Everyone knows the typical run-around associated with buying gloves online: Pick a size more or less at random, buy them, try them on, exchange for another size, and repeat. Countless powder days have been ruined by this travesty, and that’s something that we at Campman won’t stand for. That’s why we decided it was time to pass along a few glove sizing tricks to help you get the right size for your Hestra gloves the first time you buy.
Hand Measurements for Gloves
Start by taking a couple of measurements:
1.Measure the circumference of your hand at its widest point excluding your thumb. This is most easily accomplished using a fabric tape measure, but if you don’t have one, use a piece of string, mark where it overlaps around your hand, and measure the string against a ruler or tape measure.
2. Measure from the base of your palm, where it meets your wrist, to the tip of your middle finger.
With these two measurements, you can easily determine your hestra glove size by using the Hestra gloves size chart found on the Campman website. Often, these measurements will narrow it down to two sizes (e.g. 9” circumference and 8” in hand length correlate to a size 9 and size 10 respectively) which you can then use to pick a glove size based on the style of glove you prefer as well as determining whether you like a loose or snug fit.
Hestra Glove Types
It’s also important to note that not all sizing is uniform across Hestra’s models. To clarify the major differences in glove sizes, we classify Hestra gloves into two major categories:
- Gauntlet style gloves (e.g. Army Leather Heli Ski GTX Glove with Gore Grip, Army Leather Extreme Mitt, or the Ergo Grip Outdry Dexterity Long Glove)
- Gauntlet style gloves tend to run larger in both length and circumference overall. For this style, we recommend opting for the smaller size suggested by the Hestra size chart based on your measurements, unless you intend on adding a thicker liner.
- Short-cuff style gloves (e.g. Fall Line Glove, Ergo Grip Active Glove, or the Ergo Grip Incline Gloves)
- Short-cuff style gloves tend to run on the smaller side as a general rule. For this style, we recommend opting for the larger size suggested by the Hestra size chart based on your measurements.
Step-By-Step Guide for Buying Hestra Gloves
In general, we suggest using a step-by-step process for buying Hestra gloves, which works as follows:
- Narrow down your size options to the two sizes closest to your hand measurements.
- Decide the style of glove that you prefer.
- If the style is a short cuff design like the Fall Line Glove, Army Leather Patrol Glove, or the Fall Line 3-Finger Glove, opt for the larger of the two sizes.
- If the style is a gauntlet design like the Heli Glove, Army Leather Gore-Tex Glove or Army Leather Patrol Gauntlet, opt for the smaller of the two sizes as the Gauntlet style tends to run large.
This is a good general rule for men’s gloves, women’s gloves, and kid’s gloves, but it is only a general sizing guide. If you like your gloves to be loose-fitting, then feel free to size up and vice versa if you like a snug fit. For women shopping Hestra’s unisex gloves, it is safest to err on the smaller size glove based on your measurements, especially with gauntlet styles, unless you like a loose-fitting glove.
If you’re still unsure of what size to buy, another helpful tool to use is the Hestra printable size chart, which can easily be printed off and used to determine a starting point for sizing in your glove buying process. Using this in conjunction with your measurements from above is the best way to ensure that you get the right fit.
Of course, there’s nothing like getting your hands in some gloves to try them out on your own and it all starts by shopping the selection, found here. This guide is simply meant to help you know where to start. No two hands are the same and we won’t treat them as such, so if you have any further questions give us a call or shoot us an email, we’d love to help you figure out the right size gloves for your upcoming winter season.
Campman is an outdoor retail store located in Salt Lake City, Utah that specializes in gear and equipment for camping, skiing, backpacking, climbing, and everything in between. We understand that the difference between a bad memory and the experience of a lifetime can come down to the gear you take with you when you head into the outdoors, and we want our customers to have the best experiences possible. That’s why we put our gear to the test, write reviews, and work directly with our customers to make sure that every piece we sell is simply the best.
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