- Gardening Gloves
Experienced gardeners known that garden gloves are just as vital as a trowel or secateurs! They protect your hands from all sorts of things, so snap up a pair from this OnBuy category today! Our collection includes men’s gardening gloves and ladies’ gardening gloves from lots of materials!
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Looking to buy Gardening Gloves?Thorn pricks and green-stained skin, painful chemical burns and scary diseases - these are the kind of things you risk when you garden without gardening gloves. So get covered up with the great products available in this category. With an equal abundance of men’s gardening gloves and ladies’ gardening gloves this category is a one stop shop for horticultural apparel!
Why you need gardening gloves
Before we examine the different types of gardening gloves you can buy, it’s worth considering the different reasons you’d want a pair in the first place. One of the most widely known advantages of garden gloves is that they protect you from the thorns and barbs common on many plants. Whether you’re pruning a rose bush into whorled perfection or you’re picking delicious home-grown blackberries for a crumble, you’ll want to avoid pricking yourself on them.
Beyond piercing thorns, gardening gloves offer you protection from other hazards as well. Many herbicides, pesticides and fungicides are fairly caustic, especially in the neat concentrations you’ll find straight from a bottle. A good, thick pair of gardening gloves made from the right material will stop splashes of these corrosive chemicals from burning your skin.
Garden gloves keep your hands clean as well. After all, gardening’s a messy job! This isn’t just about being fussy about how your hands look or feel. There are plenty of unpleasant microbes in the dirt that can cause nasty infections if they get into cuts or scrapes on your skin.
The different types of gardening gloves
The key difference that separates most gardening gloves is the material they are made from. Let’s look first at cloth gloves. Cloth gloves are common and inexpensive. Usually made from cotton or another breathable fabric these gardening gloves are primarily for keeping your hands clean when you perform simple garden tasks. Some of them are reinforced by layers of extra stitching which stops thorns and bracken poking through the fabric. They’re not the most protective garden gloves, but they are the cheapest. You’ll also find the biggest differences between men’s gardening gloves and ladies’ gardening gloves in this type. Many manufacturers give their cloth gardening gloves pretty patterns and colours if they’re aimed at women. Not the most modern attitude, but these ladies’ gardening gloves are rather fetching, and there’s nothing stopping guys from turning them into men’s gardening gloves!
Other common materials to see garden gloves made from is leather and rubber. Leather offers supreme protection from thorns and cuts. They’re waterproof as well, but often more expensive as well. Rubber coated garden gloves will effectively shield your hands from both abrasions and chemical burns, but you should definitely stay clear of them if you have a latex allergy.