I've bought and used these myself now for months and they're really good so bought another two pairs as gifts for my family who are also keen gardeners. What makes them good is that the black finish is rubberised so i can grip weeds really easiy and they withstand some thorns and nettles (but not big brambles) - the coloured areas will let nettles etc through. The velcro wrist strap is great - they are as tight as i want them to be. I can feel what i'm doing when i've got them on, unlike the big thick gloves that get deployed in extremis. I also use them for general use e.g. lifting and moving furniture, stones, wood etc because i can get a better grip than with bare hands. The minor down side is that if i use them for any period on rough work such as stones, the rubber wears off and i'm just left with the cloth glove. I really like these.