Men's Fingerless Gloves
Perform insane skateboarding tricks or text with your mates in cold weather without hassle in a pair of men's fingerless gloves that offer better tactile function than the fully-covered options. You could don a glamourous pair of fingerless dress gloves as a fashion statement, channelling Karl Lagerfeld, though without the rings, or you could decide that function trumps fashion if you don't want the bother of always needing to take off your gloves to do a task that requires fine motor skills.
Why Are These Gloves Fingerless?
Fingerless gloves have little or no covering on the fingers, and may feature a padded or anti-slip palm. Men usually wear them for casual or functional wear for the following reasons:
- Protection and Dexterity: In addition to protecting your hands from the cold and keeping them warm, the gloves give you full finger dexterity for tricky tasks, such as playing a musical instrument, angling, tactical military exercises, getting bus fare out of your coat pocket and even taking a photograph in the outdoors.
- Improved Grip: Not only do you retain a range of finger motions, but you also improve your grip on occasions where it makes a difference, such as when skateboarding or playing winter sports.
What Are the Advantages of Different Men's Fingerless Glove Materials?
Different glove materials offer different advantages to you, so weigh them against each other to settle on the one that best meets your needs. For example, nylon gloves are best for work as they are tough and resist abrasion:
- Leather fingerless gloves are soft and supple, fit comfortably, and enhance rather than hinder your grip.
- Faux leather fingerless gloves have great elasticity and are thus best for tasks that require the most dexterity.
- Acrylic fingerless gloves are soft and lightweight and do not weigh down your hands after hours-long wear. Since they are machine washable, they are also easy to care for.
How Do I Determine My Glove Size?
You need to figure out your glove width and length, then use these two measurements against a glove size chart to settle on the most comfortable size for you. Take note that men's and women's gloves have different cuts because hand proportions differ between the two. To determine your glove size:
- Glove Width: Measure the circumference of your dominant hand, just under the knuckles from the pinkie to the second finger of your dominant hand and across your palm. This will be your glove width.
Glove Length: To get the glove length, measure from the tip of the middle finger to the crease of the wrist.