Gloves - better too big or too small?

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Danny, 12 Nov 2007.

  1. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    I recently bought a pair of Altura Nightvision winter gloves in a large size, which
    seemed to fit OK in the shop.

    However I now find that when I have my hands wrapped round the handlebars my fingers are pushing up against the end of the tips of the gloves. This became really noticeable, and a bit uncomfortable, this weekend when I used my gloves on a long ride for the first time. I also ended up with cold finger tips!

    I did try the large gloves in the shop, but with my hands in an unfolded position they looked really big and a little silly, with perhaps 1cm between the tips of my finger and the tips of the glove.

    However I am now wondering whether I should have gone for the bigger size on the grounds that you need the extra space when your hands are clenched.
  2. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    I think you've found the answer to this one!
    Bigger is better than too small.
    Glove wise I have a pair of cheap "Ski Gauntlets" from JJB/Sportsworld, about £3-00. They look like something Neil Armstrong wore on the moon (except in blue) but they are both roomy and toasty.
  3. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Always bigger.
  4. OP

    Danny Legendary Member

    Hmmm...better go see if I can change them then:sad:
  5. it's best if they fit you like... well, like gloves.
  6. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
    If you think they are to big, get some inner gloves to fill them out...
  7. Ashtrayhead

    Ashtrayhead Über Member

    Belvedere, Kent.
    Go bigger, then you have room for a glove liner for when it gets really cold.
  8. col

    col Veteran

    You found the solution there Dannyg,my gloves are too big when worn normally,but once wrapped round the bars are just fine.Warmer too.
  9. Blonde

    Blonde New Member

    Bury, Lancashire
    Eh??!! You can't fit an elephant into a micro-mini (skirt) but you can always fit an ant into a black hole.... The answer it obvious aint it?!! Bigger will fit things that are too small into it, but not t'other way about.
  10. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    find a make that does fit?
  11. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    S of Kendal
    Obviously someone hasn't been to Blackpool on a Saturday night recently! There's herds of exactly that roaming the streets.
  12. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    FYI, Lidl's are doing multifunction sports gloves at the moment, scotchlite piping wind and waterproof membrane, thermolite material in Black, Red or Blue, sizes from S to XL £4.99...BARGAIN just wish they had been in the shop last week before I splashed £20 on a pair of Spesh BG Deflects! I did buy a pair tho' at that price you'd be mad not to.
  13. littlered

    littlered New Member

    I tend to find after wearing them a few times they get in to the shape of my hands, my new gloves I just got feel weird (cos they are new;)) but will ok after a wee while
  14. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Slightly too big is better because with a little more room, they will trap more air, it is this layer of air that keeps you warm. My overshoes are far from tight but keep my feet lovely and warm even after the weather we've been having lately.
  15. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Second what Tynan says try and find a manufacturer whose gloves fit, I find if gloves are too big that once my hands are on the bars the extra material bunches up in the palms which is not going to be too comfy on long rides.

    If poss try on in shop and hold a pair of handlebars to get an idea of how they will feel on bike.
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