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Ski Gloves Sizing / Brands- Anyone else have short fingers / chunky hands?

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Hestra and Leki gloves seem to be very long in the fingers but narrow in the hands. Very difficult to get on a off in a size 8 Hestra but then the right length in the fingers. 9 is much too long in t fingers but easy to get on and off like it should be. So I thought I was a hestra 8 after having their fall line gloves and also trying on some hestra Heli gloves.

Bought some size 8 Hestra army Gotetex and they are huge in the fingers. I'm starting to think Hestra labelled then wrong as the seem more like a 9 usually does. Did anyone else downsize their globe size when buying the gotetex version?

Looking at black diamond I should be an XS (even though that sounds a little ridiculous) for the perfect fit but from what I've read you need to size up in this brand.

I've not tried any Black Diamond, Mammut or Arctyrx Fission SV. Any thoughts on how different brands fit?
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Gloves are like boots - all different fittings irrespective of their stated size.
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Try the Level (Hand) brand. They seem to have wider gloves with shorter fingers, also they have 8.5 in some designs.
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Tried any 'ladies' gloves? Usually come up a bit shorter in the fingers (though sometimes too short at thumb base ime).
Got a few Decathlon gloves which fit pretty well (unisex ones), including some decent leather ones in black or yellow.
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Interesting idea. Never though of trying ladies gloves
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Powder Pete wrote:
Looking at black diamond I should be an XS (even though that sounds a little ridiculous) for the perfect fit but from what I've read you need to size up in this brand.

Don't know where you read that but quite the opposite in my experience. I've got two pairs of Black Diamond leather gloves and both of them are a medium when I am a large in every other brand.

I have the same issue as you with Hestra and many other brands - the wrist opening on an under the cuff glove is too tight if the rest of the glove is good. I would be an 8.5 in Hestra if they made half sizes. North Face size large literally impossible to get on. Tried some Oakley leather gloves recently that were well cut, Dakine has also worked for me in the past. With Black Diamond, there is some considerable variation between pairs of the same glove in the same size - you really need to be able to try them on in a shop. If I was ordering online, I think I would order 2 or 3 pairs, select one and return the others.
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@Powder Pete, I’ve got ‘standard’ hands and different types of gloves from Black Diamond, Hester, Outdoor Research, Arc’teryx, Snowlife, all fit me perfectly, so might be brands to avoid.

As others have mentioned, get yourself to a big shop, or somewhere like Covent Garden in London where there are the 4 big UK shops, and try every pair on, or wait until you get to the resort and do the same. Also as mentioned, mis-labelling does occur as the majority of gloves are made in Asia despite the European or American branding.
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I'm in Saalbach Austria at the moment and it seems like the only decent brands stocked are Hestra and Leki with the odd Dakine thrown in - other brands don't seem to get a look in.

Sounds like you just mentioned pretty much every reputable ski glove brand there that I was considering. I might be out of luck.
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@Powder Pete, I sympathise, I am medium fit for most things but gloves a problem: I have wide palms which means even large size gloves can feel tight but there is a flappy bit at the end of each finger. With ski gloves the seams start splitting after a few weeks use, perhaps because of the stretch involved when carrying skis.

I look forward to the results of your research!
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I would say that the Deltaplus "pisteur" gloves have quite short fingers.
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similar problem & I find level fit me the best. Got my last pair of Level Surburban (XXL) from TK Maxx for £20
otherwise, have you looked at Mits or lobster type?
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@Powder Pete, I had to return a pair of Mountain Equipment Randonee gloves because the fingers were way too short. Hestra size 8 fits me perfectly so perhaps the ME (in a suitable size) would be good for you?
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What about mitts.
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