In a nutshell

With extra padding on the palms these BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy award winning gloves protect your hands well when digging or heavy pruning. A wrist strap and spandex back ensure a dextrous fit and reduce bulk and they are sturdy and comfortable to wear.

What we tested

  • Comfort and fit
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Materials
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Durability
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Value for money
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.

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What are the Clip Gloves Shock Absorber gloves like?

The Clip Glove Shock Absorbers are well-fitting gloves that our testers instantly found comfortable. The spandex back moulds to the hand and makes the glove flexible, while the synthetic leather palm and fingers provide good protection for heavy duty jobs, but aren't restricting. Padded palms provide extra protection without making the gloves cumbersome and reinforced fingers offer strength without feeling bulky. These are not for seed sowing but are ideal for any heavy-duty work. A neoprene and Velcro wrist strap ensures the gloves fit well and are comfortable. as with all Clip Gloves they come with a carabiner for attaching the gloves to a belt or for hanging them up in the shed. Both men’s and women’s sizes and colours available.

Will the Clip Gloves Shock Absorber gloves last?

These are sturdy gloves with padding and reinforced fingers and the synthetic suede feels tough. They are durable and robust and built to last.

Are the Clip Gloves Shock Absorber gloves good value for money?

Although these are towards the high end of our price bracket, they are comfortable, well-fitting gloves that offer excellent protection and they’re durable and strong. We think they’re very good value for money.

Who are the Clip Gloves Shock Absorber gloves most useful for?

With padded palms providing excellent protection these gloves are great for wearing when you’re using tools such as a spade, secateurs or a hoe. Reinforced fingers keep them strong and make them ideal for hard landscaping jobs too.


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Product Specifications

BrandClip Gloves
NameClip Gloves Shock Absorber
ModelShock Absorber
MaterialGlovesSynthetic leather