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Bargain gardening gloves
Poundland Heavy Duty Gloves
Member Name: jipp05
Poundland Heavy Duty Gloves
Date: 04/09/13, updated on 04/09/13 (49 review reads)
Advantages: cheap, thick and good grip
Disadvantages: A tiny bit large
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.
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