I wrote a poor report on the very thin gloves I purchased earlier this year that lasted less than a week before developing a hole (Thank you Lakeland for getting in touch!) These are brilliant as they are still going, I can use very hot water (good to kill germs) and can use them to pick up hot dishes that have been in the microwave. (I have sensitive skin) Yes, they are harder than the others but I don't find it a problem. I took advantage of your 3 for 2 offer but will buy more if you still stock them in a few years time when these wear out! Thanks.