Surf gloves

Buying guide for surf gloves

You can wear surf gloves for various reasons. Some people wear the surf gloves against the cold and others for protection of the palms. Below we will tell you what to look for when purchasing a surf glove.

What to look for when purchasing a surf glove

Type: There are different types of surf gloves that you can use for wind and kitesurfing. Because you want to have a grip on your bar or boom, it is standard that you squeeze harder, but this results in soured forearms. That is why the Claw surf gloves are made for which they need less pinching. There is also the standard surf glove that has no special additives. Another option is the surf want. The surf mitts have an open palm so that you can keep a grip on your bar or boom. A disadvantage of this type of surf gloves is that water can easily enter the glove. But your hands will be protected against the wind.

Size: When buying a surfing glove, the size is an important factor. When the size of your surf glove is not right, it can feel uncomfortable. To prevent this, it is best to first fit the surf glove before you go on the water with it. You can do this in the Telstar Surf shop or at home.

Thickness: There are different thicknesses of surf gloves that vary from 1.5 to 5 millimeters thick. The thin surf gloves are suitable for the warm days. The thick surf gloves are suitable for the cold days. This choice depends on when you want to use the surf glove.

Fingertip: There are different types of tops in the surf gloves. For example, there is the long and the short version, and you also have differences in the amount of fingers that can reach a finger end. The surfing gloves with a long fingertip are generally warmer than the surfing gloves with the short fingertip. So make a choice here by looking at what weather conditions you intend to use the surf gloves.
There are also differences in how many fingers a finger end can hold. You can choose between three types. The first is the surf glove where all fingers have their own end. The second is the surf glove where two fingers have their own end and the rest of the fingers are together. The third is the surf glove where all fingers are together. This choice fully reflects the preferences of the user.

Palm: There are two different types of palm that you can choose from. The first is the closed palm, this species is completely closed off from wind and water, keeping your hands warm. The second type of palm is the open palm, this type is ideal for the wind or kite surfer who wants more grip on the bar or boom. A disadvantage of this type of palm is that it lets water in more easily. You are well protected against the wind.

For more questions or advice about the surf gloves you can always contact the Telstar Surf shop or drop by!

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