Apparently, long-time users like me wrote to the company asking what happened to their wonderfully long-lasting waterproof gloves. My original pair lasted me three seasons, a major feat for gloves in my gardening arsenal!
I bought a new pair last spring, and after using them a few times, carefully washed them. I even put them in one of those mesh bags and set the machine on delicate. When I took them out of the wash, most of inner finger fabric had disintegrated! The backs of the gloves look brand-new.
|West County work glove after washing.|
West County makes lovely gloves otherwise. For example, their all-purpose Work Glove is comfortable, fits well and is durable, even after several washings.
West County also has redesigned its work glove, adding some extra features and improving its fit. They have sent me a pair of the redesigned Work Glove, which I have hanging in my closet awaiting the great snow melt.
|From left: Work, Classic and Rose gloves sent to me by West County|
to try this summer.
West County also sent me a pair of the Classic model, designed with a cuff that looks like the perfect foil for dirt and other debris. I can't wait to try them, as debris can't wait to launch itself down into my gloves while I'm gardening.
While I'm on the subject of gloves, I have also been using Woman's Work and Mud Gloves for the past couple of years, and I can recommend them for light gardening work.
|Woman's Work High-Performance Glove|
|Mud Gloves drying out for their next soil skirmish|
I'll have to research waterproof glove alternatives for spring. I need a pair that is flexible, durable, warm and at least water resistant. I hope that isn't too much to ask. If anyone has any suggestions or recommendations, I would really appreciate a comment.