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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Military Glove Sizing

You have to wonder what is wrong with people in the military glove making industry. I wear a large in one sizing system a 5 in another and a 9 in another. So glove sizing is confusing.

Before we get into that let's talk about mittens versus gloves. Mittens give much more warmth but much less dexterity. Gloves depending on the thickness give dexterity but never as much warmth as a mitten. See     Barre Army Navy Store Military  Gloves and Mittens for our offerings


Here is a size chart from one of our manufacturers Rothco:
and here is a chart from a website called glove.org


Your Glove Size


picture of handTo 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 and Mittens
-
XXS
XS
S
M
L
XL
XXL
XXXL
Circumference of the Hand in Inches
6.5
7
7.5
8.5
9
9.5
10
11
-
Sizes for WOMEN'S Gloves and Mittens
-
XXS
XS
S
M
L
XL
XXL
XXXL
Circumference of the Hand in Inches
-
6
6.5
7
7.5
8
-
-
-
Sizes for JUNIOR Gloves and Mittens
-
XXS
XS
S
M
L
XL
XXL
XXXL
Circumference of the Hand in Inches-
4
4.5
5
5.5
6
6.5
-
-
Sizes for KIDS Gloves and Mittens
-
XXS
XS
S
M
L
XL
XXL
XXXL
Age (Approx.)
6M - 1Y
1-2
2-3
3-4
4-5
5-6
-
-
-
MEN'S SIZES
-
XXS
XS
S
M
L
XL
XXL
XXXL
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)

First of all all of these charts are guides only but if you are right on the line it may be best to go up to the next size. Tight gloves cut off circulation and will make your hands cold. 

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