every avid gardener needs a good pair of gloves (or two, or three). once i started wearing gloves... yikes... i actually did all my gardening bare handed for years. for some reason i couldn't get used to having gloves on my hands. not being able to 'feel' as i went along did not appeal to me. unfortunately, my hands are all the worse for it now. needless to say, i made myself get used to them and i am incessantly on the hunt for the perfect gloves.
my current favorites from smith and hawken... only when they get wet-- which is a given-- the leather fingers dry stiffly making it necessary to soften them up and i don't abide taking the time to do this with each use.
i have experimented with many different variety of gloves over the years: short , long , leather, thorn resistant, all purpose, lightweight, water resistant, sturdy, and even form-fitting knit gloves. typically my right thumb and next two fingers wear clear through the ends of the glove long before the glove itself wears out.
i may have discovered the glove of all gloves. while i was working my day-long project on friday the pair i had recently ordered from smith and hawken arrived in the mail. without delay i excitedly donned them to assist me in my tasks and to give them an immediate test-run.
my new digs ( a pun - yes)--VERY comfortable-- i dare say the MOST comfortable pair i have ever owned. they are light lime green (a favorite color of moi), not pale yellow as they appear in this photo.
here's the scoop:
Fashionable and functional, these sturdy, lightweight gloves protect your hands while offering superior fit and dexterity. They are ideal for digging, weeding and planting in the garden.
Fingertips and palms reinforced to resist abrasions, punctures and tearing
Superior grip in wet or dry conditions
Ventilation panel with moisture-wicking mesh keeps hands cool
Terry-cloth thumb panel acts as a brow wipe
Carabiner hook quickly attaches to a belt loop
Adjustable wrist closure