Best Work Gloves For Electricians

If you are an electrician, you will already be aware of the importance of wearing high quality protective clothing to ensure that you remain safe while at work. 

There are two main types of electrician’s gloves - ones that provide optimal protection for the hands when pulling on cables and installing equipment and ones that are suitable for use around electric circuitry. 

A pair of insulating gloves is suitable for use in protecting the wearer against receiving a shock from live circuits, and these should be made from strong and durable rubber to offer maximum protection. 

If, however, you do not require protection from shocks, and only need strong and resilient gloves for handling wires which could cause cuts and abrasions to the hands, the best work gloves for electricians are a pair that have a sturdy, non-slip palm grip as well as well as an easy way of pulling them on and taking them off for maximum convenience. If you are looking for quality electrician’s work gloves, we have compiled a selection of the top performing pairs on the market today so that you can make an informed purchasing decision and see at a glance which are the right ones for you.



These durable electricians gloves feature adjustable cuffs making them easy to get on and off while ensuring a tight and secure fit around the wrist for extra safety. These gloves are breathable, making them ideal for wear on warm days as they will wick away moisture and sweat while still offering an excellent range of movement for the hands. 

The patented Knitted Variable Stitch Design has incorporated Dyneema which offers optimal protection against cuts, abrasions and punctures, making them 3 times more effective than standard pairs. The polyurethane palm coating ensures a long lifespan with ten times the wear of regular construction gloves. 

These gloves are ideal for use in wiring boxes, pulling cables, stripping wires, installing conduits, installing sockets and circuits, electrical maintenance and repairs. These gloves are easy to use and offer a form fitting design which perfectly fits to your hand's contours for extra comfort, regardless of the task you are tackling.

Pros
  • KVSD design with Dyneema for extra resistance to punctures and abrasions
  • Polyurethane palm coating for long lifespan
  • Adjustable cuff for easier wear and a more secure fit

Cons
  • Not for use with live circuits
  • Bulky so handling fine wires may be difficult





These 12KV Insulating Gloves are made from natural rubber to offer optimal protection when working with live electrical equipment. These are ideal gloves to keep you safe when on the jobsite, and are effective up to 1 minutes of 12000 volt exposure. 

With a tensile strength of up to 17 Mps, these well made and strongly constructed gloves fit most hand sizes, making these the ideal gloves for use by multiple people. 

They are also incredibly lightweight at just 0.2 kilos, making them easy to wear for extended periods without causing any aching to the hands. Their longer length ensures optimal protection not only for the hand and fingers themselves but also for the wrist and lower arm.



Pros
  • Safe for use with live electrical circuits
  • Fits most hand sizes
  • Lightweight and easy to wear

Cons
  • Very sweaty to wear
  • Stiff material makes it hard to move fingers nimbly





These hybrid electrical safety gloves are well made and easy to wear for extended periods. Offering optimal personal protection when working on high voltage circuits, these excellent and durable gloves offer the first line of defense when working with energized components. 

The outer protector is made from leather while the inner layer is made from rubber for optimal insulation against shocks. These gloves are ideal for those with larger hands as they are made in a larger fit for optimal comfort.

Also the buckled uppers ensure that you can achieve a tight and close secure fit around the wrists for even better comfort and safety. The length of the glove is also longer, extending further up the wrist and arm for even better protection.

Pros
  • Double layered gloves with a leather outer layer and insulated rubber interior
  • Made for a larger more comfortable fit
  • Buckles on the leather upper layer ensure a tight and secure fit for extra safety

Cons
  • Leather is not very durable
  • The sizing is very large - not ideal for small hands





These high quality lineman’s gloves are made from a durable blend of leather, neoprene, nylon and spandex for an excellent and comfortable fit. The Spendex content ensures excellent form fitting stretch while the leather is robust and more than capable of standing up to the rigors of any jobsite. 

The cuffs are made from leather and neoprene and feature side vents for easier putting on and taking off and for better breathability for less moisture. The cuffs also extend for four inches up the arm to offer optimal protection not only to the hands and fingers but also to the wrists and lower arms too. 

The palm and fingertips have all been reinforced with extra leather for extra wear and resilience even when tackling heavy duty applications, and the knuckles have been double row padded for extra durability and protection for the fingers when working on jobsites. 

These gloves have been constructed to withstand the day to day work that a lineman's hands suffer from and they are suitable for professional use.

Pros
  • Side vents for better protection from the elements and ease of wear
  • Longer length cuffs to protect the wrists and lower arms from damage
  • Double row padded knuckles for optimal protection and reinforced palms and fingertips

Cons
  • Does not protect against high voltage
  • Size runs small





This gauntlet style protector gloves have been designed to be worn over a pair of rubber insulation gloves to provide the optimal level of protection for electricians and anyone who is working with live electrical circuits. 

While they cannot provide any electrical insulation on their own, these well designed gloves are made from a premium grade brown goat leather for extra durability and strength when working with cabling and other heavy duty components. 

The pull on strap ensures that they are quick and easy to put on and take off for extra wearer convenience and the plastic buckle to the back ensures an optimal fit for each individual wearer, and allows for the wrists to be tightened to the correct width to ensure extra security and safety. 

Available in a range of sizes, including half sizes, it is very easy to find the perfect size to suit your own hands, however small or large they are. These gloves also meet the ASTM standard F696-91 so you can be 
sure of the highest quality and the best possible level of protection when working
with high voltage equipment.

Pros
  • Made from high quality goat leather for increased strength and durability when worn for heavy duty applications
  • Meet ASTM Standard F696-91 for work with high voltage
  • Pull on strap for ease of wear and buckle to the back to ensure a tight and secure fit for all sizes of hand

Cons
  • Material is quite thin
  • Must buy insulating gloves separately to wear below 



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