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Best Thorn-Proof Gardening Gloves 2021

Monday, 26 April 2021  |  Sean

With summer approaching, it's time to get back into the garden and work on those overgrowing weeds and prune those prickly roses. Before you start, we would recommend that you get a new pair of thorn-proof gardening gloves, which can reduce the stress when working with large numbers of thorns.

Thorn proof gloves can protect your hands while pruning roses
Thorn-proof gloves can protect your hands while pruning roses

Here at Gloves.co.uk, we sell a wide range of Thorn-Proof Gardening Gloves that can protect your hands against the sharpest of thorns. To help you find the ideal thorn-proof gloves for you, we've put together this handy guide explaining our Best Thorn-Proof Gardening Gloves. From water resistant gloves for use in wet weather to professional gardening gloves for landscape gardeners, we've made sure to include your ideal pair of gloves.

Finding the Best Thorn-Proof Gardening Gloves for You

To help you find the best thorn-proof gloves for you, we've separated this guide out into different areas, ensuring that you can narrow down your choice. Click on any of the points below to find your ideal glove, or scroll down and view each of our thorn-proof gloves in full.


Best All Round Thorn-Proof Gardening Gloves

Briers Ultimate Golden Leather Thorn-Proof Gloves

Briers Ultimate Golden Leather Thorn-Proof GlovesWhy We Love Them...

  • Reinforced palms will protect well against thorns
  • Supple leather construction provides high dexterity
  • Soft cotton liner ensures good comfort levels
  • Hypoallergenic for reducing bad skin reactions

Ideal for...

  • All gardening tasks including thorn handling, rose pruning, digging, bramble picking and more

Not The Best For...

Editor's Review: Some of our most versatile gardening gloves are the Briers Ultimate Golden Leather Thorn-Proof Gloves, which use a supple leather lining to provide high dexterity, and reinforced palms for handling thorns. The gloves can be used for not just rose pruning and thorn handling, but weeding, digging and general gardening.

Best Professional Landscapers Thorn-Proof Gardening Gloves

HexArmor ThornArmor 3092 Gardening and Landscaping Work Gloves

HexArmor ThornArmor 3092 Gardening and Landscaping Work GlovesWhy We Love Them...

  • Three layers of SuperFabric for thorn protection
  • HexVent vent keeps the hands nice and cool
  • Reinforced fingertips for handling thorns and weeds 
  • Double stitching means gloves pass the test of time

Ideal for...

  • Professional landscaping, high risk extra sharp thorn handling, forestry, tree surgery and more

Not The Best For...

Editor's Review: The HexArmor ThornArmor 3092 Gardening and Landscaping Gloves are ideal for professional gardeners, landscapers and hedgers, featuring three layers of SuperFabric that provide exceptional protection against the sharpest of thorns. The gloves are highly dexterous for weeding and planting, while a HexVent vent keeps the hands cool in warmer weather. 


Best High Dexterity Thorn-Proof Gloves

Briers Advanced Cut Resistant Gloves

Briers Advanced Cut Resistant GlovesWhy We Love Them...

  • Offer level 5 cut resistance for protection against thorns
  • Good all round protection for high risk gardening
  • Enough dexterity to handle tools such as hoes and spades
  • Reinforced protection ideal for tough jobs

Ideal For...

  • High dexterity gardening such as rose pruning and weeding patios, tiles and paving

Not The Best For...

Editor's Review: The Briers Advanced Cut Resistant Gloves offer outstanding cut resistance and high dexterity, making them well suited to precision gardening with a thorn risk. The dexterity allows you to get a proper grip of plants, shrubbery and tools, while Level 5 Cut Resistance protects against everything that a garden has to the throw at you.


Best Thorn-Proof Rigger Gloves

Portwest Reinforced Double Palm Rigger Gloves A230

Portwest Reinforced Double Palm Rigger Gloves A230Why We Love Them...

  • Thicker design ideal for more tough gardening jobs
  • Reinforced palm and forefinger for handling thorns
  • Cotton backing keeps the hands cool during summer
  • Good all round mechanical protection for high risk work

Ideal For...

  • Tough jobs in the garden that come with a thorn risk (weeding, planting, digging)

Not The Best For...

Editor's Review:  Some gardening jobs require thicker work gloves, which is exactly what the Portwest Reinforced Double Palm Rigger Gloves A230 provide. A double lining provides the protection against thorns, while special reinforcement in the fingers and palms is ideal for extended use in the garden. Protect against not just thorns, but common garden hazards too. 


Best Water Resistant Thorn-Proof Gardening Gloves

Briers Advanced All Weather Gardening Gloves

Briers Advanced All Weather Gardening GlovesWhy We Love Them...

  • Water resistant lining for use in wetter weather
  • Elasticated wrist ensures a secure fit
  • Thinsulate lining means that they are suitable for colder weather
  • Flexible enough to handle tools and gardening equipment

Ideal For...

  • Protecting against thorns in rainy gardening conditions

Not The Best For...

Editor's Review: Gardening in wet weather can be difficult and uncomfortable, especially if you are using tools or handling dirt. The Briers Advanced All Weather Gardening Gloves use a Thinsulate lining to protect against the water and the cold, while good all round protection allows you to prune roses, pick brambles and pull out weeds with your hands safe, warm and cosy.


Best Thermal Thorn-Proof Gardening Gloves

TraffiGlove TG5570 Thermal Level F Cut Resistant Gloves

TraffiGlove TG5570 Thermal Level F Cut Resistant GlovesWhy We Love Them...

  • Thermal lined for use in freezing wintry weather
  • Glass and spandex lining protects against the thorns
  • Highly grippy for handling frozen tools like spades
  • Latex coating also provides light rain protection

Ideal For...

  • Gardening in freezing winter weather

Not The Best For...

Editor's Review: The TraffiGlove TG5570 Thermal Level F Cut Resistant Gloves use a thermal lining to protect the hands in temperatures that reach as low as -15°C. The gloves, uniquely for a pair of thermal gloves, also offer Level 5 Cut Resistance, perfect for thorn handling tasks in winter weather in the garden.

Don't Stop Looking for Your Ideal Thorn-Proof Gloves

If you haven't quite found what you're looking for, then we have an even wider range on our website. Check out our Gardening Gloves and Thorn-Proof Gloves categories for our full range.

If you have any questions or anything else to add, please leave a comment below and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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