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ADVcyclist
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May 29, 2018
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Alright, for all those that have inquired about the sizing, here's my experience. I purchased both styles in XL, and I do not have huge hands... Depending on the glove manufacturer and their "sizing" standard; I'm between a L and XL.
The material on the backs (top of hand) is very stretchy and like that of athletic leggings, but not as slick/sheen as Lycra on cycling bibs/shorts. It gives a lot, but the leather material on the palms doesn't give at all. There is a slight bit of padding on the palms and I usually don't like padded palms but the fingerless didn't give me any problems after a 5 hour ride yesterday. I do like that the fingerless have a hook & loop latch to retain them and prevent over-stretching the entry material.
The full fingered version have a stretched-lycra cuff that goes pretty high up the wrist. Might be okay for late Fall/early Spring rides, but too much for Summer (at least here in the humidity of the southeast US). I'd hoped the full finger would be a good MTB glove but really don't like that long cuff. I might take them to a tailor/seamstress to see about having it cut off and shortened.
The sizing of XL was a good choice for me. They aren't super-tight, but don't "float" on my hands either. A Large would have been too small to even fit on my hands, even with the stretchy material on top.
Cateye's XL is about the same size as my Oakley Factory Pilot gloves in a Large, and the same for my Dakine MTB gloves in a Large.
The reflective surfaces are the Cateye logo and a band of reflective material on the cuff of the full fingered.
See my photos for more details...
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May 29, 2018
Massdropbear
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Jun 11, 2018
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Great review! All the info I was seeking.
Jun 11, 2018
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