The 10 Best Waterproof Work Gloves
This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in December of 2017. Whether it's your profession or your hobby that has you working with your hands, it's a good idea to keep them protected with a sturdy pair of gloves. To keep you nice and dry, we've assembled a selection of top-quality waterproof options in a wide variety of materials that won't impair your dexterity. Some are suitable for use both indoors and out in the worst of weather conditions. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
February 04, 2021:
When it comes to a category like waterproof gloves, the specific application you will be using them for will be a big factor in which are the best choice. Understanding this, we have made sure to include a wide variety of styles, so whether you are fixing your engine, working with chemicals, or putting up fence posts in cold, soggy winter weather, there will be something here for you. Another thing to note is that, while there are new options released every year, unless we see some kind of groundbreaking new material incorporated into them, there is little reason to change our recommendations of tried and proven gloves. Because of this and after careful research of other options currently on the market, we have determined that no change needed to be made to our current line up.
October 02, 2019:
In many jobs, waterproof work gloves are just as crucial as a quality hard hat or knee pads, so we've looked for pairs that give you the safety and protection you need. For those who require chemical resistance along with protection against liquids, we've added the Lanon U100 and Atlas 772. These make your workplace safer, or just make home cleaning and chores easier and more comfortable. We've also kept the FrogWear 8490 and Wonder Grip 318 as top choices. These bright blue options are flexible yet sturdy, budget-friendly but still effective. The latter comes in more size options but does not offer any insulation, whereas the FrogWear model does.
We've opted to add a disposable option at this time, as well, the Venom Steel Nitrile. We like their two-layer, two-tone construction that is sturdy and usable. But keep in mind that they are definitely a disposable choice that can rip, so plan to use them accordingly.
Black Stallion ToolHandz Hi-Vis Winter While the Black Stallion ToolHandz Hi-Vis Winter offer a strong water-resistant barrier, they're not suitable for full submersion in water. That being said, they're great for working with contained wet materials, especially when you need the increased visibility and padded knuckles. blackstallion.com
DuPont Tychem NT480 The bright green DuPont Tychem NT480 can stand up to everything from solvents to animal fats, and should last up to three years with proper care and storage. They even have a flocked lining to keep you comfortable when working in difficult conditions. safespec.dupont.com