What Gloves Are Best for Sweaty Hands?A person wearing an isolation gown and cover is doffing a glove from their right hand. Their hands are visibly sweating

What Gloves Are Best for Sweaty Hands?

Gloves are an important piece of protective wear. Sometimes, though, your hands may not love the feeling of being protected. Warm weather, a hot work environment, or your natural running temperature can make your hands sweat. This can feel uncomfortable for some people but depending on the type of work you are doing, there might be more than one option for gloves. It is still important to find a glove that is industry appropriate and can provide you with proper grip.

Below, we explore some options.

    1. Nitrile Gloves with Textured Fingertips: Nitrile gloves are a popular choice for their durability and resistance to chemicals. Look for gloves with textured fingertips, as they provide enhanced grip. The texture can help counteract the effects of sweaty hands, allowing for better control and precision. All the gloves in our industrial and medical exam collections provide a textured grip.

    1. Chloroprene Gloves: Chloroprene gloves are synthetic gloves that offer similar properties to latex gloves. They are more resistant to sweat and provide a snug fit. Chloroprene gloves can offer better dexterity and grip, making them suitable for tasks that require precision. Chloroprene is best known under the trade name “Neoprene”.

    1. Latex Gloves with Powder: Latex gloves have traditionally been used in various industries, but they may not be the best option for sweaty hands. However, powdered latex gloves can absorb some moisture, making them a viable choice for individuals with moderately sweaty hands. Keep in mind that some people may have latex or powder allergies, so it's essential to consider this factor before using latex gloves. Our Verge Powdered Latex Gloves have a textured grip for improved dexterity.

  1. Vinyl Gloves: Vinyl gloves are a cost-effective option, but this material may not provide the same level of grip as nitrile, chloroprene, or powdered latex. However, like latex glove options, vinyl gloves come both as powder free and powdered. Some customers find the powdered gloves are a better option if their hands tend to get sweaty.

Remember to consider the needs specific to you and your work environment. Take into consideration any allergies to latex or powder you, your customers, or your patients may have. Make sure to buy gloves that are appropriate for your industry. For example, dentist offices need to use medical exam gloves, while restaurants can use any type of glove that has been FDA approved for food contact. If you have any questions about finding the right fit, don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team for help and advice.