Held Glove Sizing Information

Most gloves sold in the US are offered in “alpha” sizes (Small, Medium, Large, etc). But Held gloves are sold in glove sizes. The most accurate way to choose a glove size is to measure your hands using the directions and charts below. But just to get you started in the right direction, you can use this chart to see what Held glove size(s) corresponds to your alpha size (sorry, but Held only offered conversion information on men’s sizes… ladies will have to choose only from actual measurments) :

Held Glove Size Estimated Men’s
Alpha Size
6 – 6 1/2 XS
7 – 7 1/2 Small
8 – 8 1/2 Medium
9 – 9 1/2 Large
10 XL
11 XXL
12 XXXL

Measuring Your Hands:

Here is complete sizing help directly from the folks that distribute Held gloves in the United States:

  • Use a flexible measuring tape to measure your hand in inches.
  • Measure around your hand, behind the knuckles, not including the thumb (see the photo below).
  • Take an accurate, snug measurement. Measure both hands and use the largest measurement. Now you may compare your measurement to the size chart.

Held Size Charts

Some Held gloves are offered in whole sizes and some are offered in half sizes as well. Please refer to the drop down menu on each product page to see the size selections offered for the glove you want, then use the charts below:

For Gloves Available in Half Sizes:

Glove Size Hand Measurement
6 5” – 6”
6 1/2 6” – 6 1/2”
7 6 1/2” – 7”
7 1/2 7” – 7 1/2”
8 7 1/2” – 8”
8 1/2 8” – 8 1/2”
9 8 1/2” – 9”
9 1/2 9” – 9 1/2”
10 9 1/2” – 10”
11 10” – 11”
12 11” – 12”


For Gloves Available in Whole Sizes:

Glove Size Hand Measurement
6 5” – 6”
7 6” – 7”
8 7” – 8”
9 8” – 9”
10 9” – 10”
11 10” – 11”
12 11” – 12”

Sizing Selection Note: If your hand measures toward the upper limit of the size measurements, the gloves will fit very snug. If you prefer that your gloves do not fit snug, you may want to select the next size larger.

A Couple Tips for Judging Fit:

Held gloves should fit snug when new. They will stretch out during break in and form to fit your hand. Held kangaroo gloves are a very precise fit. Because our gloves are such a fitted glove, many people enjoy the snug fit. This is actually a comfortable fit, with few wrinkles and little crumpling in the palm area. A properly fitted glove will “fit you like a glove”.

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