These gloves offer maximum protection against punctures - whether thorns, splinters, wire, or needles - as well as provide superior cut protection. The blue colored Safety H.D. Gloves are designed for very tough work, using 2 layers of special puncture and extra-cut-protection fabric. They excel at barbed wire work, demolition, and materials handling (such as broken glass).
The Safety Garden Gloves are maximally puncture resistant, using 4 layers of special puncture resistant material with good cut protection. These excel at heavy duty gardening, especially with cacti or other plants that have severe thorns. Both are machine washable, breathable, and stretch.
I bought these as I work with a lot of rose bushes. They are good gloves but definitely not great gloves for thorns. Not worth the money. I am disappointed.
- Sunday, June 29, 2014
Not for Cacti 2.0
Jerry Tye (Scottsdale, AZ)
I have to agree with IKF. I bought these gloves (Garden Gloves) on your suggestion they were cactus thorn resistant. First day out, my wife went to transplant two Mexican Fencepost cacti in our front yard, and was bandaging up her hands before putting my own heavy leather gloves over the Garrett Wade gloves.
You might want to field test these type of things before you make a claim. Please come on out to the desert with your new models. We'll be glad to put them to a real test.
- Monday, June 23, 2014
Good Idea, Poor Execution
Judson Roberts (Springfield, Oregon)
My wife and I live on a small farm in Oregon that was a vacant property for five years, and we constantly battle the wild blackberries that spread across the property, as well as thistles that spread in the pastures. Both have very nasty thorns. We usually wear heavy leather gloves when cutting the canes and plants and hauling them out, but even those sometimes get pierced by the thorns. I bought a pair of these for my wife, hoping they'd offer better protection, but they're worthless. The puncture resistant material is only on the palm side surfaces. The back of your hand, and even the sides of your fingers, are only covered in a thin stretchy material of the sort that inexpensive garden gloves are made of, which offers no protection whatsoever. We're sending these back, and will keep using the leather gloves.
- Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Not Suitable for Handling Cacti
IKF (Chicago, IL)
I bought the green (heavy duty) gloves, to move a dead and partially rotted saguaro at our vacation home in Baja Mexico. The very first time I gripped the cactus, thorns shot through the material and punctured my hand. These gloves may be suitable for handling smaller tapered thorns, like those found on blackberry bushes. But they are no match for longer thorns, like those found on saguaros and other cacti.
- Monday, May 05, 2014
Sharon (Cincinnati, Ohio)
These are one of the best investments we ever made. I purchased two pairs of these several years ago (one for my husband and one for myself). After several years of use on black raspberries and roses, they are still performing beautifully. Thorns occasionally penetrate the green fabric, but that happens very rarely and mostly with brittle, dry thorns when I am trying to rush and not being as careful as I should be. I hope Garrett Wade continues selling these because I will definitely replace them when they wear out.
May 2014 Rate & Review Honorable Mention $50 Winner. Congratulations, Sharon!!
- Sunday, April 06, 2014
Best Gloves Ever!
J. Earle (Ft. White, Florida)
These are the best gloves that have ever been made. We have a thorny vine that we dread to tackle every year. This vine gets wrapped in our bushes and is almost impossible to get out without being stuck over and over again! Well, this year it has been a breeze. The thorns have not punctured the gloves and it has made our work go quickly and pain free. Everyone should purchase these gloves. We wondered if they would be worth the cost, but found out they are worth every penny! You won't be sorry.
- Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Craig Chenevert (Pensacola, FL)
I was replanting a rosebush with my new garden safety gloves and before I knew it, the bush was replanted and I didn't get stuck once! Great product!
- Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Marco (Greensboro, NC)
Haven't had a chance to use them yet, but I will share that the fit of the glove is bad. Meaning that I ordered a large, just like usual, and the hand portion of the glove fit well, but the fingers were all about 3/4" too long. Never had a problem like this with other gloves. Also, FYI, there is not a lot of dexterity with these gloves.
Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
Thank you for your review on the Heavy Duty Safety Work Gloves. We are sorry to hear that you are not completely satisfied with them and that they do not fit you well. If you’d like you may return them for a refund, using the label which came with them or, you may exchange them to see if the replacement is a better fit. We apologize for the inconvenience.
- Monday, December 30, 2013
Weeder (Rochester, MN)
I purchased the heavy duty ones and both thistle and raspberry thorns still come through and stab me. I am still searching and find the thick leather gloves still the best defense.
- Monday, December 02, 2013
Rosemary Kuhlman (Pontotoc, Texas)
My husband is disappointed in the gloves. He works every day clearing land, moving logs, huge rocks, etc. he says the gloves are too "slippery" to grip the logs and rocks very well. I thought they would be great gloves for him considering the description and the price.
- Monday, November 11, 2013
Ted (Kalispell, MT)
I used them right away to clean out my gutters. In the past I sustained cuts and scratches on my fingers and hands as I have aluminum leaf guards that I have to remove before I can clean out the gutters. These gloves protected my hands from the metal edges. Great Gloves.
- Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Benjamin L Cameron (Christiansburg, VA)
I have been looking for a pair of gloves in which will protect my hands from sharp objects, I fish a lot of fresh water and salt water and looking for gloves to protect against the teeth on fish, your gloves are great for that and they don't cost you an arm and a leg to buy them.
- Friday, October 18, 2013
Not as rated
Ed (Purcell, OK)
I purchased the garden gloves as it said was good for cacti. I disagree as when I received them, I had some cacti to transplant and it was almost like wearing leather work gloves. I got spines in the gloves to prove it...
Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
Thank you for your review on the Safety HD Gloves. We are sorry to hear they didn't work out so well for this purpose. A return label is on its way to you.
- Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Steve (Coral Spring, Florida)
I ordered these gloves due to the puncture resistance. I thought they would make great diving gloves to capture lobster. My first use find the palm surfaces to be extremely slippery making if difficult to hold onto things. Maybe if they are not wet, this won't be so bad. Time will tell if it gets better.
- Thursday, September 12, 2013
Best work gloves ever
W R Breitwieser (Thompson, ND)
I've purchased several items from Garrett Wade. All have worked as advertised. The gloves are a dream. I work with raspberries and I don't get any stickers in my hand. I'm going to try trimming my Russian Olives. That should really test it. I've ordered so many items that I think it would save time if Garrett Wade sent 10 items per month until I have one of everything.
- Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Dave (Woodbridge, VA)
I purchased these gloves for myself as I had a lot of wild thorn bushes growing in my yard. I found these were the only gloves I could get a solid grip on these plants with no worries about the thorns going through the gloves.
I don't think I would grab anything with long thorns but do well with working around rose bushes and pulling the wild raspberries plants that tend to pop up in my yard.
- Monday, August 12, 2013
Dan S (Houston, Texas)
These things are supposed to be durable? And how does someone expect to get satisfaction from a 90 day guarantee?
I'm going with another reviewer's advice and going cowhide, and I'll probably spray them with rubber to keep them dryer.
- Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Heather (Morristown, NJ)
I gave these gloves to my Father-in-Law who does a LOT of work around the house outside and always seems to damage his hands. He was very happy to receive these gloves and that in turn made me happy :)
- Monday, April 02, 2012
David (San Francisco, California)
I bought these to use with my cacti plants. Unfortunately, they didn't work as advertised. The thorns of the cacti went right through the gloves. I'll be looking for something else that might work.
- Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Peter (Bennington, New York)
We purchased the Garden Gloves for my wife in size medium for my wife who has relatively small hands, and the gloves fit perfectly, feel comfortable and absolutely protect against those sharp garden hazards as advertized. Great gloves to last a lifetime!
- Sunday, December 19, 2010
Paul Bona (Tucson, Arizona)
Been looking for gloves like this - Cactus go thru everything...
not these... so cool...