Hello Mutineers! If you’ve followed us here on the website or on social media sites like Instagram and Facebook, you know that I like to share the things we actually use around Mutiny Ranch. Since our interests are diverse these items range from animal care to gardening implements but also footwear and kitchen gadgets. No matter what the item is though if we recommend it here then we personally own and use it or have researched it enough to have it on our “wishlist”.
The Mutiny Ranch Item of the Day for 5/11/2021 is the Wells Lamont Gardening Gloves.
Here in SW Colorado, we’re approaching planting season. We generally start our summer crops the last week of May and then cross our fingers there won’t be a surprise June snow. It’s happened before…snow on Father’s Day. I’m not joking.
Digging around in the dirt isn’t just fun, it’s beneficial for our mental and physical health (studies are showing that soil microbes can increase our immunity and improve our mood…read about it here and here and here). My favorite “crop” to grow is soil which I do through composting, rotational grazing, cover crops, and practicing no-till gardening. During the growing season, my day ends with shaking the dirt out of my shoes and scrubbing my hands with a nail brush so they are clean enough to make dinner.
But as much as I like the feeling of the cool soil in my hands I also need a good pair of gardening gloves for those times I need a little more protection or a better grip on weeds.
I’m going to bet that most of us gardeners have gone round and round trying to find their unicorn gloves…especially us women (or those of us with smaller hands overall). In five years of searching, I’ve yet to find a pair of men’s gloves that fit my hands comfortably. It doesn’t help that most of my local feed stores don’t even offer men’s gloves in a size small (maybe men don’t want to be caught admitting they have small hands??). To add insult to injury, when perusing the women’s section most of the gloves are much more light-weight, flimsy, and useless. Oh, they might be available in prettier colors or cute patterns with bees or flowers…but they are still pretty freakin’ useless.
I don’t know about you but I’m the one planting things, pulling weeds, shoveling compost, trimming the blackberry bushes, schlepping hay and straw bales, and helping to carry the heavy stuff too. I deserve gloves that offer the same amount of protection, comfort, wearability, and usefulness as any man doing that kind of work too. Amiright?
Enter the Well Lamont Gardening Gloves.
These gloves actually fit my hands in a way that I can still do things…like writing with a pen. This particular pair is fairly lightweight and breathable which makes them great for 3 seasons (I have a different pair of Wells Lamont Gloves for winter). But they also have some reinforcement at the knuckles and the palm of the hand making them a prime choice for me for almost all of my chores. They work well for handling lumber and logs (with the bark still on it) as well as providing a bit of padding for carrying hay bales where the baling twine might typically dig into the palm. I even wear them while riding the 4 wheeler.
I also love that they are touchscreen friendly. After all, I tend to like to post a lot of photos on Instagram.
Ladies, if you’re on the hunt for gardening gloves that fit better than what you find in the men’s section and are more useful than those in the ladies’ section I urge you to try the Wells Lamont Gardening Gloves. I wear a size small since they tend to give a little…maybe in the future, they will offer even smaller sizes for better fit options.
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