Bloomscape Garden Gloves
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The Best Gardening Gloves on the Market Right Now

They'll protect your hands from the elements.
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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 for pruning, general work, tough jobs, and more.

Shop the Best Gardening Gloves on the Market:

West County Classic Gloves
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West County Gardener "Classic Berry" Gloves

$25, westcountygardener.com

The arching brambles of native varieties are full of sharp thorns, meant to keep birds (and other critters) from eating all the fruit. To avoid painful pricks, garden designer Jessica Comerford of Pine House Edible Gardens, in Oakland, Calif., wears West County Classic Gloves, which are sturdy and breathable and cinch at the wrist.

goatskin gauntlet gloves
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Womanswork Goatskin Gauntlet Gloves

$49, womanswork.com

Former features and garden editor Melissa Ozawa likes light, elbow-length Womanswork Goatskin Gauntlet Gloves.

Martha Stewart Nitrile Coated All-Purpose Garden Gloves
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Martha Stewart All-Purpose Non-Slip Garden Gloves

$19.99, amazon.com

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.

Smith & Hawken Roepickers Work Gloves
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Smith & Hawken Roepickers Work Gloves

$14.99, bugzller.com

Made with durable materials that will keep both your hands and forearms scratch-free, these utility gloves offer extended coverage; they're best for more challenging tasks that might expose you to poison ivy or sticker bushes.

Bloomscape Gardening Gloves
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Bloomscape Garden Gloves

$20, bloomscape.com

This breathable, one-size-fits-all pair from Bloomscape is made from a mix of nylon and nitrile and will take you from one growing season to the next. To prolong their lifespan, wash them regularly.

Anthropologie Floral Twill Garden Gloves
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Anthropologie Floral Twill Garden Gloves

$40, anthropologie.com

A utilitarian essential like gardening gloves can absolutely be stylish—this  floral-patterned pair is proof. Plus, their built-in drawstring prevents loose soil and creepy-crawlies from slipping in while you work.

Womanswork Garden Of Paradise Arm Saver Gloves
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Womanswork "Garden Of Paradise" Arm Saver Gloves

$36, womanswork.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.

Terrain Heirloom Garden Weeder Gloves
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Terrain Heirloom Garden Weeder Gloves

$16, shopterrain.com

Looking for something lightweight for ultra-hot days? These cotton-nitrile blend gloves are breathable, but offer enough coverage for straightforward tasks, like weeding.

White Flower Farm English Garden Gauntlet Gloves
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White Flower Farm English Garden Gauntlet Gloves

$39, whiteflowerfarm.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.

Womanswork All Leather Gauntlet Glove
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Womanswork All Leather Gauntlet Glove

$49, womanswork.com

Best for heavy-duty jobs, these all-leather gloves will stop thorns, sticks, and bugs from hitting your skin.

Digz High Performance Gardening Gloves
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Digz High Performance Gardening Gloves

$17.56, amazon.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.

My Little Belleville Radish Gardening Gloves
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My Little Belleville Radish Gardening Gloves

$23, wolfandbadger.com

Tend to your veggie garden in style, with a task-appropriate pair of gripped gloves made from a knit material.

Garden Works Mid Cuff Gloves
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Garden Works Mid Cuff Gloves

$34.95, gardeners.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.