- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
A LOT!! The first pair I bought were my usual size in Hestra and they fit perfectly until they got wet from skiing all day. After drying they had shrunk so much they no longer fit correctly and were cold to wear. But I really liked the style and they are far warmer than my Fall Line gloves (which I’ve had three pair that have simply wore out, but never shrunk), so I gave my old brand new gloves to my wife and bought a size up this season. They seemed a little big at first, but once again after wearing them skiing a few times they have shrunk so much it’s now uncomfortable to wear them. Cool retro styling and really warm and soft, but guaranteed to be too small after a day in wet conditions.
I know the interior of these gloves are wool. I wonder, are you using a glove dryer on the gloves or maybe drying them by the fire? Maybe, just maybe this could cause that wool to shrink???
Did you waterproof them first?