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Old 10-08-2012, 03:12 PM   #1
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winter gloves for short fat hands?

Another winter glove thread I know I know...

I actually have normal hands, but I want a pair of gloves to wear over powerlet heated liners. To give you an idea of fit, I ordered a pair of Held Warm n' Dry gloves in size 7. They fit great with the only caveat being the fingers are ever so slightly too long. If I were not planning on wearing liners underneath I would keep these and be happy. But with the liners on they are just too tight and are not comfortable. I could go up a size, but then I'll end up with fingers that are too long. So now I'm on the quest for a glove that fits a little wider/shorter so I can get a good fit with heated liners underneath. Some of the features I'm looking for:

preferably gore-tex xtrafit or similar. i.e. the liner is bonded to the shell of the glove so it doesn't come out when you take your hand out.

thin/uninsulated palm: for good control feel. I realize the heated liners will add to the bulk but it's better than starting off with a glove that's already bulky.

pre-curved: I've found that gloves with internal liners bunch up at the palm if they aren't precurved.

under the cuff gaunlet: to keep the rain out.

good protective bits like hard knuckles.

Any ideas?
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:10 AM   #2
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I believe Lee parks will do custom, call them about customizing a pair of the DeerTours® PCi Black.

I to have short fingers,, my three season glove is the Held - Steve, that comes in short finger models,,, a size 11 (XXL) Short fits me great.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:58 PM   #3
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The Lee Parks don't have any waterproof membrane do they? There's not mention of waterproofness on the website. Also not a big fan of the lack of armor.

Anyone know how the Klim Element gloves are? The revzilla video says they have an "American" fit, which I'm hoping means "wider."
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:37 PM   #4
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dunno about membranes.

When it gets cold out ,or wet out I put on my 'stich triple digit covers on my hands, they seem to work. Of course I have heated grips and hand guards that break the wind on the bike...
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:46 AM   #5
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Took a chance and bought Klim Element short gloves. The size 7 Held Warm n Dry I have fit nice and snug, I ordered the Elements in size small and they definitely fit larger. They are wider in the palm but about the same length in the fingers. Makes a great fit for me with liners on underneath.

As for the gloves themselves, they are a very high quality glove. Good fit and finish and use of materials I haven't seen on other gloves. Very supple and comfortable straight out of the box. The Klim website and Revzilla review make no mention of this, but the gloves do have a Gore Xtra fit liner. I like the 3/4 length. I have a Firstgear TPG Teton jacket that doesn't have a whole lot of room under the cuffs and these gloves are very easy to fit under the cuffs. My only nitpicks are 1) I wish these gloves had all the same pinky protection as the long version and 2) the velcro on the wrist closure should extend another 3/8" to 1/2" to accomodate small girly wrists like mine. When I put these gloves on the last 1/2" or so of the velcro tab is just kind of floating in the air.

I like these gloves and will be keeping them.
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