November 01, 2012
Act your age, not your glove size
Noodling around Amazon a moment ago, preparatory to buying a pair of Outdoor Research Sensor Gloves so I can use my iPhone and iPad when it's bitter cold outside, I decided to go the whole nine yards and measure my hand to find out my correct glove size.
Above and below, how you do it.
Now, don't you feel smarter?
I wear size L: my hands (I measured both just for the heck of it) measure 9-1/8" around the knuckles.
Wait a sec... what's that music I'm hearing?
Oh, never mind: Prince said act your age, not your shoe size....
Prediction: Not more than 1 in 20 people reading this have a cloth tape measure suitable for determining glove size anywhere nearby.
FunFact: I have two — plus a third in my car's glove box, parked just outside.
What can I say?
I was born this way.
November 1, 2012 at 01:01 PM | Permalink
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This measurement method is standard, and for those of us with great, meaty paws it is wrong. I measure 9.5" around the knuckles and 11+" around the widest part of my hand (wrapped across the palm at the base of the web of the thumb, and excluding the thumb). XXL glove usually fit if they can be found (thank you Outdoor Research!), but it's always a challenge. Bottom line: measure where it's widest not where they tell you.
Posted by: Scott | Nov 2, 2012 11:29:00 AM
FYI, in case you don't know, Target sells CHEAP knit gloves with sensors for $3. Not good for bitter cold, but you could pull them over your more expensive, warmer, non-sensor-equipped gloves that you might have already.
Posted by: Whitney | Nov 2, 2012 9:46:10 AM
I also have two, although not cloth but a type of plastic. I also carry a small one in my purse. Because we just need to know . . .
Posted by: BJ | Nov 1, 2012 10:27:05 PM
Do we want to know *why* you keep a cloth tape measure in your glove box?
Posted by: jim` | Nov 1, 2012 7:02:03 PM
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