The extra length sleeve makes these gloves suitable for pruning all those prickly trees and bushes. The extra length also gives extra protection against the harsh sun (great for those that have suffered from cancer or anyone wishing to protect themselves from UV rays) These gloves are cotton lined with a nitrile dipped coating with a knit wrist band and an extended nylon sleeve for prickle protection. (A cotton/canvas sleeve is available on request as an alternative to the nylon sleeve.) Nitrile gives a tough flexible working surface.They give excellent protection from thorns and prickles Also ideal for general garden spraying. Very popular in the autumn with rose pruning and gathering up wet vegetation in the garden..