How to Choose the Best Gloves for Gardening

How to Choose the Best Gloves for Gardening

Spring is gone, Summer is in full gear! But, before getting started, it’s important to gear up with the right pair of gardening gloves. There are many types of gloves for different jobs around the yard. Use our helpful gardening glove guide to find the right glove for your specific outdoor task.

The primary factor in choosing the right glove is the material(s) used.

Some important qualities when choosing gardening gloves can include puncture protection (from tools or sharp thorns), water resistance, and overall fit (loose vs. tight). The determining factor for these glove qualities is the material used to construct the glove.

To help guide you in choosing your next pair of gardening gloves, we’ve broken down the most common types of materials used by Wells Lamont and the unique qualities they can bring to your gardening and outdoor activities

Full Leather, Water-Resistant

For all the spring showers thrown your way, Wells Lamont has water-resistant full leather gloves to provide a hardy working material that can stand up to the elements. Our HydraHyde technology makes it all possible, allowing you to get your gardening done while not worrying about your hands feeling damp or stuffy. Like our non-water-resistant leather gloves, these gloves include an elastic wrist that keeps dirt and debris out. For your toughest gardening projects — rely on the full leather, water-resistant gloves.

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Leather Hybrid, Water-Resistant

Long day of multi-tasking? No problem! Combining the flexibility and comfort of spandex material and the hardiness of leather, water-resistant hybrid leather gloves keep your hands dry and protected during r long days outside. Whether you’re tackling work in the garden or getting things done on the ranch, these gloves will fit comfortably while allowing your hands to breathe.

Full Leather (Non-water-resistant)

Full leather gloves are perfect options for people picking out gardening gloves based on durability and versatility. The durable leather offers excellent abrasion resistance and puncture protection from thorny plants and the elastic wrist will keep out dirt and debris. These gloves provide excellent durability and grip, so if you’re tackling other outdoor tasks besides gardening, full leather gloves are a solid, hardy option to work with. 

Leather Hybrid (Non-water-resistant)

Hybrid leather gloves combine durable materials that create a flexible and durable glove for gardening. Wells Lamont’s hybrid leather gloves are the best choice for the gardener who needs something that’s abrasive-resistant while still offering plenty of breathing room with stretchy spandex material. Reinforced leather fingertips and padded knuckles protect your hands from sharp objects and our thoughtful design makes it easy to slip these gloves on and off while you’re in the garden. 

Synthetic Leather

When picking out a garden glove, it’s important to find an option that can dry quickly and is machine washable. The synthetic leather glove features quick-drying materials while prioritizing lightweight materials at economic prices and is one of the best gloves for hot weather. These gloves are perfect for those doing intricate gardening, where precision and dexterity are key. But don’t worry — these synthetic leather gloves still provide plenty of durability, making sure your hands are kept protected from sharp objects and scratches. 

Leather Palm

A true classic for tough work days, the leather palm glove is designed to be both resilient and protective. Perfect for tasks like raking up grass cuttings or leaves, these gloves feature an elastic wrist for keeping debris out and a winged thumb for extra flexibility. The safety cuff provides protection to the wrist and features an open cuff that allows ventilation and quick removal.  

Coated Grip

Coated grip gloves are designed to provide strong grip and excellent dexterity while handling plants and tools around the garden. Coated gloves provide excellent grip, while the polyester outer layer offers flexibility. These gloves offer excellent dexterity, grip, and breathable material and are perfect for handling tools or items that need a little extra grip to get the job done. They are also one of the best gloves for hot weather gardening.

Breathable

For all the spring showers thrown your way, Wells Lamont has water-resistant full leather gloves to provide a hardy working material that can stand up to the elements. Our HydraHyde technology makes it all possible, allowing you to get your gardening done while not worrying about your hands feeling damp or stuffy. Like our non-water-resistant leather gloves, these gloves include an elastic wrist that keeps dirt and debris out. For your toughest gardening projects — rely on the full leather, water-resistant gloves.

What are the best gloves for gardening?

As you can guess, the best gloves are the ones that fit you and your needs. Providing hard-working people with hard-working gloves since 1907, Wells Lamont offers gloves for whatever project you need to tackle outside. No matter what you’re working on, and no matter the conditions, we’ll have something to keep your hands protected and comfortable.