I like the white canvas or knit glove dipped in latex stuff for heavy work--they are cheap, so I don't get flustered when one gets lost--they hold up fairly well to thorns (if I'm very careful)--they slide on and off quickly--washable. Then there are the thin material ones dipped in latex stuff--got 3 pair for under $1 each at Menard's. And if going into really heavy duty, thorny operation, there are the leather gloves. 3 pair of the canvas and 3 pair of the lightweight will last the summer. I've read that sticking a wad of cotton into the end of the finger will make them last longer.