Atlas Glove’s Therma-Fit puncture-resistant gloves have latex-covered palms and fingers for a firm grip. The latex also keeps the wet out, while the napped liner and backing keep the warmth in. Lee Valley, $8.50.
Not ready to give up your stylish summer gloves? Slip these thermal, form-fitting hand socks inside your favourite pair to keep your hands dry as they wick away moisture. Lee Valley, $7.95.
West County Gloves offers a pair with Enprotex lining, making them waterproof, windproof and breathable—that, plus adjustable cuffs and padded palms with gripper dots. West County Gardener, $31.
The sturdy Womanswork gauntlet gloves are made of suede pigskin, good for pruning and heavy cleanups. The palm and thumb patches are reinforced for longer wear. Although initially a bit stiff, the gloves will loosen up after you've worked in them for a while. The extra 10 centimetres or so of arm protection is a bonus when you're reaching in to prune a thorny branch. These gloves are currently considered 'end of line,' so get them before they're gone. Rittenhouse, $40.
If you hate bulky gardening gloves, Foxgloves—available in six colours ranging from subtle to electric—are for you. Fashioned after an evening glove, the fit is snug and smooth (and reaches to mid forearm). Nylon and spandex make the gloves durable and comfortable. They are ideal for planting out delicate seedlings or for other garden chores where you need to have nimble fingers. The tight weave is resistant to water and mud. They are also machine washable. Gardenscape.ca, $35.
The West County Rose Glove is perfect for cool weather gardening, as the wide elbow-length gauntlet easily slips over long sleeves. Featuring a double padded palm and reinforced finger pads, this glove not only tackles rosebushes, but is great for fall garden clean up. West County Gardener, $35.