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The Best Garden Gloves for the Whole Family

Stock up for spring with a new pair (or two) of gardening gloves to protect your green thumb. Here are the best garden gloves for the whole family.

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Choosing Garden Gloves

Whether you’re planting seeds in a vegetable patch, trimming hedges or pruning your prize begonias, owning a good pair of gardening gloves is fundamental.

Not only are gloves the first line of defense against thorny stems, blisters and biting insects, they also create a shield against dirt and moisture, while protecting skin from contact with poison ivy, pesticides and other toxins.

When curating our list of the best garden gloves, we chose the ones with features gardeners, both novice and seasoned, care about most. We found the best garden gloves for women, for men and for kids. Here’s our garden glove criteria:

  • Protection
  • Durability
  • Dexterity
  • Comfort
  • Price
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Workpro Garden Gloves

Protect your hands before you get started on serious raking, digging, weeding and pruning. The Workpro Garden Gloves are coated with eco-latex, a flexible material that resists abrasion. Plus, the waffle surface is skidproof and the breathable bamboo shell keeps hands cool, not sweaty.

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Digz Signature High Performance Women’s Gardening Gloves

Say goodbye to taking off your gloves to send a text or check your weather app. Digz Signature High Performance Women’s Gardening Gloves are constructed from four-way spandex so there’s no compromising on dexterity. The touchscreen-friendly fingertips let you go from avid horticulturist to social media influencer in a flash.

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Amazon Basics Thorn Proof Gardening Gloves

Fear not thorny roses bushes and spiky twigs. The Amazon Basics Thorn Proof Gardening Gloves for men and women with puncture-resistant palm padding and elbow-length gauntlet cuffs have got you covered. They come in three colors and two sizes to fit most hands.

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Slarmor Long-Gardening-Gloves for Women

If you’re looking for something heavy-duty, Slarmor Long-Gardening Gloves for men and women are a great call. The elbow-length, gauntlet-style gloves are made of cowhide leather for extra protection when pruning roses, blackberries, cactus, holly, berries and other prickly plants. The garden gloves have a perfect five star Amazon rating.

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Euphoria Garden Thornproof Leather Gloves

Love your rose bushes? Puncture resistant to provide outstanding arm protection, the Euphoria Garden Thornproof Leather Rose Gardening Gauntlet Gloves are ideal for working around roses or other sharp plants in your garden. Designed for men and women, they’re tough enough to keep you safe from thorns, brambles and thistles, yet flexible enough to allow unrestricted movement.

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SKYDEER Water Resistant Gardening Gloves for Men

Mens Water Resistant Gardening Gloves are ideal for gardeners who work rain or shine. These garden gloves are made of reinforced synthetic leather, and resist shrinking and hardening when they become wet. They work as hard as you do.

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G & F Micro Foam Gardening Gloves

A backyard gardener’s best friend, G & F Micro Foam Gardening Gloves are lightweight and flexible. Boasting a micro foam nitrile coating for an ultra-cool and comfortable feel, they’re perfect for any outdoor project — they wear like leather but feel like a second skin. Even better? They come in a family pack of six pairs.

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Cooljob Gardening Gloves for Women

An inexpensive option for women gardeners who go through gloves quickly, these Cooljob Gardening Gloves feature a thicker fingertip to protect nails. Made of breathable rubber, the one-size-fits-all gloves come in bright red and mint green.

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Vgo Latex Kids Gardening Gloves

Perfect for little gardeners ages 3 to 5, Vgo Kids Latex Gardening Gloves are made for light-duty garden chores, outdoor sports, painting and more. Featuring natural foam coating and polyester liner to provide maximum comfort, these cheerful mitts also keep tiny hands free from scratches, splinters and bug bites.

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Kaygo KGKID100 Kids Garden Gloves

Get your kids into the gardening game early. The cute-as-pie Kaygo KGKID100 Kids Garden Gloves are made of latex that’s coated with a sandy finish to provide superior grip, even in wet conditions. Encourage kids to dig holes and make mud pies to their hearts’ content. The gloves have knit wrists to help keep dirt out and are totally washable.

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Toni DeBella
Toni DeBella is a freelance travel, lifestyle and digital content writer based in a medieval hill town in central Italy. Her work has been featured in such publications as Fodor's, The Telegraph, Walks of Italy, Italy Magazine, Frommers.com, Touring Bird (via [email protected]) and more. Most recently she authored the 2020 edition of DK Eyewitness Sicily travel guide. When Toni is not roaming around Europe, you'll find her tending her alley-side container garden or honing her clay-court tennis game.

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