Keep Safe Welders Gauntlets Red Large
Great gardening gloves
Like most reviewers i bought these for gardening when dealing with brambles. Most gardening gloves have leather palms but cloth tops which the brambles easily penetrate. You can buy all leather gardening gloves but they are usually twice the price of these. These also offer the advantage of added protection to your wrists and lower forearm as they fit higher up your arm than conventional gardening gloves. These are thick and would benefit from a few wears to break them in and to make them more supple. For added protection I would recommend the leather welding sleeves also available from Screwfix.
8 May 2015
Excellent Value leather gloves
These are sold as 'welders gloves', though I bought them for extra protection dealing with thorns and brambles in the garden. They are marked as size 10 (EN420 std); my hands are not overly large and they are a perfect snug fit; so I would say they tend more to a 'medium' size. Larger hands may find them too snug. They are lined with a soft finish and are comfortable and warm for such a robust glove. The cuffs cover the wrists very well too.
I have not had them long so cannot comment on how long they would last but for the price they seem very well made.
As for protection they are marked as EN388 and EN407 Cat. 2 glove.
EN388 performance is Abrasion Resistance 4/4 Blade cut resistance 1/5 Tear resistance 4/4 Puncture resistance 4/4
so an excellent result for tough gardening or (dry) household jobs needing a high level of physical protection.
EN407 performance is Burning 4/4 Contact heat 1/4 Convection heat 3/4 Small splashes molten metal 4/4 with a fail for radiant heat and large metal splashes. so not the best welding gloves but ok for small jobs and would probably make excellent oven gloves.
As thick leather gloves they do not lend themselves to delicate work requiring dextrous fingers, but they are not too thick given the level of protection offered.
6 May 2015
Good for gardening
Actually bought these for handling brambles as they have long wrists and good puncture resistance. I could grip, pull out, fold and scrunch the brambles with no problems at all. Also used to handle hawthorn.
Considering proper bramble gloves are about 10 times the prices, these did really well. I'll be using them a lot over the summer as I have a lot of overgrown garden to clear out.
Some slight visible wear to fingers and palms after an evenings use - however not marking them down for this as they're not meant for this use and they're so cheap I can replace them regularly if required.
16 Apr 2015
These have to be the best all round gloves available. Brambles, barbed wire, stinging nettles, nothing bothers them, or you if you are wearing them. I even used them to pull foil wrapped potatoes from the embers of a bonfire! amazing...
11 Jan 2015