“ Poundland's Heavy Duty Gloves are good value, thick, durable and have a good grip. „
When I first moved into this house with the ex, I let her do all the gardening chores, she was full of good intentions then I think she got bored with it and nothing materialized other than weeds, hundreds of weeds. When she moved out, I was left with a garden that I had no interest in, I have never been green fingered at all. I had to still do the weeding though, to tidy up the garden, for my daughters benefit more than anything. It is only recently when I discovered healthy eating, that I decided to grow my own vegetables, especially lettuce. I had a browse around the garden centres for certain tools, like spades and forks etc. I kept glancing at the gardening gloves in there, and they seemed a bit expensive for something that was just going to get wrecked doing the gardening; £4.99 per pair. I decided not to bother with that expense for now. It was only when I went into Poundland for a little browse, that I spotted these on the shelf...
== The Gloves ==
The gloves in my opinion seem to be made of recycled material, they are a bit patchy, perhaps made from different pairs of gardening gloves, but they certainly do the job. They give your hands ample protection from the rigors of gardening. They are elastic and I think they are one size only, I have pretty small hands for a guy and there is plenty of room for growth, although they don't feel overly big on me and would still be great for someone with medium or bigger hands.
== Price ==
Well as they are from Poundland, I think the price is pretty obvious, but for those of you who know nothing about Poundland, they cost £1.00, which I think represents excellent value for money.
== Verdict ==
These are great for the price, just as good as the ones I had seen in various garden centres for £3.99 more. Because these only cost £1.00, I decided to buy two pairs, just incase the first pair was too flimsy and I would then have a back up. I have to say though, I have not needed to use the back up pair and the first pair I have bought have lasted me all through summer and will probably do me for next summer too. Even if they only lasted through this summer before throwing them in the bin, I can handle the expense of £1.00 a year. Highly recommended, definitely not a case of "you get what you pay for", just as good as the more expensive garden centre brands in my opinion.
I have a small garden at the back of my groundfloor flat, It needed some attention at the start of the summer as it was looking neglected. I needed some gloves as there were a lot of spikey plants which would have been nasty on my fingers, i didnt expect to get any as cheap as these, but I am very happy with my purchase and I will explain why.
They cost only £1, which you may have guessed already! This price is great as they can cost a lot more in other shops. You will not find them cheaper anywhere, so they get 5 stars just for the price alone! I was shocked to see an item as good as this in a pound shop. Briliant
Surprisingly the quality is excellent for the price, they are thick and have stopped me from getting too prickled in the garden. They have lasted all summer and look in good condition after some heavy use. They are great for general things you would do in the garden and help you avoid blisters from digging or dragging heavy items around. They fit nicely and are comfortable to wear. Obviously there are better gloves on the market which are more heavy duty, but for a pound you simply can't go wrong. My only regret with this product is that I only bought one pair! I could have done with a few more as they arnt currently in my local Poundland, hopefully they will return soon!
This product gets a 5 star rating from me, I am truly happy and they have been used a lot. they look good and you would never know they were from a cheapo shop! They are the real deal, if you can get your hands on some, then I think there worth it. Quality and cheap! something that rarely occurs.
Thanks for reading my review! I hope it helped,
I bought two pairs of these recently when we took down our old fence as I wanted something substantial to protect my hands. I do love gardening and have got quite a few pairs of pretty ladies gardening gloves but didn't want to ruin them so I went to Poundland and bought a pair of 'his and hers' gloves for me and my husband with the idea that if they only lasted for the job in hand they were worth it. As they specifically said they were heavy duty I felt they were the best for the demolition of the fence. I have seen in the past ladies heavy duty gloves in Poundland which have a lovely flower pattern on but I couldn't see those at the time but to be honest would probably have still bought two of the men's pairs as I would have thought they were more substantial.
The gloves are one size and are quite large so I had plenty of room left inside, however they didn't feel as though they were going to fall off at any time. They are green and grey in colour and are quite long so they do protect your wrist area. They are reasonably thick but also seem to have a bit of extra padding in the knuckle area and fingers which are probably the areas you are more likely to bash. The stitching is quite basic but it seems to be tight and secure which is all you need.
The first thing I used them for was to remove a load of stinging nettles which had grown through from next doors garden and were entwined around our fence. As the gloves were so high up my wrists I didn't get stung at all and I did have a short sleeved t shirt on at the time. I then used them for pulling down the old fence and trellis which sounds quite energetic but it was that old and rickety it didn't take much effort. There were a lot of old nails and screws in the fence but I found that these gloves protected my hands and didn't rip or tear at all. The only thing I felt through them was when I moved an old rose bush to the other side of the garden but I think rose thorns would get through most things.
We then moved all the fencing to the front of the house to be taken away and the gloves kept my hands protected all the time. The only downside maybe is that they have a sort of rubbery feel inside and my hands did sweat a bit but this wasn't excessive.
I would say that they are not really suitable for delicate gardening such as planting seeds or transplanting seedlings but for the heavy duty gardening and demolition jobs I think they are great for £1. Both pairs of gloves have been used quite a bit and although they are a bit dirty are still intact with no rips or tears. My husband commented that he was very pleasantly surprised how good the gloves were as he had expected them to fall apart after one use.
I most definitely recommend these gloves for the price. They maybe don't look the most stylish or smart but they do the job they are meant to do.
I have been neglecting my garden somewhat in the past couple of months as I have been off work ill and just couldn't face doing it. Now that I am better it was a bit shocking to see how quickly the amount of weeds that can grow in a couple of months when no one is there to keep on top of them.
I decided to spend the weekend tackling the garden and getting it looking spick and span again but first I needed to buy some gloves. I do have gardening gloves but I literally have no idea where I have put them so I got these from Poundland as I didn't want to spend a lot on a new pair only for my old ones to turn up.
When I bought them I didn't have great hopes of them lasting long but I thought if they only lasted the weekend until I finished tidying the garden then they would be money well spend but now after using them I am pretty impressed and are confident that they are going to last a while so even if my other ones turn up at least I now have a decent spare pair just in case anyone decides to come and give me a hand anytime.
The gloves cost just £1 obviously and for only a pound I wasn't convinced they would be any good but they have proved themselves to be much better than the price suggests they are going to be. They just come in the one size and I found them to be a tad big for me but with gloves you kind of expect this and it isn't that they were falling off or anything and I would rather they were roomy than too tight. They should fit most people (men) as they are big enough for really large hands but they won't fall off smaller ones either.
Being a little bit big I thought that they might bunch and constrict my hand movements but I was still able to grab everything and hold on with no problems.
When I bought the gloves they felt heavy but again for £1 I was a little bit worried that they wouldn't be thick enough to stop my hands from being pricked but the fabric is thin enough to still allow dexterity but it is really tough and thick enough to stop pretty much everything getting through them to hurt hands.
The gloves also have a really good grip on them so they would be good for more general household DIY and I would be confident carrying things wearing these and not worrying about things slipping from my hands.
I was really impressed with these gloves and would happily buy them again. I paid a lot more for my other gardening gloves and to my mind these are just as good and in future I would happily buy them again rather than spending more money buying some from somewhere else. I think they are a lot better quality than something which costs a pound has any right to be.
I am not really one for gardening, mainly because I have a huge fear of spiders, but when I do venture out, I always make sure I have something on my hands to protect them from any creepy crawlies so when I spotted these in Poundland, I decided to purchase.
The gloves cost me £1 which I think is excellent, especially when you consider that B&Q will probably sell similar ones for around £10. I have noticed recently that other discount shops are also selling these for a similar price too which may mean you can purchase online also.
The gloves are advertised as being heavy duty, although I haven't tested this fully as I wouldn't say that they have been used enough yet, they are quite thick and do give that added protection when picking things up or pulling weeds etc in the garden. I would say that the gloves are quite big and fit my partner who has really big hands, they are a little on the big side for me but this just means that they cover parts of my wrist a bit more so I find that actually provide more protection.
It is worth noting though that the packaging states that the gloves are waterproof, although I haven't tested this, as I wouldn't do any hard work in wet conditions, nor for £1 would I expect these to be anything more than basic.
The look of the gloves is very basic, the main colouring is green and grey, the insides are made from rubber and do have quite a plastic feel to them, but again, because of the price, I wasn't expecting anything else. I am not sure what material the gloves are made from, I could describe the texture as really soft suede though.
Since I purchased my original pair, I have popped back to Poundland and purchased several more, the fact that these are so cheap means that we can dispose if they become tatty or damaged. I have also found several uses for these, my partner recently used some for painting the garden fence panels, he then used them when we had a skip to load it, in fact, any manual work I ask the hubby to do, I always sweeten him up by saying "you could wear some of those gloves when you........", so far, it seems to be working.
Overall, I would recommend these gloves and give them 5 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
I'm pretty sure I have seen gloves looking exactly the same as these in B&Q for a lot more than a pound so when I saw these in Poundland I decided to pick up a pair, primarily for my other half as he does most of the heavy work in the garden but I do take care of some of the pruning and other light duties and want some protection for my hands while gardening. To be honest for me these are too big as I have small hands but they are plenty big enough for my other half and his considerably larger hands.
They are an off white and green colour, the stitching and material is nice and robust and provides protection for my hands when gardening, they will not necessarily stop a rose thorn from penetrating the glove but they provide protection from nettles and other things in the garden that might cause an irritation as well as keeping your hands protected when removing weeds or garden debris.
They are thicker along the underside of the finger and have extra padding on the back to protect your knuckles as well and they come down past my watch strap on my wrist to protect that area as well. The wrist area is nice and wide so if you are wearing a long sleeved top then there is some overlap to make sure your whole arm and hand are protected.
Given the price I do not expect these to last a lifetime and I must say that after a summer of use the ones my husband uses are looking a bit grubby, then again he does all the heavy stuff. However there are no rips in them and they are still looking pretty robust and usable. The only proviso is that I'm not sure how they would cope with very heavy use on a regular basis.
For the price they area real bargain and to be honest I wish I had picked up more than the two pairs as Poundland is not a shop I go into that often.
I am really happy that I found these, they were initially bought for weeding in the garden and have proven really useful at ripping out stinging nettles and thorns but I have also used these extensively recently while smashing up our driveway.
These gents heavy duty gloves are available in Poundland for £1, they are white and green, they are big and should fit all mens hand sizes as I have large hands are there is still some space in these.
The gloves look fine, they aren't aesthetically amazing and there are a few finer edges which make it clear these were only £1 due to the stitching of the green and white parts of the glove, however, I think these are great value and look as though they are probably worth about £5-£6.
The gloves are especially protected around the wrist and finger areas which I like as these are the areas where you are most likely to be cut or stung when weeding.
Whilst weeding i've not had issues with weeds cutting through the gloves, i'd suggest these are excellent for this. With regards to smasing up our driveway, I wasn't quite as impressed. Because of the space in the glove, I got a couple of blisters from the glove and sledgehammer rubbing, however, these gloves weren't bought or designed for this purpose, so I would say that was a user issue rather than the glove.
I've used these half a dozen times in the garden and am delighted with these, I will get a couple more pairs in case they ever leave the shelves, I expect to get at least another year out of this, but wouldn't begrudge only getting one or more uses out of this due to the cost.
I've seen these gloves in 3 separate Poundlands so would presume they are available nationwide, my Dad and father in law also have these gloves and rate them really highly, word of mouth in our family means other family members will no doubt buy these in the future, these are a well designed and well priced item which will come into their own in autumn and spring when the garden is tended less often.
For £1, these are fantastic, they fit, they protect the most sensitive parts of your hand and they look pretty good for the cost.
I rate these highly and would recommend these to other guys doing the gardening. There are also women's heavy duty gloves available.
Recently my mad setter decided to demolish my gardening gloves! As someone who spends a fair bit of time weeding I knew I would have to buy another pair. Whilst shopping in poundland I spotted a pair of heavy duty gardening gloves designed for women. As I have quite small hands I thought these would be a better bet than the usual *one size fits all* that are always far too big for my hands.
The gloves have a delicate floral design around the edge and are thickly padded; although not as well padded as my previous, more expensive pair. However for the small price of £1 I was happy. The gloves are slightly tapered at the wrist and are big enough to ensure my wrists are protected. The insides of the gloves have rubber ridges so they give good grip when weeding.
I have been using these gloves for several weeks now and have been quite impressed by the quality especially for the low price. I have worn them whilst pulling up nettles and also to prune my roses. They have fully protected my hands and wrists.
On the downside the gloves are not waterproof so when weeding after rain my hands get wet .This is not a major problem but my previous gloves where waterproof and so I notice the difference. Poundland also make gardening gloves designed for men. Overall I think these are good basic gloves and so far have performed well.
I bought these on Saturday when we returned from being away for a week and half the garden had died during the recent very hot sunny weather. Are we ever satisfied?? Yesterday I was in the garden with them on and my wellies.
The reason I always buy gardening gloves from the Pound shop is because once they are really dirty what can you do with them except throw them away. Washing them makes them really hard. I bought these ones because I noticed the dreaded nettles and a couple of thistles in the rockery amongst the mainly dead flowers and overgrown weeds.
They say Heavy Duty on them, one size fits all.
Firstly, they are certainly heavy duty and more than suitable for moving rough items like brick and slabs. I pulled out the thistles and nettles with much trepidation since I have been stung many times even wearing gloves, and they did protect my hands.
Secondly they will certainly fit everyone except those with extremely large hands.
Saying that I don't think they would be any good for anyone with small hands as they would be too loose..
I have quite big hands and I can wear them although they are not as nicely fitting as some other gloves. I find there is a lack of flexibility in the knuckle areas so not really suitable for me for general 'light' gardening. I also couldn't get a really firm grip on my little digger due to the stiffness of the fingers.
My OH tried them on and they were far too small to be of any use to him, which he thought was great until I produced a man size pair of work gloves Id brought home from work before we went away.
The cuff area around the wrist is fairly wide so if you were shovelling sand etc there would be a good chance of it going in the top of the gloves - they are not as long as some other gloves.
I always buy stuff like this from a Pound Shop or Poundland as they do the same job as more expensive ones from a garden centre.
I've used them in the Winter before and they are excellent for gardening in wet soil. Once they have been wet and muddy they are not really reusable. I do all the work then bin them.
There are other gloves from the cheap shops that I prefer overall but it does depend what you are going to do.
Choose the right gloves for the job, you are not going to pick nice flowers for a vase wearing these
I would suggest trying them on if you can before buying them because even at £1 it's still a waste of money if you get home and won't use them.
Would I recommend these gloves? Yes I would. Heavy duty gloves for heavy duty jobs is my motto.
Thanks to our 'great' government I now have to wait another 3 years before I can claim my retirement pension so when I say I live on a very tight budget I really mean it!! Thank goodness we have both a local Poundworld and Poundland so I can buy essentials without breaking the bank.
I moved last year but have only just got round to sorting out my little garden which consists of a small flowerbed section and a larger pebbled area. Despite being compact there was actually quite a lot of work needed doing including clearing of brambles, weeding and planting etc so I needed to buy something to protect my hands. I wasted £1 on buying some flowery cotton gloves in Poundworld which ripped after just a few minutes so I felt every thorn and thistle in sight. Not to be put off I went to Poundland and chose these garden gloves which are far more substantial.
I decided to remove all the pebbles so I could grow some plants and vegetables so got to work piling them up to make some sort of feature. The gloves obviously became filthy but came up almost as new when I popped them in my washer on a low temperature. Unfortunately, after I'd revealed all the soil, I was informed by a neighbour that someone's ashes were buried there so I said a quick 'prayer' and shoved the pebbles back deciding to plant through the pebbles as you would with gravel. Luckily it worked and although I say so myself it looks rather good.
The gloves themselves are as shown in the Dooyoo picture only mine are blue and grey. They have suede/faux suede areas and the rest is a fairly thick cotton canvas. I have found them to be perfectly adequate for my gardening purposes and think they are excellent value considering the high cost of similar ones found in garden centres and DIY stores. They come quite high up on my wrists which means they are protected along with my hands.
The only problem is that they are HUGE on me as I have doll-sized hands and I feel like a clown! I actually don't care though because I have mentally adapted to using them and the size has not prevented me from doing the gardening jobs that needed to be done.
Looking at them now - all grimy and rather stiff - reminds me I need to wash them again but I am sure they will last me at least until next summer. A pound well spent methinks!
I'm reviewing Poundland heavy duty gardening gloves.
They cost just £1 (of course).
***WHY I BOUGHT THEM***
The dreaded (by husband) DIY projects.
I popped these in my basket at Poundland last spring, because I just KNEW they'd come in handy (see what I did there?) at some point and I had a project in mind where they'd be needed.
***USING and MY OPINION.***
It always starts with " You know what I was thinking love ?.....".
Which has my OH rolling his eyes and waiting for my latest idea for storage or beautification of our home and gardens.
Last year I decided the blank wall at the back of the garden alcove would look great with some plants on shelves.
This involved me planning carefully and hubby doing the donkey work ,and that's when these gloves came into their own.
I'd left hubby to clean up the three scaffolding planks I begged from some builders nearby and came home to find him wearing my marigolds and complaining mightily that his hands were sore ,so I fished out the Poundland gloves and binned the by now tattered marigolds.
To cut a long story short the gloves were used during cleaning the planks of concrete, plaster etc for and handling the bricks needed to support the planks and it was £1 well spent.
I wore them a few times too and while they are too big for me I put an elastic band round the wrist to keep them on and that worked well enough. They are gathered slightly at the wrist and this is fine for normal sized hands (or mens)....I just needed some help.
They are made from a heavy duty fabric that looks a bit like well worn suede, and whatever is it can handle a lot of abuse.There is some other green fabric on the back which I found kind of helped identify which glove was which when grabbed in a hurry.
They were still fit for use once our (my) project was finished last year . I wore them trimming the rose bushes and bagging the offcuts for the recycling bin at the end of season and managed to avoid being stabbed ......and I just used them two nights ago when putting this year's freshly planted pots out on the shelves. Snails....slugs....I hate them and they lurk under plant pot rims etc waiting to ambush me, so I grabbed these from my tool cupboard and wore them for handling the plants AND the ladder (snails lurk there too). I trod on a snail once in my bare feet. It squished right up between my toes. I can't tell you how traumatised it left me regarding them. But I digress.
These are tough little gloves and equal to the ones we paid about £5 for a few years ago in a large DIY store so I'd totally recommend them.
They might be suitable for potting plants,but I prefer my marigolds so I can feel things better. These would be too thick for that job . But for weeding and other chores they provide protection and grip.
One complaint is that they only come in one size, which was fine for hubby, but less so for me.
Nor are they waterproof. But they ARE snail proof.
I'm quite surprised that these are so sturdy. I expected them to fall apart and need replaced after moderate use, but 14 months on they are still going strong even if they are quite filthy.
I'm removing a star because of the sizing issue .
I'd post a picture of my finished shelves with my plants thriving happily, but can't on here. Should be able to on Ciao hopefully(if anyone cares).
Would I recommend them ? Yes. Most definitely.If you are planning some DIY work or just want something to aid gardening chores these are a bargain.
Thank you for reading ~~myloh.
Poundland Heavy Duty Gloves
After facing a huge vets bill for my rabbit - the decision was made that she needed a lawn. After her op we were told she was a massive 100 grams overweight, and my partner - not being one to over react decided we should pull up all the gravel in the back yard. After the joyful discovery that there was crazy paving underneath it, I thought I may need to get him some gloves.
We had the whole process planned, and due to my need to get a massive piece of university work done - he had promised to do all the 'heavy lifting'... You can see where this is gong, right? Well the best laid plans - always go to pot... So after my purchasing of heavy duty rubble sacks, and a glamorous pair of man sized gloves we went and collected compost, and horse manure... At which point he was called away unavoidably (that really is the truth - he was a bit gutted, and after I was a bit smug - and definitely enjoyed the bubble bath he ran me).
So back to the gloves - well after a day on my hands and knees in getting covered in filth, I had no issues with my hands. Not a single scratch from shifting the paving slabs, and concrete that had cemented them. They were a little uncomfortable, I personally feel they are 'man sized', and being a woman they were a little loose on me. However, the material is really good and strong, so I did get a little damp, and they got a lot muddy, but they did the job well. The gloves were green, and a kind of grey material, which does have some seams on the inside that can be a little uncomfortable, but this is short-lived, as you get used to the feel of them. The inside is a little rough, but mush less rough than any task you may be performing in them.
Personally I wouldn't manage to use them fro anything fine - as they were a little clumsy. They were generally good for the clunky heavy lifting - but they'd have been useless for the finer requirements of say thinning the carrots, or weeding small little bits.
I have only worn them for a few days so far (they did the muck spreading after the lifting of slabs), and they are wearing well. They may not last a full year of heavy duty gardening work - but to be honest I always manage to put a fork through my gloves or leave them in the rain, or throw one in the compost bin under a load of nettles, and as such I don't think I have ever had a pair last very long no mater how much I paid for them.
For a whole English pound I can defiantly recommend them. 5*'s from me.
I love gardening and I'm really glad that the weather has been so good as I have been out on the allotment every day watching the beans spring up and pulling up weeds etc. For this reason I have been through quite a few pairs of gardening gloves even though I have paid well for some of them to get more durable ones. They just don't seem to last very long in general. So when I came across these heavy duty gardening gloves in Poundland I thought 'why not?' And I used them until they got holes in them, at which point I bought another pair.
The gloves are quite shapeless and large, obviously designed to fit anyone, and they are true to their name in that they are suitable for heavy use. The pair I have are dark green and white in colour and they feel plasticky inside, which is not unusual for cheap gardening gloves. I have had to use these to pull up thistles from my allotment which are extremely spiky and painful if you touch the needles by mistake. I needed to get them up pronto though before my toddler discovered them so my husband and I each donned a pair of gloves and got pulling. We compared gloves and his rather expensive pair seemed to be equally resistant to the stings as my cheap pair.
But, in terms of pulling up weeds with them, because of the size of them and because they are not particularly rough inside (which helps to increase grip), they aren't ideal for the job. After a few uses they started to develop small holes, and they are not particularly waterproof as I have found when pulling up weeds after it has been raining. For only £1 though I don't mind too much, as much as I hate waste and like to have nice durable products I am tired of paying for expensive gardening gloves that last less than a year.
I recommend these if you don't mind how they look or that they feel a bit weird on your hands, not nice and snug and waterproof like proper gardening gloves are. Because of these deficits I give them 4 stars instead of 5.
I hate gardening with a passion! It would be ok if I had a simple, level, square patch of lawn that I could just use the lawn mower on. Instead, I've got an uneven back garden with multiple ant nests, that is surrounded by an old Cornish stone wall that is prone to (huge) weeds, an uneven side patch of grass and a misshapened uneven patch of grass in front of my lounge window. For these reasons I tend to leave it until it looks like a jungle before tackling it. The weeds are the worst part of it (close second are the ant nests!) and after being pricked one too many times, I decided it was time to go out and buy some gardening gloves.
Being the cheap skate that I am, I decided to check out the gardening section in my local Poundland store to see if they had any good offerings. I found these heavy duty gloves and although they looked a little too big for me, decided to pick them up and give them a chance. Of course, being bought in Poundland, these heavy duty gardening gloves only cost £1.
The gloves definitely don't look like anything special, being mainly grey in colour with some green on the backs of the hands, they are quite typical looking. As I said, these look like they are on the large side for my small, stubby hands and when I put them on there is loads of space left so I would say they would be suitable for those with large hands too as they are very roomy. They are made from a touch, resistant material so there is no need to worry about being pricked if pulling out any prickly nettles etc. when you are wearing these.
I find these protect my hands well when I am weeding the pesky wall around the garden. Lots of different weeds grow and there are quite prickly ones so having gardening gloves that stop my hands from getting hurt are essential and these perform very well.. As these are so big, it can sometimes prove difficult to get a good grip on the weeds so I could have done with finding a smaller pair that fit my hands a little better but for the time being, these will do. Despite pulling multiple prickly weeds with these, they haven't started to show any signs of wear and tear yet (probably down to the fact that I don't do the weeding very often!) so they do the job really well.
At only £1, I'd definitely recommend these gardening gloves from Poundland. Although they are huge on my small hands, they still perform really well. It can be tricky to get a good hold of weeds but for anyone with larger hands, these will be perfect. They protect well and are hard wearing.
As I am getting my garden ready for the sun that is just waiting to burst out into the sky, I decided I needed to do some major weeding, cutting and planting. I popped along to my local pound land for some little pots but came across these whilst I was there, here is what I thought.......
Well to look at they are not very attractive, the picture shows grey and green but mine are grey and blue, I also saw grey and red. They did have some pretty ones with flowers and another pair with little butterflies on but these seemed much harder wearing and I decided to protect my fingers over fashion.
They only come in one size which is actually very big, I have big hands for a girl, when I was growing up my mum always said I would be a brick layer, but these are still quite big on me. I think they are aimed at big man hands and the pretty flowery ones are for the ladies. It didn't matter too much that they were big, they didn't fall off but they didn't keep all the dirt out so my hands were still a bit grubby after my gardening.
Having said that the reason I wanted them was to stop my fingers being cut up by thorns and stinging nettles and they did that job well.
They are made of a thick material that to look at looks like suede but it is a faux version, I am not sure what exactly.
I could pick up stinging nettles by the bunch and wasn't stung once, also cutting my roses back and no thorns hurt or scratched me at all.
After the first use of quite a heavy session in the garden they were filthy, the light grey was now black however they were fully in tact with no tears. I have used them at least ten more times for gardening bits and bobs. I have also used them when I was putting up a fence to stop me getting splinters and they worked a treat.
They are looking a little worse for wear but they are still perfectly in tact and doing their job great.
For one pound you really can't go wrong, I have had expensive gardening gloves in the past, my dad bought me these bionic ones that cost about £20 and I threw one out with the hedge cuttings by accident :-0. Yes they are not the best looking or most comfortable but I bet the are the cheapest and they do the job just fine.