Let me start off by saying that the glove is not 13". We measured it from top of index finger to heel and it is exactly 12.75". My son absolutely LOVES this glove. It came stiff as a board (which is a good thing, all the top quality gloves come stiff). It will take him a while to break it in and I wish we would have ordered some glove oil and mallet. The leather on this is very soft but somehow firm and the colors are beautiful. I recommend this to anyone looking for an outfield mitt.