I’m light skinned with freckles, active outside. My hand measure’s 8.5, they are a bit loose around the knuckles but snug on the wrist & fit my thumb & pinky. Thought they might be too big but work/fit fine. I play tennis & they’re perfect for that. Also ware them to dog walk, driving and anytime my hands are exposed in summer. They’re not “hot”, & you forget they’re on. One disappointment (reason for 4 *) after 5 washes on delicate in laundry bag, a thread has come loose on each pair. Suggest hand wash. We’ll see how they hold up over time.