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What gloves we should wear while gardening. ?


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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,019
    edited April 2021
    Ones suited to the job?  Wet, dry, thick, thin depending on how hot or cold it is, how prickly the nettles or thistles are when weeding, how thorny the roses or hedge when pruning, weeding the pond plants........

    Waiting for an advert I think.
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  • B3B3 Posts: 27,334
    You need thick gauntlets for the prickly jobs. Leather unless you're vegetarian. You need fine tightly fitting gloves for the delicate work and you need bare fingers for the even more delicate jobs.
    And you need thick waterproof gloves for the wet lumpy jobs.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,838
    The logo in the signature is a web link to their commercial website. Spam.
  • ErgatesErgates Posts: 2,904
    Depends what I’m doing. Usually wear riggers gloves, although it’s difficult to get them in ladies sizes. I have a pair of red suede welding gauntlets which I wear for pulling up brambles.
    Don’t have a lot of use for the pretty cotton gardening gloves, not thick enough for protection, and not waterproof, annoying when I forget and start grubbing around in the mud.
    I have a couple of pairs of knitted gloves with a waterproof palm and fingers, good for messier jobs. I tend to go for cheap, and replace them, although I have been known to toss them in the machine when I wash my gardening aprons. ( not the welding gauntlets) They’ve survived a few washes, although they get a bit stiff.
  • ErgatesErgates Posts: 2,904
    Oh dear, have I just replied to an advertising troll?
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,313
    I use these for general weed pulling, digging etc
    They're very thin, breathable but with a tacky inner surface that makes getting a grip really easy.
    https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01NBHZRAD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    There are several variants - all good

    and for anything with prickles or thorns I use these
    Expensive - yes, but they are excellent. Mine are now 8 years old and still nothing gets through them yet they're thin enough to be able to tie string with while wearing them
    https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002PHX7PG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Billericay - Essex

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  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,966
    Obelixx said:
    Ones suited to the job?  Wet, dry, thick, thin depending on how hot or cold it is, how prickly the nettles or thistles are when weeding, how thorny the roses or hedge when pruning, weeding the pond plants........

    Waiting for an advert I think.

    What Obelixx says above.  There is no pair I aware of (tempting fate) suitable for every gardening job.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,334
    My favourite gardening gloves are back in Lidl this week. I used the last pair until they wore out.
    They are very fine leather palms and fingers with an elasticated wrist.
    You can actually feel what you're doing moreso than with rubberized ones.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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