Finding Your Perfect Glove Fit

July 9, 2021

 Professionals worldwide know that disposable protective gloves are vital pieces of equipment to keep workers safe. They have a wide variety of uses and styles and have become the most common PPE in use. Despite significant price fluctuations due to surging demand during the global COVID-19 pandemic, disposable glove use has proven to be an essential modality of personal protection and to prevent cross contamination.  As a result, more and more industries have begun to adopt them, from medical applications to salons to food services. However, as more professionals put these gloves on, it is essential to make sure you and your employees wear disposable gloves that fit.  

Fit is critical when it comes to disposable gloves. If a glove is too tight, it can cause hand strain, fatigue, and an uncomfortable experience. An extremely tight glove is also susceptible to tearing, exposing the wearer to dangerous materials, or contaminating something they are working with. On the other hand, if the glove is too loose, it can cause skin irritation or chafing and not allow for a good grip or control over whatever task they are being used. A loose glove can let in liquids more easily, which may endanger the wearer. Remember, certain jobs require specific gloves that may fit differently, so whether you are using latexvinyl, or nitrile , it can make a slight difference.  

Measure Your Hand  

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The best way to find the perfect disposable glove fit is to take a fabric measuring tape and find out the size of your hand. Wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of your palm, just below the knuckles. Make sure NOT to include the thumb. The measurement you get in inches will show which size is best for you.  

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 6″ – 7″7″ – 8″8″ – 9″9″ – 10″ 10″ – 11″

 

If you do not have a measuring tape, you can download the glove sizing chart below and print it out to get an estimation of the size you will need. Just line your hand on the outline to see which one is right for you. If you are unsure, BMC Protect would be happy to send you a sample. If you have any questions about glove sizing or our products, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to answer your questions and get you the right glove size that will protect your hands.

Click to download the glove sizing chart 

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