Gardener’s gloves – ideal gardener’s gift?
(Content last updated January, 2022)
If you do a search for the ‘gardener gloves’ or ‘gardening gloves’ you’ll find that choosing the right gloves isn’t necessarily as easy as you thought it would be. That’s mainly because there are so many gardening gloves available these days. It’s no bad thing to have a better choice.
Is it necessary to buy the ones that extend right up to the elbows?
What about the skin-tight gloves. Those are supposed to provide for extra dexterity. But will they give you enough protection?
There are no gardener’s gloves that are going to do everything – no one size that fits all, so to speak. No pair that will cater to every different aspect of gardening.
There is, though, a pair or two that will fit nicely to your needs. And that’s what this article is all about – helping you to find out which garden gloves that are a good ‘fit’.
Here are the top 5 gardener’s gloves that will cover your gardening needs come rain or shine.
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Best Gardener Gloves (for women and men)
Pine Tree Tools – Gardener Gloves for Men and Women – Bamboo. S, M, L, XL, XXL
These breathable bamboo garden gloves keep your hands nicely cool on those warmer days. Not that we get too many of those (the warmer days) in the UK.
Heard of bamboo gardening gloves before? No? Well, bamboo is, naturally so, a very breathable material. Plus, bamboo absorbs perspiration.
In the summer, these Pine Tree Tools gardener gloves keep your hands cool. In the winter, the gloves keep your hands warm.
The gloves are suitable for any type of gardening work – be that pruning (even pruning roses), pulling nettles, digging, cutting the lawn, painting.
If you’re in the habit of removing your gloves whenever the chore at hand calls for dexterity, then with the Pine Tree Tools gloves that will become a thing of the past. In fact, these garden gloves are even touchscreen-friendly – yes, you can use your mobile phone with the gloves still on.
The Pine Tree bamboo gardener gloves come in three variable sizes – small, large, and extra-large. This means the right size is available for women and for men.
Oh, and because these gardening gloves are made from bamboo, you’re doing your bit for the planet. Bamboo is natural and it’s quick-growing which means it’s sustainable.
Pine Tree Tools (the seller) offer a satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied with your purchase you’re entitled to a full refund.
Colour: light green on the rear and black over the palm area.
Weight: 45g – 159g depending on size.
Rose Pruning Gloves (C.C. Better). Extra-Long Cowhide Sleeves. For Men and Women
These rose-pruning gloves from C.C. Better are available in small, medium, large, and extra-large. As such, sizes are suited to women and to men.
The rose-pruning gardening gloves are made from 100% natural (and premium) goatskin. The material makes sure that your hands are safe from rose thorns. The gloves are extremely breathable and keep your hands comfortably cool.
While the goatskin gardening gloves will not offer too much in the way of hand dexterity, they are ergonomically designed. This means you can grip any type of gardening tool with ease.
The leather gardener gloves are elbow length. The extended cowhide leather cuff provides forearm protection.
Note that the rose-pruning leather gloves are not waterproof. Well, that is, not waterproof unless you provide them with waterproof protection yourself.
Colour: yellow or brown.
Weight: Approximately 240g.
Pink Leather Gardening Gloves Slim-Fit for Women and Men (blue also available) – by Viridescent
These slim-fit pink (also available in blue and royal blue) leather gardening gloves by Viridescent are a snug fit on the hand. Thus making it ideal for the more dexterous hand movements. The rear-sided Velcro adjustable fasteners ensure the snug fit, even on small hands.
The palm side and the glove’s finger panels are made from leather. The rear is fabric. This protects the palm of your hands against rose thorns, stingy nettles, brambles, and various other difficult-to-deal with shrubs.
And if you’re not 100% satisfied with your gardening glove purchase there’s a money-back guarantee on your purchase. Simply return the gardener gloves and you’ll receive a full refund.
Available colours: pink, blue, royal blue.
Approximate weight: 81g.
Green Blade Non-Slip Gloves
These, the Green Blade gardening gloves, have been manufactured to provide a non-slip handling experience. That’s on account of the latex palm-side coating which provides you with extra gripping ability.
The gloves are CE approved and come with a 12-month full refund policy if not satisfied.
The Green Blade gardener’s gloves are thorn-proof to some extent. But I wouldn’t want to try them out on the roses. Fine against stinger nettles, however.
One size of these garden gloves fits all sizes of hands.
Colour: green palm side with yellow rear side.
Himalayan Fleece Lined Leather Winter Thermal Gardening Gloves
The Himalayan Leather Fleece-Lined Thermal Winter Gardener’s Glove is nicely insulated for those cold autumnal and wintertime months.
The gloves are made from cow-hide leather. The lining is acrylic fleece which offers cold and humidity resistance providing comfort and warmth.
There’s an elasticated rear side for that more snug fit.
The gloves are not waterproof as is. If waterproofing is required the gloves would need to be treated with a waterproofing substance such as Nikwax.
Available sizes: 8 (medium), 9 (large), and 10 (extra-large).
Available trim colours: size 8 – brown; size 9 – blue; size 10 – red.
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