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post #1 of 7 Old 08-28-2017, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for gloves that fit

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My hands start to get numb after only 10-15 minutes, even though I concentrate on keeping a light hold on the grips. My gloves are pretty snug. I guess I have fat hands, as I can't get my paws into anything less than 2x-3x large, but at that size the fingers are always too long. Does anyone know of a manufacturer that makes riding gloves that tend to have shorter fingers?
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I apologize if this it not the correct forum for this. If that is the case, mods please move as appropriate.

My hands start to get numb after only 10-15 minutes, even though I concentrate on keeping a light hold on the grips. My gloves are pretty snug. I guess I have fat hands, as I can't get my paws into anything less than 2x-3x large, but at that size the fingers are always too long. Does anyone know of a manufacturer that makes riding gloves that tend to have shorter fingers?
So lots of experience riding motorcycles as well as road bikes (bicycles) has taught me that most numbness is caused by body position. Not giving the grips the death grasp is a good start. How are your wrists? A lot of people keep their arms pretty straight and a sharp angle at the wrist. This will cause numbness as well. Try to keep my elbows bent and keep your forearms parallel with the deck, keeping my wrist pretty straight.

Also there is the Ulnar nerve in your hand. with prolonged pressure it will create numbness. Certain companies (like Alpinestars) will put extra padding on that area to help even out pressure and prevent direct pressure on that nerve, ergo reducing numbness.

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Go for a ride with some loose fitting gloves. If your hands still get numb, it's not the gloves. Your motorcycle will still run if you wear non motorcycle specific gloves.
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Go for a ride with some loose fitting gloves. If your hands still get numb, it's not the gloves. Your motorcycle will still run if you wear non motorcycle specific gloves.
Good idea. I'll give that a shot and see if that helps. Like I said, I was making a conscious effort to keep my grip light and maintain a relaxed posture, but it's possible it could be the vibration. I've got a pair of Grip Puppies ordered as well.

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You may also have carpal tunnel syndrome which tight gloves exacerbate.


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I use leather work gloves. I've had inexpensive deer, goat and cow hide gloves. They work for me.
I've gotten the 3 pack of gloves they sell at Costco at an outlet store for 12-15 bucks.
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