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Winter Weather Gloves and Accessories

Worker in Harness Tying Rebar with Leather Gloves
Thanks to innovations in technology and fabric, work gloves designed specifically for frigid, even extreme subzero temperatures and wet conditions offer enhanced dexterity, increased comfort, firmer gripping, and greater safety.

Our Cold-Condition Gloves Weather All Jobs

The incredible range of high-quality winter and cold-condition work gloves today has become so site- and task-specific, that there are “perfect” gloves for almost every job. Your hands are your most important tool. And we want to help you protect them.

Cold Weather Gloves

White Cap offers a huge in-stock selection of the most trusted brand name performance-driven work gloves. Whether you’re working outside in windy, extreme freezing temps, or working on cold-storage construction, we’ve got you and your team covered.

Popular Cold Weather Gloves

Popular Glove Accessories


Ergodyne Squids 3400 Black Grabber

SKU#: 34319112

Ergodyne 6990 White Hand Warming Packs

SKU#: 34316990

Hardworking Gloves for Hardworking Hands

Winter work gloves have to provide special hand and arm protections that aren’t usually found in regular work gloves. Protections like: gloves thin enough to fit into tight places, but thick enough to protect against abrasions and keep fingers warm and flexible; special palm and finger grips that work in the slipperiest, slimiest conditions; extended cuffs that keep snow and ice from making their way inside your gloves and sleeves, and long-term thermal protection that doesn’t stop before your day is finished.

Consider these factors when selecting a cold-condition or “winter” work glove.

Working Conditions

 The tasks you perform and where you perform them are your #1 consideration. 

  • Is your job outside where you’re exposed to weather elements and temperatures below freezing, in wet conditions, or indoors in weather-controlled refrigerated environments?

  • Do you perform labor-intensive tasks, a lot of movement where a thickly insulated glove might hinder your performance, but an innovative thin insulated fabric like Thinsulate™ would enhance your performance, dexterity, and comfort?

  • Will you be working in wet, icy, or even slimy conditions and need moderate or heavily waterproof or water-repellent gloves with grip padded palms and fingertips? Gloves made from Neoprene, the same material as surfing and diving wet suits might be the solution.
  • Based on your tasks, be sure to choose an EN or ANSI cut level glove if needed.

  • If you need to access electronic screens or devices, select a winter glove with carbon-infused touch-screen fingertip sensitivity. With the right fit, you can check mail, text, or take a photo without losing body heat or exposing your hands to the weather.

  • If you work with or around high-voltage electrical hazards, be sure to get NOVAX rubber insulating gloves that meet ANSI/ASTM D120 standard and NFPA 70E.


One Size Does Not Fit All

You always want a great fitting glove for comfort, safety, and functionality, but it’s never more important than when fitting winter gloves. When trying on winter gloves, you may want to size up. Insulated layers, grip patterns, and waterproofing coatings can add thickness.

When trying on gloves, make a fist; the gloves should fit comfortably, you should be able to wiggle your fingers, and the gloves not feel tight nor uncomfortable.  Insulation liners trap body heat, creating air pockets. If your gloves are too tight, the air pockets are squeezed, quickly reducing heat retention, and your hands get cold.

Manufacturers size gloves differently; you may wear a large in one brand name, and yet wear a medium by a different manufacturer. Whenever possible, try gloves on to ensure a comfortable fit.

Everyone Needs a Winter Coat

Winter gloves require multiple layers: an insulating inner liner that wicks away sweat or moisture, special coatings for wet, snowy, or icy conditions, strategically placed grip coatings or patterns for slip resistance and enhanced safeguards against snags, cuts, abrasions and contamination, and an exterior fabric layer that protects against electrical shock, wind, injuries, resistance to oils, chemicals, fuels and acid plus extreme cold temperatures. 

Here are the most widely used grip coatings: 

NITRILE - A thick, dry grip coating offers superior resistance to snags, cuts, punctures, and abrasions. For strong grip when using chemicals (oils, petrochemicals, fuels) and most acids, add a foam layer to coating.

LATEX - Good dry and wet grip for aqueous-based liquids, animal fats, caustics, acids and alcohols as well as resistance to snags, cuts, punctures, and abrasions.

NEOPRENE - Good wet or dry grip, and similar to latex but protects against different substances: heavy oils, acids, caustics, grease, and solvents; excellent resistance to snags, cuts, punctures, and abrasions.

PU (POLYURETHANE) - Good abrasion resistance and dry grip; fair grip in slightly wet conditions. Very thin coating results in excellent tactility and dexterity.

PVC (POLYVINYL CHLORIDE) - Durable resistance and barrier protection against petrochemicals, oils and grease. Flexible, but does not provide the tactile sensitivity associated with most rubber products such as PU.

Winter Gloves Must Be Waterproofed

Besides being uncomfortable, wet hands inside warm gloves can damage your skin, fingers, nerve endings, and dexterity. Not to mention that your hands may slip creating an unnecessary injury.

Gloves must have a degree of breathability in order to keep your hands dry inside the gloves. Most winter and cold-condition gloves have innovative layers designed to keep your hands warm, but wick moisture away.


Need a Hand?

With so many choices, sometimes choosing the right work glove may seem confusing. Or, you may not see what you need. We can help. Based on our years of experience and extensive product knowledge, we can help you choose the best high quality work gloves for any task on any project to meet your budget. Come visit us at your nearest store or call 800-944-8322.
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