Which gloves actually offer protection fron thorns when handling Brambles and Roses?
I've just bought a couple of pairs of these
and they seem pretty good, not tested to extremes yet but they haven't got that thin bit on the back that some have
Gold Leaf Tough Touch Gloves
Amazingly thin but completely thorn proof, expensive, but highly recommended.I've just had to clear my pergola of about 20yrs worth of rambling roses that have never been pruned. My hands and arms are completely unscathed (unlike my upper arms), not a single thorn got through.Now I can see how deer manager to run through brambles unharmed
I used a pair of rigger gloves when helping a friend clear a garden of numerous very large and established brambles bushes. They were excellent. The thorns did not penetrate the leather fingers and palms. Oh, and don't leave them out overnight. The foxes take them! Cheeky blighters.
You can order rigger gloves from Amazon. Not expensive.
Last edited: 30 August 2016 21:14:57
I have just replaced my thorn proof gloves of nearly 10 plus years old with another pair from the same company - Town and Country. They do what they say on the tin and are soft and flexible enough to allow ease of handling.
Many thanks for all the advice, I have decided to purchase a pair of the Gold Leaf Tough Touch Gloves and will let you know how they perform.
I have used the Gold Leaf Tough Touch Gloves now several times, on some really overgrown brambles and roses and they have performed excellently and my hands remain thorn free!!
Well yes thorn proof is fine but why are the only gloves in my shed left handed and I use my right hand.
I agree with the Gold Leaf Tough Touch Gloves. The best I've tried so far
£25 for gloves?? That's mental. Obviously they should be the best you've ever seen!
Get along to Screwfix, £2.79. Boom: