The Best Gardening Gloves on the Market Right Now
Spending time in your garden is an easy way to reconnect with nature and even get some exercise (yard work is hard work!), but operating various appliances, digging through dirt, and pulling weeds can wreak havoc on your hands. The good news is protecting yourself from insects, thorns, and common garden irritants—like poison ivy—is simple with the right pair of gloves. Ahead, discover some of our favorite pairs for pruning, general work, tough jobs, and more.
- Best All-Purpose Gardening Gloves: Martha Stewart Nitrile Coated All-Purpose Garden Gloves
- Gardening Gloves with Forearm Coverage: Smith & Hawken Roepickers Work Gloves
- Best Floral-Patterned Gardening Gloves: Anthropologie Floral Twill Garden Gloves
- Best Gloves for Weeding: Terrain Heirloom Garden Weeder Gloves
- High Tech Gardening Gloves: Digz High Performance Gardening Gloves
Courtesy of Martha
Keep your hands protected and your fingertips clean with these nitrile-coated all-purpose gloves, which were designed by Martha. The non-slip grip ensures you won't have any trouble holding onto your essential gardening tools.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Nitrile Coated All-Purpose Garden Gloves, $16, amazon.com.
Inspired by the gardens that encircle English cottages, these extended-cuff gloves feature leather-lined palms with reinforced thumbs and index fingers for maximum security; the top is made from a cotton twill with a blend of spandex to allow for full flexibility. And you won't have to worry about ruining the exclusive print while you are hard at work—luckily, this pair is machine washable.
Shop Now: Womanswork "Garden Of Paradise" Arm Saver Gloves, $34, womanswork.com.
These handmade gauntlet-style gloves were created in an English tannery using top-of-the-line materials. Best of all, the leather is flexible and waterproof.
Shop Now: White Flower Farm English Garden Gauntlet Gloves, $39, whiteflowerfarm.com.
Best for heavy-duty jobs, these all-leather gloves will stop thorns, sticks, and bugs from hitting your skin.
Shop Now: Womanswork All Leather Gauntlet Glove, $48, womanswork.com.
These reinforced spandex-blend gardening gloves have a tech-friendly finger pad, so you can switch from gardening to snapping photos of your landscape with ease.
Shop Now: Digz High Performance Gardening Gloves, $14.28, amazon.com.
Tend to your veggie garden in style, with a task-appropriate pair of gripped gloves made from a knit material.
Shop Now: My Little Belleville Radish Gardening Gloves, $23, wolfandbadger.com.
Made from split-grain leather, these mid-length gloves provide plenty of coverage and come with elasticized cuffs, which keep you protected without restricting your movements.
Shop Now: Garden Works Mid Cuff Gloves, $34.95, gardeners.com.