Rated 5 out of 5 by NoFrillsCustomer Great gloves, US-made!!! Get them!
I love these so much, I want to buy extras in case they ever go away! We got these for kitchen use--- cast iron cooking, pan seasoning, grilling, and general baking. Typical kitchen mitts did not keep our hands safe---esp with cast iron and even glass bakeware. They are better insulated than some decent welding gloves we tried before finding these. They have held up great over the last year or so of frequent use. There's about an inch left in the finger on my hand (average woman's gloves usually fit me), but I still have better dexterity and protection than with floppy&thin potholders and puffy but not well-insulated oven mitts. They fit my husband's hands just right (he's a big 6' guy.) They are suede outers, so if they are hanging by fireplaces, I can see how they may dry out at the seams unless given a little TLC every now and then.
August 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TeamkMom Gift to our Campfire
We bought these to keep in our RV to stoke our campfires. These the best thing that happened to our fires. Makes it so easy to re-arrange the wood and keep that fire going. We went with the regular size pair, feeling for our purpose the XL was a little cumbersome. We plan to buy these for all our camping-family for Christmas. These are well worth price!
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tucson8 Great Gloves
These are excellent. I use them instead of pot holders when taking things from my oven. I used to get burns on my wrists and arms, but these are long enough to cover the exposed areas of my arm. I also can grab the oven racks, to pull them out, even when the oven is set at 475 degrees. Worth the money.
July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GreenNatureGirl Fireplace Gloves
These gloves are really great. This is the third pair I have bought and every pair has been amazing. The first two went to our two fireplaces and the most recent to my in-laws for their fireplace Each pair has performed beautifully and they even look nice on the hook near the fireplace. I completely recommend them.
May 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigMikeMN Great for BIG PAWS
I'm reviewing the long fireplace gloves. In short, and as most others relate, they are excellent. The gloves are well-made, prevent burns even when grabbing a burning log, and I very much like the extended arm guard for my stove.
I've got /very/ big paws and was worried the one size fits all would be too small (usually is). But I'm delighted to report these gloves fit very well. Clearly they are loose on smaller hands, which would be fine.
Highly recommend, even if you've got big hands!
March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OBXlady Excellent protection
I purchased these gloves for the third time in 28 years. That should be enough said right there. However, my hands are fully protected from the direct heat of the fireplace, especially if I have to adjust a log when the poker is not enough. I highly recommend these gloves.
March 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by newbellbean LOVE THE LONG LENGTH
I only not just love the length of these but because of they are so long it helps to keep out any of the wood pieces out or any ashes that may fly around so my finger nails stay cleaner. They protect the clothing so much more when I have a really hot fire going in the woodstove. Just cant say enough about how great these are. Love them.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jdplante "Way better than I thought they were going to be."
Yes, that's what my husband finally said tonight after using these gloves for the past month since Christmas. He was a bit skeptical about their utility, but I encouraged him to try them because I was tired of watching him make dicey moves with his hands and/or the fire tongs for the past four winters. Today he grabbed a log right out of the fire to maneuver it and not only was his hand completely protected, but no mark was left on the glove! He has mentioned to me at least three different times in the past four weeks how happy he is with this gift that he never thought he would use. Thanks, L.L.Bean, for making an exceptional and functional product.
February 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MomOnTheHomestead No burns! Best woodstove accessory ever.
I did a few evenings' worth of research before purchasing the accessories for our new woodstove last fall. I knew I needed gloves because I'm a klutz and trying to adjust burning logs with tongs is a recipe for disaster.
My husband, who believes he has asbestos fingers, has learned his lesson about sticking his bare hands into the fire to add logs or use the poker - he really appreciates these gloves as well.
These gloves are Awesome. We've been using them daily since late October, and it's now mid-January. I can reach into the stove and add logs, or move burning ones around #I try not to do that too often#, and never even feel warmth, let alone heat. They're a little unwieldy - I can't pick up dimes off the floor with them on - but they're just fine for working with logs and kindling.
They don't show any damage from the fire, either. I brush off the ash, and they look brand new.
I don't generally wax rhapsodic about products, but if you're looking for fireplace gloves, these are the ones to get.
January 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fireproof AWESOME
These are the best gloves ever. My husband has used them for the past six years and one just ripped now. It is not because of the quality that these gloves ripped because my husband uses them all of the time. They are awesome gloves and we wore them through and so we just ordered another pair. I know LL Bean would have replaced the first pair but I feel we got more than our money's worth. We loved them so much we just bought our second pair and I'm sure we will get another six years or more! My husband can even stick his arms in the wood stove and he doesn't feel anything. I highly recommend these gloves!
January 1, 2014