- "So we’ve expanded into a range of Shield Cloaks, Shield Gloves... I mean, they wouldn’t help much against the Unforgivable Curses, but for minor to moderate hexes or jinxes..."
- — George Weasley regarding these gloves[src]
These gloves were enchanted with a Shield Charm and, when worn, shielded the wearer from many light to moderate jinxs and hexes. They were quite useless against more powerful spells, though, including the Unforgivable Curses.
Originally, Fred and George created Shield Hats as a joke item for their shop. However, after the Ministry of Magic ordered five hundred of them for their support staff, the Weasleys expanded the line into Shield Gloves and Shield Cloaks as well.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (First mentioned)
Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 6 (Draco's Detour)