Dragon gauntlets, or worn-out dragon gauntlets, are a reward that can be purchased with tokens from the Fist of Guthixminigame. They are not like Barrows equipment, which degrades in use over time. Instead they come in "charged form" and only lose their charge when the user dies wearing or while carrying the gauntlets, or if the owner uses them on Reggie and asks him to uncharge them. They can be recharged by using the worn-out gauntlets on Reggie and paying him 50 Fist of Guthix tokens. They can only be traded when completely uncharged and require 60 Defence to wear. The stats of the gauntlets only decrease after it has been purposefully worn out or if you die with them on.
These gauntlets used to give the best melee defensive bonuses of any hand equipment. However, with the addition of the Goliath gloves from the Dominion Tower, they no longer do and merely hold the highest defensive bonuses for a non-quest or non-degrading gauntlet.
On 25 March these got a graphical update to be more consistent with the Dragon platebody. The spikes' colour went from ivory to light grey.
Note: On death, they will be uncharged in case the player keeps them. Losing them completely is always a risk.
Note: A good way to earn money while playing Fist of Guthix is collect 300 tokens buy dragon gauntlets, uncharge them and sell them on the Grand Exchange this will currently provide 495 coins per token.