I have had mine for a couple of seasons now and haven't really looked after them so cant grumble that the rubber has split but they are still useable and still offer the same protection. I have been stung through them but they offer good protection and have have purchased another pair. They are so easy to clean and the best all round gloves I have had.
Downside I suppose, like all "bee" gloves, my hands get hot and wet in warm weather and the gloves have to be turned
Good quolity product, wery happy!!!
Please note: the cotton 'sleeve' stitching to 'washing up' glove is not very durable - my experience is that after a dozen or so on/off's they are now parting company!