Dig It Handwear Review & Giveaway (Closed)

This post is for all of my fellow gardeners and those who live in their yards over the summer months.

In my 10 years of gardening, I have gone through countless work gloves. No gloves have ever carried over from one season to the next and my old pairs are usually thrown out with my last bag of old plants and leaves as I prepare for winter.

I was lucky enough to try out some gardening gloves and other items from Dig It, another great Canadian company, specializing in work gloves for women. I have been trying out their items for about a month now and I am really impressed.

Before trying the gloves on, I asked my self “If I could have a glove for me, what would I want?” In a nutshell, I want a glove that protects as good as the men’s gloves out there, but still allows me to have my girl hands when I take them off. It was always  a catch 22 with me and gloves. I wanted to protect my hands, but the only gloves out there that did that were the mens gloves. Then, whenever I needed to do more delicate work, I always had to take them off – defeating the purpose. In the end, I always got fed up and when I was done, I wasn’t wearing gloves, and I really didn’t have pretty hands.

These gloves really are made for women. They are made to be breathable and my hands don’t sweat if I keep them on while doing a coupe of hours of work. They fit really well and allow me to grab at small stems and pick smaller vegetables. I was even able to pull my hair back in to a ponytail and secure it with the gloves on. Both my mom and I used them while working in the garden this summer and we gave Dig It four nicely manicured thumbs up!

The gloves are also water resistant and are made from recycled materials. In addition to the yard work, I was able to easily switch from gardening to heavy duty work and used them as work gloves.

At the tips of each finger is a pillow-like padding that protects your nails and on the palm side, there are rubber grip pads to help with grabbing. There is a velcro strap closure at the wrist that keeps dirt and debris from entering in to your gloves. and the glove also comes in a High Five size. The high five is the same as the regular glove except it extends five inches farther past your wrist and is ideal for landscaping and working with more prickly plants or plants that could irritate your lower arms.

At the end of this season, these gloves will be neatly packed away and I’m looking forward to using them next spring.

I also tried out some Eye Wear to protect your eyes while working outside. As for me, I have a really nice, expensive pair of sunglasses. I won’t garden with them for fear of scratching them or breaking them. Truth be told, I saved up a bunch of gift cards and bought a really nice pair. I put on the Eye Dig It and showed Papa Bird. Without knowing what pair was what, he said that he liked this pair better than my ‘old’ pair. Gulp – that was the pair I spent a fortune on.

The sunglasses fit snug to my face, blocking out the sun. They are made with a scratch resistant polycarbonate with a UV protection factor that meets the highest standards on the market. They are durable and offer great protection and come in tortoise shell or black frames. Not only do I wear these while in the yard, I have also chosen them over my other sunglasses while running out on errands because of their durability and like my husband says, I look good in them.

The gloves retail in their online store for $34.00 per pair, $39.00 for the High Five length, and the sunglasses retail for $26.00. Do you still have yard or garden work left to do this year? Do it in style with Dig It.

GIVEAWAY: I have a gardening package of one pair of the High Five Womens Gloves (size L), one pair of the Eye Wear (black frames) and two samples of DeBug (deet free insect repellant to give away to one lucky This Bird’s Day reader. (ARV $65)

To enter:
Go to Dig It and take a look around, then come back here and tell me which product of theirs you would most like to try. Include a way of getting a hold of you if you win. *You must do this for any additional entries to count.

After you have completed the first entry, you can enter an additional comment one time for each of the following:

This contest is open to residents of Canada only and runs until 12pm MST on Tuesday, October 19, 2010.

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Comments on this entry are closed.

  • Sheri Landry Sheri Oct 19, 2010, 12:24 pm

    Thanks to everyone who entered. Comments are now closed on this giveaway and a winner will be randomly drawn and announced on the Winner’s Page shortly. Good Luck everyone.

  • Linda Oct 19, 2010, 7:00 am

    I really like the tortoise shell eye glasses

  • Nancy Giese Oct 19, 2010, 6:44 am

    I’d really love to get a pair of the long Dig It High Five gloves. They’d be great in my yard.

  • Sara Oct 18, 2010, 3:05 pm

    I need those gloves! Today, I had to work outside, couldn’t find any clean and decent work gloves, so I worked with winter gloves instead.Pathetic.

  • McMc Oct 18, 2010, 8:41 am

    pruning my roses, really need those gloves.

  • Nancy Giese Oct 18, 2010, 8:33 am

    I’d like the long Dig It High Five gloves.

  • Nancy Giese Oct 17, 2010, 4:05 pm

    I’d love to own the Dig it High Five gloves. They’d be perfect for my yard work.

  • Nancy Giese Oct 16, 2010, 8:53 am

    I’d really like the long gloves, the Dig It High Five. They’d be great working on my alder hedge or raspberries.

  • Huguette English Oct 15, 2010, 7:26 pm

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  • Nancy Giese Oct 15, 2010, 6:50 am

    The long Dig It High Five gloves are the ones for me!

  • McMc Oct 14, 2010, 11:34 am

    could really use those gloves

  • Nancy Giese Oct 14, 2010, 6:48 am

    I’d like the long Dig It High Five gloves. They’d be great working with rough stuff

  • McMc Oct 13, 2010, 8:58 am

    need, need, need the gloves

  • Nancy Giese Oct 13, 2010, 6:39 am

    I would really like a pair of the longer Dig It High Five gloves.

  • Nancy Giese Oct 10, 2010, 5:04 pm

    I would relaly love the Dig It High Five gloves

  • karen robinson Oct 9, 2010, 12:47 pm

    I garden 1.5 acres, so I live in my yard during the summer. I would LOVE to try the “High Five Gloves”. I cannot even guess how many pairs of gloves I go through in a year.

  • Nancy Giese Oct 9, 2010, 10:09 am

    I would most like to try the DIG IT™ HIGH FIVE gloves.
    The more protection I have for my hands the better when I’m working with tough roses and stuff

  • Nancy Giese Oct 8, 2010, 6:46 am

    I would most like to try:
    The more protection I have for my hands the better.

  • Donna Ovington Oct 7, 2010, 8:23 pm

    I really dig “the digits”

  • sean pynaert Oct 7, 2010, 6:43 pm

    i like eye dig it, i could find that very useful

  • Jenny Oct 7, 2010, 12:19 am

    I’d like to try the High Five gloves!

  • Wanda Oct 6, 2010, 12:59 pm

    I would most like to try:
    The more protection I have for my hands the better.

  • McMc Oct 6, 2010, 8:54 am

    my manicurist says ” Get the gloves”!!

  • Tara Oct 5, 2010, 11:16 pm

    What great products! I am so getting a pair of gloves and sunglasses for my mom for her birthday! I certainly could use some toddler-proof eye protection myself, so I’d pick the Eye Dig It™ in black for me…

  • Veronica Oct 5, 2010, 10:56 pm

    Those Dig It High Fives would have come in really (really!) handy this past week when I was planting over 80 spruce trees… But now the Eye Dig It Sun/Safety Glasses are exactly what I need (in Tortoise Shell). Thanks for offering this contest!

  • Nancy Giese Oct 5, 2010, 2:21 pm

    I would like the Dig-It High Five gloves.

  • McMc Oct 4, 2010, 7:32 pm

    gloves win me over every time

  • Nancy Giese Oct 4, 2010, 6:34 am

    I’d like the Dig-It High Five gloves. They’d be perfect for working around raspberries, roses, and spruce trees.

  • Carla Oct 2, 2010, 5:12 am

    I like the Urban Glove

  • itsmewhoelse Oct 1, 2010, 7:40 pm

    I like the Dig it high 5’s.

    PS when we leave a comment and have to leave our email address is that all you need in order to contact us if we win?

  • Nancy Giese Oct 1, 2010, 9:18 am

    The long gloves (High Five) would be perfect for my raspberries and roses.

  • Gayle Sadler Oct 1, 2010, 3:22 am

    New gloves would be great as there is plenty to do in the flower garen this Fall!!

  • audrey Sep 30, 2010, 7:55 pm

    It’s all about the gloves. Either they are too bulky to do delicate work or too thin to last even a season. Would love to try a pair of Dig It gloves. Maybe I could actually have presentable looking nails.

  • Darris Sep 30, 2010, 3:48 pm

    I’d be all about the Dig It High Five gloves. Sadly I own an older home and have given up on having nice nails. But this would have helped this summer… maybe not with pouring concrete… but all the other landscaping! And if I had these… well finishing up the backyard next spring wouldn’t be so bad.

  • Marlene V. Sep 30, 2010, 2:27 pm

    I really like the leopard spot glasses — thanks for the chance to win

  • Grace Sep 30, 2010, 10:15 am

    Would like the Debug as it lasts 48 hours and is natural.

  • Lynn A. Sep 30, 2010, 9:53 am

    I would love the high 5 gloves to protect the arms,, also the idea that the shorter gloves can be adjusted at the wrist is a great idea, as getting dirt inside the gloves it just plain annoying and hard on the manicure.

  • McMc Sep 30, 2010, 8:49 am

    I am a sunglasses fanatic so it is the sunglasses for me!

  • Mary Boudreau Sep 30, 2010, 7:09 am

    I’d like to try the Dig it High Five gloves.Every since I saw the Dig It presentation on the Dragon’s Den I’ve been interested in their products. We have a new home with a lot of landscaping that will need to done in the spring and their gloves look perfect for the job

  • kimberly drodge Sep 30, 2010, 6:47 am

    i like to try the dig it glovewear

  • Anne Weir Sep 30, 2010, 6:38 am

    I could sure use the gloves – we haven’t started our landscaping yet, so there is plenty to do

  • Lilac Sep 29, 2010, 8:47 am

    I’d like to try the Urban Glove Dig It™ in the City

  • Huguette English Sep 29, 2010, 8:13 am

    I like the debug insect repellent
    henglish at nb dot sympatico dot ca

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  • renee Sep 28, 2010, 12:01 pm

    I would like to try the DeBug™ insect repellent patch
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  • meeyeehere Sep 28, 2010, 9:18 am

    The Tortoise Shell sunglasses are my favorite!! Very cute and snug fitting would be good for me,I have a slippery face

  • Leanne M Sep 28, 2010, 1:48 am

    I like the urban glove.

  • Glogirl Sep 27, 2010, 6:57 pm

    I would like to try the Urban Glove.

  • Monica Kelly-Parlee Sep 27, 2010, 4:09 pm

    Really like the Dig It™ High Five gloves, I always seem to have dirt everywhere, so these would really help keep my hands and wrists clean. Also, I love that they’re made from recycled materials and are fully washable.(a must!!)

  • tennille Sep 27, 2010, 3:07 pm

    I like the glasses in torteshell

  • sheila Sep 27, 2010, 2:21 pm

    I would love to try out their gloves as we are in the process of buying a new house and they’d be great for all the yard work that needs to be done :)