To determine the correct size glove, measure from your finger tips to the end of your elbow pad (i.e. if this distance measures 13.7”, a 14” glove is the proper size glove). If your fingers touch the end of the glove, it is too small.
How do you measure glove size?
To ascertain your glove size: Pass a tape measure around the widest part of your hand – usually over your knuckles, excluding the thumb. The result, in inches, is your glove size – e.g. if your hand measures 7 inches, you are a glove size 7.
How do you measure your hand for a glove without a tape measure?
If you don’t have a fabric-measuring tape, just use a string or a long strip of paper. Wrap the string (or other loose length reference) around your palm as you would use a measuring tape, and be sure to mark off where the end of the string meets the looped length.
How do you measure hockey gear?
Hold your arm and hand outstretched. Measure the distance between the tips of your fingers and the bottom of your elbow pad. A player’s kneecap should fit directly into the center of the kneecap cup of the shin pad. The shin pad should then extend down the full length of the lower leg.
What is the smallest hockey glove size?
The smallest hockey glove is 8 inches for children between 4 – 7 years.
What hand should you wear a hockey glove on?
Field hockey players wear one glove on their left hand because its exposed placement on the stick makes it extra vulnerable to potential injury. The right hand is kept mostly behind the player’s own stick, offering it some degree of protection even without a glove.
Should hockey gloves be loose?
Gloves should allow for ample movement of the wrist and fingers while preventing hyperextension of the thumb. Gloves come in both tapered and loose fits for the fingers. Your preference will similarly dictate whether you want a longer or shorter cuff.
How do you measure palm width for gloves?
Width Measurement: Wrap a tailor’s measuring tape around your dominant hand just below your knuckles (excluding your thumb), and make a fist. This measurement is your hand width glove size.