How To Size Hockey Gloves
When selecting a hockey glove, personal preference often comes into play, particularly when it comes to deciding what size hockey gloves to buy. Some players prefer a looser fit, while others prefer a snug glove. Regardless, there are some safety considerations of the hand and forearm to take into account when sizing hockey gloves. Knowing how to measure hockey gloves is key to achieving a good fit and to help answer the question, “what size hockey gloves do I need?” To determine the correct size glove, measure from your fingertips to the end of your elbow pad (e.g., if this distance measures 13.7", a 14" hockey glove is the proper size glove). If your fingers touch the end of the glove, it is too small. Correctly sized hockey gloves leave no part of the lower arm exposed—the cuff of the glove will extend to the bottom of the elbow pads. If you prefer a shorter cuff, you may consider wearing protective wrist guards in the uncovered area. Also, a player seeking more protection should look for plastic inserts for their hockey gloves.