The Best Welding Gloves For The Money
1. Caiman 1878-5 21-Inch One Size Fits All Deerskin Welding Glove
This is the first pair of 21 inch long welding gloves to hit the market which have padding. As a result, you won’t find gloves that protect all the way up the forearm like these do anywhere else. As well as being comfortable, they’re super comfortable; they have been designed with a form fitting shape and pre-curved fingers which are made to fit comfortably around the natural shape of the hand.
Large patches and reinforcements give superior protection for the wrists and palms against heat, sparks and spatter, so you don’t have to worry about burning yourself. In order to secure this protection, they have been made with a strap specially designed to stop the gloves from slipping down, so you can rest assured that you’ll stay protected throughout the course of the day.
Being thick and heavily insulated, these gloves aren’t well suited to work that involves small movements and fine detail. One other area in which they can also be a bit uncomfortable is welding that involves high temperatures, because their thickness makes these gloves very hot and sweaty.
Furthermore, some wearers have reported that these gloves don’t always last the longest, so you should be prepared to buy a replacement pair in the relatively near future.
The extra long length of these gloves – as well as the protection that they give – makes these some of the best gloves on the market. They’re worth every penny, but be prepared for sweaty hands and the possibility of replacing them relatively soon!
2. US Forge 403 18-Inch Extra Length Welding Gloves
Coming in at such a cheap price, you would expect the quality of these gloves to be subpar – not so! I found these gloves comfortable, durable, and flexible enough to use in most welding environments. The extra length help keeps sparks and slag off the forearms, and the delux lining offers better pliability for long-term dexterity.
While the gloves are heat resistant, they’re definitely not the best option if you’ll be exposed to fire or extreme heat for long periods of time.
US Forge have come out with an excellent, cheap welding glove that can be used for most welding needs. Although the gloves are heat resistant, they should not be used near extreme heat or fire, as they can heat up rather quickly. Overall these are very good welding gloves that would be a great addition to any welders accessory kit.
3. Miller 263343 Arc Armor MIG/Stick Welding Glove
Rather than being hot and sweaty like you’d expect, these gloves are surprisingly cool to wear. This is because they’re made with palms and backs that provide a double layer of insulation, which just gives even more protection than standard insulated gloves.
Suitable for MIG and light stick welding, they have been made by Miller – one of the most highly respected names within welding. The quality that’s synonymous with this brand is evident with the premium grade pigskin and cowhide which makes these gloves comfortable and practical.
These gloves have not been designed for TIG welding, so if you intend to use them for this purpose then you will probably be left disappointed.
All things considered, these gloves offer great comfort and protection, both of which are impressive for the very reasonable price.