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Best Summer Gardening Gloves 2024

23 January 2024

If you're a keen gardener, the summer is probably your favourite time of the year. Whilst the sun being out makes everything a little bit easier, it can also make your hands smelly, sweaty and irritated. We've put this guide together to showcase some of our favourite breathable Summer Gardening Gloves for the professional, amateur and enthusiast alike!

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Best Thornproof Gardening Gloves for Summer

Winner: HexArmor ThornArmor 3092 Gardening and Landscaping Gloves

HexArmor ThornArmor 3092 Gardening and Landscaping GlovesAs the saying goes, every rose has its thorn. If they're a constant threat to your hands, you can't go wrong with HexArmor ThornArmor 3092 Gardening and Landscaping Gloves. With a breathable back that allows air to enter and exit naturally, their triple-layered palm and reinforced fingertips combine to form one of the most protective pair of gloves on the market!

What We Love:

  • Breathable design stops hands from becoming uncomfortable
  • Ideal for pruning, trimming and handling seriously sharp brambles
  • Maximum level F cut-resistance rating, with added thorn resistance
  • Velcro cuff and a breathable back panel allows air to enter and exit

Editor's Verdict: Tried, tested and loved by professionals up and down the country, the breathable back on these HexArmor Gardening Gloves makes them perfect for summer. A must have for serious at-home gardeners and professional landscapers alike!

Other Great Alternatives...

If you're after some more inspiration, take a look at some more options below!

Briers Large Thorn-Proof Suede Gauntlets

Briers Large Thorn-Proof Suede Gauntlets

£9.76 (inc. 20% VAT)
Details
  • A pair of supple large black suede gauntlets
  • Ideal for working with thorns, brambles and nettles
  • Longer cuffs designed to protect wrists and forearms
  • Lightweight yet robust material for long-lasting use
Polyco Matrix Highly Cut Resistant Gardening Gloves

Polyco Matrix Highly Cut Resistant Gardening Gloves

£6.46 (inc. 20% VAT)
Details
  • Pair of highly protective cut resistant gardening gloves
  • Ideal for handling blades and range of heavy duty garden jobs
  • PU coating gives strong grip, even in wet and oily conditions
  • Snug design and knitted elastic cuffs for dexterity and comfort
Clip Glove Pruner Thorn-Resistant Gauntlet Gardening Gloves

Clip Glove Pruner Thorn-Resistant Gauntlet Gardening Gloves

£16.57 (inc. 20% VAT)
Details
  • Leather gauntlet gloves with a soft cotton interior
  • Ideal for pruning tasks or handling thorns and brambles
  • Carabiner lets you clip the gloves to your belt for safe keeping
  • Extended cotton-lined cuff protects the wrist and forearm


Best Summer Gardening Gloves for Brambles

Winner: Showa Floreo 370 Blue Lightweight Gardening Gloves

Showa Floreo 370 Blue Lightweight Gardening GlovesBrambles can be easily navigated if you're wearing the right pair of gloves. Showa Floreo 370 Blue Lightweight Gardening Gloves are sleek and lightweight, allowing you to pick, prune and trim what you need without worrying about them.

What We Love:

  • Breathable nylon liner promotes the release of odours and smells
  • Elasticated knit-wrist makes removal a breeze
  • Lightweight and "close" design doesn't hoard sweat and perspiration
  • Perfect for picking berries and trimming back bramble heavy hedges

Editor's Verdict: Whether you're pruning your own bramble hedges or you're making the most of summer by getting out and about to picking wild berries, these Showa Gloves are an affordable way to keep your hands safe and sweat-free.

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WithGarden Soft n Tough Ash Grey Thermal Latex-Coated Gardening Gloves

WithGarden Soft n Tough Ash Grey Thermal Latex-Coated Gardening Gloves

£6.61 (inc. 20% VAT)
Details
  • Pair of thermal acrylic lined latex coated gardening gloves
  • Ideal for light gardening and working in wet and cold conditions
  • Latex coating is protective, flexible and resistant to liquids
  • Acrylic seamless thermal liner keeps you warm and comfortable 
Showa Floreo 370 Pink Lightweight Gardening Gloves

Showa Floreo 370 Pink Lightweight Gardening Gloves

£5.20 (inc. 20% VAT)
Details
  • Pair of pink, nitrile-coated thin and flexible gardening gloves
  • Ideal for light gardening jobs and working in wet conditions
  • Nitrile coating is protective, sturdy and resistant to dirt, oil and water
  • Nylon lining is breathable and soft, for all day comfort and hygiene 
Portwest A622G7 Cut-Resistant PU Lightweight Gardening Gloves

Portwest A622G7 Cut-Resistant PU Lightweight Gardening Gloves

£4.98 (inc. 20% VAT)
Details
  • Lightweight and flexible gardening gloves
  • Designed for medium risk activities in the garden
  • Prevents cuts and scrapes
  • Breathable material for all-day comfort


Best Summer Gardening Gloves for Rose Pruning

Winner: Clip Glove General Purpose Gardening Gloves

Clip Glove General Purpose Gardening GlovesClip Glove General Purpose Gardening Gloves are made with lightweight spandex that comes into it's own when things get hot and sweaty during the summer months! Their unique carabiner prevents loss and misplacement and their reinforced fingertips are great for handling the tools necessary to prune and clip a rose bush effectively.

What We Love:

  • Breathable and lightweight spandex liner excels in the summer
  • Keeps hands feeling (and smelling) fresher
  • Carabiner attachment stops misplacement during a tea break!
  • Robust fabric makes using secateurs and clippers easy

Editor's Verdict: If you're looking for gloves that promote the correct and safe use of secateurs and clippers during the summer, look no further. Their breathable liner is flexible and breathable for combatting the bad smells and odours that build up whilst you work!

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HexArmor ThornArmor 3092 Gardening and Landscaping Gloves

HexArmor ThornArmor 3092 Gardening and Landscaping Gloves

£48.72 (inc. 20% VAT)
Details
  • A pair of thorn-proof cut-resistant gloves for gardening and landscaping
  • Ideal for pruning roses, trimming hedges, handling cacti and brambles
  • Triple-layered palm and reinforced fingertips for superior protection
  • Velcro cuff and breathable back panel for secure fit and comfort
Clip Glove Everyday Ladies Multi-Purpose Gardening Gloves

Clip Glove Everyday Ladies Multi-Purpose Gardening Gloves

£5.99 (inc. 20% VAT)
Details
  • Comfy ladies gardening gloves for everyday use
  • Ideal for everyday use and suitable for most garden tasks
  • Aluminium carabiner clip helps prevent misplacement
  • Double-latex coating offers great protection, grip and durability


Best Kids Gardening Gloves for Summer

Winner: Briers Kids Digger Gardening Gloves (Blue/Orange)

Briers Kids Digger Gardening Gloves (Blue/Orange)

Whether you're buying in bulk for a school or you've got little ones who are sprouting their green fingers this summer, you can't go wrong with Briers Kids Digger Gardening Gloves. They're our number one choice for getting your kids out and about in the garden this summer.

What We Love:

  • Specifically designed for smaller hands!
  • One-piece elasticated liner lets air pass through the gloves
  • Perfect for children with irritation-prone skin
  • Colourful and fun-design, perfect for keeping kids engaged

Editor's Verdict: Whether it's planting vegetables or helping out with potting and planting, Briers Kids Gardening Gloves do it all. Their one-piece elasticated liner helps combat odour and lowers the risk of allergic and dermatological reactions.

Other Great Alternatives...

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Briers Kids Rigger Gardening Gloves

Briers Kids Rigger Gardening Gloves

£4.96 (inc. 20% VAT)
Details
  • Pair of brightly coloured gardening gloves for kids
  • Rigger glove design for tough, padded protection
  • Loose and elasticated cuff for freedom of movement
  • Available for ages either 4-7 years or 8-12 years
Briers Kids Digger Gardening Gloves (Green/Orange)

Briers Kids Digger Gardening Gloves (Green/Orange)

£3.50 (inc. 20% VAT)
Details
  • Pair of gardening gloves for children aged 5 - 9
  • Provides protection and grip for light gardening
  • Green and orange design is colourful and fun 
  • One-piece liner with elasticated build for a snug fit
Tegera 90088 Children's Rigger Gardening Gloves

Tegera 90088 Children's Rigger Gardening Gloves

£6.98 (inc. 20% VAT)
Details
  • Pair of red and yellow gardening gloves for kids
  • Rigger glove design for tough, padded protection
  • Vegan-friendly gloves made without animal materials
  • Two sizes available for ages 4-7 years or 12+ years


Best Leather Gardening Gloves for Summer

Winner: Portwest A260 Oves Goatskin Leather Gardening Gloves

Portwest A260 Oves Goatskin Leather Gardening Gloves

Portwest A260 Oves Goatskin Leather Gardening Gloves are soft, supple and incredibly comfortable, making them perfect for anybody wanting a good-quality pair of leather gloves this summer. If you've used leather before and found it hot and sweaty, this breathable goatskin foundation helps stop your hands overheating.

What We Love:

  • Goatskin leather is one of the most breathable leathers on the market
  • Prevent your hands overheating during the summer
  • Great shelf life thanks to abrasion, scuff and scratch resistance
  • Soft, supple and incredibly comfortable!

Editor's Verdict: Leather is the traditional material in glove making for a reason. Goatskin is inherently waterproof, making them just as good for use in winter!

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Delta Plus FBN49 Cowhide Leather Gardening Gloves

Delta Plus FBN49 Cowhide Leather Gardening Gloves

£4.16 (inc. 20% VAT)
Details
  • Pair of cowhide gloves suitable for a range of garden tasks
  • Excellent for handling tools, rough soil and sharp foliage
  • Supple cowhide leather is soft and sleek
  • Thick leather exterior provides warmth and protection
Cutter CW100 Goatskin Leather Gardening Gloves

Cutter CW100 Goatskin Leather Gardening Gloves

£10.95 (inc. 20% VAT)
Details
  • Reinforced goatskin leather gardening gloves
  • Ideal heavy duty garden work and DIY jobs
  • Extended cuffs stop debris getting inside gloves
  • Goatskin leather is protective but flexible
Tegera 106 Heavy Duty Rigger Leather Gardening Gloves

Tegera 106 Heavy Duty Rigger Leather Gardening Gloves

£9.04 (inc. 20% VAT)
Details
  • Tough cowhide leather rigger gardening gloves
  • Ideal for range of heavy duty gardening jobs 
  • Reinforced index fingers and extended cuffs for safety
  • Jersey lining is comfortable, light and breathable 


Best Waterproof Gardening Gloves for Summer

Winner: Briers PVC Waterproof Gardening Gloves

Briers PVC Waterproof Gardening Gloves

During the summer using hoses, watering cans and sprinkler systems can mean microscopic droplets make their way inside your gloves. This can cause bacterial growth that results in irritation and bad smells. PVC Waterproof Gardening Gloves form a watertight seal thanks to their PVC coating, allowing you to get on with doing what you do what you do best! 

What We Love:

  • PVC coating forms a watertight seal
  • Guard against odours and bad smells with a complete seal
  • Elasticated cuff guards against the entrance of dirt and debris
  • Essential protection against abrasions, scuffs and scratches

Editor's Verdict: PVC provides a watertight seal that makes sure your hands stay dry at all. A complete waterproof seal helps eliminate the presence of perspiration, meaning your hands stay fresh and odour-free for longer when temperatures rise! 

Other Great Alternatives...

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Tegera 297 Thermal Waterproof Winter Gardening Gloves

Tegera 297 Thermal Waterproof Winter Gardening Gloves

£23.04 (inc. 20% VAT)
Details
  • Warm, thermal and waterproof gardening gloves
  • Ideal for gardening and DIY work in every weather 
  • Thinsulate retains heat without taking away dexterity
  • Goatskin leather palms and stretchy wrists for comfort 
Briers Waterproof Black Nitrile Gardening Gloves

Briers Waterproof Black Nitrile Gardening Gloves

£5.99 (inc. 20% VAT)
Details
  • A pair of large black waterproof gardening gloves
  • Designed for gardening in wet weather conditions
  • Coated in smooth nitrile for protection and grip
  • Elasticated knitted wrists protect from dirt and debris
Clip Glove Watertight Latex Waterproof Gardening Gloves

Clip Glove Watertight Latex Waterproof Gardening Gloves

£7.99 (inc. 20% VAT)
Details
  • Smooth latex-coated gloves with a sandy pro-grip palm
  • Suitable for wet weather and water-based garden tasks
  • Aluminium carabiner clip helps prevent misplacement
  • Double latex coating offers superb water resistance


Best Floral Gardening Gloves for Summer

Winner: Briers Floral Leather Gardening Gloves

Briers Floral Leather Gardening Gloves

Briers Floral Leather Gardening Gloves are a beautifully crafted floral pair that are best for light tasks like trimming and cutting. Designed to show off the beautiful floral pattern, they look great as far from mud as you can get them! They are lightweight and feature a Velcro fastening at the wrist which can be adjusted to allow more or less air to pass through the glove when things heat up.

What We Love:

  • Beautiful floral design on a pink background
  • Safety isn't compromised in the name of fashion
  • Stretchy mesh material is highly breathable
  • Extended cuff helps protect wrists against dirt, dust and debris

Editor's Verdict: With a beautifully floral design on a muted pink background, you'd be forgiven for thinking these gloves were all about style. Their Velcro wrist fastening that can be loosened and lightweight breathable material help minimise sweat buildup and the presence of nasty odours!

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Briers Flower Field Cotton Gloves with Grip (Pack of 3)

Briers Flower Field Cotton Gloves with Grip (Pack of 3)

£8.75 (inc. 20% VAT)
Details
  • Triple pack of cotton gloves with extra grip
  • Ideal for large variety of light garden work
  • Pink, blue and green flower patterned design
  • Easy to put on and comfortable with elastic cuffs
WithGarden Luminus Rose Patterned Latex Coated Gardening Gloves

WithGarden Luminus Rose Patterned Latex Coated Gardening Gloves

£6.99 (inc. 20% VAT)
Details
  • Pair of rose patterned women's latex coated gardening gloves
  • Ideal for light gardening jobs and working in wet conditions
  • Double latex coating is protective, sturdy and water resistant
  • Polyester lining is breathable and gives soft and comfortable fit
Briers Butterfly Ladies' Padded Gardening Gloves

Briers Butterfly Ladies' Padded Gardening Gloves

£8.99 (inc. 20% VAT)
Details
  • A pair of purple medium-sized ladies' gardening gloves
  • Ideal for planting, weeding and gentle pruning
  • 100% leather padding on palm and fingers
  • Keystone thumb and stretch mesh for dexterity


Best Heavy-Duty Summer Gardening Gloves

Winner: Portwest A210 Canadian Leather Rigger Gardening Gloves

Portwest A210 Canadian Leather Rigger Gardening GlovesA good quality pair of rigger-style gardening gloves are an essential part of any garden shed! Perfect for the more rough and ready tasks, they're just as good for getting down and dirty in the mud. With a whole host of resistance to abrasions, cuts and tearing, Portwest A210 Safety Gloves are a must have option for summer.

What We Love:

  • Thick design makes light work of thorns and brambles
  • Accredited resistance to abrasions, cuts and tearing
  • Some of the best general gardening protection on the market
  • Extended cuff helps prevent dirt, dust and debris entering your wrist

Editor's Verdict: Portwest A210s are our go to choice for rigger-style gardening gloves. Perfect for dirtier and more heavy-duty tasks like digging, planting and weeding, they're made with thick fabric and feature an extended cuff for additional wrist protection!

Other Great Alternatives...

If you're after some more inspiration, take a look at some more options below!

Briers Floral Thorn-Resistant Women's Rigger Gloves

Briers Floral Thorn-Resistant Women's Rigger Gloves

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£8.99 (inc. 20% VAT)
Details
  • A pair of pink floral suede rigger gloves in medium size
  • Ideal for pruning roses, clearing brambles and nettles
  • Suede reinforcement on palm and fingers for protection
  • Breathable material moulds to hand for comfort
Tegera 35 Heavy-Duty Rigger Gardening Gloves

Tegera 35 Heavy-Duty Rigger Gardening Gloves

£6.99 (inc. 20% VAT)
Details
  • Tough cowhide leather rigger gardening gloves
  • Ideal for range of heavy duty gardening jobs 
  • Reinforced index fingers and extended cuffs for safety
  • Jersey lining is comfortable, light and breathable 
Briers Ladies Tuff Rigger Thorn Proof Gloves

Briers Ladies Tuff Rigger Thorn Proof Gloves

  (2)
£6.72 (inc. 20% VAT)
Details
  • Pair of tough, suede, rigger gardening gloves 
  • Protection against thorns, nettles, brambles and more
  • Lightweight and breathable to allow full dexterity
  • Mould to your hand shape for a personalised fit


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