VGO Chainsaw Gloves Review: Chainsaw Chain Protection And Safety

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I’ve just bought a new pair of VGO Chainsaw Gloves.

I chose this pair because it appears to be the most popular on Amazon, having thousands of reviews.

The reason I bought them now was that I was recently using one of my mini chainsaws and ended up with my first chainsaw injury – a very minor cut to the palm of my hand.

However, once the bleeding had stopped, I decided I should probably use chainsaw gloves from here on out. It’s too easy to get distracted and the injuries can be very severe.

Thankfully, this was only a good warning for me, and now I have a pair of VGO chainsaw protection gloves.

VGO Chainsaw Protection Gloves

You can check out my full VGO Chainsaw Gloves review in this video, or just continue to read my thoughts below (or do both)!

I got the large size, but they are available in medium, X-large, and XX-large.

The large size isn’t actually that large, so I wish I’d got X-large now, but they’re still completely usable.

These chainsaw gloves are made from goat leather, PVC, and neoprene.

The important part is on the top side of the left hand.

This is the most common spot for chainsaw hand injuries and it has chainsaw-stopping fabric patches that provide resistance to the chain if it ever ends up there.

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As you can see in this picture, when the chainsaw hits the patch it gets clogged up by the fabric. It can both stop the chain and protect the back of your hand.

Other parts of the gloves also offer protection.

VGO Chainsaw Proof Gloves

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The glove’s fingers also offer some protection, though not a whole lot.

The feel of the gloves is reasonably heavy-duty, and while other parts besides the left-hand patch wouldn’t necessarily stop a chain, they’d save you some damage.

Mini chainsaws are nowhere near as powerful as normal chainsaws, so I’ll be really happy using these gloves with those tools.

Those using high-powered chainsaws could be better off with gloves that offer greater protection.

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The underside of the VGO chainsaw gloves has good PVC palm grips along with goat leather.

The leather sections feel like they offer better protection than the fabric on the top side. Leather is also better for gripping wood and holding onto the chainsaw, etc.

The wrists are made from stretchy neoprene and have some decent velcro adjusters.

Overall, they seem to be well-made.

VGO Chainsaw Gloves Review

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I’ve tried and tested the VGO chainsaw gloves in the field since putting together the video, and I’m pretty happy with them.

The left hand is a little bit uncomfortable with the bulky chainsaw-stopping patches, but it’s a good price to pay in order to keep your hand in the event of an accident.

I don’t think these are the very best chainsaw gloves out there, but for the price, they are definitely worth it.

Personally, I’m only using chainsaws a few times a month, not all day every day. If I needed them all the time I’d spend a bit more, but these are good for what I’m doing.

The VGO work gloves are comfortable enough, feel like they provide protection, and I think they’ll last a few years as well.


  • Hard-wearing
  • Easy to grip with
  • Pre-curved fingers
  • Quality leather
  • Back of hand protection from chains


  • Could be more comfortable
  • Wrists are a bit loose even when strapped tight

For the price, these gloves are very good, and if you read the reviews on Amazon, you’ll see they’ve saved a number of people from getting serious injuries.

Alternatives include:

However, I am really happy with the VGO pair.

VGO Work Gloves

These VGO Chain Saw Gloves are worth picking up, in my opinion.

You can also use them as more general work gloves, but that chainsaw-proof patch on the left hand could be a bit annoying.  

For other tasks using equipment, VGO has another pair of heavy-duty work gloves that are anti-vibration and anti-abrasion.

When working with tools other than chainsaws, such as pole saws, this type of glove could be the better option.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments down below, and thanks for reading.


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