Posted By: tom44
November 18, 2015
These gloves provide an even compression to the tips of the fingers and well past the wrist…which I love. They end about 2″ below the wrist and go all the way over both sets of knuckles so that just the tips of your fingers poke out. Made out of thick cotton fabric, they provide an even compression that is moderately strong…Tommie Copper provided none to minimal compression with their flimsy fabric.
IMAK gloves are super well-made with gussets for each finger! They seem sturdy.
My only petty gripe is that they are made in China and arrive smelling like they’ve been in a container on a slow boat stored with anti-whatever chemicals. I washed them in my wool-wash and air-dried them and they smell fine. I am an avowed “Buy American” person and it really hurts when I have to buy something sourced overseas, but my hands hurt and these work.
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I want to let you know to watch the sizing. The product description says to measure “across the knuckles”. The problem with that is, if you are like me, that means take a tape measure and lay it “across” or along the knuckles. Well…. the problem with that is it will then also measure the curve and give you a false measurement. Example: my hand is 3 inches laying flat on the tape but is 4 inches if I lay the tape over the knuckles!
So, to determine your size: lay the ruler, straight edge or tape down flat on the table. Then, lay your hand on the numbers; put the Zero at one edge as you are looking down over your hand. Then… if you see 2 3/4 inches or less, order the XS; if you are past that and up to 3 1/8 inches you would wear a Small; the Medium is up to 3 1/2 inches and the Large is up to 4 inches.
Because I measured incorrectly, I ordered a Medium and unfortunately the gloves do not fit well. They fit “okay” but my fingers and thumbs are mostly covered up. LOL So I wear them mostly to keep my hands warm in the house and at the computer. I can roll the material down a bit to expose my skin if need be.
I would like to give these a 5 Star but… I cannot really attest to them fitting properly and helping circulation. I do not feel right about returning them as it was my error in measuring the size I ordered. So for now, I will use them solely to keep my hands warm.
Hope this helps with your ordering.
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