These http://www.goldleaf-gloves.com/ gloves are extremely comfortable and after initially feeling rather tight when first worn, soon adjust to working conditions. One of the main problems with many heavy duty gloves is the fact that they dramatically reduce dexterity due to their thickness but the suppleness of goldleaf make both holding plant material and using tools so much easier. I very often forfeit the glove in which I hold my working tools but with these there is no problem. The gauntlet is long enough to protect the arm adequately, especially when dealing with thorny plants, and although the material feels rather soft , no thorns managed to penetrate the material.
As a great deal of garden work is carried out during the cold days of winter, the fact that these gloves are waterproof mean that your hands stay warm while working which is a great benefit. With Christmas on the way these gloves would make an ideal present for any gardener.