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Glove Sizing

Finding the right glove size is crucial to optimizing comfort and performance while you work. Here are some of our brand-specific sizing charts. If you don't see the brand you're looking for, please refer to the general sizing chart below.


Brand-Specific Sizing Charts

Ammex Atlas Boss Ergodyne
Ironclad Majestic Safety Zone Youngstown


General Sizing Chart

picture of hand To find out your glove size, measure (in inches) around your hand with a tape measure across your palm. You should use your dominant hand, the right if you are right-handed, and the left if you are left-handed.

Glove Size Equivalents
Some manufacturers indicate glove sizes by number and others by letters standing for Small, Medium, Large, etc. We always indicate the size of a pair of gloves the same way the manufacturer does. Use the table at the right to translate between "letter sizes" and "number sizes".

Sizes for UNISEX Gloves
Circumference of the Hand in Inches 6.5 7 7.5 8.5 9 9.5 10 11
Sizes for WOMEN'S Gloves
Circumference of the Hand in Inches - 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 - -
Sizes for MEN'S Gloves
Circumference of the Hand in - 7 7 ½ - 8 8 ½ - 9 9 ½ - 10 10 ½ - 11 11 ½ - 12 -
cm - 18 20 23 25 28 30 -

A) Measure around the hand at the fullest part (exclude thumb)
Measure across the hand
B) measure from the tip of the middle finger to the base of the hand
Measure the height of the hand

C) Use the LARGEST of these two measurements for the correct size glove

D) If you are RIGHT handed, take measurements from your RIGHT hand

F) If you are LEFT handed, take measurements from your LEFT hand

G) The number of inches measured equals the size of the glove
(example: A 7" measurement equals a size 7 glove)

Historical records detail the existence and use of gloves back to pre-historic times, yet it wasn't until the 19th century that a method for sizing gloves was devised.

In 1834 a man named Zavier Jouvin from Grenoble established a system of sizing gloves by measuring the hand around its widest part, the knuckles. Jouvin's measurement system is called "Pied de Roe", or "King's Foot."

Glove sizes have not been affected by metrication, and are usually sized from 4 - 10. The hand that is used the most is measured, as it tends to be slightly larger. Usually this is the hand that the person writes with.

A good fit ensures good wear and comfort.

Contributing credits for this page:
Franchesca V. Havas


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