I have two pair of older style Pearl Izumi gloves in size medium. Perfect fit, favorite gloves. I saw these on sale at Western and bought them to work into the rotation. These are tight. Thought they would stretch a bit. They do not. They put my hands to sleep and I have to undo the Velcro and slide them toward my fingertips on rides to keep the blood in my hands. PI must have changed manufacturers or something because ALL of its apparel is now so variable in size you cannot trust them, and cannot afford return shipping. I tried to give these a chance but cannot wear them. Money wasted. Going to other manufacturers I can trust in sizing. Too bad.
I usually wear a large for cycling gloves, so order this pair with that size. I also have a very old pair of Pearl Gel glove and love it so much that I always kept an eye out for similar ones. Well this pair of Pearl has nothing resembled that pair that I so loved. It is tight, too tight even. I rode in the low 90s weather and it got so hot that I can't wait to pull it off at rest stops.
These are well made gloves and comfortable. The Velcro strap is well placed and comfortable. I got the screaming yellow color and they are quite visible. I know this sounds gross, but PI also was considerate in providing a large snot strip. I also suffer from some carpal tunnel in one hand. I had a lot less pain shocks wearing these gloves.
These gloves will provide years of comfort on weekend rides. The only reason I am buying a new pair is that I had a bike wreck and did an asphalt dive and slide. The gloves kept my palms uninjured but the asphalt slide chewed through the gloves' leather palm covering. Thanks PEARL IZUMI GLOVES for giving it up for my hands!
I had been dealing with significant numbness and tingling in my hands and fingers with my former gloves. After reading numerous reviews on a variety of gloves, I settled on this pair and am quite pleased. Issues are now almost non-existent. The gloves are well constructed and the fit is according to the size chart. Very pleased.