Fields and Lane Glove Giveaway

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Fields and Lane contacted me several months ago to introduce me to their new line of gardening gloves. Nadia Ceballos-McLeod, general manager of the glove division, sent me two different gloves, the Flex Gardener and the Forester. If you attended the recent garden blogger meet-up, Seattle Fling, then you received a pair of Flex Gardeners in your goodie bag.

goat skin flexible garden gloves

Each Seattle Fling attendee received a pair of these gloves. Photo courtesy Fields and Land

The Flex Gardener

I’ve been wearing the Flex Gardener for the past several weeks as I’ve been weeding and planting. I’m a big fan of goatskin gloves as the leather offers more protection than mere fabric does, yet is a lot more flexible than cow hide. At first, I admit, I found the index finger a bit snug, but after wearing the gloves for three days and breaking them in, that finger is now more comfortable. The gloves are flexible enough to operate my camera while wearing them, and the stretch knit backs are about as cool as you can get and still be wearing gloves.

Goat skin palm of the Flex Gardener glove by Fields and Lane

After a few days of use, the goat skin palm conforms to your hand, improving the dexterity and comfort.

I love how the entire index finger is leather, because a thumb-and-forefinger grasp is how I pull all those weeds that like to grow right under mature perennials in my flower beds. Sometimes I twine the weed around my forefinger before giving a pull, so that one finger gets a lot more wear–and even gets sore using gloves without the extra leather on that finger. And many of these summertime weeds have fine prickles, which the goatskin protects me from.

Forester garden gloves by Fields and Lane

These gorgeous gloves are lined with a recycled Polartec material and feel quite warm. Photo courtesy Fields and Lane

The Forester

The Forester gloves are gorgeous, but much warmer, so I really haven’t worn them much. The elastic gusset across the knuckles gives them a lot more flexibility than similar leather gloves. They are so good-looking that I am tempted to take them out of my gardening tote and stick them in the car to be my winter driving gloves. They are definitely more flexible than my current driving gloves, which are made from polar fleece with leather palms.

Forester glove showing elastic gusset

The elastic gusset across the knuckles gives this glove greater flexibility than most all-leather gloves.

Fields and Lane is new to gardening but not to gloves. It is an offshoot of Laughlin Cartrell, which makes gloves and other accessories for the lumber industry. I asked Nadia why they started making gardening gloves. “Although there are quite a few gardening gloves out there a small number of them have the quality and durability that this market deserves.” Did you hear that? Nadia thinks gardeners deserve quality and durability.

Three Commenters Win Five Pairs of Gloves Each!

Fields and Lane is offering the most generous glove givewaway I have participated in. Three commenters will each win five pairs of gloves–one each of all five of their glove styles, in their choice of sizes. To have a chance of winning one set of five pairs of gloves, go to the Fields and Lane glove page and look over their gloves. (While you’re there, why don’t you like their Facebook page? It’s not required for the giveaway but it is where the winners will be announced.) Come back here and tell us in the comments which gloves you liked the most, and why. Make sure your email address is correct, as that is how you’ll be notified if you’ve won. Only one comment per person, please.

Three different commenters will be chosen using the random number generator. Their names and email addresses will be given to Fields and Lane, who will announce the winners on their Facebook page. The winners will be notified by email and will have to provide their postal addresses in order to receive their gloves. This giveaway ends at midnight on Monday, August 8, 2011, as determined by the datestamp on the comments.

Discount For Everyone

Whether or not you win some gloves, you can get 15% off the price of any Fields and Lane gloves for the next 30 days by mentioning the code Happy15 when ordering by email or phone. Discount ends September 4, 2011.

Deadline Has Passed. Comments Are Closed.

The three winners have been picked using the random number generator and have been emailed. The winners will be announced on the Fields and Lane Facebook page and also on their website.

I received three pairs of gloves from Fields and Lane to review. They also have paid for an ad in my sidebar. I think they are good gloves and that you, my readers, would enjoy them, and that is why I am participating in this giveaway.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In its own way, frost may be one of the most beautiful things to happen in your garden all year . . . Don’t miss it. Like all true beauty, it is fleeting. It will grace your garden for but a short while this morning. . . . For this moment, embrace frost as the beautiful gift that it is.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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Josh H. August 9, 2011, 2:31 am

I definitely love the look of the Flex Gardener line. I also like the look of the Wave line.

Lisette August 8, 2011, 9:57 pm

I love the heavy lifter gloves! Not only do they look like they’ll get the job done, but they are very pretty as well! I hope I win these for my father. He could really use them for his work. πŸ™‚

kerri August 8, 2011, 8:43 pm

These gloves look great, Kathy! I think I’d probably find the Flex Gardener the most useful, but I’m sure I’d love them all. Yes, that index finger always seems to be the first to go so the all leather is a great idea.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed! πŸ™‚ Hope you’re having a good summer and enjoying our recent rain. We sure needed it! (I wish we could share some with Texas and others who need it so badly).

Diana August 8, 2011, 8:06 pm

Glad to see such high quality gloves are made right here in Oregon! I am always looking for durable garden gloves. All of these style look great and I could use any of them! The wave style looks especially good to me with the index finger reinforced. I do so much weeding and that is the first finger on my gloves to wear through. I hope this is my Lucky Day:)