Bionic Gloves are orthopedist designed and tested on gardeners with extensive arthritis issues in their hands. Tests by the National Arthritis Foundation proved greater comfort, strength and grip while wearing these gloves as opposed to others worn by the same gardeners. The resultant "Ease of Use" commendation has not been awarded to any other glove manufacturer. Harlane is proud to offer Bionic thorn-resistant goatskin Rose Gauntlets and Short Rose Gloves as well as the sheepskin Classic Garden, Elite Pro and Tough Pro Garden Gloves. All Bionic gloves remain supple and flexible when wet and are machine washable. Air-dry only, please.