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Best Waterproof Gardening Gloves: 2017 Buying Guide

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There are several types of gardening gloves on the market right now which makes choosing the right one, for you, time-consuming and complicated.

What kind of gloves you need really depends on the type of gardening you do, but today we are going to talk about best waterproof gardening gloves options and their pros and cons.

These gloves are generally made out of knit fabric and then dipped in nitrile or polyurethane to make them water-resistant. Knit fabric gives you better flexibility and range of motion. It is easier to tell how much pressure you are applying to a plant as well as more natural to grip it.

You can get them with reinforced fingers and palms or just the knit fabric. Without reinforced fingers, you can get pricked by thorns and other sharp objects so it would be wise to own a couple of pairs of gloves for different gardening situations and weather conditions.

Best Waterproof Gardening Gloves of 2017

I would recommend any of these three, they all have high ratings and good customer reviews. I think you should base your choice off how many pairs of gloves you need and the amount of usage they will get.

Do not forget waterproof gardening gloves do not last as long as leather due to the knit fabric; however, you should be able to get a good amount of time out of them if you buy ones that are reinforced. If you own a landscaping business, I personally would buy a pack over a single pair.

Yardbiz gloves

Yardbiz women gloves

Best for women

4 pairs

  • Water resistant palm
  • Machine washable
  • Thorny plants handling
  • Breathable
  • Women's only

Prosyner Nylon and Nitrile Gloves

prosyner garden gloves white

Editors choice

3 pairs

  • Fits Men and Women
  • 100% water resistant palm
  • Thorny plants handling
  • Breathable

G&F Gloves

GiF multipurpose gloves

Biggest pack

6 pairs

  • Men and Women variety
  • Thorny plants handling
  • Dirt protection
  • Great gripping rubber

The main reason none of these gloves reinforce the back of the hand and the wrist is because it would limit your flexibility and range of motion. A little-added caution and you get both flexibility and protection with all three of these options.

Why Rubber Gloves are not on the list?

Your best bet is to get knit waterproof gloves with reinforced fingers and palms to maximize their lifespan and protect you from sharp plants and objects.

Store them in a clean, dry area so that they are only in the dirt or water when you are using them.

All-Rubber gloves are just too big and bulky and limit your ability to feel what you touch which could lead to the unwanted injury.

Few Tips and Advices

If you are planting roses, you will not need something waterproof so much as something that will protect your hands from thorns.

They are waterproof gloves that have reinforced fingers and palms to protect you from sharp plants but the back of your hand and wrist is still vulnerable to thorns. You will still have to be careful.

  • If you are extremely concerned about getting pricked, then use leather gloves for rose bushes and other thorny plants.
  • Waterproof gloves are comfortable, highly flexible and you can use them in wet or dry conditions.
  • If you are transplanting, landscaping, or potting plants, you don't have to worry about rocks and stickers hurting your hands, for the most part.
  • These gloves will protect you from water seeping into the fingers while planting or weeding in damp soil.

If you are removing compact soil in a rocky environment but want to use these gloves, then make sure you shovel up the dirt and try and loosen it up so it is easier to remove rocks and lay the soil over the plants (if you are reusing the soil you removed).

This is a good idea in general because it will help expand the life of any pair of gardening gloves by requiring less friction, to remove rocks, on the reinforced fingers and it will also make it easier for the plant's roots to branch out through the loose soil.

If your gloves do not have reinforced fingers and palms, then you may end up getting soil stuck in the knit fabric while you try to pick rocks and other debris out of the dirt. There is also a chance your fingernails could thin out the fabric and cause abrasions that lead to tears in the glove.

The downside to waterproof gloves is that the knit part of the glove tends to collect dirt. Right now, you might be thinking, what about using the rubber gloves that janitors use, they are 100 % waterproof and more durable.

The problem with rubber gloves is that they are stiff and so thick that you cannot feel what you are holding unless it is at least a foot long and a hard object like a shovel or hose. You could easily injure a plant with those because you will not know how much pressure you are applying or if you are about to snap a stem.

Hopefuly this will help you decide on the kind of waterproof gloves you need.​

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