I made my gaunlets out of sintra, I used piano hinges for the hinge and I have industrial velcro for the closure.
I am not happy with the velcro though. It is to difficult to get a good close because the velcro attaches as soon as it comes in contact with itself. I made my gauntlets tight so it isn't easy to get my hand inside to help attach the velcro either. My gauntlets do not overlap they close flush.
Has anyone used a different closure system that they find works any better.