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Rubber gloves that FIT please

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Elegran Fri 12-Mar-21 10:33:59

We've had a thread of moans about socks, but how about rubber gloves? Makers of Marigolds etc don't seem to cater for variations in the shape of hands. My hands, like my feet, are short and wide. If gloves are wide enough across the palms, an inch or two of empty rubber flaps about at the ends of my fingers and thumbs and get in the way. If the fingers are the right length, the gloves are too tight sideways to pull on, and uncomfortable if I can get them on. To get them off I've to pull so hard they split.

annodomini Fri 12-Mar-21 10:49:38

How do you get ordinary, everyday gloves that fit you, Elegran? Do you knit them yourself to fit? My Aldi rubber gloves are the best I have ever had, fit well and are a good length- better and harder wearing than Marigolds.

Redhead56 Fri 12-Mar-21 11:16:46

I use the disposable blue nitrile gloves they fit well not loose on your hands. Get a pack of about ten just to try them out from B&M I get a bigger pack from Amazon there not cheap but really useful. The yellow thicker gloves never fit gave up using them years ago.

cornishpatsy Fri 12-Mar-21 12:17:37

It would be impossible for a company to cater for all hand shapes and sizes.

Elegran Fri 12-Mar-21 12:18:19

anno I wear knitted gloves, or ones made of stretchy material. I never wear leather ones - they feel like a straightjacket or like boxing gloves, depending on whether they are too narrow or too long.

Elegran Fri 12-Mar-21 12:19:48

Redhead56 Thank you. I don't have a B&M very near, but maybe I can get some online.

timetogo2016 Fri 12-Mar-21 12:22:21

I buy lily rubber gloves from the pound shop,and they fit great and last longer than any others i`ve bought.

Elegran Fri 12-Mar-21 12:24:30

cornishpatsy Some companies are better than others. I have had ones that almost fitted - only sticking out half an inch beyond my fingertips - but I don't know what make they were or where I bought them.

Most of the time I just work bare-handed.

Casdon Fri 12-Mar-21 12:41:46

I’ve obviously fallen lucky in the hands department, medium Marigolds fit my hand size really well - a blessing I was only aware of now. Elegran have you tried Asda own brand, I found they were too wide on me?

keepingquiet Fri 12-Mar-21 14:01:46

Haha- I have this problem. Spontex from Tesco fit me best.
My issue is the left hand glove always split before the right. So I have half-a dozen unused right hand gloves, ladies. Anyone like to swap for a few left hand ones lol???

Elegran Fri 12-Mar-21 14:14:07

keepingquiet Have you tried turning the lonely right-hand gloves inside out and using them on your left hand?

Thanks for the hint about Spontex from Tesco - my next order will contain a pair.

Calendargirl Fri 12-Mar-21 15:20:44

I just wish any make of rubber glove lasted a bit longer. Hate it when you can feel water creeping in via one finger somewhere. They seem to last no time at all.
Years ago you could buy really thick, sturdy, heavy duty rubber gloves, but never see them now.

ayse Fri 12-Mar-21 15:31:15

I’ve bought the heavy duty rubber gloves from Morrison’s. I use them for dirty garden jobs. They’re a bit big but do the job fine. I have to buy large size yellow gloves as I have wide hands but they are a bit big. I avoid buying disposable gloves because of the environment damage of single use plastics

keepingquiet Fri 12-Mar-21 16:08:48


keepingquiet Have you tried turning the lonely right-hand gloves inside out and using them on your left hand?

Thanks for the hint about Spontex from Tesco - my next order will contain a pair.

No! This never occurred to me 'll give it a try, cheers!

EllanVannin Fri 12-Mar-21 16:15:15

I've got a pair of thin textured Marigolds and they're perfect.
Like a second skin but with the same strength as the usual Marigolds.