I know! I know! A weird topic…. but this may well turn into a bit of a rant. Don’t you find though that often it is the silliest, tiniest things that can be the most irritating?
It has taken a few years but I’ve finally (I think and hope) found garden gloves that last! I’ve had my Showa pair for nearly 3 years now. Outdoor gloves for Alfie are a challenge – we’re still working on that.
When working around the house, I don’t use rubber gloves all the time, but you just need to wear rubber gloves for certain jobs, especially if you have sensitive skin.
And to be honest, I am sick and tired of buying gloves that only last a few days, or more correctly a few minutes usage.
As my sister said recently they should sell them individually! And she’s right.
It is always the right-hand one that goes on me. So currently in my press I have FIVE left-hand gloves.
And only ONE LEAKING right-hand one!!!!!
So here’s my analysis of three different brands that I’ve bought over the past few months.
I’ve bought the expensive ones – Marigold Extra Tough Outdoor – €4.49 – only used them indoors and yes, they lasted a bit longer than other brands but ultimately the same problem occurs.
I’ve bought the medium priced ones – Killeen Super Strong – €1.69 – thought I’d support an Irish company – they didn’t last any time.
I’ve bought the cheap ones – around .50c in Aldi – thinking at least I could replace them regularly at that price! They lasted about 3 or 4 uses! So I’d need to buy a pair a week, thus adding to my selection of left-hand gloves.
The same thing happens in each of them, after a very short time, they wear thin either at the thumb and forefinger junction, or the tip of the finger and leak.
And always, always the right-hand one.
Is there anything worse than a leaking rubber glove? I HATE the feeling and the smell.
So rubber glove manufacturers, is there anything that can be done about this?
Can we go and buy a stack of right-hand gloves or left-hand ones? Should we start a ‘swap’ club for rubber glove wearers – I could pair up with a left-handed person?
Has anyone else had this trivial but annoying problem?
Has anyone found a glove that lasts?