How to find the best everyday work gloves

It can be tough to find the best everyday work gloves. For the longest time, the only option was the leather work gloves your grandpa wore in the yard. But that’s not the case anymore.

New gloves are thinner, more comfortable and provide better protection without breaking the bank. On top of that, they are easier to grab stuff with and a lot are cut resistant.

Here are my current top picks for moving your hands into something that was designed after the turn of the century.

1. Dexterity® 13-Gauge Black String-Knit Glove with Foam Nitrile Palm

This is my favourite general-purpose application glove. These form-fitting gloves give you excellent dexterity and The foam nitrile coating offers abrasion and puncture resistance. On top of that, it’s knit with a composite-filament yarn for light cut hazards.

Dexterity® 13-Gauge Black String-Knit Glove with Foam Nitrile Palm GSS13NGFN


2. Ansell HyFlex® Lightweight Full-Dipped Gloves

This is the best lightweight everyday work glove in the summer. It’s knitted with Dyneema® to feel cool against your skin and won’t absorb sweat.

This HyFlex glove has a double nitrile drip also means that it has fantastic durability. This version is fully dipped, so it’s best for working in oils and liquids. The foam nitrile coating absorbs liquids, like a sponge, so your grip stays strong.

The A2 cut rating means this is a light-duty cut-resistant glove. Perfect for general manufacturing or industry work where small knicks are possible.

Ansell HyFlex Lightweight Full-Dipped Gloves


3. Endura® Oilbloc™ Goat-Grain Driver Gloves

There is a good time and place for leather gloves. Particularly if you’re dealing with a lot of friction, like in construction or general labour.

When you’re choosing leather gloves, look to the “driver” style. They have a much nicer cut and fit closer to your hand than fitter gloves which are loose-fitting.

These gloves are also treated with Oilbloc™, a secret additive only used by Superior Glove, which stops oil from soaking through the leather. This is great news since oil is how most leather gloves get destroyed.

(We also sell a high cut-resistant version of the glove).

Endura® Oilbloc™ Goat-Grain Driver Gloves


4. Watson Flextime General Purpose Mechanics Gloves

One final everyday glove option that we love is from Watson. This mechanics glove features a leather palm and a spandex back.

This drops the glove cost and improves breathability and comfort.

It also has elastic wrists with Velcro closure to keep out dirt and debris.

watson 005 flextime


Finding the best everyday work gloves

Those are four of my favourite suggestions for everyday work gloves. These replace those bulky, All are available through our e-commerce site.


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Leslie Molin

Market Segment Manager - Personal Safety

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