« MITT » MODEL
The mitt style provides a very stable base for the rubber push surfaces which cover the thumbs and the fingers to slightly over the back of the hand on the first two knuckles. Standard padding is ½ » thick on the fingers and ¼ » on the thumbs.
All four fingers are enclosed in a leather mitt with a seam dividing the fingers into pairs. If you contact the push ring with your ring or little fingers, this is the style you will want.
Standard mitts have rubber push surfaces, tabs, and full padding on a leather mitt.
« MITT QUAD » MODEL
The rubber push surface extends higher onto the back of the hand to accommodate a quad backhand stroke and a patch of rubber is added to the palm for contacting the ring when pushing steep hills.
The back opening of this mitt is wider and a second wrist strap provides additional wrist support. Finger padding is ¼ » thick on the fingers and thumbs.
In general, most quads should choose the size recommended in the size chart for length and not girth because proper length is more important than proper girth and you can use liners to build up the girth fit if necessary. As with the wider back opening, any additional « size » will make the mitt easier to put on and take off.
Standard quad mitts have rubber push surfaces on full padding on a leather mitt.
« MITT MIN » MODEL
The slightly lower cut rubber push surface on the fingers and a lightweight non-woven synthetic thumb make this a good choice if you don’t push with your thumbs and need less contact area on the fingers.
Padding on the thumbs is ¼ » thick and extends over the heel of the hand to cushion your fingertips. Padding on the fingers is ½ » thick.
Minimum rubber mitts (shown) have rubber push surfaces, tabs, full padding on a leather mitt, and gray non-woven thumbs.
« DIGITT » MODEL
If you do not contact the push ring with your ring and little fingers or you want more dexterity than the Mitt Min, consider this style.
The rubber push surfaces on the thumb and first two fingers are identical to that of the mitt styles but the ring and little finger are separated from the first two fingers and covered only in leather.
Standard gloves have rubber push surfaces, tabs, and full padding on a leather glove.
Because using gloves with tabs may restrict your hand movements and dexterity, we strongly encourage you to re-familiarize yourself with steering and brake controls when first using gloves with tabs.
If you’re not sure if you want to use tabs, we recommend that you order your gloves with tabs, try them and if you don’t like using them you can cut them off.
Use the size chart below as a general guide to help you determine your size.
Although we recommend that you use the general guidelines of « women/medium », « men/large », etc., you can also measure the girth and length of your hands as shown here.
|Palm Girth||Hand Length|
|XSmall||15 cm||18 cm|
|Small||18 cm||18 cm|
|Medium||20 cm||19 cm|
|Large||23 cm||22 cm|
|XLarge||25 cm||23 cm|
Quads with atrophy should put more emphasis on racing glove length. All day glove users should put more emphasis on thumb girth.
If you’re still not sure of the size you need, mail us tracings of both of your hands with the girth and length notated on each hand and we will recommend a size.