In a nutshell

A BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy award winner these high end gardening gloves are made from soft, water repellent leather. They’re tough and fully lined yet feel luxurious and comfortable and are ideal for weeding after rain, collecting damp leaves and other, wet work.

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.


  • Comfortable with good control
  • Soft, high quality leather
  • Tough and long lasting
  • Water resistant
  • Good investment


  • Expensive

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What are the Gold Leaf The Dry Touch gloves like?

Made from a soft, grain leather treated to add water resistance these gloves are fully lined and feel soft and snug inside, particularly in winter. They’re extremely supple and pliant and fit really well, moulding quickly to the hand with a tight fit over the fingers and thumbs that gives great movement and dexterity. They feel very comfortable and the high-quality leather gives them a tough but luxurious touch. The water resistance is good and although they’re not completely waterproof they’ll keep your hands dry through most jobs bar working in the pond. They’re available in two sizes, Ladies and Gents.

Will the Gold Leaf The Dry Touch gloves last?

These leather gloves are sturdy and durable. They dry well when wet and just need hanging up to dry naturally before returning to their original shape. They feel long lasting and tough and should keep your hands dry and snug for a number of seasons.

Are the Gold Leaf The Dry Touch gloves good value for money?

These are at the top of our budget but with such an excellent fit and long lasting, water repellent design they’re a worthwhile long term investment. We think they’re very good value for money.


Who are the Gold Leaf The Dry Touch gloves most useful for?

Ideal for all wet work, including weeding, planting and potting on but they’re also sturdy enough for pruning and general tool work. Useful for all gardeners, whatever the job and for year round use.

Product Specifications

BrandGold Leaf
NameGold Leaf The Dry Touch
ModelThe Dry Touch