My hands measured in the middle of the range for the medium size. I could not even get my hands into a medium sized glove. The large size are quite snug and have to be peeled off with the finger pulls.
The gloves are quite durable and provide a good padded feel on the bars. I would buy them again. Large size of course??
I bought 3 pairs of these in different colors...Look like good quality... The padded side is almost gummy.. definitely non-slip...They are as comfortable as any.... I haven't washed them yet..so I don't know how that will effect them..
The velcro frayed the glove fabric despite due diligence to avoid this. The dye stained my palms after summer rides. The gloves stiffened when washed by hand in cold water and left to air dry. Although the leather loosened during rides, it stiffened between rides until the leather split in the palms. They lasted a summer.
I have a couple hundred miles on these and really like them so far. I've been wearing Giro Jag and Bravo the past year or so, and decided to upgrade to the Monaco. The fit is very similar, and has the pad inside the thumb which is what drew me to Giro. The palm is holding up well and has broken in very comfortably. It gives good grip, and the cushion is nice. The back is comfortable and light, definitely summer weight. Overall a solid pair of gloves, especially at Western's sale price.
These gloves are very well made. I love the leather and the light weight nature of the gloves. I am 6'2" and ordered a large. They fit, but they are a tad bit tight. That being said, I likely would not go with an XL because they might be too big. And with leather, these gloves stretch out as you break them in. Great gloves. I highly recommend them.
The gel in these gloves provide good comfort. Fit is excellent. It looks like they may begin wearing prematurely with the nylon portion beginning to curl around the ends of the finger holes. Can't tell for sure but seem not as durable as I'd like.
The gloves are great, very comfortable with good padding. my problem with them is that I sweat a lot and the black dye from the leather stains the palm of my hand a deep black that takes several days before it comes off.
I was prepared to purchase the XL gloves until I checked the sizing chart. Chart indicated that my size was between M and L, so I changed and ordered a L. The gloves were very tight to get on and after the ride they were almost impossible to get them off. So I wore the gloves for one ride. Now I need to find someone with very small hands that can use them. The gloves looked to be of good quality, but just WAY, WAY TOO SMALL!!!
Fit was very tight at the beginning of every ride. Had to get a bit moist from sweat before loosening. Area between thumb and forefinger extra tight on webbing of my hand - cut off circulation for the first 2 weeks. Palms have vent holes that enlarged quickly and resulted in the palm completely opening up by the 2 months of use (approx 1500 miles)
Went through an old pair of Giro gloves and thought I'd try these. Fit perfectly. Love the tabs on the palm and fingers for easy off. Size runs a little smaller from previous Giro gloves, as had always worn M before. Had to return and get the L.
I ordered both the Giro Bravo and Monaco II gloves. They both fit well with the Monaco being a little tighter initially. There's a seam on the inside of the Bravo's thumb that was a little irritating until it was broken in a bit. The Monaco's fit was a little snug but with use it has broken in and is by far my favorite glove. I've used Pearl Izumi and Castelli in the past but these are certainly a step above those.