The Leather Gloves are a hand-covering armor item that contributes protection to the torso portion of a RUST player.
For players spending considerable time in the Winter biome, these gloves act as the intermediary between the less protective Burlap Gloves and the more desirable Tactical Gloves, these are the go-to hand slot.
They have comparable defensive statistics to the tactical gloves, lacking only slightly in the most prudent cold and projective categories. Community-wide, they are used more often than the Roadsign Gloves because of their cheap, easy availability and radiation and cold protection bonuses.
Leather gloves are commonly found in the low-tier crate and barrel types, as well as frequent drops from both Dweller NPC types. Players may learn them directly via the Research Table or by investing scrap into the Tier 1 Work Bench tech tree.
Leather Gloves are a common armor type with regards to in-game skins, with a new appearance coming out every couple of weeks. They may be recycled for a small amount of leather and a chance for a sewing kit.