How to Measure your Hand for the Perfect Motorcycle Glove Fit
by ROGER HEUMANN on Aug 18, 2021
Looking to order motorcycle gloves from the Internet?
If you can't try them on, it can be hard to know how they'll fit.
Most reputable motorcycle glove companies will encourage you to visit a dealer first.
Other ecommerce/online motorcycle gear sites will typically have a liberal return or exchange policy. Still, it's better to get the fit right, the first time.
Here's how to measure your hand, to determine what size glove you're going to need.
There are 3 basic methods
Draw Hand Outline, and Compare to Glove Size Diagram (to Scale)
The easiest way to measure your hand for an estimated motorcycle glove fit, is with an outline graphic of your hand.
Print the image below and place your right hand as shown on the graphic. Make sure your index finger is against the black line on the left.
The measurement to the right side of your hand is your approximate glove size.
Measuring Tape Method:
The second and more accurate way to measure your hand for the ultimate glove fit is to use a dressmakers measuring tape. It's as simple as wrapping the tape measure around the knuckles of your dominant hand, excluding the thumb.
The measurement should be taken with a closed fist as your hand expands when clenched and will provide you with the most accurate measurement.
Brand Size Chart
Every brand has it's own fit models and hand patterns for making gloves, and therefore every brand will fit a little differently. There is no one "standard" ... which is why we say to go to a dealer, if you can.
But if you can't ...
Olympia Gloves are "American fit" ... a traditionally larger and more ample fit than "European" gloves
Learn more on How to Choose the Right Fit Gloves:
Below are the Olympia size charts for men & women.
|Women's Sizes||Men's Sizes|
|Alpha Glove Size||Inches||CM||Alpha Glove Size||Inches||CM|
|small||6½||17||medium||7½ - 8||20|
|medium||7||18||large||8½ - 9||23|
|large||7½||19||x-large||9½ - 10||25|
|x-large||8||20||xx-large||10½ - 11||30|