How Do I Figure Out My Glove Size?

by Sophie Levant ; Updated September 28, 2017

Well-fitting gloves will allow your hands ease of movement.

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Gloves are essential in cold weather. Since you still need to use your hands while wearing gloves, a pair should not be too loose or so tight as to constrict your movements. Avoid this situation by figuring out your glove size before you buy.

Hold up your dominant hand. Place the beginning of a tape measure in the space between your thumb and index finger. Wrap the tape measure around the palm and the back of your hand to measure.

Place the beginning of the tape measure at the tip of your middle finger. Measure vertically down to your wrist.

Use the largest of the two hand measurements to look up your glove size. As glove sizes vary, refer to the size chart provided by the company you are buying from. Size charts are available through the company's website, and may be located on the gloves' packaging.

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Sophie Levant is a freelance writer based in Michigan. Having attended Michigan State University, her interests include history classical music, travel, and the German language. Her work has been published at eHow and Travels.