garden gloves

hammerl(z5-6 Amherst NY)June 16, 2005

Does anyone have any preferred garden gloves? I seem to be especially hard on them, and have trouble keeping them in good condition. Usually, the left index finger wears through (I weed lefty a lot). Does anyone have any recommendations? Preferred brands or types? Best place to buy? I think my only intact pair at the moment are some kidskin gloves I bought one time, but they tend to stain my hands yellow, especially when it's warm and humid. I had a pair with a latex underside, but they too have fallen to the hole in the index finger, probably when I went picking rocks last week.


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robbiezone5(z5 HudsonValley)

i use these gloves that are white cotton, but the fingers, palm, top of hand are coated in some sort of rubber. they come in different colors --- i like the red, so i can spot them easier if i take them off and drop them someplace in the grass. off hand (no pun intended), i can't think of the brand. the pair i bought lasted a while. i bought two pair over a year ago so i would have a back-up. i'm getting to the point now where i'm gonna have to use the back-up pair. but i have been doing a lot yard work with that first pair.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2005 at 1:08PM
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bloomville(z4 NY)

I like Women'swork gloves. They sell men's sizes/designs, too.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2005 at 2:50PM
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robbiezone5(z5 HudsonValley)

i just remembered the brand name of the gloves i like --- i remembered they had the word "mud" printed on top of the hands. i did a search on google, and found this web site: i got mine from a local nursery. good luck!

    Bookmark   June 16, 2005 at 5:40PM
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jlui(z6 UpstateNY)

Hi there!

My gloves are a heavy duty, all leather pair that even thistle thorns can't poke through easily. I've got several roses and a nasty case of thistles so I need impermeable gloves. They've lasted two years with no problems. Of course, I do most gardening without them. . . A very bad habit, but I don't really like wearing gloves. My hands get too hot and are way too clumsy with gloves!


    Bookmark   June 17, 2005 at 1:50AM
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Generally, I can't wear gloves -- I get frustrated and just pull them off, so my hands and nails usually look awful.
However, I had to rip out some nasty Japanese barberry recently (kind with the inch-long thorms, y'know?) and a friend gave me a pair of welder's gloves to work with. They were absolutely the best for really bad prickly plants! Better than any leather or suede garden glove.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2005 at 11:36AM
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adina72(z5 CNY)

I use mud gloves also...the original not a generic brand....seems to make a big difference in how long they last. I also make sure to remove any rings that stick up so they don't catch on the glove threads.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2005 at 4:20PM
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I use different gloves for different purposes, and rebuy when the good ol' finger holes appear.

Waterproof plastic with cotton lining is good for early spring wetness. It's very flexible. (Adam's...Don't know brand)

Thick leather with insulated lining is good for working around thorns. The thicker the better.

Waxy coated cotton gloves (bi-color yellow/green) are all purpose which I use for breaking up sod or heavy root clumps. (again, Adam's).

Mostly, it's what fits comfortably and is flexible for work.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2005 at 6:14PM
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kareen(z5 NY Renss.Co.)

I too would just rather have my hands in the soil but when I work around the roses and other prickly plants I wear
Master*Guard Westchester. My sister has kept me in these gloves for several years and they wear so well. Last year she sent me 3 new pair( the original was still in great shape) I don't feel the thorns and they wash up great in the washing machine. I believe she gets them at the Tractor Supply store and she said the last three were on sale for 70 cents a pair! 70% latex 30% cotton....made in China, distributed in Ohio.

Here is a link that might be useful: Our pond and gardens

    Bookmark   June 19, 2005 at 7:10AM
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penny1947(z6 WNY)

Well I broke down and bought a pair last year and they are still sitting in the garage. I seem to be able to work better bare handed.


    Bookmark   June 20, 2005 at 1:58PM
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misstish64(z5 Upstate NY)

I love my Foxgloves. The weave is tight so it prevents the dirt from getting under my fingernails (you know how you always spot that weed before a meeting or family event) and they keep me from getting sunburned. They are long enough to keep the flying dirt from vigorous weeding from getting in at the cuffs. I wouldn't recommend them for prickery jobs, but they're great for weeding, cutting, etc. Plus, they are purple so I don't lose them in the garage. All my other ones, even the suedey/leathery ones that say they are washable get stiff and unpleasant, so I wind up not wearing them.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2005 at 5:30PM
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jannie(z7 LI NY)

I have two pairs of cotton/knit gloves. When one gets wet or muddy,I put on the other. They wash in the regular washer just fine.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2005 at 6:59PM
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