How Winter Gloves are Supposed to Fit
Winter can bring some harsh temperatures and tons of snow. But whether you have a job where you’re working outside or you participate in outdoor recreational activities, you need the right gear that can protect you from the elements. From jackets to beanies and pants, you need the right clothes to stay warm and comfortable. However, gloves might be the most important piece of gear out there. And while many people think that it’s ok to buy gloves that are a little too big or a little too small, this can have a huge impact on your comfort and level of warmth. You must ensure that your gloves fit perfectly in order to stay as cozy and comfortable as possible. But this is easier said than done; it's sometimes difficult to find the right fit, especially if you aren’t too experienced with winter gloves.
So how should winter gloves fit? Watch Quack Attack founder Tom Lochner explain or keep reading below to find out.
Just Tight Enough
When shopping for winter gloves, it's vital that these gloves have a snug fit, but still have room to breathe. Winter gloves are designed to fit perfectly for the user, and the features are only effective if the user chooses the right size. That being said, ensuring a proper fit holds great importance. Be sure to try on the gloves and take note of how tight it feels. Stretch out those fingers and notice is anything feels too tight or too loose. You want them to be snug without numbing or causing discomfort in your hands. Air is a great insulator, so there should be some room above the knuckles and the back of the hand.
Pinch the Fingertip
If you’re having difficulty finding a winter glove that fits, a good strategy involves pinching the fingertip. To do this correctly, put on the glove and stretch out your fingers. Then, pinch the end of your glove at the fingertip. A proper fit means that there is one-quarter of an inch at the most of fabric between your fingertip and the end of the glove. The closer your fingertip comes to the tip of the glove, the better the fit and dexterity.
Where’s Your Palm?
Another tip involves checking to see where your palm is once the glove is on your hand. If the glove is a proper fit, your palm should be completely covered. This is to ensure that your wrist stays protected from the cold.
Whether you need an extra small or an XXL, Quack Attack Outfitters has the perfect glove that fits great. We’ve been making top-notch gloves for over 40 years, and we provide products that keep your hands warm for life. In addition, we sell gloves that come with a guarantee against leaks and liner inversion.