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Top 10 Best UV Protection Gloves to Buy Online 2020

Everybody knows that too much exposure to the sun isn’t good for your skin, especially if you’re fair and prone to burning. We’ve been taught to wear sunscreen and to cover up outside, but there’s one area that often gets forgotten–our hands. Whether we’re playing sports, driving, or going for a stroll, when we’re in the sun our hands are almost always exposed. So to prevent sun damage, it’s a good idea to wear UV protection gloves.

However, picking a pair of UV protection gloves isn’t something that you want to do off the cuff as there are a lot of factors to keep in mind. In this guide, we’ll show you what to look for when choosing the right pair of gloves for you. After that, we’ve put together 10 of our favorite UV protection gloves to help you get started on your search.
  • Last updated: 10-24-2019
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How to Choose UV Protection Gloves – Buying Guide

Finding a pair of gloves with UV protection automatically makes things a bit more complicated than just choosing a pair of regular ol’ gloves. Luckily we’ve got this guide to help you out!

How High of a UPF Rating Do You Need? 15 for Driving and 50+ if You’re Outdoors

How High of a UPF Rating Do You Need? 15 for Driving and 50+ if You’re Outdoors
UPF stands for ultraviolet protective factor and is a measurement of how well a piece of clothing blocks UV radiation. A rating of 15 will let through 1/15 (about 7%) of UV rays; a rating of 50 will only let through 1/50 (2%). Naturally, a higher rating is always better, but it’s most important if you’re in direct sunlight for hours at a time.
If your exposure time is shorter or you’re not in direct sunlight, then a lower number is adequate. If you’re looking for something specifically to protect you from UV rays, always check to see that it has a UPF rating.

What Sort of Cloth will Provide the Best UV Protection?

Not all materials are the same, and some will block UV radiation better than others.

Choose Synthetic Fibers for Effective Protection

Choose Synthetic Fibers for Effective Protection
Different fibers provide different levels of protection. Synthetics like polyester and nylon are the best at disrupting UV rays. Wool and silk are moderately protective. Other natural fibers like cotton are not very protective without additional treatment.

Look for Less Stretch (and Less Spandex) for Thicker Protection

Look for Less Stretch (and Less Spandex) for Thicker Protection
Thicker, more densely woven fabrics will be more protective than thinner ones. Because of that, stretchy fabric is less effective since it gets thinner as it stretches.
Often, spandex gloves or spandex-blend gloves are made for stretch; though these gloves are pretty much guaranteed to fit better, know that you’ll be giving up a bit of UV protection. Also keep in mind that knitted or elasticized fabrics will stretch too.

Pick a Lighter Color to Reflect Light

Pick a Lighter Color to Reflect Light
We all learned in grade school that dark colors absorb light while light colors reflect them, and the same holds true for UV rays. Darker colored fabrics will absorb light (and thus UV rays), so for the best protection, go for a lighter color that will better reflect the light away from you.

Choose a Length Based on Your Usual Sleeve Length

Choose a Length Based on Your Usual Sleeve Length
The goal of UV protection gloves is to protect you from the sun, so you want to ensure that your gloves cover any exposed skin on your arms. Gloves come in a wide range of cuts from wrist-length all the way up to mid-bicep.
Generally speaking, longer is better since it’ll cover you for the most possibilities. But if you always wear long sleeves anyway, it doesn’t make sense to have gloves that go up above your elbow.

Fingerless Gloves for Fine Movements, Touchscreen Compatible Gloves for Smartphones

Fingerless Gloves for Fine Movements, Touchscreen Compatible Gloves for Smartphones
Although the goal is to protect yourself as much as possible from the sun, sometimes wearing full gloves can be too unwieldy, especially if you’re doing something that requires smaller movements. If so, or if you need to actually feel things with your fingers, look for fingerless options.
Fingerless gloves also come in handy if you need to handle a smartphone or tablet. However, if you want full protection, you can also look for touchscreen-compatible gloves.

Top 10 Best UV Protection Gloves to Buy Online

So now that you know what to look for in a pair of UV protection gloves, here are 10 of our favorites to help you start your search.

10. Maxdot Women Sunblock Fingerless Gloves

$8.99

9. MarJunSep Women’s Lace Driving Gloves (Set of 4)

$16.39

8. MelodySusie UV Shield Glove

$9.99

7. HQdeal Sun UV Protection Sleeves (Set of 3)

$11.59

6. Coolibar Unisex UV Gloves

$29.50

5. The Fishing Tree Half Finger Fishing Gloves

$23.99

4. Sunshine Lady Gloves Arm Length UV Protection Gloves

$12.99

3. Shinymod UV Protection Cooling Arm Sleeves (Set of 3)

$19.95

2. Palmyth UV Protection Fishing Fingerless Gloves

$17.99

1. Outdoor Research Activeice Chroma Full Sun Gloves

$34.95

Summary

Hopefully this guide has been helpful, and you’ve been able to figure out exactly what you’re looking for in a pair of UV protection gloves. Just remember, not all gloves are great for everybody, so always remember to keep your individual needs in mind!

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