Advice for gloves/mitts that pad the lower/inner thumb

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ike2112
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Advice for gloves/mitts that pad the lower/inner thumb

Postby ike2112 » 23 May 2020, 4:14pm

I am looking for advice in finding mitts or gloves that have a certain paddibg configuration.

Perhaps its bad posture or habit, but i seem to get a lot of 'rub' on the edge of the palm of my hand, right at the base of the thumb. And I am struggling to find gloves with padding in that area.
I have a very old pair of Team CSC gloves that are now falling apart, and none of the new models I've looked at seem to have any padding where i need it.
I've attached a pic of the closest ive found so far, circled the area i could do with padding in.

Any suggestions?
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thatsnotmyname
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Re: Advice for gloves/mitts that pad the lower/inner thumb

Postby thatsnotmyname » 23 May 2020, 4:54pm

Some of Specialized's BG gloves have (or at least used to have) decent padding around the ulnar/base of the palm area which extended up into the thumb. Might be worth checking them out..

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Re: Advice for gloves/mitts that pad the lower/inner thumb

Postby richardfm » 23 May 2020, 5:28pm

I've just got a pair of these https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B073Y57TQB. They have a bit more padding in that area

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Re: Advice for gloves/mitts that pad the lower/inner thumb

Postby foxyrider » 23 May 2020, 5:38pm

thatsnotmyname wrote:Some of Specialized's BG gloves have (or at least used to have) decent padding around the ulnar/base of the palm area which extended up into the thumb. Might be worth checking them out..


+1 my go to mitt brand :D
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Re: Advice for gloves/mitts that pad the lower/inner thumb

Postby kangaroo » 23 May 2020, 8:12pm

Have you considered weight lifting or gym gloves? I've heard some cyclists use them. There are lots available on line in a wide price range. Some might have padding in the right place but I expect you'd need to try them first.

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Re: Advice for gloves/mitts that pad the lower/inner thumb

Postby freiston » 24 May 2020, 4:23pm

I have a pair of Louis Garneau "Biogel Rx-v Cycling Gloves" (mitts) that I love. They are shorter in the fingers and thumbs than the mitt in your picture and are available direct from Louis Garneau (Evans used to stock them but don't seem to any more):

https://garneau.com/eu_en/biogel-rx-v-c ... es-1481139

Here's it on my hand:

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Re: Advice for gloves/mitts that pad the lower/inner thumb

Postby WOT » 24 May 2020, 10:17pm

Try Bicycle Line

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Re: Advice for gloves/mitts that pad the lower/inner thumb

Postby freiston » 24 May 2020, 11:10pm

ike2112 wrote:I am looking for advice in finding mitts or gloves that have a certain paddibg configuration.

Perhaps its bad posture or habit, but i seem to get a lot of 'rub' on the edge of the palm of my hand, right at the base of the thumb. And I am struggling to find gloves with padding in that area.
I have a very old pair of Team CSC gloves that are now falling apart, and none of the new models I've looked at seem to have any padding where i need it.
I've attached a pic of the closest ive found so far, circled the area i could do with padding in.

Any suggestions?
You could be putting too much weight on your hands (which could be happening for a multitude of reasons). I can heartily recommend that you have a read of 531colin's bike set-up guide, as linked in his signature and reproduced below:

http://wheel-easy.org.uk/wp-content/upl ... -2017a.pdf
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Re: Advice for gloves/mitts that pad the lower/inner thumb

Postby LittleGreyCat » 25 May 2020, 3:18pm

I have some PlanetX gloves with a GelTec pad between thumb and forefinger which is more or less where you circled.

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CLPXFITMT/planet-x-fit-mitts

I found the Large a bit tight but then I have hands like shovels. :lol: