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Arm Protectors

Has anyone tried arm protectors? I am fed up with taking the skin off my arms. Ordinary long sleeves don't do the job and I don't want to waste my money if they are cumbersome. Thanks


  • XX Posts: 707

    I have but found that the glove part didn't lend itself to being able to get hold of finer material, gauntlets were great at covering arms but out weighed by gloves that were too thick - I put a jacket on to cover arms and take it off when i've finished if weather is warm.

  • I've just ordered some gauntlets from Amazon, I'll let you know how good they are, I'm still waging war on brambles, chopping them down then digging out as I clear the space above. so I don't get ripped to shreds.  I did try wearing a fleece, but got fed up with the thorns getting tangled on it.  When the gauntlets arrive I'll let you know if they are any good (or not, as the case may be).

  • Val40Val40 Posts: 1,377
    Did wonder whether they would be a hindrance rather than a help.

    I, too, find that I keep getting snagged, even when wearing long sleeves. Hope your gauntlets do the job MMP.

    Thank you both for your help.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391

    I used to ride a motorbike (which is long gone) but my leather jacket still comes in very handy when cutting the hawthorne and wild rose hedge!image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Val40Val40 Posts: 1,377
    Hmm, that's a thought Bob. Wonder if my daughter would notice if I borrrowed hers! Neighbours wouldn't think it odd as they are used to me gardening in my dressing gown.
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