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Decent glove for the price
on November 15, 2013
I like to use batting gloves for bike commuting to work in colder weather especially in the winter months. I prefer them over designated cycling gloves because I really don't need the padding that cycling gloves have and like having actual leather palms for overall grip and comfort. These Easton gloves have comparable quality to other gloves in this price range. The stitching and build quality appear to be decent and the materials are good. The entire palm and finger areas are leather except for the thumb which most batting gloves now incorporate a synthetic, rubbery material for improved grip.
The reason I gave them a 3 star is for the fit. I purchased a medium, of which I normally buy in all other brands and they usually fit my hand nice and snug since I prefer a really snug to tight fitting glove for improved dexterity. According to Easton's glove sizing of which I've listed below, I'm on the end of a medium size so I went with it. The gloves came in and they fit nicely throughout my hand except for the pinky finger which is strangely too long. I don't know if I have a shorter pinky or what, but I usually don't have that issue with other brands.
Oh well, like other clothing items its sometimes difficult to get the right fit on things purchased over the internet. If I was a little less lazy I would have tried to find these in a brick and mortar store and tested them out. So the moral of the story, every brand has a different hand "last" they use to specify their sizing and when it comes to gloves its best to try them on...just ask O.J. :)
Easton glove sizing, measured from base of palm to tip of middle finger(mens): XS- 6 3/4-7", S- 7-7 1/4", M- 7 1/4-1 1/2,
L- 7 1/2- 7 3/4, XL- 7 3/4-8, XXL: 8-8 1/4