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Old 04-16-2013, 02:52 PM   #1
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Helimot gloves sizing?

Can anyone with Helimot gloves tell me how the sizing runs? I'm jonesing for a pair of the Buffalo gloves, and I'm too far away to drop by their shop and try them on.


I normally wear 2XL.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:16 PM   #2
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I wear Helmot Buffalo Pros in XXL, they fit great. XXL in a glove would be normal for me
When I tried on the Buffalos I didn’t like them as much as the Pros. It’s a lighter, les substantial, glove IMO
Finger length will likely need to be shortened; Helmot usually does this after you have broken the gloves in.
Have you spoken with Helimot? Doesn’t he want a tracing of your hand or?
The Buffalo Pro is a really great and comfortable glove. Amazingly versatile; I wear mine all year round and I ride all year round. I haven’t felt a need for any other gloves. But I don’t ride in a lot of rain. The gloves can not be water proof but they’re certainly water resistant. My hands have never gotten wet or cold riding in rain
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thanks Mudcat, I did mean Buffalo Pros.

I've got a pair of Held Warm n Drys for wet and winter riding, sounds like the Helimots will cover the rest of the weather for me.


I've emailed Helimot but not heard back from them. Maybe I'll give them a call, I assume they're pretty busy this time of year.


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Old 04-17-2013, 05:17 PM   #4
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I'm on the phone with Helmut...he is absolutely delightful!
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I'm on the phone with Helmut...he is absolutely delightful!
Oh yeah, he is a good guy. It's just a mom and pop operation but he makes high quality racing leathers. His gloves are terrific also.
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I'm on the phone with Helmut...he is absolutely delightful!
Great guy! I have a set of his leathers and a pair of Buffalo Pro's. You won't be disappointed.
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I've now got a new pair of Buffalo Pros. Wow, are they well put together.

Question: how long does it take for them to break in? I'm on day 2, I'd describe the fit as borderline painful in the palms. I assume that they'll stretch out and fit well, and I'm paranoid that I have the wrong size (gloves are based on a hand tracing).
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I've now got a new pair of Buffalo Pros. Wow, are they well put together.

Question: how long does it take for them to break in? I'm on day 2, I'd describe the fit as borderline painful in the palms. I assume that they'll stretch out and fit well, and I'm paranoid that I have the wrong size (gloves are based on a hand tracing).
Mine felt like they took several rides to soften up, but they never felt tight. The fingers were initially a little stiffer than my 4 year old Held Phantoms, but they eventually loosened up and now they feel great. If they're so tight that they're borderline painful I'd give Helmut a call and describe to him what you're feeling and get his thoughts. He's a super-cool guy to deal with.
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I've now got a new pair of Buffalo Pros. Wow, are they well put together.

Question: how long does it take for them to break in? I'm on day 2, I'd describe the fit as borderline painful in the palms. I assume that they'll stretch out and fit well, and I'm paranoid that I have the wrong size (gloves are based on a hand tracing).
The gloves fit snug. When they break in they feel real smooth and soft inside. Almost like butter without the greasy feel. But mine were never uncomfortable, right from the start they just got better and better. I have had two pairs of his gloves.
It seems to me I heard a thousand miles for break-in. But look, if they don’t feel good call him. He's a good guy, he will make it right I believe.
Are the gloves XXL like you normally wear?
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I've contacted Helmut and I'll be sending him the gloves back, along with a pair of gloves that fit for his reference. I understand that these are hand made gloves, and there is a lot of individuality to it.
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I've contacted Helmut and I'll be sending him the gloves back, along with a pair of gloves that fit for his reference. I understand that these are custom gloves, and there is a lot of individuality to it.
That is true, no two pair are exactly the same.
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same question asked a different way: will these gloves break in across the knuckles (joint between the fingers and the palms)? My second pair are tight across the knuckles and are uncomfortable to the point of minor pain. The palms are stitched across there, so I'm not seeing how they would stretch through that area. I'm 1 + weeks into wearing them.


My history: called Helmut and talked to him on the phone for 1/2 hour, made a tracing of my hands and sent them to him. First pair of gloves were monumentally too small. Sent those back along with a pair of my winter gloves, got another pair back after three weeks. These, while larger all around than the first pair, still are tight. I wrote to Helmut, his response, in 500 words, was "enjoy your gloves" and pointed out that they don't make custom gloves.


I'm at the point of thinking that I should just send these back and try to get my money back. I'm $250 into this and have a pair of gloves that I don't know what to do with. Which, sadly, ties into all the other people (contractors, motorcycle dealers) that I'm giving money to for less than satisfactory results. Grumble.


OK, I like Helmut to talk to and admire people who are hand making products. And personally, I just want a pair of gloves.



So back to the question: will the fit across the knuckles (finger/palm joint) loosen up, or will it not?
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:05 PM   #13
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Decided to pull the plug in this. I'm convinced that I'm not going to get a pair of gloves that fit out of Helimot. Sending the gloves back for a refund.


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Old 06-27-2013, 05:19 PM   #14
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and, frankly, I can't recommend doing business with Helimot mail order. I know that they try really hard, but you could get stuck with a very expensive pair of gloves that don't fit.
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