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I have small hands, even small men's gloves don't fit me. Which you can't find anyway most of the time.
The women's so-called "gloves" I have bought are invariably some combination of cheap, flimsy, poorly made, use low quality leather that quickly cracks and stiffens, poorly fitted. Often the seams rub my hands raw and give me blisters.
So when I found a company that makes high quality gloves for women I was more than eager to try them out, and the gloves fit, last, don't stiffen if you get them wet, and (most important of all) actually protect my hands.
They're not cheap, but like any good tool, quality is well worth paying for. I will take a pair of $23 to $29 gloves that fit and last for years over a dozen pairs of $5 gloves that leave me with blisters ANY DAY. Yes, I'm plugging them. If you have had trouble finding WORK gloves that you can actually WORK in and that fit, you will not believe the difference a well-fitted quality glove will make.
Anyway, here they are:
They also sell women's work boots, and high quality mens gloves, as well as sundry tools and other items. I highly recommend them.
-- Sojourner (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 05, 2001
Sojourner, I went to the website, and they looked like nice gloves. The price I didn't think was as nice. I have found women's deer hide gloves at our local coop for about $16 and screamed about the price then! They do last and last though. Parker Glove Company (sorry, no website) was at the Farm Machinery Show last Feb. in Louisville KY selling all types of gloves, including womens. I like the Deerskin for most chores, and the goatskin for jobs requiring dexterity. (like robbing beehives.
-- Judy in IN (Whileaway3@cs.com), August 07, 2001.
Wells Lamont makes womens cloth (cotton) work gloves that have little "nubbies" on them for added grip and wear resistance, they are machine washable and driable, and come in small and medium, in several colors as well as white. These outlast the leather ones, and at 3.49 a pair, a real bargain! I do stalls, throw hay, and yard work in them, so they stand up to anything you can dish out.
All decent hardware store and farm supply stores carry them too.
-- Annie Miller in SE OH (email@example.com), August 08, 2001.
Annie, if those $3.50 Lamont cotton gloves worked for you, great. The ones I bought wore out in just a few weeks, plus they didn't even come close to fitting me properly (fingers were too long). I'm doing construction work, and the fingers were out in those gloves in nothing flat. The Lamont Wells women's leather gloves I bought faired no better. The first time they got wet, they stiffened up and started rubbing my hands raw. Ditto the unbranded women's leather work gloves I bought at the local farm store.
Didn't work for me. But my WomansWork deerhide gloves got rode hard and put away wet (I mean that literally, worked in the rain in them on more than one occasion) more than once. I did finally wear out one fingertip, but really the only reason I'm having to replace them is that the dog ran off with one of them. For construction, I'm going with the cowhide this time, and a pair of deerhide gloves for yardwork and the tougher gardening chores. If I ever get things whipped into shape so that I have light gardening to do (everything seems to be hard labor right now, LOL!) I'll try a pair of their goatskin gloves. I'm really sold on these gloves. I've tried at least one of every pair of women's glove I've ever come across, and nothing comes even close for comfort, fit, and usability.
-- Sojourner (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 08, 2001.
Thanks so much! I also have very small hands and have been unable to find good work gloves that fit (can't even find any that fit, much less good ones.) I spent hours online last winter trying to find insulated work gloves, with no success. Anyway, thanks. I think they will be well worth the price.
-- Paula (email@example.com), August 09, 2001.
I don't know if this will be of interest to you or not but here goes:
I too have small hands so when my good gloves wore out in the fingers, I took them to the Hutterite Colony near us and they made a pair for me using the old ones as a pattern. I was able to pick the leather that I wanted, etc. and if memory serves me correctly, I paid about 16.00 Canadian for them.
-- Kari (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 09, 2001.