Gold Leaf Gloves are another find from the UK, it seemed like everyone was talking about them last time I was there. A couple of years ago I bought the Dry Touch gloves for myself and my crew to trial, and they were a hit.
Last year, we tried the Winter Touch gloves for the added thinsulate thermal lining and rao-tex waterproofing - they kept our hands warm and toasty, even on the coldest, rainiest winter days. And that, I believe, is a West Coast gardener's biggest challenge on the worst winter days.
They are meant to fit snugly in order to provide a high level of dexterity, and the leather is extremely soft and pliable.
Reinforced palm, thumb and fingers means that this model is particularly durable for fall/winter raking, pruning, mulching and wheelbarrowing!
Sizes: Standard or Large (in England, Ladies & Gents)
Dry Touch - thin lining & water resistant
Winter Touch - fully lined with thinsulate & ski-dri waterproofing
Tough Touch - excellent protection from thorns & sharp, scratchy stuff
The occasional hand washing in a bowl of warm water, with a few drops of mild dish soap, will do the trick. Give them a good rinse & hang to dry. Less is more when it comes to washing your Gold Leaf gloves in order to maintain the natural oils in the leather.