Allotment Gloves come in many varieties and sizes depending on the task to be undertaken and the wearer.
The cutting and clearing of overgrown hedge and bramble requires thick “rigger ” style gloves with protection all over the hand or a thorn proof coating on a lighter pair of gloves.
Exposure to water or moisture requires a waterproof coating over most of the glove.
For prolonged work periods a glove with a protective coating on the palm and a cotton or polyester back gives protection and breathability ensuring comfortable use all day.
It is true that one pair of gloves will not cover all the tasks on the plot so a careful choice of one or two pairs to cover the majority of tasks is most common.