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Digz Garden Gloves – Review and Tips for Use and Care

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I received some Digz garden gloves to review earlier this year. My hands take a beating since I spend time in the garden nearly every day, so I use gloves regularly.

digz garden gloves - signature high performance with mesh back

In this article, I'll review four types of digz garden gloves, discussing fit, construction, intended use, and care.

(I love to work bare handed, too, but at the half century mark, my hands don't bounce back quite as quickly as they did when I was younger.)

Digz Garden Gloves for Women

I tested four types of digz garden gloves:

Fit

The fit on the three types of leather gloves is good. The nitrile gloves are a little bit snug.

Note – I do have rather large hands for a woman, and typically buy men's large gloves. I was pleasantly surprised that the women's large size fit.

For the goatskin leather gloves, I tested the XL size.

Construction

The canvas back and the mesh back digz garden gloves are made with synthetic leather on the palms. They also have some padding sewn in for extra comfort, and touch screen friendly finger tips.

I like the canvas gloves for cooler weather, and the mesh for working in the heat. The mesh gloves have a stretchy, adjustable wrist closure so they are easy to get off and on sweaty hands.

Both the canvas and the mesh back gloves have double stitched palms for durability, and the canvas backed gloves have additional knuckle padding on the back of the hand.

The wrist protection on the rose picker gloves reaches more than halfway to my elbow, which is helpful to avoid phytophotodermatitis when weeding clumps of Queen Anne's lace.

The goat leather is thin enough to be flexible, so grab thorny plants gingerly.

The nitrile gloves are quite sticky and grippy, but like all nitrile gloves I've tried, not the most breathable.

Suggested Uses

The suggested uses for each type of glove are as follows:

Duck Canvas

  • Pruning
  • Landscaping
  • Mulching
canvas back digz gloves

Signature High Performance Garden Gloves (mesh back, top photo in post) and Nitrile Coated garden gloves

  • Potting
  • Planting
  • Weeding
nitrile coated digz gloves

Rose Picker goatskin leather

  • Landscaping
  • Hand & Power Tools
  • Plumbing
  • Mechanics
rose picker digz garden gloves

Can you wash digz garden gloves?

Both the canvas back and mesh back garden gloves with synthetic leather palms can be machine washed on cold and line dried.

For goatskin and nitrile dipped gloves, hand wash in cold water with Dawn dish soap.

Betterbee beekeeping site gives more detailed cleaning instructions in the article, “Washing Your Goatskin Leather Gloves“.

Can you get digz garden gloves with claws?

No, digz garden gloves don't come with claws, but I've tested the gloves with claws and I don't like them.

I found the clawed gloves made it difficult to grip, because the claw tips don't flex. Weeding was tougher, not easier.

They only help to work up your soil when it's loose and fluffy to start. If the soil is compacted at all, it's difficult to dig the claws in. They're at the tip of your finger and tend to bend backward instead.

Do the touchscreen compatible fingertips work?

I tested the touchscreen compatible fingertips when the gloves were clean, and was able to do basic movements on the phone like selecting, scrolling and swiping.

The tips are are a little too large for typing, but I could answer an incoming call. I don't usually cart the phone around in the garden anyway, so it's not a big deal to me.

Wear and Tear

The glove hold up well to general garden use, and the extra padding in palm is nice when I'm putting in long hours weeding or pruning.

assorted Digz gloves

The Best Digz Garden Gloves

My personal favorite out of the digz garden gloves I had to review are the Signature High Performance gloves.

I like how the mesh back of the glove breathes, and the adjustable wrist closure makes it easy to put on or off.

The synthetic leather covering wraps all the way up the fingers and around the fingertips for extra protection. The fit is well-proportioned – no floppy fingertips to interfere with gardening tasks where you need dexterity.

My runner up is the canvas back, which I suspect will last a little longer, but isn't as breathable. (It's been a hot summer here in Wisconsin.)

The rose pickers are nice for sticking my hands into poky foliage, but I use them less than the other gloves.

Nitrile gloves are not my favorite, because they make my hands sweat. Since these are a little snug, I'm planning to keep them around for when we have garden helpers with smaller hands.

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6 Comments

  1. Dear Laurie,
    I just wanted to let you know how much I love hearing from you.
    It’s like you are a good friend to me, and we have never met each other.
    You absolutely make my day when I read your posts.
    I am 77 years young, and my grandmothers who were born in the late 1800’s taught me how to survive You bring that time in my life back. It was an amazing time.
    I pray that our country wakes up, and that we can travel, and be safe again, as I would just love to meet you, and your family, and breathe some fresh air,along with getting some “fresh foods from you.
    I feel that once I see you, and give you a well deserved hug, that you will be part of my family.
    God bless you,your family, and all that you do to educate others.
    I so appreciate you
    Hugs & Love,
    Joyce Tamboia

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Joyce, and your love of life. If your travels take you to northeast Wisconsin, drop me an email (send to the reply address of the newsletter) and we’ll arrange a visit. We are around here more often than not, as the homestead keeps us quite busy.

  2. Happy belated birthday . I made the blueberry/ Rhubarb jam this weekend. Had a bit extra after filling jars, Excellent!!
    Not sure about dehydrating blueberries, blanching them needs more research.
    Stay Well. I enjoy your blog.

    1. Thanks, Linda.

      We freeze dried some blueberries last week. To “check” them for better drying, we put a movie on and sat down with paring knives and cut a slit in the side of each one. Time consuming, but the drying was more consistent.

      Freezing before drying (so they burst the skins a bit) was another option I wanted to try.

  3. Happy Birthday! My 50th is coming up in November and we had to cancel our travel plans and will be celebrating at home this year. My garden is my therapeutic space and am so grateful for our outdoor space on our property where I can get fresh air, sunshine and grow fresh food for my family & friends! I just listened to the Prepper Website Podcast you were on…I like listening to podcasts while I am weeding lol Thanks for all you do to share the information and advice for a more self reliant lifestyle!

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