The owner was very knowledgeable about gardening, the challenges a gardener faces and just how easily most common garden gloves wear out. (Yes, I have a number of pairs with holes in the fingers that I have sadly had to toss over the years.) He was happy to chat with me at length about his product and his desire to offer a solution to gardeners such as myself.
There, it was a product that intrigued me, the owner was kind and knowledgeable, I'm all in for a trial.
I will also admit that the fact it was named after a crazy elusive mammal digging fiend with a likeness to the comic book character Wolverine did not hurt one bit.
I received my trial pair of gloves in the mail as promised and I couldn't wait to get them on. They were femininely pink for making me feel so primal, I loved it. The gloves fit very nicely, snug even without being uncomfortable. I was worried that they would make my hands hot and sweaty because of the slick coating but even after an hour in the hot sun, they did not.
So, lets head outside and put these beauties to the test...
First up, digging for potatoes. I have to say that this was infinately easier with the assistance of a mammal like pair of claws. The dirt easily yielded at my fingertips (I mean claws) and I was able to dig up the tubers with no problem.
The gloves kept my hands clean, pricker free when pulling up thistle, and aided me in being able to nix the usual hand tools for light gardening and weeding. I love that my lengthier nails were not at all strained because when digging with the claws there is a bit of comfort room allowed for us ladies.
So for overall rating:
* * * * * Five Stars for the sheer coolness factor of the gloves
* * * * * Five Stars for comfort and ease of use
* * * * * Five Stars for protection of hands
I cannot yet rate the durability as I haven't washed these gloves yet nor have I had an entire gardening season to put them to the test but they appear very promising on all other fronts so I would give these an Incidental Farmgirl Thumbs Up!
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