I have had these gloves for over a year and have used them fairly hard! Both gloves are now tearing at the seam of the index finger! If it would not have been for this, durability would have been 5 stars! Considering how hard I have used them though they are quite durable! They are not the most comfortable gloves that I have ever used therefore that is also only 4 stars! I am now looking for another pair!
I bought these gloves as a Christmas present for my husband. He wanted was some gloves that kept his hands drier than his old gloves, so I really only bought these gloves because of the Rain Defender feature. We rode our bikes in a slight drizzle recently and his hands were wetter than mine and I was wearing regular cotton gloves. We are both very disappointed because we usually find Carhartt to live up to what it is selling. If you want Rain Defender gloves, don't get these, they have no defense against a drizzle.
Purchased these for my SO as a Christmas gift. He's worn them less than 10 times. He loved the feel and comfort of the gloves but there are holes in the fingertips on 4 of the fingers already, the side seam on one glove is splitting and the thumbs are about to split apart at the tips as well. Super disappointed as he needs a flexible work glove that allows him to pick up smaller items, as well as being durable for construction work. Would NOT recommend these gloves.
Had a pair for over a year and did every dirty job imaginable for a restaurant client. Offer good protection but still allow high dexterity. Get them dirty and throw in the washer - new gloves! Will use these even in cold weather walking dogs - although they are not insulated they still break the chill.
Finally wore out the thumbs log splitting. This was after 1 year and about 20 wash cycles.
I really think Carhartt takes pride in the durability of their clothing and it shows.