“ Type: Garden Gloves „
I had these gardening gloves given to me as a birthday present from my daughter along with a kneeler which I need now when I do anything on my knees in the garden and which makes me feel quite ancient! These are the first pair of B&Q gloves I have had and have on the whole been very satisfied with them.
My gloves are one size but as they are specifically ladies gloves are fairly small. They fit my hands well but there is a little bit of glove left at the end of my fingers, however this usually happens with me and gloves as I do have quite short hands. The gloves are in a girly pink which I think will appeal to most ladies. They are 100% cotton but have a raised PVC bobbled section on the palm area and fingers which gives you a really good grip of any gardening tool or plant and have a comfortable elasticated wrist which grips my wrists snugly and makes the gloves feel quite secure without being too tight. The seams are well sewn together and there are no uncomfortable seams on the inside to rub against my skin.
I have used the gloves for planting all my summer baskets and pots and found them to be very comfortable. My hands didn't feel wet or sweaty at all and they gloves were thin enough for me to handle delicate plants and seedlings with no restricted movement to my fingers. When I finish using the gloves I just brush most of the dirt off and shake them about a bit and most of the dirt comes off easily. If I find that the gloves are looking a bit dirty I will wash them in a bowl of warm water or stick them in the washing machine with a non white wash.
I would say that these gloves are suitable for light gardening duties as they are only cotton at the end of the day and would maybe rip if you tried to do more heavy duty gardening such as cutting down thorny bushes or transplanting large shrubs. Although I did wear them when we recently took the garden shed down and take it to the tip which they stood up to with no problem.
You can buy these gloves from B&Q for £2.99 but you can also get them from ebay both new and nearly new.
With spending a fair amount of time in the garden lately and actually really enjoying being a new gardener I felt that I better get myself some gardening gloves. Not only to try not get my hands and nails too dirty but to help protect my hands from thorns and the likes as I kept getting attacked in my garden.
These cost me only £2.98 and I chose them not only cos I thought that the price was very reasonable but that came in a very girly pink too!
These come in only one size and are made from cotton and have raised pvc bumps to the palm area of them and a knitted cuff which is comfortable and helps them to stay on. Having really small hands I do find these a bit cumbersome to be honest as the finger areas are large but I can manage with these on my hands for some of the tasks I undertake, especially when using tools.
Being made of cotton these protect my hands from muck and dirt and yet feel soft on my hands and they are washable as well which is a bonus though they never come up 100% clean sadly.
I like the grip these give me when I'm using a rake or a shovel and do find these best used when using tools rather than simply potting and the likes as they do give me a bit of grip.
For me these are a bit big and as far as I am aware of they only come in one size, well they did when I bought mine in B & Q and I've just looked on their website too (www.b&q.com) and different sizes in these are not available which is a bit of a shame. However they feel ok on and are soft around the wrists, do give a bit of added grip and look girly on so for the money they cost you can't really moan and they are very good quality and stopped me getting stabbed the other day by a rather nasty thorn though the cotton did get puckered up but remember these are not an accessory but something to be used and to be useful as my Mother pointed out!
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I recently had a voucher for B&Q and after purchasing some items with it, I was left with £2.50 to spend. Near the checkout, I spotted some extra grip ladies gardening gloves priced at just £2.48 and decided to add these to my purchases to use up my voucher.
The gloves were actually something I needed as my old ones are starting to show signs of wear and also are a little cumbersome when dealing with certain gardening tasks like planting flowers etc. These extra grip gloves are cotton and a lot thinner than the gloves I am used to, which I thought would make the job of planting and weeding an easier task.
Although the gloves are cotton, they do have non slip PVC palms and fingers to provide protection and a knitted elasticated cuff, which means these gloves slip on your hands easily and fit snugly around your wrists.
They are advertised as being ideal for wearing when using gardening tools and because they are thin cotton and most certainly not padded and bulky, it does make using tools a lot easier for me than when I used my previous pair, as the padded bulk of those meant they were awkward when holding a tool and so I tended not to bother wearing them when using tools. The polka dot grip on the PVC means that the tools do not slip from your hands and so feels secure at all times. The extra grip provides exactly that.
The downside to these gloves for me personally however, apart from the fact they are pink and I hate 'pink' things, is that they are too big for me. Although they do not slip off as the elasticated wrist cuff fits snugly and keeps the gloves on my hands, my fingers have too much room inside the fingers on the gloves and also my finger tips do not reach the ends of the gloves. This does not pose a problem for me when wearing them if using garden tools, but it is really awkward if I try to plant flowers for example when wearing these.
I had hoped that these would be ideal for me to wear when planting flowers in my tubs and borders, but because there is a good inch to spare in each finger it means doing anything intricate is difficult.
These gloves are only available in 'one size fits all' and so if you have small hands and slim fingers like I have you may find these gloves are too large. It is a shame as the wrist cuffs fit perfectly so they are not moving around my wrists, it is just the space in the fingers which causes me problems.
In terms of quality, these gloves are well made and stitched strongly together. They grip very well when using tools which is what they are designed to do and for £2.48 they are good value for money, especially if you have larger hands than I have.
I continue to use these when using tools in my garden and also when scooping up weeds or clumps of grass etc as these are ideal for those jobs and protect my fingers from nettles and thorns, but I shall have to find some smaller gloves for the more intricate jobs in my garden.
Please note the actual gloves shown here in the photo are not exactly the same as the extra grip ladies gardening gloves I recently purchased from my local B & Q store and the photograph of the gloves I purchased can be found on the B&Q website. They are all pink in colour with knitted cuffs, unfortunately Dooyoo isn't allowing me to post the link here for some reason.
It is now only just over 3 months until my wedding in July, I had been planning on having false nails for the day but have since discovered gel overlays, a way of having lovely long, strong and natural nails. I started the process 3 weeks ago and as it cost be nearly £40 decided it was probably a good idea to take better care of my nails, we have all heard of the phrase "nails are jewels not tools" , well I'm the opposite resulting in chips, breaks and so on. Anyway with it being summer coming up I realised I was going to need something to protect my nails whilst doing the garden. Now B&Q isn't my usual DIY store as we have a Homebase just up the road from us but we did recently visit a B&Q store as we were passing and needed a few bits for odd jobs around the house, whilst I was there I had a quick look at the gardening gloves , they had all the usual green coloured ones but I wanted something a bit more girly, I then spotted the B&Q Ladies Work Gloves, or Ladies Extra Grip Gloves as Dooyoo have called them. They were perfect for what I needed, girly, strong looking and most importantly were not overly expensive.
The gloves come attached to a small pink card with a white border around it, at the top of the label are the words "Gloves, Ladies Task Work Gloves", the fact that they are called work gloves to me suggests that they are going to be suitable for all sorts of jobs around the house as well as gardening, just beneath this there are a few sentences about the gloves stating the size and what sorts of things they are suitable for, all of the information is written in white writing which clearly stands out against the dark pink background of the card. The gloves are attached to the card with 2 small tags which are easily removed by cutting through them or simply snapping them with your hands, although this could cause the fabric of the gloves to tear, personally I would recommend cutting them off of the card to save damaging them before you even start using them.
The gloves are pink and grey in colour, the whole of the cuff area is a pale pink with the rest of the gloves being a light grey colour, the pink areas are made from a hardwearing durable fabric with the grey areas being made from a supple leather material, the grey areas are described as being made from leather but I always think they have almost a suede feel to them, but that just me. The areas made from the strong but supple leather are the areas where you would expect the most amount of wear on your hands, for example the fingers, palms and the knuckles, the strong leather material keeps these areas well protect no matter what task you are carrying out. I often find that when gardening without gloves it is always either my fingers or knuckles that I cut or scrape (often both) so having the slightly thick leather material on these areas is ideal for me. I also like the idea of the stronger leather material being on the fingers as well as for me this is the area I particularly want to keep protected (my nails) having the slightly stronger leather material covering this areas makes carrying out various tasks in the garden easier as I know that my nails are well protected. The pink fabric areas are also strong and durable however this tends to cover areas that suffer less when working in the garden for example the cuff/ wrist area, however the fabric is still extremely strong and keeps all areas of your hands well protected.
I particularly like the fact that the gloves do allow you to have full movement in your hands whilst wearing them, I have tried gloves in the past for gardening but often end up taking them off as I find they restrict me too much, however wearing B&Q's Ladies work gloves I could carry out all aspect of working in my garden and still have the full range of movement in my hands and fingers, the gloves did not get in the way at all ever when doing the fiddly jobs such as removing plants from their packaging ready for planting.
The thick and strong stitching is also positioned in a way that it does not affect the movement in your hands, there is stitching (which is all grey in colour) going around all of the fingers and across the knuckles, mainly where the pink and grey areas join, however I find that the stitching is not positioned across any of the joints in your hands it tends to be either above or below the joints allowing full movement when working.
Dooyoo has described these gloves as B&Q Extra Grip Gloves, whilst this is not exactly what B&Q call them on their website I do have to agree with the "Extra Grip" part, some gloves made completely of material can prove to be a bit slippery when carrying things in the garden, however the leather palm and fingers of the gloves really do give you extra grip. Again in the past I have ended up removing my gardening gloves when carrying things as I find it hard to grip whilst wearing them, however with these gloves I can wear them the whole time with confidence that the gloves are not going to cause me to loose my grip of whatever I am carrying, the leather palm and fingers really do help with this and it does make gardening that bit easier.
I have used my B&Q Ladies Gardening Gloves on several occasions when tidying up the garden after the winter ready for the summer plants and they have proved to be extremely strong and hardwearing, I have not gone around being careful not to damage them either. I did wonder whether after a little while holes would start to form in them due to general wear and tear from pruning, trimming and so on however this was not the case at all. Another concern of mine, especially as the gloves were so cheap was that the stitching would start to go after a little while creating holes where 2 different fabrics joined, however again I was proved wrong and after several gardening sessions the stitching and the rest of the gloves are still in perfect condition and look as good as new.
B&Q Ladies Work Gloves only come in one size, however they do have an adjustable wrist strap which is helpful in keeping the gloves on. Now for me the gloves do fit well, they could do with being a little bit smaller in the fingers however this is not a major problem and does not effect me at all. Whilst I do think it is a good idea having and adjustable wrist strap I do feel it may be a good idea to sell these gloves in more than one size, for ladies with particularly small or large hands these would not be suitable, they are designed to fit an average sized hand (probably a medium) so anyone larger or smaller would struggle to fit these. I would probably say this is the gloves only disadvantage for me, and again this is something that doesn't really affect me and I do feel personally that they are a reasonably good fit.
Obviously these gloves were purchased from a B&Q store, however they can also be brought online, I paid £7.98 for 1 pair, this is much cheaper than some brands. I would definitely say these were well worth the money especially as they have proved to be so hardwearing and durable, I definitely feel these gloves will last me a long time. I have found that some gardening gloves which are of a lesser quality are being sold for a lot more, so to find such a good quality pair of gardening gloves for such a good price is a bargain. I certainly feel that these are well worth the money I paid for them.
Unfortunately I cannot remember exactly what the card said about washing these gloves however I have stuck mine in the washing machine after getting them rather muddy one day and I have to say they washed perfectly well and came out of the machine looking as good as new. I just had mine on a regular washing, not too cool as I needed to remove the dirt from the fabric but on the other hand not too hot as I was not sure how well they would wash. I do find with the gloves being quite pale in colour they do get dirty quickly, this is to be expected with gardening gloves, but as they wash so well it is not a problem at all.
I would definitely recommend B&Q Ladies Gardening/ Extra Grip Work Gloves, they are cheap to buy, of an excellent quality and extremely hardwearing, and they are certainly girly if that is what you are looking for. The gloves have done an excellent job of protecting my nails so I do not have to worry about ruining them before my wedding. These gloves are perfect for protecting your hands for gardening or even the odd jobs around the house, the thick material means no more cut or scratched hands but also means you have full use of your hands at the same time. Definitely a product I would recommend.
These are quite stiff when I first bought them but were great for keeping my hands safe I have a lot of thistles and glass on our new allotment and was pleased that none managed to get through the gloves into my hands. They are very warm even on the coldest of days. The wrist adjustment is great as it not only keeps the wind out but means that one size fits all. The colour isn't that great if you're not that girly but the benefits far out way the colour drawback. I was pleased how well they stood up in my garden as I was a little concerned as they aren't that expensive and have found that the cheaper gloves soon fell apart however I have had these for 2 years now and they are still going strong. I would highly recommend these if you are like me and spend a lot of time with you hands in thistles.