Freeking Gear Sizing
September 22, 2009 at 4:26 pm #3453SafetyFirstParticipant
I ordered a pair of Alpinestars GP Plus gloves from NewEnough. I’m a small in Icon Hooligan2, so I figured it’d be safe for Astars. Try them on, and they are so tight I can hardly get them on/off, and my fingers are cramped from being too long for the gloves. Making a fist is painful. So, I order medium.
Better on the right hand, but the left hand isn’t happy. One of my fingers on both hands seems cramped a little when I make a fist, but the others have a lot of room in the ends.
Time for the next size, or do they just take some time to break in?
They are actually some pretty safe gloves, but I’m worried that for the price they should feel better, right?September 22, 2009 at 4:42 pm #22474WeaponZeroParticipant
The GP Plus gloves are full race gloves which sacrifice a little bit of comfort for protection. The same will be true of most any glove in that price range and of boots as well. Higher end race-style boots are never as comfortable as street boots/riding shoes because they sacrifice a lot of comfort for more protection. They will feel better after break-in but will never be as comfortable as street gloves. That is the price you pay for full protection.September 22, 2009 at 5:47 pm #22476eternal05Participant
As Weapon says, full-gauntlet race gloves should be tight as hell and somewhat uncomfortable when new. After break-in they’ll be perfectly comfortable, at least by my standards.
The best thing to do is to get a hold of an AStars sizing chart. Take a measurement of your hand according to that which the sizing chart uses. Typically you’re supposed to measure around the balls of your fingers (top of your palm) with your fingers spread.
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