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Glove Sizing: How many sizes to go up with a liner?

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 Hi all. I picked up a pair of Hestra C-Zone Classic Leather gloves last weekend, size 9. Fit is pretty much perfect, though I'd like 1 or 2 mm more in the fingers. They are going back because the store labelled them as RSL Comps. I'd gone there looking for Army Leather style gloves and did not know the rest of the line well - did  little digging when I got home and found out I'd paid way too much for them.

I want to get a silk liner for them, I think I will go with Seirus' Arctic Silk liner. I already have a merino liner, want to give silk a try.
 
Should I go with a size 10 or 11 when I get the next set of gloves? I'm thinking either the Vertical Cit Freeride or one of the Army Leather gauntlet gloves (XCR or Heli models).

Also interested on comments on the relative warmth of these two styles.

Thanks!
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 As I understand it, Hestra gloves are cut to provide a fit more snug than usual. At the fingertips, I've been told that they are slightly longer to provide a small insulating air space. In which case, a slightly larger size might fit you well. However, no amount of speculating on how they will fit substitutes for a few minutes in the store trying them out.
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Originally Posted by extremetito View Post

 As I understand it, Hestra gloves are cut to provide a fit more snug than usual. At the fingertips, I've been told that they are slightly longer to provide a small insulating air space. In which case, a slightly larger size might fit you well. However, no amount of speculating on how they will fit substitutes for a few minutes in the store trying them out.

Struth! I was lucky they had some 11s in the RSL Comp model in store. I bought the 11s and the fit is perfect. They are a bit snug with a Seirus silk liner but it has not been too cold this year so that won't be an issue. 

Another reason they may be so snug is they came straight from the dealer (only one set left for Canada) while the 9s I bought had been packed out by sitting in the store. I've got liners (silk, merino and polypro) for when that happens.

Now to find me a Phenix jacket... 

Thanks for the advice!
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