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    Gloves, small but big.. and a pain. (need to find something that fits)

    So I have narrow but long hands. Basically my fingers are the width of a small, but the distance from my thumb to fingers (and finger length) is equivalent to a large.

    This means if I wear a small, it fits my hand and palm fairly well, but as I put pressure on my arms while ruling, the gloves cut into the area between my fingers and into my thumb. Eventually causing my hands to go numb.

    On the other hand, if I get a large the gloves they don't fit my fingers. Fortunately the numbness doesn't show, but it still gets uncomfortable over time and invariably rub on my hands causing pain. Not to mention they feel like they would fall off if I went down.

    Anyone have any hints on brands that might be somewhere in-between?

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    Don't worry. Lots of gloves shrink with sweat and washing. Buy the large and you will have the worst of both sizes before you are done.

    Forgive me for suggesting the obvious, but have you tried a medium?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post

    Forgive me for suggesting the obvious, but have you tried a medium?
    Are you thinking a dead family member could pick a size for him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    Are you thinking a dead family member could pick a size for him?


    Just go to a bike shop and start trying on gloves. I'd err on the larger side.

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    Did you try fingerless gloves? They work fine for me in the summer heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    Are you thinking a dead family member could pick a size for him?
    Zackly!
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    I have not stolen gloves from dead members of my family yet, especially from my family with no fingers.

    As for sizing, yep, tried them all (from some brands) but the purchases would get really expensive if I had to try them all. I need to find a brand that works soon.

    Keep in mind, the issue is not finger length, (though that is a different conversation in the winter) it is specifically the distance from the bottom of my thumb to the bottom of the area in-between my fingers. Imagine grabbing the drops, you put pressure on the glove at your thumbs "crotch" which then starts to pull down on the rest of the glove. This puts pressure on the crotch area in-between my fingers and causes the numbness and pain, as small and medium gloves don't give me enough room. Larger gloves give more room, assuming the distance is further, but then I run into the large finger hole issues, which also sucks.

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    Just a thought... Have you checked out women's gloves? Yes, they come in colors other than pink. And women's hands tend to be more slender than men's. Of course, you'd have to size up -- check out a women's large or x-large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmoose View Post
    Just a thought... Have you checked out women's gloves? Yes, they come in colors other than pink. And women's hands tend to be more slender than men's. Of course, you'd have to size up -- check out a women's large or x-large.
    Beat me to it, I knew a guy who had to do this. He had (self description) "effeminate hands" and had to use ladies gloves to get a good fit. Ther are grey and sometimes black colors out there but I bet you're gonna run into a LOT of pinks and blues too.

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    Yep, slender but the distance from thumb to finger crotch ratio seems to be about the same unfortunately. Maybe I'll go check out a few more women's gloves though, I don't really care how it looks, just need gloves that work.

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