Updated February 04, 2021 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Waterproof Work Gloves

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This wiki has been updated 13 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 picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. FrogWear 8490

2. Mud Original

3. Wonder Grip 318

Editor's Notes

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.

Special Honors

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

4. Showa Atlas 460 Vinylove

5. Kinco 1939

6. Lanon U100

7. Atlas 772

8. Carhartt Cold Snap

9. Venom Steel Nitrile Disposable

10. Superior Winter


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on February 04, 2021 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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