Tricks of the Trade

4 easy steps to finding the right work glove size

Robbie Foglia, a Ferguson author

by Robbie Foglia


Finding the right size work gloves just got a whole lot easier. Before you start, you will need a measuring tape or a ruler to appropriately measure your hand and then use the chart below to know what size to order before you buy.* Your hands will thank you!

Work glove sizing guide step 1

Step 1

Open your dominant hand so that your fingers are extended upright and your thumb and pointer finger make an "L" shape.

Work glove sizing guide step 2

Step 2

Measure the distance from the base of your palm to the top of your middle finger. This is your hand length.

Work glove sizing guide step 3

Step 3

Next, measure the widest area of your hand, which is the space just below your knuckles. Measure from side to side to find your hand width.

Step 4

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Need to buy gloves for your whole crew? Check out the printer-friendly hand measuring chart to help you find your right glove size.

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Unisex Hand Chart

See which measurement range your hand falls in to determine your glove size. Round up to the nearest half inch. If one hand measurement is in a different size range than the other, go with the largest glove size to ensure a comfortable fit.

Hand Width Hand Length
XS: 2.0 - 2.5 XS: 5.5 - 6.0
S: 2.5 – 3.0 S: 6.0 – 6.5
M: 3.0 – 3.5 M: 6.5 – 7.0
L: 3.5 – 4.0 L: 7.0 – 7.5
XL: 4.0 – 4.5 XL: 7.5 – 8.0
XXL: 4.5+ XXL: 8.0+

*Glove sizes may vary depending on manufacturer.

Robbie Foglia, a Ferguson author

Robbie Foglia

Robbie Foglia, a native of Norfolk, VA, brings 10 years of experience in digital media writing to Ferguson, where he authors informative content for plumbing, HVAC and general contractors about trade trends, new tools and tips for improving your contracting business.