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Apr 19, 2012 8:36 PM CST
|I don't need to enter the drawing, since I already have 3 pairs, but just wanted to say how much I love them! I'm not typically a glove person, but saw people raving about Atlas nitrile gloves, so I decided to give them a go. I've had a horrible time finding gardening gloves that fit, because I have slender hands with really long fingers. Women's gloves were all too short in the fingers, which ruins the dexterity, and men's gloves were too wide and baggy. I got a pair of their lighter stretchy gloves, and wonder of wonders, they actually fit! That year, everyone on my list got Atlas gloves for Christmas: lightweight ones for the summer gardeners, and the heavier thermal ones for my farmer relatives, and my dad, who spends a lot of time with his snowblower and shovel in the winter. My kids even got on board and picked out their own colors (so they'd stop stealing mine!).
So far the only problem I've had is getting some burr-like seed heads stuck in the stretchy fabric on the back of the hands. I've tried duct tape and masking tape, both from the inside and from the outside, to see if I can pull them out, and also tried running them through the washer, but can't seem to get those prickly little hook-shaped hairs out.
Mine have gone through the wash several times (cold water), and air dried, and still look almost like new. I'm definitely a big fan. I can plant seeds, pull weeds, pick peas and beans, tie my clematis up on the trellis, etc., all without taking off my gloves. Two thumbs up!
Apr 20, 2012 5:31 AM CST
|I'm with Angie - Used to be, I *never* wore gloves unless I was trying to avoid blisters. I wear my Atlas gloves
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