totally awesome gardening gloves! Bear Wallow

serenasyh(was 5/now Z 8-Kans)June 23, 2010

This is a huge thanks to Kentstar once mentioning that she used Bear Wallow gloves! I googled the name and ordered them right away! Thanks to Kentstar, I have finally found an absolutely outstanding made-in-USA pair of gloves!

Bear Wallow Gloves

The gloves are so beautifully crafted and you can visually see and feel the difference these gloves have! Every seam, every stitch was perfection. The goatskin truly protects against the rose thorns and the entire gloves also saved my hands from the bruising and callousing from doing some really intense labor (shoveling over 240 lbs. of dirt per day) with several days' worth of this type of labor. The gloves are a lifesaver. Here is a photo of my gloves after my dirt shoveling episodes, lol!

and here is another link from an online article that the Sacramento Bee produced when it gave its rave review for Bear Wallow gloves. The photo which shows the beauty of the gloves when you first receive it in the mail. This photo is EXACTLY AS BEAUTIFUL as this link shows. I was so impressed when I got my package!

what the gloves look like when you first get them

But for those with larger bones structures or who are between sizes you definitely have to order a size up. The gloves sized ranking are for thinner smaller-boned fingers I feel. Being very petite, the gloves were exactly the perfect fit, but I can see how many might need to order a size up...

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serenasyh(was 5/now Z 8-Kans)

Whoooops! I am so sorry everyone; I was spacing OUT and wrote this on the wrong forum. :o !!!

    Bookmark   June 23, 2010 at 5:33PM
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cincy_city_garden

Glad you made the oops :) I've bookmarked these for my birthday!

Eric

    Bookmark   June 25, 2010 at 9:02PM
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greenhaven(SW MI z6)

Thanks Serena, I've just spent 50 bucks I probably shouldn't have, lol!

    Bookmark   June 28, 2010 at 12:12AM
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serenasyh(was 5/now Z 8-Kans)

hehe, Greenhaven and Eric, they are so worth the price. I'd have so much bruising, strain, and blisters if I didn't have these gloves. For example I have six 4'x2'x 2'1/2" pots. Being 5'2-1/2" and 97 lbs. I have to grab 40 lb. bags of soil. Because they are too heavy to throw into the pot, I have to lift a shovel and manually scoop the soil into the pots until the bags are 1/2 empty before I'm able to pick up the bag to dump. It takes fourteen bags of 40 lbs of soil to fill up just one chest and remember that I have six of those chests to fill up. I have to use this same shovel to break apart the organic garden soil and stir up the soil real good which is backbreaking work so the gloves are awesome protection. The soil absolutely has to be tilled otherwise the soil remains in clumps so each shovelful of dirt requires additional chopping up of the soil. Container growing requires the soil to remain loose and finely textured. And yes, those chests are all FINISHED, NO MORE SOIL AGONY, hahahaha!

So these gloves saved my hands! I've done several pruning as well to get rid of all the canker and diseased canes from the miserable flooding rains we've been getting too, so they do just as fantastic against thorns.

Craftmanship of these gloves are so superior that I can imagine them lasting forever! Can't beat that deal, lol! I am one happy, happy camper!

I can't wait to hear how you found yours to be, Greenhaven and Eric! whoo-hoo and I've got 8 thorned climbing roses now (2 are thornless). I am PREPARED to the MAX, lol!

    Bookmark   June 28, 2010 at 5:31PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Yes, I see you soiled your gloves already. lol

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 10:42AM
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serenasyh(was 5/now Z 8-Kans)

Yup, Jim, those gloves definitely got more soil than most gloves encounter within 8 years'lifetime, hahaha! I was laughing so hard because the 2nd delivery truckman was complaining that my palette weighed at least "1,000 lbs" and that's why he was refusing to deliver it closer to my driveway instead of the curb, unlike the 1st helpful delivery guy. And I was thinking ha! I have to drag and pull the soil with my leg as a forklift so THERE! stop your whining and excuses and trolley it closer to my stepway. LOL! and he did at my insistence.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2010 at 4:23PM
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serenasyh(was 5/now Z 8-Kans)

Yikes! I will correct myself here! Order a size up when ordering Bear Wallow gloves for maximum comfort...

Mine fit perfectly but most people will need to order a size up from their normal glove size!

    Bookmark   July 7, 2010 at 12:22AM
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