Updated July 24, 2020 by Fred Naumann

The 10 Best Gardening Gloves

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in May of 2020. Anyone with a passion for horticulture knows that it can get messy, and that the risk of cuts and scrapes is ever-present. Our curated selection of gloves for gardening will help you find the right pair to guard against abrasions, or to stay clean while working the soil. We cover a broad range of styles, from lightweight options emphasizing flexibility to sturdy gauntlets for puncture protection. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Pine Tree Tools Bamboo

2. Skydeer SD2250

3. Wells Lamont 4127 Rosetender

Editor's Notes

July 14, 2020:

Horticulture encompasses a broad variety of activities, and no one pair of gloves will be best suited for every task. For work that requires fine motor control, such as potting houseplants or handling small seeds, the G & F 1852-3 or the Pine Tree Tools Bamboo will keep your hands clean without getting in your way. The former have a looser fit and a softer feel, while the latter are designed to conform to the skin and let it respire. Weeding or trimming thorny plants calls for tougher materials, like the leather that covers the palms of the Skydeer SD2250. The Wells Lamont 4127 Rosetender offer similarly heavy-duty protection, and their extended cuff guards the forearm as well.

We've included some items with more niche appeal, such as the Bionic Women's GW2 Relief Grip, which provide added comfort for those struggling with joint pain from age or illness. The Honey Badger Wolverine Grip are another creative pick, with sturdy claws to give extra leverage while digging. Our choice has the finger guards on the right hand only, leaving the left free to grasp tools and small objects, but they're also available in left-handed or two-handed versions. We've highlighted an option for children as well, the G & F 5013 JustForKids, crafted from pliant cowhide suede.

Those looking to protect their joints as well as their fingers might want to peruse our ranking of the best garden kneelers. This list encompasses everything from simple foam mats to adjustable benches with space for tool storage, to help you find the best selection for cutting down on knee strain.

Special Honors

Genus Performance Gardenwear Apparel for growers isn't limited to gloves - this British manufacturer provides stylish clothes that stand up to the rigors of landscaping. Genus offers several items endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society, like dirt-resistant trousers with padded knees, or breezy summer shorts with pockets safe for holding sharp tools. genus.gs

4. Showa NT370 Atlas Nitrile Touch

5. Bionic Women's GW2 Relief Grip

6. Wells Lamont 554M

7. G & F 5013 JustForKids

8. Magid BE337T Bella Comfort Flex

9. Honey Badger Wolverine Grip

10. G & F 1852-3


Fred Naumann
Last updated on July 24, 2020 by Fred Naumann

Fred is a freelance writer and editor based in Chicago, and a lifelong bookworm with a love of genre fiction. Since receiving his degree in Biology from the University of Vermont, he’s worked as a student loan counselor, a remittance processor for an industrial supply firm, and a traveling farmhand. A passion for the laughter of strangers has given him several years of experience performing and teaching improv comedy, and much of his free time is spent inventing absurd scenarios on stage. Fred also hikes, skis, and records a weekly Dungeons and Dragons podcast with a group of longtime friends. His areas of expertise include gaming, gardening, outdoor gear, literature, and pop culture


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