Latex gloves have, in the past, been the first choice for disposable gloves. However, nitrile gloves are quickly rising to the top of the list for a few different reasons. First of all, nitrile gloves do not pose the threat of allergic reactions—they are synthetic rubber. Also, nitrile gloves are able to do the same things as that latex gloves: be flexible, durable, and fit tightly. In addition, nitrile gloves are great in resisting puncture, which can be very important. So, when shopping for nitrile gloves, there are three things you want to look for: the right grade, texture, and powder.