Exercise gloves not only serve to provide you with the right protection for your hands as you exercise, these also give you a better grip on your exercise equipment; preventing these from slipping from your hand which could result in injuries.
These exercise gloves are most popular with those who lift weights as part of their training or physical fitness exercises.
When selecting exercise gloves, it is important that you choose the right size of gloves to give you a better handle on your training equipment. Getting one that is too loose could result in injuries.
Depending on the brand of your exercise glove, there are various sizes of exercise gloves that you can find in the market today. Generally speaking, these sizes of exercise gloves vary slightly based on the gender of the user.
Sizes of exercise gloves for women are typically smaller than those for men.
Most manufacturers of exercise gloves have their own sizing chart guides to help you determine which size is the right one for you. The sizes of exercise gloves are basically Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large and Double XL based on the circumference of your hand.
Below is a basic size guide that you can refer to when choosing your glove size.
Men’s Exercise Gloves
Extra Small – Glove size in inches: 6.5 up to 7 inches
Small – Glove size in inches: 7 up to 7.5 inches
Medium – Glove size in inches: 7.5 up to 8 inches
Large – Glove size in inches: 8 up to 8.5 inches
Extra Large – Glove size in inches: 8.5 up to 9.5 inches
Double Extra large – Glove size in inches: 9.5 inches and above
Women’s Exercise Gloves
Extra Small – Glove size in inches: 6 up to 6.5 inches
Small – Glove size in inches: 6.5 up to 7 inches
Medium- Glove size in inches: 7 up to 7.5 inches
Large – Glove size in inches: 7.5 up to 8 inches
From these size charts, you can see that women’s sizes of exercise gloves usually do not include sizes in Extra Large and Double Extra Large.
For women who need bigger sizes, you can consider getting your gloves from the men’s size options.
The above sizing guide serve only as a reference point for the usual sizes of exercise gloves available today. It is important to try these on for size before purchasing so you can get a “feel” of how the gloves fit you to help you choose accordingly.