FAQ: How do I know what size gloves to order? Can I measure?
It’s best to order gloves in the size you normally wear. Most (but not all) gloves are pretty consistent in size from one brand to another, so if you have bought size “Large” in the past, then you’d have a pretty safe bet in ordering a large.
If you have no idea what size glove to buy and have no past experience in buying gloves, you can measure your hand. We suggest you use a cloth tape measure like the one shown below. You can get a range of measurements depending upon how much you try to make your hand wide and flat. We get the best fit by using the largest measurement you can get (by making your palm as wide and flat as possible with the thumb sticking straight out). After getting a measurement, use the chart below to convert the measurement to an alpha size:
|Alpha Glove Size|
A note about women’s glove sizes: Sorry, but we have not been able to obtain a size chart such as this from our vendors for ladies glove sizes. Generally speaking, a ladies glove size is one to two sizes smaller than a corresponding men’s size (men’s medium equals a ladies large or XL depending on the brand), but ladies gloves are cut longer with more slender fingers.
A Photo of How to Measure your Hand: