Giro Gilman Full Finger Gloves 2013
Street savvy features, with a hint of class and style. The Gilman is a unique combination of Giro's Super Fit ergonomic design and high-quality construction mixed with urban style. The full finger design makes them versatile enough to use on all but the coldest ride, and their stylish looks work on or off the bike.
Please Note: These gloves run small. We strongly recommend buying at least one size larger then usual. For example, if you usually wear a small but sometimes wear a medium (depending on the brand) move all the way up to the large for the Gilman.
I usually wear a small or medium (men's) glove so I bought these in a medium, but they are way too small for me.
As the other reviews said these gloves run crazy small about 2 sizes small. I fit in mediums in most gloves and bought xl for these and the fit perfect, they are a little tight to get in to but that's what you get with a non-Velcro wrist, once on they are snug in all the right places and the finger grips hold awesome on the brake levers. The added bonus is they look slick gotten a few compliments on them, they stand out with out being annoying.
I have found my hands to be generally between a large and XL in your usual glove. I always opt for the large, Snug for me, the way I like it. So after reading others reviews I wanted to make sure so I bought the XXL, two sizes over large. The entry part into the glove is way too small but I can get into the glove, the fingers and what not are snug, maybe too much. Be warned.
The quality of the gloves looks good, but the size runs extremely small. I should have read the reviews before buying them.
Having read the other reviews, I bought the appropriately sized-up gloves. I mostly like them, but the thumb seems to be sewn without the usual (for bike gloves) method of making it bent, to go naturally around the handlebars. This means that it always feels like I'm fighting the glove to wrap my thumb around the bars. It seems like they designed this glove to be a fashion glove instead of a bike riding glove. In practice, it's not that big of a deal, and for the current sale price it's probably worth it. I have another pair of Giro gloves that has the same problem, but my girlfriend's higher-end Giro gloves don't have this problem.
I usually wear a small or a medium, but these in small, medium, or even large are childish in size. Too bad because they're good gloves once you fit into them.
I'm glad that I had read previous reviews on these gloves and ordered the XXL version of the houndstooth Gilman gloves. I usually wear XL gloves but opted to the XXLs based on the other review. I'm glad that I did as these gloves were still on the slender side. I do like them however but Giro should try to maintain some consistency of sizing. The snap closure was kinda difficult to engage. I found myself trying to get it aligned. I was on my first ride with them so perhaps I was not use to them.
These gloves run way small by more than one size. I always wear a large glove and can fit into a medium if I need tight gloves for dexterity. I purchased the large and can't even get it halfway on. They fit my wife fine who is a tiny 5'3" and weighs 100lbs and wears women's small gloves. Not worth the cost of shipping these back for a refund.