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How to Measure for the Best Fit - All Protective Gear

by Jim Bartlett October 25, 2016

How to Measure for the Best Fit - All Protective Gear

How to Measure for a Helmet

Use a soft tape measure or piece of string.

Wrap the tape measure around your head, about an inch above the eyebrows.

Be sure to have the tape measure parallel to the ground

Note the centimeters (some tape measures have additional tape at the very end, so be sure to read the measurement correctly).

If you'll be wearing something under your helmet, be sure to put it on before you measure.

How to Measure Your Head for a Helmet

How to Measure for Gloves and Wrist Guards

Find a soft tape measure or a piece of string. Wrap the tape measure around your hand, around the circumference of the palm. Include the four fingers in the measurement, but NOT the thumb.

How to Measure Your Hands for Gloves

How to Measure for Padded Shorts

Measure your waist size, in inches. Measure the waist at the point where normal pants/shorts waists would sit. See "B" in the image below.

How to Measure for Padded Shorts

 

How to Measure for Knee and Elbow Pads

Knee pad measurements vary widely, based on the manufacturer and specific model. Most knee pad measurements are made using the circumference of the center of the knee, with your leg extended out straight.

How to Measure for a BMX/Downhill MTB Neck Brace

Nearly all neck braces are fitted using a combination of height and chest size. Given how the braces sit on top of your shoulders, there is generally a large range of body sizes that a brace can be tailored to fit. Most braces come with additional fit pads, spacers, and specific instructions on how to dial in the fit to secure the neck brace to your body. The most popular neck brace - Leatt - uses the size guidelines below. For other brace brands, be sure to check the description on the item page for specific fit details.

Leatt Bicycle Neck Brace Size Guidelines

How to Measure for Upper Body Armor

Upper body armor can be sized using either your kids age, or if for yourself, your chest measurement . If using a chest measurement, measure around their chest, just below the armpits. See "A" in the image below.

How to Measure for Upper Body Armor

 


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Jim Bartlett
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Founder of XSportsProtective, snowboarder, mountain biker, father of four young kids who love action sports.


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