I just bought a pair of new Fox full-finger MTB gloves, and the seams along the thumbs are driving me nuts. They leave deep marks in my hands by the end of the ride and I can feel them digging into my skin when I’m gripping the bars.
Anyone have any recommendations for brands that have very flat seams on the insides of their gloves? I don’t think a seamless glove is possible, but if it is, I’d love to hear about that, too!
I have heard others also complain about Fox finger stitching. I have never owned a pair of Fox gloves for this reason. There are many good gloves out there for between $10 and $20. It took me a few years of experimenting to find the right glove pattern for me that also provide reasonable wear but, I still prefer to ride without gloves when the conditions are suitable.
I can’t speak to the issue of stitching. However, I stopped buying bike gloves years ago. I now get my gloves at the Home Depot. You can buy work gloves that are identical to bike gloves for very little money. Currently, one particularly good deal is that you can get 3 pairs of gloves for $10. I’ve used these budget gloves and suprisingly they last a very long time. One pair might last a few years and they look just like bike gloves.
Home Depot is also a great place to buy insulated winter gloves. You can get some great winter gloves for about $20. Which sure beats paying $60 for some overpriced insulated bike specific gloves.
I’ve been enjoying Hand Up gloves. Not super into the sayings on the palms, I think that’s kinda corny, but they’re comfy and they make good gloves for warmer and colder temps that will last a while, for not too expensive. Usually around $25-$30.