View Full Version : Thumb holes

12-21-2011, 12:01
I see these holes in a lot of clothing now......What is the real purpose to them? :-? The only thing that comes to mind is putting on a jacket over the pullover/item that has thumb holes. Is this it? Or using them with a pair of gloves? Or it it just a ridiculous fashion statement?

12-21-2011, 12:08
they keep the sleeves from riding up

12-21-2011, 12:18
I've only seen them on long underwear or bicycling long sleeved jerseys. I think that they are primarily to keep them from riding up as you put other clothing over them, plus, they ensure a better seal between gloves and the base layer.

12-21-2011, 12:25
they keep the sleeves from riding up

Yea, woo!

It is about time too. I am so tired of getting a wedgie in my armpits... :rolleyes:


12-21-2011, 12:31
keeps your palms and top of hands warm

12-21-2011, 12:31
I always referred to them as thumb holsters. It is more fun that way.

12-21-2011, 13:33
Built-in, lightweight fingerless gloves.

12-21-2011, 15:38
Started with bike clothing to keep your sleeves from riding up your arms. Becoming increasingly popular with cool-weather tops to keep your wrists from being exposed to the elements.

12-21-2011, 16:18
Well, all of the above.I did have to straighten out a family member in that she should thank the mountaineering comunity for her fashion statment.......she did'nt find that funny................but I did.;)

Papa D
12-21-2011, 18:31
Icebreaker makes the best sweaters with thumb holes - my favorite.