty of options.
Best Gardening Gloves in 2018
For our list, we selected 10 different gardening gloves that have been selling well due to their price tag and how well they are made. There are quite a lot of gloves that are overpriced or they are identical but have a different branding. We focused on building a list that offers good value for money. To keep things short let’s jump right into our list of the top 10 best gardening gloves in 2018.
Table of Contents
- 10. OZERO Leather Work Gloves for Gardening
- 9. HOMWE Gardening Gloves for Women
- 8. Bellingham C5371M Gardening Gloves
- 7. Magid BE198T Bella Women’s Gardening Thorn Glove
- 6. RZleticc Gardening Gloves
- 5. G & F 1852-3 Women Soft Jersey Garden Gloves
- 4. Garden Genie Gloves
- 3. AmazingStuffForYou! Garden Gloves
- 2. Pine Tree Tools Bamboo Working Gloves for Women and Men
- 1. G & F 15226M Women’s Garden Gloves
- Which Gloves Are Better?
10. OZERO Leather Work Gloves for Gardening
OZERO offers a great pair of gloves for a decent price tag. In fact, they are the only leather gloves on our list but they do not have a premium price tag. The gloves are made from real cowhide leather making them durable and comfortable. The palm is reinforced to offer better protection while the wrist is secured with an elastic stitching. For the gloves, no lining was used as the material is breathable as it is. The gloves can be found in multiple sizes and multi-packs.
- High-quality cowhide leather
- Very comfortable and durable
- Leather is hard at first
Like any leather product, the gloves tend to be stiff at first. They need to be used a few times before the leather becomes softer and much more comfortable. It should not be a turnoff but it should be something that people are aware of before buying them and not get the impression that they are uncomfortable to wear.
9. HOMWE Gardening Gloves for Women
HOMWE gardening gloves are a bit different at least from a visual perspective. They are colorful with a printed pattern with flowers. This means that they will appeal more to women rather than men. They are made from a textile material that is breathable and nitrile coating that protects the hands from scratches and water. The gloves have knitted cuffs and come in one universal size. They are being offered for a reasonable price tag in the form of a 6 pair pack.
- Very low priced
- Good protection, comfortable
- Appealing design
- Not very durable
The fabric used is not very durable. Working on anything with spikes will surely make the gloves unusable a second time. They are still decent gardening gloves. Looking at the upside, they are very cheap which means that it should not be a problem if they do not last long especially since there are 6 pairs of gloves in a pack.
8. Bellingham C5371M Gardening Gloves
Bellingham C5371M are not directly advertised as being gardening gloves but this is what they are used for mostly by the ones that purchased the gloves. The gloves are made out of viscose derived from bamboo along with a rubber coating to provided protection. Due to how the gloves are made, they tend to keep the hands cool which makes them an ideal choice for the summer. The gloves are quite comfortable and reasonably lightweight.
- Made from viscose from bamboo
- Rubber coating for grip and protection
- Keeps the hands cool
- Not very durable
The gloves are not very durable. They will last for a few months but in time, the gloves will just lose their coating. At that point, they become pretty much useless. Still, being a cheap pair of gloves should count as a plus and a new pair can be purchased every few months.
7. Magid BE198T Bella Women’s Gardening Thorn Glove
Magid BE198T is a great pair of gloves in terms of protection. They have a latex coating that protects the hands from water infiltration. It is also quite resilient against punctures. Beneath the coating, they have a comfortable knitted material that keeps the hands cool. In terms of comfort, the gloves were made to stretch a bit which means that they offer a tight fit thus making them easier to work with. Last but not least the gloves are available in 3 different sizes and come with a reasonable price tag.
- Latex coating for better grip and protection
- Maintain the hands cool
- The latex coating will wear off
The Magid gardening gloves have pretty much the same issue as most other gloves that have a coating. While latex is a rather durable material it will wear off. The biggest problem is that in time, the latex will peel off depending on how the gloves are used.
6. RZleticc Gardening Gloves
RZleticc oggers a great pair of gardening gloves. They do not have a special coating but they do offer a good grip and excellent protection. The gloves have a snug fit and are made out of a breathable material. Due to the colorful pattern on the gloves, the product will appeal mostly to women. Last but not least, the gloves are safe enough to be used while working on roses or other plants that might have thorns.
- Thick, lightweight and breathable material
- Modern and appealing design
- Dirt still gets through the fabric
Despite being made from a rather thick material, dirt can still get through the gloves. The problem is that they are knitted. This means that small particles can get through the small holes. It is not something of major concern but it needs to be mentioned.
5. G & F 1852-3 Women Soft Jersey Garden Gloves
The ones that are looking for a good deal will surely appreciate the G & F gardening gloves. They come in a pack of 3 for a very modest price tag. The gloves are made entirely out of cotton which is a major plus especially for the ones that have sensitive hands. As for comfort and protection, the gloves are fairly thick but soft enough. They have a colorful pattern printed on them and PVC dots on the palms to improve grip.
- Very inexpensive
- Colorful pattern and PVC dots on the palms
- Made entirely out of cotton
- Not very good for handling roses
The gloves are great in terms of comfort and the protection they offer is not that bad. They can protect the hands from injuries except for the times when the wearer needs to handle something like roses. Against plants with thorns, the gloves are not very effective.
4. Garden Genie Gloves
Garden Genie gardening gloves are probably the most affordable product on our list. They are still quite decent mainly because they have a rather unusual design. The gloves were fitted with claws on the right hand. This makes it much easier to dig through dirt. Also, they offer quite decent protection for the hands. The gloves are made mainly out of a rubber material which also means that they are waterproof. At the same time, the gloves are fairly durable and long lasting which is surprising for their price tag.
- Extremely cheap
- Claws on the right hand
- Will cause the hands to sweat
The fact that the gloves are made from a rubber material is both good and bad. The good part is that they are waterproof and quite resilient to punctures. On the other sides, the gloves will retain heat and cause the hands to sweat more than usual, especially during a hot summer day.
3. AmazingStuffForYou! Garden Gloves
AmazingStuffForYou! Is the kind of brand that sells all sorts of inexpensive but decent products. Their Garden Gloves come as a pack of two and are suitable for both men and women is the sizing is chosen correctly. The gloves are made out of a special material with a rubber coating that offers protection against punctures and scratches. Beneath the coating, we have a knitted fabric that is breathable and keeps the hands cool.
- Special coating against punctures and scratches
- Comfortable and breathable
- Rubber coating comes off after some time
The rubber coating is basically glued onto the gloves. Over time, the coating will peel off, tear and simply get damaged. This does not happen overnight but it does mean that they are not as long lasting as some of the other models on our list. For the price, they still offer a great deal.
2. Pine Tree Tools Bamboo Working Gloves for Women and Men
Pine Tree Tools working gloves were designed to be used for a wide range of activities. They can work as gardening gloves due to their construction. The bamboo is quite resilient and can absorb perspiration. It is also naturally breathable. Protection is also quite decent as the loves will not tear and can withstand punctures. Last but not least, the gloves also work with touchscreens and they offer great grip due to the rubber coating on the palm.
- Made from bamboo
- Very comfortable and resistant to punctures
- Smaller than expected
The gloves are available in various different sizes. One notable issue is the fact that the sizes are not very accurate. They will come off as rather small when compared with regular gloves. In order to avoid getting a pair of gloves that is unwearable, it is better to just get them one size larger.
1. G & F 15226M Women’s Garden Gloves
G & F 15226M offers excellent value for money. It is being offered as a pack of 6 identical gloves of various colors. All of them are made out of nylon with nitrile coating to offer them resilience and protection for the hands. The gloves are stretchable which means that they offer a tight fit which also improves grip. Last but not least the gloves are available in two option, for men and women and just a few sizes. They do come with a double coating option.
- Very cheap
- Excellent grip due to the nitrile coating
- Can be stretched to fit tightly
- Not very durable
The first thing that will be subject to wear and tear is the coating. It is not very resilient. However, the gloves come in a pack of 6 for the same price for which most other gardening gloves are being offered. If one pair of gloves becomes unusable, there are 5 more in the pack.
Which Gloves Are Better?
There are several different types of gardening gloves. There is no clear technical difference between them but most manufacturers tend to state clearly for what they should be used. Pricing appears to be quite random for most gardening gloves so here are some important things to look at.
- Full or partial coating? The coating is meant to offer some protection against punctures and improve grip. The full coating makes them waterproof but they also trap heat and can cause the hands to sweat when used during a hot summer day.
- No coating: Gloves that do not have to coat at all help the hands remain cool. This means no sweating but dirt might enter the glove.
- With or without claws: There are a few gardening gloves that actually have claws. This makes it much easier to dig in the dirt directly with the hand. Sadly they are not long lasting but they are useful and cheap.