General Recommendations for Measurements for Legs Armor:
Clothing: Measurements should be taken wearing the padded chausses you intend to wear with the armor. Sweatpants or jeans will not accurately reflect the thickness of the padded chausses and could lead to ill-fitting armor.
Bare Legs If you are ordering both legs and padding together, measuring your bare legs is acceptable. However, please clearly indicate on the measurement sheet that the measurements are for bare legs.
Measurements: Take all measurements with a flexible measuring tape, snug but not tight.
- Take all measurements with padded chausses or similar under-the-legs armor and shoes on.
- Ensure you or the person being measured is standing straight and relaxed with feet shoulder-width apart.
- Use a flexible measuring tape for accurate circumference measurements.
- Consider additional measurements if specific armor requires them (e.g., knee joint width, foot length).
- This table provides a basic guide and adjustments might be necessary based on individual body shape and specific armor design.
A. Weight: Measure your weight in kilograms or pounds without wearing any armor.
B. Height: Stand tall and measure the distance from the top of your head to the soles of your feet.
I. Maximal thigh circumference: Find the widest part of your thigh, usually just above mid-thigh. Wrap the tape measure snugly but not tight.
J. Thigh circumference above knee: Measure the circumference about 10 cm above your kneecap with the tape snug but not tight.
K. Calves: Measure the widest point around your calf muscle with the tape snug but not tight.
L. Ankle: Measure the narrowest part of your ankle just above the ankle bone with the tape snug but not tight.
AA. Hip to Knee: Stand with your leg relaxed. Locate the bony bump on the side of your hip bone (greater trochanter) and the center of your kneecap. Measure the distance between these points while keeping your leg straight.
Z. Knee to Ankle: Stand with your leg relaxed. Locate the center of your kneecap and the highest point of your ankle bone. Measure the distance between these points while keeping your leg straight.