Showing 1–20 of 22 results


Do I need a different glove for each welding process?

There are three standard welding processes: stick, MIG, and TIG. Each method has benefits and limitations. MIG and TIG welding uses lower heat. Stick welding uses a much higher temperature.

No matter the process, welding gloves should offer an appropriate amount of heat protection vs. agility and comfort to help reduce a welder’s hand fatigue. 

TIG Welding Gloves

These leathers provide superior movement ability for the precise movements needed for a TIG torch. A thin, pliable material like goatskin is preferred. Some extra padding on the fingers may also be desirable for further protection from any hot surfaces, as well as heat-resistant Kevlar® thread and some cushioned lining.

MIG Welding Gloves

MIG is a process that creates a higher degree of heat and spatter. Therefore, top-grain goatskin, cowhide, and deerskin are good choices for these types of welding gloves. MIG welders also often prefer a thicker glove for added safety. deerskin is another leather option because of its flexibility and adaptability to mold to your hand.

Stick Welding Gloves

For stick welding, a welder looks for a thicker leather cut like pigskin or goatskin. Flexibility isn’t as crucial with stick welding because it’s a reasonably straightforward process. However, the glove’s thickness is essential because stick welding deals with very high temperatures and creates the most spark of any of the other welding processes.

What type of materials are used in welding gloves?

Welding gloves can vary in price, depending on the glove’s specific components, particularly the choice of leather used in its design.

The location and cut of the leather also is a consideration. Thick hides need to be cut in two when used to make gloves. The result is two variations of the leather used.

  • Split leather is the bottom part of the split and offers high abrasion resistance and flexibility.
  • Grain leather is the upper part of the split and offers the same benefits but with a smoother, more aesthetically pleasing appearance.

The animal types used to make the leather for welding gloves each have properties affecting their performance and use too. 

The American Welding Society recommends various types of leather provide the following advantages and disadvantages:


Many MIG welding gloves are made from top-grain cowhide or cow skin. Cowhide provides heat and flame resistance, is durable, and works well when welding at high temperatures. It’s known to add balance and durability, along with having dexterity, abrasion resistance, and comfort.


Thicker deerskin is good for resisting high temperatures, and it forms in your hand over time, making it a very comfortable option.


It is a thinner material. Pigskin gloves are more oil and weather-resistant but are not as known for heat resistance. 


Most TIG welders choose goatskin for their gloves because they are light and offer a lot of dexterity. They are oil and weather-resistant while providing the flexibility required to pick up filler metal rods and feed them easily.

What are the ANSI requirements for welding gloves?

ANSI Z49.1 requires all welders to wear protective flame-resistant gloves. ANSI recommends caring for your gloves and inspecting them after use when around hazards that could compromise your glove’s effectiveness. This includes mechanical or thermal hazards.

Mechanical hazards may cause cuts, scrapes, tears, and punctures, which could result in damage to your gloves’ materials. Thermal hazards and electrical hazards are also a danger to the quality of your gloves. A thorough inspection after use is always recommended.

For the best protection, your gloves should be: 

  •  Dry and moisture resistant
  •  In good condition, no holes, or tears
  •  Flame resistant
  •  Comfortable–proper fit and size
  •  Electrically and thermally insulated to suit the process
  •  Flexible–allow easy movement and a full range of motion
  •  Made with appropriate materials, seams, and edges depending on application
  •  Durable, rugged, and long-lasting
  •  Cut, scrape, tear, and puncture-resistant
What are the best glove design recommendations?

When you work in welding, you need to be able to work in confidence. There are many different styles of gloves that can offer you that. Some protect only the fingers and palms, while others protect the entire hand. Others protect not only the wrist but also the forearm as well.

You can buy gloves with various materials, such as leather, cotton, wool, etc. Because there is such a variety of applications within welding, just one pair of gloves may not be enough. By having several styles, you’ll be sure to have the best fit and type for the job. 

Prop 65 

WARNING: This product can expose you to Chromium (Hexavalent Compounds) which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

Showing 1–20 of 22 results