Monday, January 21, 2013


There are different gloves for different needs, but there are three things to remember when making your selection: durability, dexterity and comfort.

Dexterity - a good sense of touch is important, so gloves need to be flexible and correctly chosen for their purpose.

Durability - Gloves can offer protection from the sun, as well as from cutting implements, thorns, the jarring of tools or nasties lurking in the garden. But they need to be strong to be effective. Rubber gloves protect from chemicals and water, keeping hands comfortable and dry. Gauntlets offer great protection from thorns.

Comfort - since you'll be wearing your gloves a lot, they do need to be comfortable. Ones that breathe are often more comfortable for extended use. Leather gloves need to be wiped with a damp cloth and treated with leather cleaner to keep them soft. Rubber gloves can just be rinsed off, and cotton gloves can go through the wash, then dried before storage.

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