General Recommendations for Measurements for Arms Armor:
Clothing: Measurements should be taken wearing the gambeson you intend to wear with the armor. Sweaters or jackets will not accurately reflect the thickness of the gambeson and could lead to ill-fitting armor.
Bare Arms: If you are ordering both arms and padding together, measuring your bare arms is acceptable. However, please clearly indicate on the measurement sheet that the measurements are for bare arms.
Measurements: Take all measurements with a flexible measuring tape, snug but not tight.
- If your gambeson has any unusual features that might affect the fit of the armor, please describe them in the notes section.
- For best results, have someone else take your measurements.
- Feel free to include any other measurements you think might be helpful, such as elbow circumference.
A. Weight: Measure your weight in kilograms or pounds.
B. Height: Measure your full height from head to toe.
M. Wrist Circumference: Measure above the gambeson, not on top of any leather straps.
N. Forearm Circumference: Measure the fullest part of the forearm.
V. Bicep Circumference: Measure the fullest part of the bicep, slightly flexed.
W. Forearm Length: Measure from the wrist joint to the tip of the elbow.
T. Shoulder Length: Measure from the point where the shoulder meets the neck to the tip of the elbow.