The Best Gloves for Cold Weather Work

| BlackHawk Team

What kind of glove gives you the perfect fit for cold conditions? The answer depends on your environment and the task at hand. We break it down with an assist from MCR Safety.

When choosing hand protection for winter conditions, there is cold…. and then there is COLD. Are you working in chilly conditions above freezing temperatures? Outdoors in damp conditions or in severe weather? Or in a cold room or in arctic-like areas with the thermometer well below zero?

The needs of the worker matter just as much as the environment. A shipyard welder has different dexterity requirements from a lineman, truck driver or construction worker.  You don’t want gloves that leave your hands too cold or too hot — or wet. The choice of glove is essentially a function of temperature, comfort and application.

Here is a sampling of popular cold weather MCR Safety gloves in a variety of styles and lining materials.

Cool to Cold Conditions

  • N9695 Ninja® Coral Gloves. These gloves have a 15 gauge orange nylon shell with black ¾ PVC-dipped fingers and thumb. The insulated 7-gauge acrylic terry lining provides warmth.  This series provides excellent dexterity, touch and protection (ANSI: Puncture 2, Abrasion 4, Cut A3 and are oil resistant.
  • 3460 Artic Jack® Premium Grade Pigskin Gloves. Grow softer with use! The porous hide delivers excellent breathability. Retains softness after exposure to water.  Thermosock® lining with keystone thumb and shirred elastic back provides warmth.

Moderate Cold

  • 980 Series MCR Safety Mechanics Gloves. Hi-vis orange gloves feature a 100 gram Thinsulate™ lining for extra warmth, a MAXGrid™ palm for a great grip, and a waterproof/windproof elastic cuff to keep out snow and ice. Touchscreen fingertips allow you to use electronic devices. (ANSI: Puncture 2, Abrasion 3)
  • N9690FC Ninja Dipped Gloves. Fully coated 15 gauge nylon shell with black HPT, they repel liquids while maintaining a strong grip. The interior is 7 gauge terry. Coating stays soft down to -58°F! (ANSI: Puncture 2, Abrasion 3, Cut A3)

Extreme Cold

  • 904 Mechanics Gloves. Comprised of premium synthetic leather palms and fingers with blue Spandex fabric for comfort and fit. 100 gram Thermosock® full lining with multi-layered knuckles. Adjustable hook-and-loop wrist closure.
  • 6714FF Harbor Master Gloves. Orange double-dipped PVC exterior with foam and polar fleece lining. Resist oil, acids, abrasions, chemicals and caustics. Sandy finish aids grip. Knit wrists keep out moisture and cold. (ANSI: Abrasion 4)

Applications Chart


N9695 Ninja

3460 Artic Jack

980 Mechanics

N9690FC Ninja Dipped

904 Mechanics Gloves


Memphis Harbor Master




Mod. Cold

Mod. Cold

Extreme Cold

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BlackHawk offers more than 3000 MCR gloves. Find the full selection here.

For more cold weather products, including jackets and pants, download an MCR Insulated Safety Gear Brochure here.

Need more information? Contact your BlackHawk sales representative, or call 855-610-1001.