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Jan White
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Any suggestions for good quality, non-leather women's work gloves?  I want gloves that are at least mostly breathable, that don't move around too much on my hands, and with nice short fingers.  The typical gardening gloves with rough latex coating on palms and fingers

are okay for light stuff, but I need something that will stand up to hours on a shovel without wearing through between forefinger and thumb. 
I've tried a couple brands in this style

and it seems like I get 10-20 hours of moving rocks, sifting dirt, hauling logs, etc. before busting out seams or wearing though fingertips.
Anyone know any good brands obtainable online?
 
Jim Fry
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See what they have at the feed store. Around here, they are usually strong and tough.
 
Jan White
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Jim Fry wrote:See what they have at the feed store. Around here, they are usually strong and tough.


The good ones tend to be generic, man-sized gloves.  As soon as they make something small enough to fit me, it needs to be pink and useless.
 
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My dad got me some Mechanix gloves, and they last quite a long time. I've worn through a pair by repeated use pulling extremely thorny blackberries, but I pull a LOT of blackberries. They also bend well with my fingers and aren't too stiff. They get a little clammy when wearing them, but so do all my other gardening gloves. The size Small fits my tiny hands rather well. There's only maybe 1/2 centimeter extra beyond my tips. It's definitely not enough to get in the way of working and grabbing things, and it's enough space that if my nails get long (long nails are great for untying things!), the nails don't make the glove too small. I find the gloves fit well. These are the type I have (http://www.mechanix.com/automotive/m-pact-impact-gloves).



Looking at their website, they offer even more durable gloves in their "Hardware" series, and those also come in size Small.
 
Jan White
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Thanks, Nicole.  I'll try them out when the denim patches and construction glue stop holding my current pair together!
 
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