The Devil Is in the Details

The fingers of gloves are traditionally made from two pieces of material, sewn together up the sides and over the top, creating a seam directly on your fingertip, the most sensitive part of the hand. To avoid this, some of the gloves use a rollover, seamless design. To get the seamless fingertip, you have to cut a piece of material in an hourglass shape, wrap it over the finger, and stitch it all around. It costs more to do, but the result is a far more comfortable, more durable glove.

–Michael Davis

The Best of the Rest

Most the gloves I tested were exceptional. Here, in alphabetical order, are 15 great gloves that didn't make it into the top 10:

Carhartt
A122 Leather Utility Glove: $25
800-833-3118
www.carhartt.com

Custom LeatherCraft
#275 Goatskin Hybrid Glove: $23
800-325-0455
www.goclc.com

DeWalt/Radians
DPG24 3 Finger Synthetic Leather Framer Glove: $23
877-723-4267
www.radians.com

Duluth Trading Co.
91076 DT Pro Gauntlet Work Glove: $22
75087 Wise Guy Work Glove: $12
800-505-8888
www.duluthtrading.com

Ergodyne
ProFlex 710 Glove: $29
651-642-9889
www.ergodyne.com

Ironclad Performance Wear
Icon Heavy Glove: $30
888-314-3197
www.ironclad.com

Irwin Industrial Tools
InnerGrip Glove: $20
800-866-5740
www.irwin.com

Mechanix Wear
Impact Pro Glove: $30
Heavy-Duty Glove: $35
800-222-4296
www.mechanix.com

Milwaukee Electric Tool
Jobsite Armor Contractor Work Glove: $25
800-729-3878
www.milwaukeetool.com

Revco Industries
99PLUS-BLK Tool Handz PLUS Glove: $15
800-527-3826
www.blackstallion.com

The Rooster Group
MN-D6: $10
MN-12-N1: $9
800-879-1333
www.roostergroup.com

Skillers Workwear
9502-04 General Purpose Glove: $21
800-325-8707
www.skillers.com