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Personal preference, at the end of the day, is the biggest factor you should consider when determining the size of your hockey gloves. While some players may lean towards a tighter fit, others can’t take the ice without extra room in their gloves.
Not sure where you fall in these groupings? Try measuring from the bend of your inner elbow to the base of your middle fingertip. Rounding up your measurement will give you a rough idea of what size category to start with. While this may seem counterintuitive, it’s how gloves have been measured since the earliest days of the game, and helps ensure your gloves fit in line with your elbow pads.
Here’s a standard sizing breakdown:
Ultimately, the ideal pair is the one that fits the best. A properly fitted glove will be comfortable, but not too tight. Your fingers should not touch the end of the glove and your wrist/lower arm should be protected.
- Playing in a hot arena? Think about going down a ½ size if you can afford that luxury. Your gloves will heat up and expand over the course of the game.