Gardening Gloves that Protect but Don’t Interfere With Your Work

Lavender colored Wonder Grip gardening gloves on wood table
Wonder Grip Nearly Naked gardening gloves, the only ones I use now
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When you don’t want to get your hands dirty, dried out, blistered, or punctured while gardening you wear gloves. But you want gloves that will help you hold on to your tools—not let them slip out of your grasp, right?

And you don’t want to lose your dexterity from the gloves—dexterity  that allows you to do some of those finer tasks like pulling tiny weeds from a newly planted seed bed.

There are many gardening gloves available, how do you choose one?

I’ve worn so many different gloves over the years and only recently I came across what I think are the absolute best. They’re now the only ones I would ever buy.    

Wonder Grip Nearly Naked garden gloves protect your hands but also allow you to do your detailed work

I find these gloves to be the best in dexterity and comfort, with decent  protection from abrasions and punctures. And with good gripping power for picking up and holding on to small tools like my ever important clippers.

They have a rubbery latex coating on the palms and fingers, with a little texture, which provides excellent gripping power. Many gloves have a grippy coating. But what’s different about these is that the grip on these outlasts any of the others I’ve tried. By a lot.

But the best thing about the rubbery coating on the fingers plus the fairly thin fabric, is that I can wear these gloves when I’m planting my tiny seedlings from their seeding trays out into the garden. And weeding out little weeds.

I can keep a good grip on my trusty clippers. When gloves age their surface ends up getting smooth and that makes them slippery. To the point where my smaller tools easily slip right out of my grasp. Even the gloves with a rubbery coating on them.

All plastics oxidize from age and the elements.  And that makes them slippery.

But my Wonder Grip Nearly Naked gloves, with that little bit of texture, have outlasted all the others for gripping power.       

The palm side of Wonder Grip gardening gloves with black coating with a little texture.
The face side of Wonder Grip gloves showing the latex coating with the texture that gives it a good grip.

They’re very comfortable gloves

They’re comfortable because they fit snuggly enough to not leave extra room at the end of your fingers. They’re stretchy so they’re not too tight. And they’re thin, not bulky.

They’re made of a knit polyester with no seams.

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They protect your hands from abrasions, drying out, and to some degree, from punctures from blackberry or rose thorns

The gloves are not puncture-proof, but they help. I use them anyway for jobs like blackberry removal and rose pruning.  When doing these jobs I use my clippers to pick up thorny stems. I can lightly hold them with the gloves, though, carefully. I’ll get a poke here and there but nothing awful. And I like still having that grip on my clippers.

I use my gloves for all types of outdoor projects.

I used them recently when I moved. Their grippiness was perfect for grabbing, lifting, and holding onto cardboard boxes. This really reduced the stress on my hard-working hands.

Wonder Grip has a large variety of gloves, but for gardening choose the Nearly Naked variety. They don’t cost a lot.  Generally around $15.

They’re sometimes available at nurseries or you can get them here.

Give them a try. I think you’ll be very happy with them.

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