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Old 07-05-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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Need Summer Glove Suggestions

Ok - my predicament:

I need some summer gloves. I don't mind mesh (or perforated leather), but I want some knuckle protection. I'd prefer short cuff, but long is fine.

Now HERE'S THE BIG PROBLEM.

The base of my thumb and the muscle that goes around it is really big. I basically have powerlifter thumbs (with piano-player fingers - weird hands). So the seam that runs along the side of the thumb down to the wrist really cuts into my hand. It bruises up and is very uncomfortable. My cold-weather gloves don't have this problem because they're lined with Thinsulate and are super soft on the inside. But all the hot-weather gloves I've tried cut into my hand and are painful. I could try a size up, but they fit like bags around my hand and fingers and the bigger size don't seem to have more room for the thumb muscles than the size I normall wear.

I figure I could try one with the seam on the outside instead of on the inside, but the only glove I've found like that is a Dainese that costs $450, which is kinda crazy. And they're not that well vented either.

Does anyone have suggestions? I can't find anything at CycleGear or Mancuso SW that fits the bill. I hate having to order stuff that I'll probably have to send right back, but I think that may be the situation.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:10 PM   #2
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I'VE got big hands that XXXL are usually snug on and XXL are surely too small until the gloves are good and broken in which usually requires riding in the rain to get them wet so they'll stretch. buy what you like that fits your hand, minus the thumb, and soak'em wet then go for a good long ride.

tip; since you can't find what you like to fit you anyway, shop the close outs for the good deals and get what you like on the cheap. they're gonna fit you sooner or later.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:59 AM   #4
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I went to twowheeled toys and spent about 20 min trying on gloves.

I hate buying gloves, but it was not as painful as cyclegear.
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I am a fan of A* SPS gloves and I have fat hands
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