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Offline stevewestern

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How much do gloves stretch?
« on: October 19, 2021, 11:50:20 »
My second pair of Gerbing XRL gloves have arrived after the first pair, which according to their measuring guide should have fitted me were almost too tight to get on. I've now got some xxl's which are still a bit tight..
Will they give a bit or do I send these back...?

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Re: How much do gloves stretch?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2021, 12:19:39 »
I'd guess that as they have a waterproof lining then probably not at all.

Is it these ones: https://gerbing.co.uk/products/gerbing-xrl-heated-motorcycle-glove

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Re: How much do gloves stretch?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2021, 20:29:34 »
Yup, those ones John.
I did order the size up as suggested by Gerbing and could hardly get them on.
The next pair, a size bigger are also very tight.
I'll try them again in the morning but fear my hands have become monster size. Sausage fingers Steve ?

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Re: How much do gloves stretch?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2021, 22:33:26 »
Steve, your problem is that you live in Cornwall.
Next time you go to put your new gloves on.....
Take the Pasty out of your hand & put it on the saddle.
Place Pasty inside of visor, & munch away as normal.
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Re: How much do gloves stretch?
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2021, 09:33:08 »
V-twin. Ha ha ha! Very funny.
Made my day a whole lot better already lol.
Wish I could think of a smart retort but my brain isn't working yet.  :sunny:

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Re: How much do gloves stretch?
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2021, 12:01:46 »
Leather gloves do give a little in time. However, in time, the inside lining gets compressed and the gloves feel as though they have stretched. One thing I do know is tight gloves compress the blood vessels in your hands and so you'll feel the cold more and maybe get numbness.
This doesn't last forever, so do it while you can.

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Re: How much do gloves stretch?
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2021, 23:23:51 »
Pasties are for life, not just for Christmas...

Definitely get gloves that are comfortable. I once used Keis heated inner liners in my normal sized gloves which was a very tight fit, but they were uncomfortable on long rides and gave me a heat blister between two fingers on one hand.

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Re: How much do gloves stretch?
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2021, 08:41:37 »
And just to set the record straight, I'm actually from London, have only been down here for ten years, and doubt I've had ten pasties in that time... 🤔

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Re: How much do gloves stretch?
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2021, 12:41:11 »
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Does the record need straightening?
And don't apologise for being from Up country, most of us are.
Well I'm from Bucks, been here 20 years. And I agree I've not had more than 10 pasties in that time.
 Mind you I have a figure to keep in trim... :grin:

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Re: How much do gloves stretch?
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2021, 16:02:00 »
It was said in my very best pompous London type voice...
As for figures, mine is in fine shape as much as anything as I've not eaten many pasties..

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Re: How much do gloves stretch?
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2021, 09:39:49 »
A bit of an update.
My gloves were worn a few times and were verging on the annoyingly too long.
Then a zip broke, so I returned them to Sportsbikeshop and also explained my issue with the fit.
They returned them to Gerbing to query the fit and  have just sent me a new pair of 2xl, which seem to fit properly, and the zip works !
Sadly I'm still not riding due to a shoulder operation, but I can at least sit in the sitting room with my hands all toasty.

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Re: How much do gloves stretch?
« Reply #11 on: Today at 08:27:34 »
A glove has to fit like a glove.