The material that gardening gloves are made of have an impact on how comfortable they are and how well they protect your hands. Rubber gloves are great for protecting your hands when using herbicides or other chemicals, but they can make your hands very sweaty when it is hot out. Cloth gloves are inexpensive and breathable, but often don’t last long if you use them a lot. Leather gloves are good for all-around gardening, as they are typically very durable last a long time. They are, however, usually more expensive than gardening gloves made from other materials.