There are not many options for water proof gloves these days that protect up to the wrist, but are still great for maintenance, while being affordable. Most gloves in local stores only protect the fingers, so your hands get soaked quickly with whatever you are handling. These gloves are as good as they get. Waterproof up to the knuckle, textured for grip, and thick enough for longevity. I use them for irrigation maintenance and staining/harsh chemicals, and they work awesome. The cloth at the wrist does a great job keeping globes snug for a great fit and no slipping off. i hope one day they make a glove in this design that is waterproof up to the wrist, but until then, these will do. I believe if kept away from sharp objects, they will last forever! If you are debating, buy them, the price is right! The quality is right!