Many glove users have heavy, muscular palms and fingers. For these customers, they might be tempted to choose a larger size as suggested by their hand width measurement and the glove sizing chart. We suggest considering the style of gloves you choose rather than adjusting size based on width. The way that a glove design can stay snug on a range of hand types is STRETCH. The more stretch in the glove material, the better the glove will accommodate large diameter, muscular fingers. Glove leather is not the highest stretch material used in gloves. Knit textile has higher stretch than leather.
So for users with heavy, muscular fingers, we suggest that you opt for glove types that have stretch knit on the backs and sides of the fingers. Consider gloves that are not all leather.
Glove Size Tip #4: Keep It Thin
Tips #4 and #5 are related. Many customers ask us for gloves with the highest protection possible. This leads to gloves that are on the thicker range rather than on the thinner side. At TurtleSkin we have developed a whole family of materials that provide needle and cut protection and are very thin. If you want your gloves to fit and be comfortable don’t opt for really thick level 5 cut gloves. A glove that is 1-2mm should be enough for cut level 5. You don’t need 3 or 4mm of thickness to achieve this level of protection.
Keep your gloves as thin as possible and they will fit better and be easier to use.