Saturday, June 8, 2013

Need New Gardening Gloves? Win Some!


When I was asked by Kara at Angela's Garden if I would like to try a pair of their Classic Gloves, I jumped at the chance.  Though I have several pairs of gloves that I like, I'm always open to trying something new.

Angela's Garden Classic Gloves are made of kidskin leather and it seems to be more difficult to construct a comfortable leather glove than a cloth one, so I was anxious to see how these felt and how they would hold up to some tough use.


The first pair I was sent was a size small, which I sometimes wear, and according to the size chart, would be the size I needed for these.  But they felt a tad bit confining, so I sent them back and got a size medium.  Much better!  I can be in between sizes in gloves with some companies and the fact that these are leather should have told me to go with the mediums to start with.

They felt great right from the get go.  The seams are made such that you don't feel lumps inside the gloves around your fingers, which pleased me.  Nothing irritates me (literally) than having a seam land right in the wrong spot.

Next I put them to the use test. And I really put them through the paces.  We were getting ready for a garden tour and I had some heavy duty gardening chores to do.  Cloth gloves would have given out by the time I got everything done and I wondered if even leather ones would hold up to moving lots of stone, pavers, gravel, etc.  I was really rough on these and inwardly cringed as I smoothed out gravel and handled flagstone and bricks over and over again.  I figured all that rubbing against the stone and rocks would damage the gloves.

Wow.  Not only did they hold up well, I didn't get one blister and they still looked pretty good at the end of a couple weeks of all that, except for being dirty. They recommended handwashing and air drying, which I did, and my gloves are ready to go again. The only down side to them was that because I have very small wrists, the elastic wrists weren't tight enough to keep dirt out. But I've really never used a glove yet that will do that, so for me, I just expect this.



These gloves are extremely comfortable, with a padded palm and the index, middle finger, and the thumb tips reinforced.  Except for fine weeding, when I'll use a close-fitting cloth glove, these will be my go-to gloves for everyday use. In three words - I love them.

Check out all the other attractive and useful gardening items that Angela's Garden has at their website.  I love their hats, but I doubt they'd fit my big head.  I wish those came sized rather than one size fits most. They've got items for men and some cute stuff for kids, too! I love the honeybee hat and gloves! (Make THOSE for adults!)

Win a pair!

Want to try a pair for yourself? Angela's Garden is generously allowing me to give away a pair of these Classic Gloves ($27.00 value) to one of my readers. All you need to do is leave a comment before midnight on Sunday, June 16th, 2013, telling me if you're a regular glove wearer when you garden or not, and please be sure that you leave a method for me to contact you if you're the winner.  Blogger does NOT automatically provide me with your email address when you leave a comment.  I'll use Random.org to randomly choose a winner.


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Thank you to Angela's Garden for the complimentary pair of Classic Gloves.  I was asked to give my honest opinion of them and that's exactly what I did.



38 comments:

Muum said...

I'd love to try them. I use latex gloves and am not really satisfied with them!

Terra said...

Oh my, I am first to post a comment. These gloves look very handsomely constructed and I always wear gloves when gardening.
In case I win I am Terra at thekilns1 at hotmail.com

pam stotts said...

I would love to win a pair of these gloves. I always always wear gloves, otherwise my hands look like I never wash them. You can contact me my messaging me of fb.

Anonymous said...

I would live to win the gloves!! Contact me at chrlnaustin@yahoo.com

Anne Larson said...

As a gardening company manager, I'm always after my crew to "WEAR YOUR GLOVES!" Especially when done commercially, gardening can be dangerous, working in soils where metal, glass and all sorts of sharp debris may be found. Not to mention pruning--I've already had some bloody fingers shown to me this season and all I can say is "please,please wear your gloves." Looks like you've found a sturdy pair that will hold you in good stead. My only concern is that I have what I call "farmer hands"--wide at the knuckles part of my hand. Are these tailored for women only or are they loose enough to be used for wider hands?

Candice Black said...

Hi Kylee,
I always wear gloves, usually the stretchy light weight ones with the rubbery fingers and palms. They seem not as hot as some of the others I have used. I would love a pair of leather kidskin gardening gloves. Kidskin is so buttery soft. Thanks for offering a give-away!!
You can contact me at dcblack@myomnicity.com

Kylee Baumle said...

Anne ~ I know what you're saying about your knuckles. I *think* these would be okay as long as you measure across the widest part of your palm as shown on their size chart and if you're bordering on the next size, go with the larger size (since they're leather).

Jenny said...

Yes, I wear gloves pretty much every time I garden.
Jen
cjy5787@gmail.com

Elaine Doné said...

Yes! I always try to have on gloves. I hate to get blisters and the pair I am using now doesn't help to much with that. You can contact me at deardone@yahoo.com. I hope to hear from you!!! :)

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Oh wow- I would LOVE to win!

I am definitely a regular glove wearer in the garden. I have two pairs but one I much prefer over the other (ironic because they were $1 from Target). I get blisters so easily and they really help keep my hands...well less dirty...clean and gardening are impossible.

KK

pinkcrocodiledesigns @ hotmail dot com

vickie said...

Yes I wear garden gloves every time I garden as I have gotten older and wiser! These look like they are a great pair.
Vickie
vmorgan456 (at) yahoo (dot)com

Dottie said...

I always wear gloves while gardening. I would love to win these. They sound like they are tough and I go through a lot of gloves.

Unknown said...

I am a regular glove wearer. Because I do lot to hand-work, weeding, pruning etc...I go through at least two pairs of gloves every garden season. The extra padding sounds gre

Sue Chanay said...

Kylie,
These look pretty good. I am all of a sudden having a problem with garden gloves after gardening for years. The latex coated ones cause a reaction on my hands. Strange after all these years of wearing them. Maybe a 68 year old body begins to react differently to things, huh. I am having to wear cotton gloves which really aren't that protective. Thanks.

Sue Chanay

Susan McQueeney said...

Love your articles - I look forward to reading it. Garden gloves are a must up here in maine especially on a property that we are still cleaning up from former owners
who tossed "everything in the woods". I love my leather ones but they always stain my hands. These don't look like they would stain and would be still durable. Times are tough with a husband out of work and these would be a big help. Like you I wear a small in some things but would probably need a medium as I have longer fingers.

I can be reached at jfmsem70@yahoo.com

Designed Decor said...

Kaylee, I always wear gloves when doing yard work and gardening! I hate having to clean under the nails when you don't wear them! These look like good ones!

Anonymous said...

I had a great pair of gloves one time with velcro around the wrist that I loved hubby borrowed them and cut off the velcro thinking he was doing me a favor because it didn't work for him;( geez still miss those gloves. These leather ones look awesome thanks for the giveaway ktstarre@hotmail.com

Where fibers meet mud said...

Hi Our Little Acre, I wear gloves to garden and to water the flowers because I never know when I will need to "get into something" serious. I currently have to trim the raspberry bushes and will be looking for some sturdy gloves to do that work.

I love your blog and you brighten my days when the skies are grey. Keep up the good information and cheerfulness of your stories!

Darla.miller@earthlink.net said...

I have to admit, I ALWAYS 'FORGET' my gloves! I usually wear them right after a manicure but after a week, I think, "what the heck". My fingers are STAINED in every nook and cranny - it's a little embarrassing! So the next time I get a manicure, I ALWAYS SWEAR, "I promise to wear gloves!" Maybe the key is having the RIGHT GLOVES!
OMG! I checked out all the CUTE stuff on their website! What a find! Cute hats, gloves, aprons in all kinds of colors and prints - a wonderland for gardeners :))))))

Anonymous said...

My gloves are so tattered that my fingernails get just as dirty when i wear them as when i garden with bare hands! I'd love a new pair of quality gloves that last ...

Unknown said...

Hi, I'd love a new pair of gardening gloves! I have some old leather ones that are quite stiff and also some old cloth ones that are quite worn. I've gardened for several years but this is my first year on our homestead of a couple acres. I just love having a HUGE garden!!!

Anita L. said...

Kylee,

Thanks for the review on the gloves from Angela's Garden. I'm always on the lookout for good, sturdy garden gloves. I'd love to win a pair. Usually, I buy a pair of softer leather work gloves. They work well but I always seem to wear out the left index fingertip. :( So the gloves you reviewed look like the answer to my problem. :)

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I always garden with gloves, usually latex gloves. I'd love a nice pair of leather gloves!I would probably wear a medium.

Anonymous said...

I always wear gloves and MUST wear leather gloves when dealing with Himalayan blackberry. You can reach me on Facebook or via my website: http://seasonsgardendesign.com

Anne Larson said...

Kylee, have you ever tried bamboo gloves? I hear that they are hypo allergenic and also repel odor as they have a natural antibacterial component in the bamboo. When I first heard of them, I thought they'd be scratchy, but you would never know. That said, leather is always my favorite--durable, hopefully supple and if like these gloves you describe, comfortable!

Diane Bandych Wayne on Facebook said...

I wear gloves ALL the time, but my fingernails poke through the ends of my gloves, & then my nails turn black from the dirt. I would love to own a quality pair like these! dmwladybug@comcast.net Thanks!

PJ Jones said...

I can't garden without gloves! :-) lady78610@austin.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Every Mothers Day I receive a new pair of garden gloves! Perfect timing for the new season. Would love to try the leather ones. Contact barbd102@hotmail.com
Thanks

Nancybeth said...

I usually wear gloves and would love to win a pair of these. They look great.

Babs said...

I thought I had left a comment but don't see it here. I would love a chance to win a pair of these gloves. I wear gloves to garden and washable leather would be ideal! Thank you for this offering. I can be reached at bjf826@yahoo.com.

Susanne Drazic said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on these gloves. They look very sturdy and they sound great. I use cotton gloves when gardening, and they never last as long as I would like them to.

smdrazic(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nancy DeTray said...

I know for myself, that the three most important things to have when I am in the garden, which is every day, are, a good pair of hand pruners, a good trowel, and most of all a really good pair of gloves. Nancy DeTray poseypeddler@centurylink.net

Susan C said...

I definitely use gloves! No time to do my nails every night so they look good for my office job. And my yard has stickers that I am trying to get rid of.

Laura Chumbley said...

I always use gloves when I garden. Not only keeps the sun off of my hands but also protects them from thorns and bristles. OUCH!

Laura
chumblebts@mchsi.com

superyards.ca said...

Those gloves look amazing! Where can I get myself a pair?

Carla said...

I like to work in the vegetable garden with bare hands if I can. But if I'm doing yard work with berries or brush or sticky weeds I like to wear gloves. I wear gloves around the horses and moving hay bales. Usually I just grab a pair of jersey gloves and these would be sooooo much cooler!
Thanks for sharing,
cjay (at) iavalley (dot) edu

Jo Ellen said...

I always try to wear gloves in the garden. These look great.

Carla said...

I tried to enter this last night but it doesn't seem to have worked.
I like to work in the garden soil with my bare hands, but I do use gloves for yard work especially berries and such.
These look like really well made and comfortable gloves.
Thank you for the chance to win a pair.

cjay (at) iavalley (dot) edu

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