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When you manipulate weed and stuff you can easily get hurt by thorns. Is there a type of garden gloves to avoid and a type to favor for reliable protection?

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If you can handle some loss of dexterity, leather welding gloves are surprisingly affordable for a long, heavy glove. The problem with "good dexterity" (thinner, tight) gloves is that serious thorns go through them (through they will protect against some of the smaller ones.)

For a lot of the nastier stuff I cut into small-ish parts with long handled pruners, and use the pruners as tweezers, rather than trying to handle it at all directly.

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They make special gardening gloves for gardeners that are marketed as "rose gloves". They have a long cuff to protect your forearms and are puncture resistant. Never used any but noticed some had good reviews when I was recently looking for other gloves.

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