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Best Mechanic Gloves

23 Best Mechanic Gloves for 2023

If you’ve worked on a car before you’ll benefit from gloves ready for heavy-duty jobs.

Reusable gloves benefit from a disposable rubber base-layer. Nitrile mechanic gloves also increase grip because of the material’s chemical resistance.

Get the best mechanic gloves and don’t let your protective equipment get in the way of a job well done.

Before we show you the full list, take a look at the 9 best gloves below.

Our team has decades of experience providing the highest quality gloves. Please reach out if you have any questions.

Our buying guide answers the most commonly asked questions and includes further insights.

Whether you need reusable or disposable rubber gloves, you’ll find what you need here.

Best Disposable Mechanic Gloves

1. Grabber Nitrile Gloves, 6.0 mil, Orange or Black, Diamond Grip

According to customer feedback, Grabber Nitrile Gloves are unmatched for automotive mechanics. People appreciate the diamond-textured fingertips that ensure a good grip in oily environments.

The nitrile rubber is 6.0 millimeters thick and provides exceptional protection against harsh solvents, oils, lubricants, greases, acids, and other chemical hazards. Grabber gloves are packaged in boxes of 100, with 10 boxes per case.

These gloves don’t tear or rip easily. Nitrile does an excellent job of resisting tears, snags, and abrasions. Plus, these gloves are 100% powder-free and latex-free, making them ideal for sensitive skin.

Key features:

  • Heavy duty Industrial Grade Nitrile rubber
  • Wear underneath heavier gloves for extra protection
  • 100% Powder-Free, Latex-Free
  • Diamond grip for precision tasks
  • Ideal material for light maintenance tasks

2. Raven Nitrile Gloves, Extra-Thick 8.0 mil, 100% Latex-Free Rubber

Raven Nitrile Gloves are heavy-duty gloves that provide reliable protection with a comfortable fit and feel. The 100% latex-free material is popular among tattoo artists, law enforcement, emergency medical services, industrial workers, and other professionals.

Raven gloves are certified medical grade and meet FDA requirements. And the rubber is certified ASTM D6978 for additional peace of mind. Raven gloves come in boxes of 100 or cases of 1000.

Get a precise grip in all work environments. Nitrile naturally resists degradation when exposed to chemicals commonly found in automotive shops.

Key features:

  • Textured fingertips for precise tasks
  • 6.0 mil thick rubber
  • 100% Powder-Free, Latex-Free
  • Dependable chemical resistance

3. Astro-Grip Orange Nitrile Gloves, Extra-Thick 8.0 mil

The safety experts at SAS Safety Corp. designed Astro-Grip Nitrile Gloves for mechanics and technicians.

The unique scale-textured grip yields exceptional grip when handling oil, grease, and lubricants. The nitrile rubber protects your hands with its inherent chemical-resistant qualities.

The high-visibility orange is the most popular disposable mechanic glove color. These ambidextrous gloves come in 100 per box, and all sizes are in stock. Save on each glove by ordering cases of 1000.

4. Microflex Black Nitrile Gloves, 6.0 mil

MICROFLEX® MidKnight™ MK-296 Black Nitrile Exam Gloves offer ideal protection for automotive professionals. The rubber masks dirt, grease, and grime stains and protects your skin from irritation.

The black color allows you to easily see lighter materials, and the textured fingertips ensure small parts won’t slip. The material has non-foaming properties, so you can handle tools when greasy.

Mechanics, technicians, maintenance, and industrial workers appreciate the consistent quality and protection offered by Microflex gloves. Available in boxes of 100 or cases of 1000.

5. Duraskin Orange Nitrile Gloves, 4.0 mil, 1000/case

If you need light-duty protection, look no further than Duraskin Orange Nitrile Gloves.

The 4.0 mil nitrile rubber naturally resists abrasions, tears, and rips, while the apparent color makes stains easy to spot.

These gloves are 100% powder-free and latex-free and are sold by the case.

6. VersaShield Storm Black Nitrile Gloves, 3.9 mils, 1000/case

VersaShield gloves provide reliable protection for light-duty tasks. The 3.9-millimeter thick rubber provides essential chemical and abrasion resistance.

Most customers find gloves less than 4.0 millimeters thick useful for basic tasks. We recommend thicker gloves for more involved projects.

7. DynaGrip Latex Gloves, 7.0 mil, Exam Grade

These extra-thick DynaGrip gloves deliver the performance of thicker gloves without sacrificing the fit, comfort, and flexibility of latex.

If you don’t suffer from allergies, then try latex! People who value natural materials generally prefer latex rubber. Some find latex to be the most comfortable glove material.

These gloves are recommended by most customers and are currently rated 5 stars. The gloves come in sizes from medium to 2XL in boxes of 100 or cases of 1000.

8. Thickster Ultra-Thick Latex Gloves, 14.0 mil

Thickster gloves offer extreme durability by being up to four times as thick as alternative gloves. That means you don’t have to worry about rips or tears.

The natural latex material is suitable for mechanics and technicians that appreciate the fit and feel of latex and don’t suffer from latex sensitivities.

The gloves are available in sizes medium to 2XL and come in boxes of 50 or cases of 500.

9. Thicker Ultra-Thick Latex Gloves, Lightly Powdered

If you want the most durable latex gloves, then Thickster is your brand.

These ultra-thick, lightly powdered gloves provide exceptional protection and are easy to take on and off due to the light powder.

The gloves are 12″ long to provide extra wrist and splash protection.

10. Duraskin Orange Nitrile Gloves, 8.0 mil, Diamond Grip

Heavy-duty gloves are less prone to rips, tears, and abrasions. These extra-thick DuraSkin Orange Nitrile Gloves feature nitrile rubber, mimicking the fit and feel of latex while being 100% latex-free. 

These disposable nitrile mechanic gloves are ambidextrous and come in sizes from medium to 2XL. The embossed diamond texture offers a superb grip even in slippery conditions. Nitrile is resistant to a variety of oils. 

Find these gloves in boxes of 100 or in cases of 1000.

11. Restore Sense Nitrile Gloves with maxOat+, 3.5 mil

If you have a history of contact dermatitis from disposable gloves, you may find relief with MaxOat+. These nitrile gloves feature MaxOat+ colloidal oatmeal that helps retain natural moisture and soothe skin. The gloves are gluten-free, powder-free, and latex-free. 

The gloves are suitable for light-duty automotive tasks. The 3.5 mil thick gloves feature textured fingertips that are thick enough to act as a barrier while maintaining comfort, dexterity, and tactile sensitivity. 

Nitrile rubber is resistant to petroleum products and common chemical hazards in automotive shops.

Best Reusable Mechanic Gloves

1. 1st Knight Mechanic’s Glove

For people who want reusable mechanic safety gear at an affordable price, 1st Knight Mechanic Gloves are for you.

Its synthetic leather palm and fingers allow complex jobs to be accomplished quickly. And its material is durable enough to withstand heavy-duty work.

1st Knight Mechanic’s Gloves are the ideal balance between cost, comfort, and durability. The gloves provide protection from brake fluid and sensitive parts and reduce hand fatigue at an affordable price.

1st Knight Mechanic’s Gloves come with the highest quality U.S.-based phone support and guaranteed safe arrival when you buy at harmonycr.com. If you need any help, you can contact Harmony’s friendly product support line.

Key features:

  • The strap secures gloves around our wrist
  • Multi-Use for Maintenance Repair Operations, Military, Police & Law Enforcement, Shooting
  • Industrial Grade Materials
  • Cost-effective

2. Mechanix The Original Work Gloves

Mechanix Wear FastFit Work Gloves live up to their reputation as the brand loved and trusted by mechanics. They understand the needs of automotive technicians, having been developed by mechanics themselves! The gloves have reinforced material in the index, thumb, and palm with essential impact protection on the knuckles.

The gloves are very comfortable and suitable for light to medium-duty tasks. Many mechanics find them comfortable during the spring and summer but may still need a winter pair in cold climates. The gloves slip on easily and can easily be kept clean by wearing disposable gloves as a base layer.

Our testers have found that the stitching around the fingertips can wear quickly, so we don’t recommend machine washing. The spin cycle of a washing machine can easily rip open the finger stitching.

Mechanix Wear FastFit gloves come in one color and five sizes. If you usually hate wearing gloves, then try these! The slip-on design and material were designed to be as comfortable as possible. You can even use your phone or touchscreen device while wearing these gloves. Talk about dexterity!

Key features:

  • Protective Closure for a comfortable fit throughout long shifts
  • Breathable moisture-wicking material keeps you cool
  • Seamless palm with 0.8mm of synthetic leather reinforcement for optimum strength
  • Easy on and off Fast Fit design
  • Touchscreen capable of highly dexterous fingertips

3. Onyx Warrior Mechanic Gloves

You don’t want to feel like your gloves are getting in the way! Onyx Warrior gloves strike a balance between comfort and protection. Onyx Warrior Mechanic’s Gloves protect from cuts, abrasions, and tears while remaining comfortable and light for the wearer.

Onyx Warrior gloves come with foam lining to absorb vibrations and micro-annoyances. The stretchable knit fabric balances comfort and durability. The gloves will be suitable to go for your next day of work! After a long work day, throw these Onyx Warrior gloves in the wash and let them hang dry.

These gloves are versatile. You’ll appreciate their comfort in automotive settings and find them comfortable enough for heavy moving days and general maintenance.

4. Lightning Gear Winter Mechanic Gloves

If you’ve had to grip small parts or move heavy machinery in cold weather, you will appreciate having extra protection from the elements that keep your hands warm while you work.

Winter Mechanic Gloves will protect you from cold with a secure fit that benefits auto repairs and provides extra protection from pinching injuries, abrasions, and hazardous chemicals. The double-stitched gloves provide ideal comfort in cold weather with excellent elasticity for automotive work.

Better yet, First Knight is known for manufacturing gloves for the long haul. Once your gloves are dirty from automotive or yard work, the machine washes cold and tumble dry low to prepare for the next day’s work. Most other winter gloves get in the way of your work, but First Knight Mechanic Gloves have a nice touch and stay comfortable in day-long projects.

Many types of gloves you will encounter are not suitable for winter. First Knight is not compatible with touchscreen devices, but its flex-grip and elastic cuff make removing the gloves easy.

5. Ironclad Command Grip Touchscreen Mechanic’s Gloves

If you’re looking for a heavy mechanic glove, then Ironclad Command™ is for you. It’s a long-wearing, tough utility glove with excellent tactile feel and dexterity. Duraclad® reinforcements built into the saddle, palm, thumb, and fingertips provide 8x more protection than conventional synthetic leather.

Ironclad has a history of manufacturing quality. These gloves have a certified anti-impact rating with reinforced material on the palm and side of the hands. The synthetic materials are light and breathable while maintaining durability. Retain good dexterity in basic tasks and general maintenance with Ironclad Command.

The IronClad logo acts as a knuckle guard for padding, allowing you to guard your knuckles against rough surfaces. Trust the thermoplastic rubber knuckle protection to keep your bones safe. The gloves should fit like gloves because they are snug but don’t hamper your job. A perfect-fitting mechanic glove reduces hand fatigue.

When was the last time you got a new pair? The suitable gloves provide protection against heavier equipment and harmful chemicals. IronClad provides form-fitting protection, added durability, and maximum comfort in rough and oily conditions.

6. Mechanix Wear FastFit Work Gloves

FastFit® work gloves have earned the trust of hardworking trade professionals and enthusiasts from the building site to the garage. These versatile work glove features a stretch-elastic closure for easy removal between tasks and breathable TrekDry® to keep your hands cool and comfortable while you work.

The FastFit is built with a touchscreen capable of 0.6mm synthetic leather and constructed with pinched fingertips, so you have more control and better fingertip strength than ever before.

7. Crimson Warrior Mechanic’s Gloves

If you want highly-visible reusable mechanic gloves, look no further than these Crimson Warrior Mechanic Gloves. The padded synthetic leather palm provides extra palm protection and abrasion resistance. The hi-viz orange spandex fabric offers enhanced visibility, flexibility, and comfort. The hook and loop closure provides a secure fit.

8. Portwest A790 Anti-Vibration Glove

These Portwest a790 gloves reduce hand strain and injury caused by heavy machinery vibrations. Lightweight, comfortable, and dependable in industrial settings, trust these gloves if you need to cut down on hand strain and fatigue.

9. Defender Goatskin Mechanic’s Glove

Goatskin Mechanic Gloves by Defender offers essential protection from cuts, bruises, heat, and cold and an increased grip on tools. These gloves are made with a durable and premium grain goatskin construction reinforced with leather palm and thumb patches, leather fingertips, and side reinforcements. Goatskin has excellent strength and abrasion resistance while staying soft.

10. Defender Premium Goatskin Mechanic’s Glove

These premium goatskin mechanic’s gloves are multi-purpose and highly functional. The foam knuckle padding help protect from cuts, bruises, heat, and cold and increases tool grip.

Trust the durable premium grain goatskin construction with a yellow goatskin palm patch and double-reinforced fingertips to protect you from all the hazards you face in your automotive shop or repair center. Goatskin has excellent strength and abrasion resistance while staying soft and comfortable.

11. Ironclad Touch Screen Impact Resistant Mechanic’s Glove

Ironclad impact gloves for mechanics increase grip in oily situations and protect your hands from cuts and abrasions. The gloves are rated against heat, cold, and punctures as well.

The glove material is compatible with touchscreen devices and provides all-day comfort. You won’t want to take them off!

12. Lightning Gear Wasp Dotted Palm Mechanic’s Glove

Mechanic gloves help protect you from hazards and allow you to transition between tasks without hassle.

These Lightning Gear Mechanic’s Gloves have an innovative honeycomb design.

These silicon honeycomb dots on premium synthetic palms and fingers enhance the grip on tools. The orange spandex fabric and reflective piping at the backhand are easy to see and be seen.

The spandex backhand includes a sweatband for comfort and convenience, and the shirred elastic cuff allows for fast and easy slip-on donning.

Mechanic Glove Buying Guide

Whatever you need mechanic gloves for, we have you covered.

Below, we summarize key considerations to consider when purchasing mechanic gloves.

What are the top considerations when purchasing mechanic gloves?

There can be so many options when purchasing mechanic gloves that it’s a good idea to know what to look for. Be sure to suit your glove to your specific application and hazards, so you’re always protected.

Mechanic gloves protect your hands from cuts, abrasions, and petroleum products. Without adequate protection, you may be at risk.

A good pair of gloves will withstand medium to heavy-duty tasks. Disposable gloves may be used as a base layer or in functions that don’t require abrasion or cut resistance.

Remember to choose a work glove that withstands your care routine.


Nitrile is the most popular material for mechanics because of its inherent chemical and abrasion resistance and precise grip. Since mechanics frequently encounter sharp objects and oils and greases, we recommend extra-thick nitrile to stay protected and protect your gloves from tearing. Black and orange are the two most popular colors for automotive mechanics. The choice is yours!


Latex and nitrile are durable disposable rubbers but can’t beat reusable mechanic gloves. Reusable and disposable gloves complement each other and are not interchangeable. We recommend thick nitrile rubber for most applications, with some preferring to use reusable gloves in the winter for added warmth.


Always suit your glove to your applications. Basic tasks may only need essential gloves. Buying the thickest, most-expensive gloves is no use if your work doesn’t have high-risk hazards.

Chemical Hazards

Mechanics can be expected to encounter numerous chemical hazards each day. Grease, grime, oil, solvents, and other threats must not degrade your glove’s material. Thankfully, nitrile is naturally chemical resistant.


We recommend nitrile mechanic gloves because of their precise grip, comfortable fit and feel, and inherent chemical resistance that protects you from grease, grime, oil, and other solvents.

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