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Garden glove recommendations?

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Getting pretty tired of lack of local store offerings as they never last more than a month (or is this a normal lifespan??), but online has such a wide selection, I'd like some input on styles/brands if you wouldn't mind helping out.

I am looking for two different types. The first is for a form fitting glove with good fingertip "feel" to blind pull weeds around veggies by feeling the stem of the weed, and just for general use while hoeing, digging, etc.

The second one would be for using with thorny plants, like pruning gooseberries & raspberries, and pulling and dealing with thistles. I am guessing a good leather glove will be needed for that??

FWIW, I've determined Women's Lg size gloves are too small, as I bust through the fingertips of the "index" and "middle" fingers within days of first use, so I'm looking for men's glove recommendations. I usually spend 3-5 hours/day doing garden chores, so durability really matters. :)
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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.
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