The 10 Best Welding Gloves

video play icon

This wiki has been updated 25 times since it was first published in January of 2016. Whether welding is your profession or part of an artistic hobby, one thing you don’t want it to be is dangerous. That’s why it's important to invest in the proper protective gear, including gloves to shield your hands from sparks and heat. These options offer a variety of styles and sizes suitable for stick, TIG, and MIG welding. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. US Forge 400

2. Steiner 23-Inch

3. Caiman Deerskin

Editor's Notes

August 25, 2019:

Just like a welding helmet, welding gloves are a crucial piece of PPE. When it comes to protection and comfort, it remains tough to top models from US Forge, Steiner, and Caiman, so we have kept these as top picks. The US Forge 400 are especially notable, since they are not too expensive yet provide good protection. But as with any other pair, they can wear out over time, so you should always inspect them before use. For something with more coverage, there’s the Caiman Deerskin or Rapicca Blue. The former is the more durable and comfortable of the two, but they're also more expensive and so might be the choice of professionals, not casual DIYers. Finally, we added the West Chester Ironcat 6100 Metal Tamer after some debate. Unlike most, they are not made from leather. Instead, they feature a silicone construction. For some light duty work this is fine, but they just can’t offer the same protection as truly heavy-duty leather choices.

Special Honors

MCR Safety 49750 Pearl Gray The elkskin MCR Safety 49750 Pearl Gray give you protection that’s not only dependable but comfortable, too. They’re ANSI heat and puncture rated to level 5, and they have a reinforced thumb that ensures you'll get plenty of use from them.

Magid Weld Pro II At first glance, the Magid Weld Pro II look exceedingly simple, but don’t let their plain appearance fool you. These are robust and well made, from their Kevlar stitching to the welting at the most important seams.

4. Miller Arc Armor

5. Black Stallion AngelFire

6. John Tillman 50L

7. Hobart Premium Form Fitted

8. Lincoln Electric Traditional MIG/Stick

9. West Chester Ironcat 6100 Metal Tamer

10. Rapicca Blue

Melissa Harr
Last updated by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

Thanks for reading the fine print. About the Wiki: We don't accept sponsorships, free goods, samples, promotional products, or other benefits from any of the product brands featured on this page, except in cases where those brands are manufactured by the retailer to which we are linking. For more information on our rankings, please read about us, linked below. The Wiki is a participant in associate programs from Amazon, Walmart, Ebay, Target, and others, and may earn advertising fees when you use our links to these websites. These fees will not increase your purchase price, which will be the same as any direct visitor to the merchant’s website. If you believe that your product should be included in this review, you may contact us, but we cannot guarantee a response, even if you send us flowers.