“ Brand: Gardman „
I have got through a lot of gardening gloves over the past year since taking over a large, and very overgrown, plot of land. I think I've tried pretty much every variety.
Rubber gloves keep nettle stings at bay but they do make my hands very sweaty and they dont last long (even the super tough variety). Leather gloves Inhibit the sensitivity of my hands, not good when doing fiddly jobs like handling seedlings. Leather also goes very tough and crisp after a while especially if it gets wet.
As far as price goes, the Gardman set of three pairs of gloves do come in at the cheaper end of the market. I think I paid around £7.00 for these a while ago in the local garden centre.
They only come in one size which I thought would be a problem because I have long fingers and very small wrists. The gentle elastication at the wrist was plenty adequate to ensure the gloves did not fall off my hands and the gloves were roomy enought to accommodate my fingers.
The fabric back gives protection whilst allowing air to circulate - no more sweaty work hands. They are also waterproofed, great for handling damp compost, cleaning out gutters or ponds and even weeding in the mud. The palms of the gloves have a sturdy rubber surface giving good grip on pretty much everything whether it's a trowel, a weed or even bricks.
The only reason I didn't give these a five star review is because they don't last more than a month or two with the type of rough work that I am doing. But, I don't think that is a problem for me, personally. I would happily pay what works out to be around £2-£3 a pair once a month and have gloves that enable me to feel what I am doing whilst offering a good level of protection.
Set of three multi-purpose womens gloves ideal for varied tasks Extra Grip - Ideal for light work in the garden or home Everyday - Ideal for light work in the garden or home Water Resistant - Ideal for wet tasks. PVC coated for water resistance Light and flexibleSize: Womens one-size