Don't be fooled by their lightweight appearance — these work gloves are tough as nails. Whether you're spreading compost, planting seeds or weeding, they'll keep your hands both clean and dry. The palms and fingers are coated with nitrile, an extremely tough yet thin and flexible material that can withstand punctures and even small thorns. Throw them in the wash when your work is done. Buy several and always have an extra pair on hand; they make welcome gifts for gardeners, too.