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7 Best Work Gloves for Women

Women's hands do many jobs. Whether in the garden, in the field or on a construction site, these work gloves made for women offer protection and more.

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Gloves That Work

Work gloves don’t just protect hands from cold and moisture. They also guard against contact with caustic liquids, limit exposure to heat and fire, and shield against injury from sharp objects.

Although a scaled-down fit is a big consideration when shopping for women’s work gloves, other important features to consider are:

  • Comfort;
  • Breathability;
  • Flexibility and dexterity;
  • Strength and weight;
  • Style.

It’s time to invest in a good pair of gloves so you can do the work you love.

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Dovetail Workwear Multi-Purpose Work Glove

Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast, avid home gardener or a professional repair technician, the Dovetail Workwear Multi-Purpose Work Gloves are an invaluable addition to your toolbox. Designed to fit a woman’s hands, these gloves are lightweight and flexible for real-world functionality.

Beside their high dexterity, they also feature a four-way stretch with reinforced panels to give outstanding palm and fingertip protection. Should a client telephone during the workday, don’t fret. The touchscreen-sensitive index fingers mean you’re always able to answer the call!

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SeeHerWork Women’s Impact Work Gloves

Ill-fitting gloves encourage removal, which increases the risk of injury from pinching and crushing hazards. That’s not the case with the SeeHerWork Women’s Impact Work Gloves. These fit the female hand snugly, and are so flexible you’ll hardly notice you’re wearing them.

A must-have for any woman who works with her hands, these gloves feature knuckle and finger protection pads along the back of the hand and a clever terrycloth thumb pad to wipe away sweat. There’s also a synthetic leather second layer in the palm and thumb crotch to provide extra padding for pulling and lifting.

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BSX AngelFire Women’s Stick/MIG Welding Gloves

In an industrial environment, protecting hands is a priority. The BSX AngelFire Women’s Stick/MIG Welding Gloves shield hands and wrists against heat from welding, forging, glasswork and more.

The rugged black with flourish design is eye-catching at first glance. Delve deeper and you’ll find the split cowhide back, pigskin palm, ergonomic sidewall fingers and Kevlar stitching deliver extra protection for women with Golden Arms (a.k.a. welders with excellent technique).

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NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves

Even the most skilled chef or butcher slips once in a while. The NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves, made of lightweight food-grade material (four times stronger than leather), resists cuts from the sharpest blades. Wear them to slice, dice, carve, grate and peel.

These gloves act like a second skin. And they’re interchangeable, so there’s no fussing about which glove goes on which hand. While not specifically designed for women, they come in various sizes to ensure superior fit, grip and hold for even the smallest hands.

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Mechanix Wear Women’s Coldwork Guide

There’s nothing worse than trying to complete a task when your hands are frozen. The surprising warmth of the Mechanix Wear Women’s Coldwork Guide gloves are the solution to your winter working woes.

Made of PrimaLoft Gold Insulation to fight freezing temperatures, these toasty gloves feature a lightweight fleece outer layer, a water- and wind-resistant soft-shell back, and stretch-elastic cuffs for optimal fit. Machine washable and touchscreen capable, the gloves also come with removable spring clips for easy storage.

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Handlandy Anti Vibration Safety Work Gloves

Working with power tools, jackhammers and chainsaws can generate a significant amount of stress and agitation to hands and fingers. Soak up the reverberations with the Handlandy Anti Vibration Safety Work Gloves.

Made of flexible spandex with durable synthetic leather palms lined with foam padding, these gloves absorb the shock of tremors and oscillation. Wearing these gloves when operating heavy machinery can prevent work-related injuries associated with long-term vibration exposure.

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Carhartt Perennial Work Glove

The textured, breathable Carhartt Perennial Work Glove is ideal for working on warm days in the garden, arboretum, farm or nursery. Made of stretchy spandex with padded palms, these gloves guard against thorny cuts, prickly scrapes and insect bites. They also help maintain a grip on tools while keeping hands and nails clean and dry.

Anna M gave these gloves a five-star review on the Carhartt web site. “I am delighted to tell you these gloves are tough, strong, and so far [they’re] holding up well to the rough treatment I give them working in my yard,” she wrote. “These are my first Carhartt women’s gloves; I’m glad I chose them.”

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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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