Monday, May 3, 2010

The Pallina Review & Giveaway

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Get close to earth with The Pallina!
As you know, I love gardening and spending time in my flower beds. Having a pair of good quality gardening gloves that fit correctly is a must.


About The Pallina!
Information from website 
 
The story of the Pallina begins and ends in a garden. One summer evening, a group of friends, all avid gardeners and horticulturists, were enjoying the back yard garden, when the conversation turned to gardening gloves. Our friends, who devoted hours to their gardens, were frustrated by cheap, ill-fitting gardening garments.

Inspired by the idea that people who love their gardens, should love what they wear in them, the Pallina was born. With a little seed money and a lot of garden testing by our friends, we have created products to the highest standards of fit, form and function.

the Pallina goods that end up in your garden will change the way you think of gardening apparel. They are designed with care for gardeners who never compromise on quality and who believe in beauty. We know you’ll love them.

About The Pallina Vegan Glove! 
The patented Pallina Vegan Gloves are durable, breathable, formfitting and washable. Available in men's and women's models and sizes.
  • Teflon treated to repel dirt and water
  • Kevlar stitching insures durability
  • One-piece finger construction with no annoying seam at fingertips which allows better sensitivity for pulling weeds
  • LiquiCell thumb and fingers prevents blisters and adds comfort without loss of dexterity
  • Terry cloth wrist may be turned down in hot weather to be use as a brow wipe
  • bound seams
  • Internally reinforced finger tips enhances dexterity and durability
  • Grommet and carabiner for easy attachment to clothing
  • Non-slip silicon print on palm uses a proprietary pattern that adds durability and aids dexterity
  • Velcro closure prevents dirt and debris from entering glove
  • Doylon Spandex back with 4-way stretch for comfort and durability
My Pallina Experience!


John at The Pallina was so kind to send me the Women's Vegan Glove for review. I used their sizing guide to find the correct size which was a small/slim. The sizing guide was very simple to use and figure out what size of glove you should choose.

I instantly fell in love with the beautiful red & gray coloring and how the glove looked before even trying it on.  The glove went on very well and it felt like it was customly molded to my hands. The first thing I noticed about how The Pallina Vegan Glove fits compared to any other gardening gloves I have purchased, was flexibility  of the material. Also the gloves do not have a large knot of fabric on the tips of the fingers. Other gloves I have purchased do not have the one piece construction around the finger tips making them very difficult when trying to pull weed roots from the ground (especially when they break off and you have to go digging for them).


After I put my Pallina Vegan Gloves on it was time to test them out. First thing I did was get them dirty :-) I needed to plant new flowers in my 3 tiered planter on my front porch (the photo shown here). It was very easy to work with these gloves on during the process. No fumbling around with fingers that were too large or gloves sliding off my hands because they didn't fight tight enough.

Next on my list was weeding. These gloves were fabulous to weed with because of the non-slip silicon print. It really helps you grab a hold of those weeds and win the tug-a-war fight easily. I loved the feeling of the little extra padding created by the liquid filled thumb and fingers. It helps keep my fingers from getting sore after weeding for a while. 

Overall I was highly impressed with the construction and fit of the Pallina Women's Vegan Gloves. Every gardener deserves a pair of gloves like these. I will never go back to cheapy gardening gloves again. 


BUY IT! You can purchase directly from The Pallina. This would be a perfect Mother's Day gift!


WIN IT! The Pallina is giving away one pair of Vegan Gloves to a Take Time to Smell the Rose reader!



You have the chance to enter several entries by the doing the following. Each one counts as 1 entry unless otherwise specified.
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                    Giveaway ends Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.(CST) Winner will be drawn by the random number generator at Random.org and will be notified by email. Winner will also be announced on this blog. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.

                    This giveaway is open to USA residents ONLY . Must be 18 years old or older to win.

                    Thank you to The Pallina who provided me with the product mentioned in the review to experience. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received to conduct this review & giveaway.
                     
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                    These would be great for working in the garden! I like the women's gardening gloves too (the goatskin ones!)
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                    Joannie said...

                    I would like to have one of the 100% Organic Cotton Aprons. My glove size is medium.
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                    sksweeps said...

                    I love the the Pallina Pruning Sleeve - Pair because I've got 18 roses to prune and deadhead, not to mention some citrus trees with spines! It was a hard choice tho, the gloves sound fabulous!

                    My glove size would be slim, medium.

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                    Christina Hidek said...

                    I'd alos like the pruning sleeve- in fact, I wish I had it now- I have one rose shrub that I've not yet pruned because I don't want to get pricked, but that sucker really needs to get whacked down. My glove size is medium.

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                    I like the Hemp Apron.
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                    I also like the 100% Organic Cotton Apron, and if I win the gloves I would like a women's size small.
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                    kmorghan said...

                    I love the Hemp Apron and I wear a slim/small glove.

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                    heaventrees said...

                    I like the Pallina Pruning Sleeve and would find it very useful out in the yard.

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                    Karen said...

                    I would love the Vegan glove - Men's for my honey.

                    I would need size slim medium

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                    Jennifer R said...

                    I would like the pruning sleeve as well and I would need a small size on the gloves.

                    Happi Shopr said...

                    I like the Hemp Apron and would need medium. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

                    electric island said...

                    Pallina Pruning Sleeve. I'd like a size large if possible.
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                    Vanessa said...

                    I also really like the Hemp Apron. I would like a size slim/small.

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                    Kristie said...

                    I like the 100% Organic Cotton apron and I could probably use a medium!

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                    Charlene said...

                    I really like the Organic Cotton Apron and I need a large size :)

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                    Anne J said...

                    I like the Pallina pruning sleeve, and I'd take a slim small - I have small hands.

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                    FDP 4 Life said...

                    i would want the women's long standard fit in size xl

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                    dvice said...

                    I also like The Pallina 100% Organic Cotton Apron. I'd need regular/medium.

                    kathy pease said...

                    i also like the Pallina Pruning Sleeve and i would need a medium :)

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                    Anonymous said...

                    Vegan glove - Men's. Large
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                    Anara said...

                    medium slim

                    and I like the men's version of these gloves. we both hate seams in fingers

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                    lilyk said...

                    The Hemp Apron looks very nice! I would need size Large.

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                    Swtlilchick said...

                    I love the Pallina Pruning Sleeve
                    and I would need a size large if I win

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                    I love the 100% Organic Cotton apron, and I need an extra large in gloves.
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