How to measure your hand for motorcycle gloves

Written by mike johnson
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How to measure your hand for motorcycle gloves
Gloves are worn when riding a motorcycle. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

When riding a motorcycle, there are certain types of apparel that are necessary. One of these types of apparel is the motorcycle gloves. Motorcycle gloves are specially designed for safety to allow the rider to grip the handlebars securely no matter what the weather or riding conditions. They are also used to protect a rider's hands from any dirt or debris that may come off the road at fast speeds. Before you choose gloves, measure your hand to make sure they'll fit perfectly.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Tape measure

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  1. 1

    Use a flexible tape measure for more accurate results.

  2. 2

    Place one end of the tape measure just below your index finger.

  3. 3

    Pull the tape measure across your palm until you reach the area just below your pinky finger.

  4. 4

    Read the measurement. It should be between 2 1/8 inches and 5 1/8 inches.

  5. 5

    Choose motorcycle gloves that match with your measurement. 2 1/8 inches to 2 5/8 inches is a size extra small. Up to 3 1/8 is a small. From there to 3 5/8 is a medium. That measurement to 4 1/8 is a large. Extra large is between 4 1/8 and 4 5/8 inches, and XXL is between 4 5/8 and 5 1/8 inches.

Tips and warnings

  • If the measurement of your hand is between the measurements given, try on both possible sizes and choose the one that fits best.

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