Your hands are very important so you must protect them from harm.
You may need to handle sharp or toxic materials so you should have some kind of protective gloves.
minimal protection form sharp objects, good protection from many toxic materials.
medium protection from sharp objects, low protection from toxic materials.
Leather ‘riggers’ gloves
good protection from sharp objects, medium protection from toxic materials.
When in an outdoors environment your hands a likely to get small cuts. While this may not sound significant small cuts can become infected easily and allow pathogens easy entry to the body. Small band aids may seem to be a solution but preventing the problem is better. band aids may not stick for very long and become in effective quickly.
Gloves a good idea.
Example scenarios for use:
removal of broken glass
moving a rotten log which nay have venomous insects under it.
handling a fish which has one or more spines.
gardening or handling potting mix.