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New Gloves In! Fit question

My Held Evo Thrux gloves came in today. When I measured my hand, it measured 9 and a quarter inches. According to the Held Sizing chart on motorcyclegear.com, if your hand measures 9-10 inches, then you wear a 10 in their size.

The gloves I purchased are a size 10 - XL. I have no experience with how motorcycle gloves should fit.There is about a half inch of excess in the finger tips. Is this how motorcycle gloves should fit?
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Is the excess there when you're gripping the bars/clipons, or when your fingers are straight?

There's your answer.
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The way I fit gloves is across the palm. If they are tight across the palm when you make a fist, they will tire your hands, particularly your throttle hand. Finger length is kind of secondary. Some companies, Held for example, make short or long finger options. Beyond that you have to find a manufacturer whose hand model fits yours. It's much like how different boot makers are known for different width fits.

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Thanks Bird. I didn't think of that.

They aren't tight across the palm when I make a fist, so I guess the fit is good.
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even if you don't have a motorcycle yet, go grip the handlebar of a bicycle and put some weight on you hand, you will know instantly how the fit.
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Thanks Bird. I didn't think of that.

They aren't tight across the palm when I make a fist, so I guess the fit is good.
Too loose is bad since leather stretches. I normally buy them slightly snug and then they mold to my hand quite nicely. But if you buy them too snug, they will just cut off circulation

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Try as I might I just can't convince myself to order gloves from the internet. Glove fit is probably the most personal fitting gear you'll have. Get it wrong and you will hate them. My hands don't seem to be quite normal and I have to try on many pairs before I decide which to buy. I even try on several of the same size since no two pairs are ever exactly the same.
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Try as I might I just can't convince myself to order gloves from the internet. Glove fit is probably the most personal fitting gear you'll have. Get it wrong and you will hate them. My hands don't seem to be quite normal and I have to try on many pairs before I decide which to buy. I even try on several of the same size since no two pairs are ever exactly the same.
yeah but good luck for most of us finding someone local that actually carries anything worth buying.
the only local store that has anything remotely worth buying around here only has 1 pair of gloves. a few nice boots and only one high end brand of helmets. and they're supposed to be a gear store. WTF?
I don't get the reasoning behind having a store with no inventory. everyone can order shit themselves we don't need a middle man.
they're only screwing themselves.
at least they could do is have a bunch of things for fitting and then order it.
they don't even do that! it makes no sense to me.

they even had to order me a faceshield and I have one of the most popular helmets made.

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Life in Ohio must really suck. I'm with Simpleton. Gloves and one piece suits I just have to try on myself. Thankfully I have a Cycle Gear within 5 miles, and 3 dealerships with decent gear selection within 10. My most recent pair of gloves I ended up mixing same sizes of 2 different pairs of the same glove because they each fit a little different. Thankfully CG has an entire aisle of hundreds of gloves to choose from.
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Life in Ohio must really suck. I'm with Simpleton. Gloves and one piece suits I just have to try on myself. Thankfully I have a Cycle Gear within 5 miles, and 3 dealerships with decent gear selection within 10. My most recent pair of gloves I ended up mixing same sizes of 2 different pairs of the same glove because they each fit a little different. Thankfully CG has an entire aisle of hundreds of gloves to choose from.
Just so happens I have a CycleGear not too far from me. I'll be making a trip. Hopefully they'll have theses gloves and I can try on different sizes.
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actually about 1.5 hrs away we have motorcycle super store in kentucky, competition accessories about the same distance and iron pony which I cant recall how far away. but I'd rather not drive that far.

I don't mind living here because we do have some nice roads where i live to ride. all of them are in kentucky but I live just over the river from them.
I can ride all day on nice curvy roads and not hit the same one over.

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Try as I might I just can't convince myself to order gloves from the internet. Glove fit is probably the most personal fitting gear you'll have. Get it wrong and you will hate them. My hands don't seem to be quite normal and I have to try on many pairs before I decide which to buy. I even try on several of the same size since no two pairs are ever exactly the same.
I'm, with stupi...err...simpleton. I've tried on 5, 6 pair of the same glove before I found one that was acceptable to my fingers. Stitch quality, protruding seams, etc. really bother me.

As far as selection, most stores carry the same shitty joe rockets & olympia gloves so I have to go far and wide to find variety. And even then, stores carry relatively few items in stock. For example there is a small shop in Rockville, MD that carries Revvit and Sidi. A larger dealership in Gaithersburg, MD carries Sidi and some other brand. Another larger dealership in Annandale, VA carries A*, Dainese, Icon and a few other off brands but that is about it. I have hit just about every store in northern VA, DC, suburban Washington DC area, PLUS Baltimore and the surrounding areas.

Imagine having to hit up all of these stores everytime you have to buy a new pair of gloves. Hell the last pair of Helds that I got came from somebody that had bought the wrong size. I have never ever seen Held gloves in a store.

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yeah but good luck for most of us finding someone local that actually carries anything worth buying.
the only local store that has anything remotely worth buying around here only has 1 pair of gloves. a few nice boots and only one high end brand of helmets. and they're supposed to be a gear store. WTF?
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they're only screwing themselves.
at least they could do is have a bunch of things for fitting and then order it.
they don't even do that! it makes no sense to me.

they even had to order me a faceshield and I have one of the most popular helmets made.
Hop on the interstate and go to Iron Pony in Columbus.

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Never buy gloves , you cant try on first, they all vary, even one pair to the next.

I'll spend months looking and trying, before I buy, some people walk into a store, stick one hand in a glove for 15 seconds and say perfect fit. Some people buy gloves so often cause they look cool, but never get worn cause they dont fit.

Olympia brand gloves, seem to be the best brand that tend to fit me, Ive never had any Joe rocket stuff, due to fitment issues.
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I hit the local CycleGear yesterday and it seems all they carry is Alpine, Bilt, and Dianese.

When I asked if they carried Held, the guy looked at me funny.
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