What gardening gloves?

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    I'm using general purpose Briers gloves. The ones with the rubber palms and under fingers and stretch fabric on top of my hands and fingers. Ive found this year they are not lasting very long at all. Is there a particular brand that anybody would recommend Please?
     
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      Hii @ThePlantAssassin I must admit I buy the cheapest I can (eg pound shop or Wilko) because I know that I give them a hard life! I got those ones with rubberised palms and cloth backs for £3 for 3 pairs in wilko which I think is not bad. I find that hand weeding in poor soil full of stones soon breaks up the rubber. I haven't found named fancy brands any better
       
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          I don't usually wear gloves when gardening, but I have a pair of gauntlet style gloves from Briers that I use when dealing with the gooseberries, the rambling rose, brambles and patches of nettles.
           
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            Briers seem to be the most popular but I can ruin a pair every 2 days. I must just be heavy handed @NigelJ your hands must be so sore and I don't wanna even mention finger nails :biggrin:lol. Must admit I'd prefer not to but my hands and nails and of course my nail varnish would be destroyed. It is said you can always tell a good gardener coz they've got dirty nails. Just look at Carol and Month. @CarolineL might be time for me to get cheap ones. Have got a Wilko nearby. Now where's my mask!
             
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            Don't have problems with nail varnish as a rule; only use it for special occasions. Do occasionally tear one or two though.
            Hands don't get sore I think they have got used to it over the past xxx years.
             
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              I always use Showa gloves, nitrile palms and cloth back. They last for ages, are very light and tactile. Can't recall the actual part number of them, Showa make dozens of varieties. I think the 380 style may be it. I can check tomorrow. They are mad in 3 sizes, so ensure you get the right size.

              Showa 380 Palm Nitrile - Coated Gloves Size 8 | eBay
               
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                I use Einsky leather gloves as they're comfortable and have saved my hands and fingers from cuts, stings, and just general protection

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                  I have only recently taken to wearing gardening gloves. In the Greenhouse I use Nitrile disposable. For general use in the garden I bought a couple of pair og green cottony type with a kind of rubberrery palm, they are quite good, also I have some gauntlet type for the roses etc. In past times my hands became quite leathery, now I fell like the Fairy washing up advert. For me it has become a necessity as I suffer with psoriosis that bleeds. Never mind, there are others worse off.
                   
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                      Thanks for all the advice. I suppose finding ones that fit properly is quite an important consideration too. :ThankYou:
                       
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                          I don't as a rule wear gloves either , but do have a heavy duty pair of ' Marigold' type ones ( but tougher ones for workplace tasks, not washing up!:heehee:) for yucky jobs that might mean I come into contact with slugs!!:yikes:
                           
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                            I always use scaffolders' gloves, from Quickfix. A scaffolder once gave me a pack of 10 pairs and I wouldn't be without them now...bramble proof, long lasting.
                             
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