I have worked in the shipping industry for 6 years. I have tried every glove that has claimed to be for that industry. I have spent a lot of time and money testing every one giving it it's fair chance, including these gloves. I really wanted them to be the best because I love Carhartt. They are far from the best unfortunately. they do not stand up to the work even for a day. the design is meant to look cool but not to function. the raised treads on the fingers serve no purpose, they hinder overall grip and are the main point of contact with surfaces (in my case, cardboard boxes of varying sizes and weights) which causes them to be the main point of strain when lifting. the treads are tugged with each box and are quickly separated from the body of the glove and tear away. the longer the gloves are in use the worse they perform. i gave them multiple chances and they never lasted a full work day. not the Carhartt quality for the Carhartt price. I would advise Carhartt to discontinue these or to stop putting the raised treads on them. a smooth rubber surface doesnt look cool, but it's what works.
These gloves are designed for light work, such as handling bags of dog food or homestead work. They aren't designed to handle wet conditions (...they are rubber...come on, people) or work conditions where you're handling heavy objects with jagged edges. I personally cut the tips down enough for my fingertips to dig or pry things.
These are a great idea however not as durable as they suggest. After 2 hours of stacking firewood, both gloves split in the area between the thumb and pointer finger. The right glove actually tore through the fabric. All that I was doing was flexing the glove by gripping firewood pieces. For a durable glove i wouldn't expect that to happen. If the molded rubber was a little more flexible maybe this wouldnt happen and the glove would be perfect.
I work on barges and handle wet ropes all day, I thought that these gloves would be the answer I needed to keeping my hands dry and not getting tore up. I was wrong. These gloves lasted me 2 weeks, the rubber in the thumb and pointer finger area is gone, which leaves me with a cotton glove. In my line of work is no good.