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From Planting Seedlings, to laying a patio, or cleaning gutters, West County Gardener® has a glove for every season and task. Through an innovative combination of materials and construction techniques once found only in premium athletic apparel, we've created the world's first high performance gardening gloves for both weekend and professional gardeners and landscapers. Like all great tools, their design and functionality help you work with comfort and ease

General Frequently Asked Questions

What size should I buy?

Don't know what size to buy? No problem. Click here.

Where can I buy these gloves?

Use our Store Finder to locate West County Gloves near you. Click here.

I bought the wrong size! What should I do?

To learn more about our return policy Click here.

How do I clean my West County gloves?

All West County gloves are fully washable. Just hose off heavy the muck or dirt and then put them in the washer and dryer. Be sure to close the Velcro tabs before washing.

I ordered gloves. Where are they?

Send us a message and we will let you know where your new gloves are. Click here.

Can I send someone gloves as a gift?

Yes, ask us how. Click here.



Frequently Asked Questions About West County Work Gloves

What's so special about the work glove?


• They are made with 100% synthetic materials
• They are machine washable and can tumble dry low
• They won't shrink or crack
• Light weight, durable, flexible and abrasion resistant
• Padded palms and reinforced finger pads provide all the protection of leather but last significantly longer
• Breathable mesh back keeps you cool in summer and comfortable when the temperature drops
• Terry brow wipe is ready when you get hot and sweaty

How should they fit?

Our gloves should fit "snug" but not tight. Your fingers should comfortably go to the end without 'pushing' the finger tips They shouldn't constrict or bind

What's the best way to wash and care for them?

If needed, first hose off heavy debris and/or dirt and then put them in the washer and dryer Caution: before you wash them, be sure to close the wrist tab securely to avoid the Velcro band catching on other laundry items

Will they protect my hand from thorns and stickers?

Most thorns and stickers will not penetrate the palm side of the glove Thorns and stickers can penetrate the nylon mesh material on the back of the glove For best thorn protection, see our rose glove Click here

What are some other ways I can use these gloves?

Cycling, rowing, skiing, sailing, paragliding, walking the dog Where can I purchase them? Check our Web site Store Finder for a listing of garden centers and stores near you Or click "online" to find the retailers who sell our gloves via catalog and the Web.

How are women's gloves different from men's?

Women's gloves are cut narrower across the palm and slightly longer in the fingers to accommodate finger nails.

I have big hands. Should I buy men's gloves?

To prevent rubbing, blisters and annoying bulk, it is much better to buy gloves made specifically for a woman's hands. The gloves will feel better, and you won't have to take them off to do small tasks.

What size should I buy?

Women's: XS, S, M, L Men's: M, L, XL, XXL



Frequently Asked Questions About The Waterproof Glove

How do they work?

Made with three separate layers like a ski glove: outer protective shell, inner waterproof breathable membrane, lining. They are watertight and can be used whenever you want your hands to stay warm and dry While the gloves keep out water and wind, they allow body heat to escape so there's no damp build up inside the glove to make the hands cold.

Are these gloves warm?

Yes. These gloves have a brushed nylon lining which will help keep you warm and dry down to 20 degrees.

What are some other ways I can use these gloves?

Shoveling snow, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, composting, winter clean up

What size should I buy?

Men's: M, L, XL, XXL Women's: XS, S, M, L



Frequently Asked Questions About Landscape Gloves

Why are these gloves more expensive?

These gloves have more of everything. They are reinforced with coated Kevlar® and have an added layer of Sure-Grip® on the palm and finger pads. An extra layer of compressed neoprene protects knuckles from scrapes and bruises. The suede cloth is a heavier weight and the top stitching is too.

Should I buy these if I'm not a landscaper?

Whenever you have a big project that requires more protection, support and durability, this is the glove for you. If you are building a fence, paving a walkway or doing heavy fall cleanup, this glove is best.

I'm a professional Landscaper. Will a women's glove last as long?

The materials are identical in both the men's and women's gloves. The only thing that is different is the fit.

What size should I buy?

Men's: M, L, XL, XXL Women's: XS, S, M, L



Frequently Asked Questions About Rose Gloves

What size should I buy?

The new rose glove sizing is based on our current work glove. The XS, S, M are compatible with the women's glove sizes. The size L and XL are based on our men's sizing.

Are these gloves washable?

As with all West County Gardener gloves, the Rose glove is 100% synthetic. This means you can wash the gloves warm and tumble dry low without fear of shrinkage.

Are these gloves thorn-proof?

Yes. The palm material in this glove is made of a heavier weight suede cloth which gives it extra thorn protection. In addition, we have added reinforcements on the finger pads and palm for even more thorn protection.

Are the gloves hot?

The suede cloth in our Rose glove is lighter in weight than traditional leather and more breathable. The gauntlet top is wide enough to fit over long sleeves and open to promote increased air circulation. Synthetic suede is much more breathable than leather.



Frequently Asked Questions About Classic Gloves

Why would I buy this style glove?

The Classic glove is made from the same hi-tech synthetic fabrics as all West County gloves. The materials are ultra modern, but the styling is classic. The Classic is ideal for all yard and garden projects. It is washable, breathable and durable.



Frequently Asked Questions About Returns

All of our return and shipping info can be found on our Returns page