The Bottom Line
- Waterproof, warm and durable.
- Heavy duty, but flexible enough to work in.
- Padded palm for protection.
- Voted "Best Overall" by the Wall Street Journal.
- Limited use. Not an all purpose glove.
- Well insulated and waterproof, but breathable.
- Rugged construction, reinforced at stress points.
- The polyurethane suede covered palm also has gripper dots.
- Adjustable neoprene cuff. Velcro® at wrist gives a good fit and protection.
- Terry cloth brow wipe is a nice feature.
- Also good for winter sports.
- Sized for men and women and offered in three colors: black, tile (blue) and rust.
- Suggested price: $32.00
Guide Review - Waterproof Gardening Gloves
Perhaps we shouldn’t be gardening in cold, wet weather, but there are things to do that won’t keep, like pruning fruit trees and damaged shrubs and getting an early start in the spring. West County winter waterproof gloves are like a cross between ski mittens and garden gloves. They keep you dry and warm, yet the nylon stretch mesh back side keeps them from being stiff and inflexible. Your hands won’t get over heated and sweaty either, thanks to what they call a 2-way moisture management membrane.
The glove feels substantial and well made. My pair has held up well to washing and drying as well as the abuse of doing things they weren’t designed for, like pruning roses and carrying bricks. The added cushioning makes me reach for them whenever I’m about to do something especially rough.
They aren’t an all purpose glove. For that you should look at their Work or Landscape Gloves. But they do fit the bill when temperatures drop and I probably couldn’t otherwise work without a glove like this, since my hands get stiff in cold, wet conditions.