Product Sizing and Care
Glove Sizing for MMA Gloves
For the most accurate results, measure your hands with hand wraps on. Lay your dominant hand flat on a table and wrap a tape measure around the widest part of the palm. You want the gloves to be snug but not tight, since they will loosen up slightly over time.
Glove Sizes Inches Cm
Adult XS 7-7.5 17.5-19
Adult S 7.5-8 19-20
Adult M 8-9 20-23
Adult L 9-9.5 23-24
Adult XL 9.5-10 24-25.5
Adult XXL 10-11 25.5-28
Glove Sizing for Sparring and Boxing Gloves
Sizing for these gloves is generally based on your height and weight. Logically, larger fighters will need larger gloves, at least for sparring purposes, in order to protect their hands better and do less damage to their opponent.
8 oz – Competitive boxers
10 oz – Competitive boxers
12 oz – Women and people with small hands for training
14 oz – Average size people for training
16 oz – People of all sizes for training
18 oz – Larger weight classes for training
20 oz – Larger weight classes for training
Proper Leather Care
David Morgan (www.davidmorgan.com), a fine leather products manufacturer based out of Brothell, Washington state (USA), provides the following information on proper leather care.
Leather deteriorates largely by four means:
Oxidation is most readily seen in very old dry leather, with surface cracking and flaking, and over-all weakness. Oxidation will eventually turn leather to dust. It is inhibited by a thorough impregnation with an inert dressing which coats the fibres. Leather items should not be sealed in a display case and forgotten - they must be kept full of dressing.
Chemical damage can be through the effect of ultraviolet light, ozone, acid from sulphurous and nitrous pollutants in the air, or through chemical action following treatment with tallow or neatsfoot oil compounds. Both oxidation and chemical damage occur faster at higher temperatures. Leather should be stored away from heat, and not needlessly exposed to sunlight.
Internal chafing or breaking of fibres occurs when dry leather is flexed. A lubricant is essential to allow the fibres to slide one against the other. Dry leather should not be flexed prior to thorough lubrication.
Abrasion can be external, from rubbing on the outside, or internal from dirt particles ground into the leather
New unused leather, still flexible with oils put in by the tannery. A light coating of Pecard Leather Dressing every six months will maintain the lubrication. The exceptions are boots and shoes, and other items subject to repeated wetting and drying. These should be dried (without heat) when wet, and then given a good coat of dressing. Boots which are dirty should first be washed. Boots and all leather used in hot dusty conditions should be dressed more frequently.
Greased used leather which has been kept greased with tallow or neatsfoot oil, or has developed a white deposit on the surface indicative of tallow dressing, but which shows no surface cracking or noticeable weakness. This leather should first be well washed with warm (not hot) water and soap, with gentle brushing and repeated rinsing in clear water. Washing will remove salts, tallow, neatsfoot oil compounds, and products of decomposition. The leather should then be dried slowly, without heat. When dry a heavy coating of Pecard Leather Dressing should be applied, and allowed to soak in over several days. A second or third coating may be necessary to ensure the leather is saturated. The excess can then be removed and the surface buffed with a soft cloth. Subsequent maintenance should be a light coating of dressing every six months except as noted above for boots or other items subject to repeated wetting or hot dusty conditions.
Dry used leather which has been let dry out over only a short period where deterioration by oxidation is negligible. This leather may be treated as greased used leather but care must be taken not to flex the leather before it has become soft with the soapy wash water.
Old leather which has become very dry, or where deterioration of surface or strength is evident and where conservation for display is the prime consideration. This should not be subjected to the stresses of washing. One or more liberal coatings of Pecard Leather Dressing should be applied and allowed to penetrate with minimum flexing of the leather until the leather is saturated. Excess dressing can then be gently removed, and, if the surface is not a problem, the leather can be very gently buffed with a soft cloth. Maintenance thereafter should be storage away from sunlight, heat, and dirt, and a light coating of dressing every six months to renew any losses from evaporation on the surface. The dressing will not restore strength to deteriorated leather. It will inhibit further deterioration and enhance appearance.