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  • Fox Ranger Glove Sizing…?
  • Premier Icon stumpy01
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    I’m looking to get some new gloves, as virtually every pair I have is going hole-y.

    I’ve mainly had Endura, Specialized & 661 gloves in the past – for all of these I am a medium.
    Looking on Wiggle, the Endura sizing seems to come up the same as the dhb gloves; so also a medium, but the Fox gloves seem tiny.
    I would say I have small-ish hands, but according to the Fox size guide I am between an XL & an XXL, which seems a bit bonkers.

    And yes, this is one of those situations where I should probably go to my LBS to try some on, but I did that & they only had one mtb full finger glove in stock :o/

    I could just play it safe & get the Endura or dhb but quite fancy trying the Fox gloves.
    Any real world experience of the Fox sizing compared to other brands? Ta.

    Premier Icon ta11pau1
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    If it helps, I’m an XL in both Fox Ranger and 100% brisker gloves. Both fit perfectly.

    Some gloves are measured palm width, some palm length. Are you getting these confused?

    Premier Icon stumpy01
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    ta11pau1

    Some gloves are measured palm width, some palm length. Are you getting these confused?

    I don’t think I am. Endura are measured by distance across knuckles, while the dhb & Fox are measured by hand circumference taken at the widest point. My measurement is about 20.5cm for circumference & 9cm for width which equates to medium for dhb, medium for Endura & XL at least for Fox. Seems bonkers.

    Might just end up playing it safe & get the Endura…

    Premier Icon scuttler
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    Find a vendor from whom you can order multiple sizes and return what doesn’t fit.

    Premier Icon ta11pau1
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    Fox are palm length/height.

    Same for 100%

    https://www.100percent.com/pages/size-guide-mens-gloves

    Premier Icon stumpy01
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    ta11pau1

    Fox are palm length/height.

    Ah. I was relying on the info on the Wiggle page, which appears to be wrong. That says ‘hand circumference’ next to the measurements!

    https://www.wiggle.co.uk/fox-racing-ranger-gloves-1

    Cheers. I’ll have a re-measure & see where we end up! 🙂

    Premier Icon Blackflag
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    Don’t!!! The new ones have a silicone pad on the fingers that becomes really slippery as soon as any moisture touches them. This makes lever feel utterly horrible.

    I bought some the other week, used once, never again.

    Premier Icon ta11pau1
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    I’ve got a new pair with the pad and they’re excellent, loads of grip on my Hope metal levers even in torrential rain.

    Premier Icon corkblork
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    Can’t say I’ve noticed a slippage issue. But if you wear them enough the silicon bits fall off after a few months so there’s that… but it doesn’t really affect the performance of the gloves.

    Premier Icon ta11pau1
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    Ah. I was relying on the info on the Wiggle page, which appears to be wrong. That says ‘hand circumference’ next to the measurements!

    https://www.wiggle.co.uk/fox-racing-ranger-gloves-1

    Cheers. I’ll have a re-measure & see where we end up

    Yeah, so it does – I always find it’s better to go directly to the manufacturer for this sort of sizing, or double check it against another shop! 😀

    Premier Icon joebristol
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    I’m a large in 100% briskers and 100% Cognito. Large in Fox Dirtpaws. Medium in Endura Hunvee 2’s and precious Endura gloves.

    Recently had some endures disintegrate within 4 rides. My Fox Dirtpaws lasted about 2 years before starting to get holes in the sides of the fingers. So I’d defo take Fox above Endura right now.

    Would take 100% above both.

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    I’ve got a new pair with the pad and they’re excellent, loads of grip on my Hope metal levers even in torrential rain.

    Mine were like both fingers and levers (XT) had been dipped in KY Jelly.

    Premier Icon ta11pau1
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    Can’t say I’ve noticed a slippage issue. But if you wear them enough the silicon bits fall off after a few months so there’s that… but it doesn’t really affect the performance of the gloves.

    The older ones have thin silicon lines which do fall off after several months of use, but the new ones have much bigger pads which I’d be surprised if they wore off.

    Old vs new:

    Prefer the new style, even though it’s a little weird feeling your finger ‘grip’ to the lever when trying to move/remove it.

    Premier Icon P-Jay
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    Yeah the silicone pad thing is just stupid and they’re horrible to use in the rain. Even with your braking finger right in the hook they slip down the lever, at best it’s disconcerting, at worst it’s dangerous.

    I’ve chucked mine in the back for the cupboard and nicked my wife’s 100% gloves, shhh – don’t tell her

    Premier Icon stumpy01
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    Great! Thanks for the info, all.

    I have never considered 100% gloves, but they look pretty nice.
    According to the Fox & 100% size guides though, I am a size small (just a whisker over 7″ hand length as per their description for the measurement). I think i have stubby fingers with a normal-ish palm, which skews this kind of measurement.

    As mentioned above by scuttler, I might buy a few & send back the ones that aren’t right. I’ve got a Wiggle voucher, so would prefer to make use of that.

    Premier Icon corkblork
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    Perhaps it’s just me, or pehaps I need to stop crashing so often

    Premier Icon ta11pau1
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    To be fair, my new pair are only a few weeks old, so they’ll probably go that way too. Still love them.

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