For medical professionals and anyone else with a latex allergy who is required to wear disposable gloves, it can be quite daunting trying to choose one that offers similar properties to latex and is good value for money. We have highlighted 5 of our top latex free disposable gloves to make the search simple for you.

Why Is Latex A Good Choice?

Latex is usually a popular choice and latex gloves offer a skin tight fit that still allows for excellent flexibility, dexterity and sensitivity.  They offer high quality and are least likely to tear or puncture during use.

Reasons To Avoid Latex

Whilst Latex is a highly effective choice, there are reasons to avoid it. Some people do not like how it feels, whilst others prefer gloves with a higher level of mechanical strength. The main reason for not choosing latex is a latex allergy. Latex allergies are actually really common and often develop after a long period of contact with latex. Typically, those who have the most contact with this natural, rubber material are the ones most likely to be allergic to it.

Latex Alternatives

Thankfully, there are now several choices that offer an alternative to latex.  Many of which are still suitable to be used within the medical professions.  These are:

  • Nitrile - a popular choice that is becoming more widely recognised and offers strong puncture resistance and has similar properties to latex.
  • Vinyl - also referred to as PVC, vinyl gloves are an affordable, latex free option.
  • Other synthetic materials - this could include polyimide which has been produced to be as close to latex as possible without triggering an allergic reaction

Our Top 5 Latex Free Gloves

Bodyguards Black Nitrile Gloves

Suitable for use across a wide range of sectors including automotive, food handling, medical and janitorial settings, Bodyguards Black Nitrile Gloves have been produced to a very high standard. They will provide excellent protection against puncture and abrasions whilst remaining comfortable and flexible to wear.


  • AQL 1.5 medical grade glove
  • Latex Free & powder free
  • Finger textured for excellent grip
  • Class 1 Medical grade standard and compliant with BS EN 455
  • Food contact safe (EC 1935/2004 and European Regulation 10/2011)
  • Typical force at break >6 newtons <9 Newtons

Shield Blue Powder Free Vinyl Gloves

Shield Blue Powder Free Vinyl Gloves are a great choice for those who can’t wear latex gloves.  They are powder free, offer excellent hand protection and are suitable for use when handling food.  


  • Manufactured from: PVC plastisol
  • Latex free: reducing the risk of hypersensitivity and allergic reactions
  • Powder Free: Reduces the risk of product contamination
  • Smooth finish
  • Blue glove: Offering traceability for the food industry
  • Food Contact safe: Tested in accordance with European standard EN1186 

Unigloves PRO.TECT Orange HD 

Unigloves PRO.TECT Orange Heavy Duty Nitrile Gloves provide robust, long-lasting defence and a maximum, ergonomic grip that make them perfect for usage in a variety of manual handling situations.

  • Specifications:
  • Tested to EN374
  • Resistant to a range of chemicals
  • AQL 1.5 rated & meets the medical standards for pinholes
  • Latex Free
  • Powder Free
  • Manufactured with diamond textured palms and fingertips for improved grip

Aurelia Bold MAX Black Nitrile Gloves

One of the newest designs from Aurelia, the Aurelia Bold MAX Black Nitrile disposable gloves provide premium quality and outstanding tensile strength.  With a unique and innovative diamond texture they offer incomparable grip, ideal for handling a wide selection of items across a vast range of industries.


  • 6mm Powder-Free Nitrile
  • Diamond Textured for enhanced gripping
  • Latex Free
  • Ambidextrous
  • 50 Gloves per Box
  • AQL 1.5
  • Class I Medical Device
  • Class III PPE (EU) 2016/425

Aurelia Delight Blue Powder Free Vinyl Gloves

These Aurelia Delight Blue Powder Free vinyl examination gloves are the ideal option for daily usage where further protection is needed. They are suitable for a range of tasks including food handling, cleaning use, and minimally invasive medical procedures.


  • Food Contact Approved
  • Glueless
  • Free of Thiurams
  • Smooth
  • Powder free
  • Non-Sterile
  • Latex free
  • 5.0g VINYL

We have highlighted just 5 of our latex free disposable gloves here but our range is extensive.  To browse all of our Disposable Gloves categories to view all Latex Free Gloves. 


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