2-Pocket Mitt (2P),
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. Options include ½ padding, and without tabs.
2-Fingered Glove (2F),
If you do not contact the push ring with your ring and little fingers or you want more dexterity than the 2-Pocket Mitt, 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. Options include ½ padding, and without tabs.
2-Pocket Mitt Quad (2PQ),
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.
2-Pocket Mitt Min. Rbr. (2PMR),
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.
The purpose of the tab closure is to unify the hand and fingers, stabilize the push surface, and maintain the hand in an optimal push position. Both can help reduce blistering and improve the effectiveness of your contact with the ring.
It is an extension or continuation of the finger push surface and is faced with loop material which engages to hook material on the back of the hand at the base of the thumb. Once both gloves are on, tabs can be engaged or disengaged by grasping the ends with your teeth.
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.
|SIZE CHART||Palm Girth1||Length2|
- Racing Gloves measure length from the bend in your wrist to the tip of your longest finger.
- For gloves with tabs, your length can be up to 1″ (2.5 cm) shorter than shown and still be okay.
Quads with atrophy should put more emphasis on racing glove length.
Glove Liners, are made of a soft finely knit nylon. They are like socks for your hands.
The material stretches to fit almost any hand size and helps wick moisture away from your hands for added comfort. They are also ideal for sizing new racing gloves which are large and older gloves that have stretched.