Best Golf Gloves for Hot Weather & Sweaty Hands in 2022
This is my review of the best golf gloves for hot weather and sweaty hands on the market in 2022.
I've played golf in hot and humid weather my whole life (first in southeast Louisiana, and now in Houston) and my hands probably sweat a little more than the average bear. I know a thing or three about which golf gloves to buy and how to take care of them.
In this best golf gloves review, I discuss benefits and features of each, my recommendations, and any discounts I've been able to scare up.
Our Best Golf Gloves for Sweaty Hands & Hot Weather in 2022
Best Golf Gloves Reviewed
1) FootJoy TropiCool Golf Glove (Editor's Pick)
I did NOT expect to like this glove...at ALL.
But, the Footjoy TropiCool is the best glove for sweaty hands and hot weather .
My experience with non-cabretta gloves had been universally bad since I started playing golf many moons ago.
They generally feel terrible - are ill fitting - fall apart in a couple rounds.
The TropiCool glove
- Fits well
- Keeps it's shape
- Does not get slick with sweat, humidity, or oil from my skin
The TropiCool glove has no Cabretta in sight and I still like it. Wow! It's largely constructed of a fiber material called "Nanotech." It's breathable and helps keep my grip dry.
I've hit a couple hundred shots with it so far. Between range time and time chipping and pitching. I did NOT switch out gloves like I normally do when I practice because this thing never felt slick to me.
Not once... so far. This is the best golf glove for sweaty hands, period.
Top Tip: You may want to order a smaller size (cadet medium vs. medium for example) I accidentally ordered cadet-medium and it fit much tighter than I'm used to. The glove now fits awesome. Use this Footjoy fitting guide if you have questions.
Recommendation: I was skeptical. Now I'm a believer. If standing up to hot weather and sweaty hands is your #1 priority, this is the glove.
2) Under Armour Iso-chill Golf Glove (Runner Up)
I Do Not Understand The 4.2 out of 5 Amazon Rating! I LOVE this glove
I am very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the Under Armour Iso-Chill glove and how well it prevents my hands from sweating, or at least doesn't get slick.
My experience with hybrid material gloves is not the best, to say the least.
I've hit hundreds of shots with the Iso-Chill and it still feels and looks great.
Most of the glove is made of cabretta leather, including the palm. It has a polyester material at the stretch points of the knuckles.
Recommendation: Great glove. I love it and will buy it again. At about $14, I say it's at least worth a try for you.
3) Srixon Mens Cabretta Leather Glove
I play cabretta leather gloves exclusively and I've never had a better experience.
I knew it was a good glove when I put it on in my office just to check it out. I've now played a full round and had a practice session with this thing. It is money...period.
Disclaimer - my round was played in 75 * weather with pretty low humidity.
- But...my hands normally sweat anyway and I have to switch gloves out to keep them serviceable.
I didn't even switch it with another glove after every shot like I normally do. At no point did I feel any sweat building up or my grip slipping. I wanted to test the glove as harshly as I could given the weather conditions.
That's all I need to know. I'm stocking up on these.
My recommendations for golf glove care still stand. This was only a test.
Recommendation: You have to at least try the Srixon mens glove. It cost the same as crap gloves and is EXponentially better.
4) FootJoy StaSof Golf Glove
The FootJoy StaSof is a no-doubt great glove. And, I've bought many of them throughout the years.
I just don't anymore because I don't want to spend $20 or more for a glove.
It feels awesome and has a great fit. The cabretta leather is premium. You can tell this right away. Its made well and will last as long as you apply my glove care instructions below.
Recommendation: You can't go wrong buying this glove. Especially, if you don't mind spending a bit more. That's just not the boat I'm in.
4) Kirkland Signature Premium Cabretta Golf Glove
Get these Kirkland gloves if you want the feel and performance of Cabretta leather gloves for less than crappy synthetic gloves cost.
There's 4 in a pack, which comes out to just over $8 bucks a pop.
No, they're not the best Cabretta gloves out there, but they are plenty good.
I bought these gloves thinking they'd be decent for practice and maybe get a few rounds out of them. Let me tell you, I was very happily surprised.
They fit well. They're made of good Cabretta (guess that's a real word) leather. And, they're durable.
This is an especially good deal if you follow my "switch your gloves out after every shot" policy mentioned below in my "glove care" section.
Recommendation: These gloves should be part of your arsenal to combat hot weather and sweaty hands. Especially if you like to practice.
How to pick the best golf gloves
The best golf glove for you will depend on a few things
- Personal preference
- How sweaty do your hands get- You may be able to get away with a non-cabretta leather glove (cheaper). I can't.
- Budget- Premium cabretta leather gloves can top $30. And, if your hands sweat a lot, you are going to need 2 or 3 gloves to switch out during a round. It can add up. Fear not, there are always sales so you can stock up
- How often do you play and/or practice
- Weather conditions in which you normally play
Personal preference: I have friends who can't stand the feeling of the seem of the gloves against their skin, especially their thumb. Annoys me too, sometimes, but not enough to not wear a glove.
I also have friends that wear gloves that don't exactly fit them well and they have no issues. Or, at least don't complain about it. Not I.
I can NOT STAND and ill-fitting glove. It's like an itch I can't scratch. I can't get comfortable with my grip on the club and everything gets worse from there. So, I get good cabretta leather gloves and take care of them.
Sweaty hands: My hands likely sweat more than most. So, I've found that cabretta leather gloves best serve me. Both from a feel and longevity standpoint. I've tried synthetic gloves on many occasions and found they lose their form quickly and/or simply tear and become unusable.
Budget: Premium cabretta leather gloves top $30. If you play a lot AND have sweaty hands, the bill can start to add up. (Especially considering you should be rotating gloves) I almost never pay top-dollar for my gloves. I'm forever on the search for deals and then I stock up.
How often do you play and/or practice?: Simple. The more you do of ether, the more gloves you will need.
Conditions you normally play in: Hot and humid weather requires better gloves and more of them, in my experience.
Check out a few manufacturers and glove types. You can afford to test gloves. Even expensive ones aren't that expensive.
My best tips for golf glove preservation
During your round
- Bring 2-3 gloves. I'm always rotating 3. I can get away with 2 in cool to cold weather.
- Don't put your glove on until you are about to hit. More time away from your skin is better.
- Take it off immediately after you hit. See above
- Switch gloves between every shot. I try not to let too much sweat build up in/on the glove.
- Hang gloves on the frame of the golf cart when riding. Let the air and wind dry them between uses. Hang on your golf bag if your are walking
- I use gloves dedicated to practice, alone.
- Again, bring 2-3 gloves. I don't switch after every shot when I practice because this would REALLY drag out my practice.
- I use one glove until my grip starts to slip a little.
- I then hang it up on one of my alignment sticks in my bag and grab another glove.
- Do this with 3 gloves and you'll have a pretty decent system for always having a mostly dry and tacky glove to use.
Golf Glove Maintenance
Yes, there is such a thing for we of the sweaty hand.
If my gloves get particularly soaked with sweat during a round or practice session I will rinse them thoroughly under water in an attempt to get as much of the salt from my sweat and oils from my skin out of them.
I dry them as best I can by compressing them between a towel, then I make sure the glove is spread out (not crumpled) and laid out to dry. This has worked very well for me over the years and I encourage you to do the same.
Our #1 recommendation for golf gloves for hot weather and sweaty hands in 2022 is the Footjoy TropiCool.
I was a doubter...but no more.
I'll make sure to keep the list updated as golf glove manufacturers seem to have a keen interest in this segment of the market.
As always with our lists: We don't believe you can go wrong with any of the choices presented here. Golf gloves are cheap enough for you to try any and all of them and see which you prefer.