When choosing a pair of the best winter yard gloves, keeping your hands warm and dry is the main aim. A pair of well-and-truly waterproof gloves will make daily jobs – from filling buckets and putting out hay, to bathing your horse – a much more pleasant experience. Many winter yard gloves are made of neoprene, which is waterproof and insulating. Glove made of other materials are likely to be multi-layered and a good, thermal lining will also help to keep your hands warm — but be careful that they aren’t so filled that your movement and dexterity are restricted. A long cuff will also keep the cold air out at the wrists and offer an extended protection.
A good grip is also handy, especially when things are frozen and frosty. Some yard gloves can double up as a riding glove, but bear in mind that you probably won’t get as good feel on the reins as you would with one of the best winter riding gloves. Finally, it may not be your top priority when choosing a yard glove, but liking the style is always a bonus!
Woof Wear Winter glove
Colours: Black | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £29.99 |
These Woof Wear gloves will keep your hands warm and dry thanks to their waterproof and breathable membrane and 80g cotton insulation. They have an extra-long cuff and durable palm with silicone grip print. Machine washable.
SSG 10 Below 6400
Colours: Black | Sizes: S–XXL | RRP: £44.95 |
These are SSG’s warmest riding glove and are made with Thinsulate and thermal fleece. They have a grippy palm, complete waterproof membrane, are touchscreen friendly and have a four-way Lycra stretch outer shell that improves waterproofing and flexibility.
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Hy Equestrian Thinsulate Rainstorm gloves
Colours: Black | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £24.99 |
These gloves from Hy have a water-repellent softshell upper and a silicone grip palm. They have touchscreen compatible fingertips so you can still use your phone, and are finished with thin leather binding, knitted storm cuffs and touch-tape fastening for a secure fit.
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Mark Todd winter yard gloves
Colours: Black | Sizes: S–XL | RRP: £6.99 |
Practical and lightweight with filling for added warmth, these Mark Todd gloves offer great protection and grip for tackling yard jobs.
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LeMieux Waterproof Lite gloves
Colours: Black | Sizes: S–XL | RRP: £32.50 |
These LeMieux gloves benefit from Thinsulate thermal insulation and a micro-membrane that prevents heat and sweat build up, whilst providing an effective waterproof barrier. They are flexible enough to feel the reins and have a silicone grip, so can be used for riding.
Roeckl Walk glove
Colours: Black | Sizes: 6–11 | RRP: £36.95 |
These highly robust yard gloves from Roeckl are also great for riding. They have an elastic backhand, synthetic suede palm and neoprene cuff, and these materials stay comfortably soft even in very cold weather, guaranteeing good tactility. The silicone palm offers great grip, while lining gives extra warmth and the fingertips are touchscreen compatible. Machine washable.
Equest winter waterproof gloves
Colours: Black | Sizes: XXS–XXL | RRP: £24.99 |
These warm and waterproof gloves from eGlove have robust double stitching for maximum strength and a silicone designed palm and finger detail for grip. They are made with a soft thermal fabric and have a high moisture management.
Shires Aubrion neoprene yard gloves
Colours: Black | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £18.50 |
These stretch neoprene gloves from Shires offer excellent insulation and protection for your hands. They are wind- and water-resistant and have silicone grip palms.
Dublin neoprene riding gloves
Colours: Black or navy | Sizes: XS–XL | RRP: £24.99 |
These warm and water-resistant gloves from Dublin are perfect for cold, wet days.
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