There are four main components to consider when purchasing a pair of work gloves for working on a farm. These components are the outer shell, insulation, lining, and an insert. When you select a work glove, you should choose something with a windproof fabric, which will help to maintain warmth for your hands without the added bulk of thick material. This is important for agriculture workers because you want to make sure that you have the necessary tactile sensitivity and dexterity to complete your tasks.
An appropriate insulation for agriculture work gloves would be something between 100 and 150 grams, which is a lightweight insulation. This again will offer enough warmth for your hands while maintaining the needed dexterity. You want to find a lining that will wick moisture away from your hands so that as you sweat, your hands will still stay dry throughout the work day. Dry hands throughout the work day is also dependent on the insert of the glove, the portion of the glove found in between the insulation and the shell. Ideally, you want an insert that is both waterproof and breathable.
Here are some of our favorite work gloves, perfectly suited for agriculture and faming applications:
Gripster 440 Double Dipped Latex All Weather Glove: This glove is great for all outdoor conditions with its lightweight design and double dipped latex coating. It is super breathable which will help keep your hands comfortable and dry all day. Because it is constructed to be lightweight, you will be able to maintain the necessary dexterity and flexibility you want while working on the farm.
Premium Natural Grain Goatskin Leather Work Gloves: Leather work gloves are always a classic standby when it comes to the agriculture industry. These goatskin leather work gloves are extremely strong and offer a very high level of tactile sensitivity. They are really comfortable and are reinforced in the palm and thumb for extra durability.
MaxiDry Zero 56-451 Liquid Repellant Glove: These gloves a perfect for the colder months out on the farm. With their thermal lining and liquid repellence, you’ll be staying warm and dry throughout the day. They are created from a lightweight nylon with a nitrile coating that keeps them flexible and dexterous.