How do I measure myself for a body protector?

STEP 1

Your body protector should be fitted over light clothing and heavier garments worn over the top.

STEP 2

Take the chest and back length measurements and select the corresponding size from within the chart. A women’s fit may be better achieved by choosing one size smaller than the actual chest measurement.

STEP 3

Before trying on, loosen the chest and waist straps of the body protector. Once on, insert thumbs into the armholes to bring the two panels together to make it easier to zip the body protector.

STEP 4

Fasten the adjustable straps so that a snug but comfortable fit is achieved, ensuring the contrast orange velcro markers are covered. This step will determine whether a smaller or larger size is required because if the orange cannot be completely covered, the body protector is too small. If the velcro fastenings cannot be closed enough to ensure a snug fit, then the body protector is too large.

STEP 5

Adjust the shoulders so the neckline lies flat against the body. If this cannot be achieved, a shorter back length may be needed.

STEP 6

If possible, check the back length by sitting on a saddle and ensuring there is approximately a hand’s width between the saddle and base of the body protector. At the front, the body protector should reach the breastbone at the top and cover the bottom rib at mid-chest by approximately 2.5 cm but should not cover the belly button.