Editors and Tradesmen Tested the 9 Best Winter Gloves

Vgo Winter Mechanic Gloves

Best Overall Winter Work Gloves

VGO Winter Mechanic Gloves

When I first slipped on the VGO Winter Mechanic glove, I felt like I was a character in Transformer vs Terminator. These are serious gloves. The top of the glove is outfitted with 5 mm thermoplastic rubber treads to protect your knuckles and fingers from impact, which reminds me of the sole of a tennis shoe. Built to reduce vibration and impact, the glove’s palm side is reinforced with a grippy Amortex fabric, plus a layer of anti-shock neoprene padding on top of the cowhide leather palm. The leather also covers the back of the glove, while the sides of the fingers are a stretchy waterproof fabric for greater dexterity.

These waterproof gloves have surprisingly good dexterity considering their rugged and protective design. The bulky design may not be for everyone, but these gloves perform. With top scores in every testing category, these gloves are shockingly waterproof, warm, agile and impact/vibration/abrasion-resistant. Perfect for snowmobiling, motorcycle riding, jackhammering or rugged construction work, these gloves make you feel like a superhero.

If youre looking for warmth, the VGO Winter Work Leather Mechanic glove is the warmest option I tested and designed for temperatures of minus 4 degrees. Like my warmest ski gloves, these gloves are made of supple leather with a soft layer of 3M Thinsulate, surrounded by waterproof thermoplastic rubber. The elastic cuff is adjustable with a rubber-backed hook and loop system to keep the wind out and allow for easy on and off.

For optimal fit and dexterity, VGO has six sizes to choose from and a variety of colors. Be sure to check out the sizing chart and measure your hand before ordering. We ordered the size seven small. Since my middle finger is three inches long, I should have ordered the size six extra small. As a result, I would have even more dexterity with the proper fit.

For the hardest-working glove of the bunch, choose the VGO for all the comfort, protection, features, dexterity and warmth you’ll need.


  • Waterproof
  • Protects against vibration, abrasion and impact
  • Added knuckle protection
  • Leather with warm Thinsulate liner
  • 6 sizes available with size chart on the web
  • Touch screen friendly
  • Good dexterity
  • Hook and loop adjustable cuff
  • Good for extreme cold temperatures


  • Users report tears in fabric after some use
  • Bulky design

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