This is a product review for the CharGuy long-sleeve gardening gloves, a new type of glove from CharGuy. CharGuy is the brainchild of two fellas, Charlies and Guy, who contacted me and asked if they could send me a pair of their new gloves for a review. I said sure, and I am disclosing to you now that I received the gloves and some seeds as a thank-you for the review. This is my honest review of the gloves and I hope you check them out on Amazon.
Also please note that the links here will take you to Amazon, and I am an affiliate. This means that Home Garden Joy receives a small percent of sales made through Amazon.
Now, on to the review!
CharGuy Long Sleeve Gardening Gloves
They’re a winner in my book!
Here’s the thing: I’ve developed a weird rash every time I pick vegetables.
I can’t tell whether the rash is from the cucumber vines or from the tomatoes. All I know is that over the past several weeks, every time I come in from the vegetable garden, my forearms are COVERED in ugly big welts and blisters that burn and itch.
Long Sleeve Gardening Gloves to the Rescue!
Review of the Charguy Long Sleeve Gardening Gloves
First, the bad news. They’re hot. Stupidly hot. Here in Virginia, in 90+ degree weather with 100% humidity, wearing anything heavy on the arms and nitrile palm gloves means you will sweat more.
But of all the drawbacks, I can live with that.
The good news: The gloves are very heavy duty. The nitrile palms mean that you can use them around chemical fertilizers or pesticides, and even though I choose not to use either, that is a good thing to have.
The fabric is heavy enough to keep my arms safe from thorns and the bits of wire sticking out on the tomato cages. It is also stretchy enough to fit over my arms. I would guess that it would stretch to accommodate a man’s arms or a heavier persons’ arms, too.
Even though the hands had nitrile on the palms, the fingers were flexible enough so that I could weed, pick green beans, and tease out tomatoes that had fallen behind the wire of the tomato cages.
And, best of all…no rash. None. The gloves did not smell like chemicals, which some nitrile gloves do, and they kept my forearms clean.
CharGuy Gloves: A Winner
I highly recommend these gloves to you if you’re prone to rashes, gardening where there’s poison ivy, or tending to one of the million and one gardening tasks that can lead to unpleasant rashes, cuts, and stings.
Thank you to CHARGUY ENTERPRISES for sending me a test pair. They are now waiting for my next gardening adventure!
Jeanne Grunert is a certified Virginia Master Gardener and the author of several gardening books. Her garden articles, photographs, and interviews have been featured in The Herb Companion, Virginia Gardener, and Cultivate, the magazine of the National Farm Bureau. She is the founder of The Christian Herbalists group and a popular local lecturer on culinary herbs and herbs for health, raised bed gardening, and horticulture therapy.