Watson gloves Flextime Leather Workshop Glove – an IndyBest Award Winning garden and workshop glove - available from UK stockist Tinker and Fix for £14.99

Watson Gloves - Flextime Leather Workshop Glove

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Workshop gloves can be difficult.  

For anything oily I tend to opt for a disposable nitrile glove.  They're great at protecting your skin from fluids, but don't last that long and offer no protection for heavier duty jobs.  I had started using old worn out mountain bike gloves as I found these offered about the right level of protection whilst still being thin enough to "feel" through.

These Flextime gloves from Watson blend the leather palm and knuckle protection from a traditional leather glove, with the flexible material outer from a MX/MTB glove. These are now my go to favourite for the workshop and heavier jobs in the garden. So much so that we now have a winter thermal version of this glove - available here.

For gardening too: Although we've called these a workshop glove, they are equally at home in the garden.  In fact The Independent newspaper recently rated them "an absolute dream" for gardening.  You can read the review here.  

Durability + wear: At this price point a leather glove is durable, but not indestructible.  Leather does soften when wet and is more susceptible to wear and tear when it is.  I avoid using a leather glove when it's really wet in the garden.  If they do get wet avoid force drying them on a radiator as they will go extremely dry and rigid.  Regular treatment with a leather oil or wax will improve their water resistance and longevity.


  • Watson also do a Women's fit version of this glove. The Women's fit has a slightly longer finger length to palm width ratio and Louise definitely prefers the women's fit to the mens. However, it does come down to your personal hand size. 
  • For sizing information we recommend you download the Watson

    size guide for Mens or here for Women's.  When printed out this allows you to physically work out your correct size.

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