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.
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.
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.