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JaredC 01-31-2011 11:53 PM

Kid-sized gear.
 
I'm starting to transition my 8-year-old from "passenger" to "crew" and it's time to get him some gear. Gloves to prevent hand-blisters are the first need, but I'm having some problem with sizing. I can't seem to find any size charts for the "junior" gloves from any of the major sellers, and I have no idea what size I should get him.

Help?

kwaltersmi 02-01-2011 07:37 AM

Hmmm...can you buy them in person so he can try them on first? We saw piles of junior sized Ronstan sailing gloves at Strictly Sail Chicago over the weekend. The best part was the price at only $8.

JaredC 02-01-2011 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by kwaltersmi (Post 693189)
Hmmm...can you buy them in person so he can try them on first? We saw piles of junior sized Ronstan sailing gloves at Strictly Sail Chicago over the weekend. The best part was the price at only $8.

I wish. The only option we have here is West Marine, and they don't have anything for kids in stock...

sailingdog 02-01-2011 10:50 AM

It would help if you said where you were located, since someone located near you might have some good local sources.

mxtommy 02-01-2011 11:41 AM

Just a thought, ATV/offroad gloves are pretty similar I think, and might be easier to get. I know around here, there are 10-15 motorcycle/atv stores for our 1 boat store.

Thomas

JaredC 02-01-2011 02:01 PM

I'm in Charleston, SC. I thought my location was visible just like yours is...?

Minnewaska 02-01-2011 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by JaredC (Post 693319)
I'm in Charleston, SC. I thought my location was visible just like yours is...?

I can testify that it wasn't listed earlier in the day. I thought exactly the same as SD, but didn't ask your loc, as he already had.

I quickly googled West Marine and found three locations in your area.

sailingdog 02-01-2011 07:48 PM

Your location wasn't visible when I asked...

Jetskiing gloves might work, and are often available in smaller sizes. I personally use the JetPilot brand as my sailing gloves and work gloves around the house. They're tough.

JaredC 02-01-2011 08:38 PM

Yeah, I had to figure out the location thing... It turns out there are 2 different places to enter it, only one of which is visible to others. Makes sense. :rolleyes:

As I said before, West Marine has nothing for kids. I'll probably contact Gill and/or Ronstan to see if they have size charts for the junior stuff. Thanks.

pdqaltair 02-01-2011 11:00 PM

Try the PVC coated gardening gloves; small womens sizes worked for my kid. The finger tips are easily clipped, they offer great grip, and the kids can even decorate them. Cheap too. Many competitive dingy sailors swear by them.


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