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How to Measure for concealable Body Armor: In the case an Affordable Body Armor™ representative cannot get to your location or if your interested in speeding up the delivery process of your new body armor order, it may require you to provide Affordable Body Armor™ with correct the measurements to complete your body armor order form. These steps also included within our measurement form will walk you through the body armor measuring process.
You can also download the entire concealable body armor measurement form here.
First, a few things to adhere too when measuring your body armor is...
1. Make sure you have someone else measure for you, do not attempt to measure yourself.
2. Be precise when making your measurements and make sure you complete all that are required.
3. Do not overmeasure or undermeasure, either of those will result in a poor fitting body armor system.
4. When measuring for body armor, make sure you wear all of your work gear. Wear what you wear to work on a day to day basis.
5. Do not adjust your duty belt, if applicable, make sure your duty belt is resting wear it normally would.
6. When sitting measurements are requested. Sit comfortably, don't sit up straighter than you normally would.
Step(1: Full Chest Body Armor Measurement - Complete while Standing
Using a cloth measuring tape, measure avound your back, place the tape high up under your arms, basicalny in your armpits, move the tape across the widest part of your chest. Try to keep the measuring tape parallel to the floor and use cation to prevent the tape from dropping on your back.
Step 2: Thorax Body Armor Measurement - Complete while Standing
Using a cloth measuring tape, measure around your back, similiar to above but down equal to your biceps, move the tape across your chest under your breast muscle, across the sternum. Again try to#keep the tape parallel to the floor.
Step 3: Upper Abdominal Body Armor Measurement - Complete while Standing
Using a cloth measuring tape, measure around your back, at approximately elbow height and across`the bottom of your ribcage. Once again, keep the tape parallel to the floor.
Step 4: Lower Abdominal / Stomach Body Armor Measurement - Complete while Standing
Using a cloth measuring tape, measure around your back over your kidney area. This is an extremely important measurement. Make sure you make this measurement at least 1" above the belt and over your naval. Again, keep the tape parallel to the floor.
Step 5: Back`Body Armor Measurement - Complete while Standing
Using a cloth measuring tape, measure from the base of your collar down the length of your spine to the top of your belt. The collar base could be either from a t-shirt, dress shirt or polo type shirt.
The last and final body armor measurement is a two step process.
Step 6A: Front Torso Body Armor Measurement - Complete While Standing
Using a cloth measuring tape, measure from the clavical depression down to the top of your belt. The clavical depression is that area located at the base of your throat, the "V" notch, measure from there down over the sternum and abdomin to the top of the belt.
Step 6B: Front Torso Body Armor Measurement - Complete While SITTING
This step is the same as above but needs to be completed while you are sitting.
*DO NOT calculate your measurements while wearing any existing body armor.
Once you complete the above body armor measurements, you can submit them to us via fax or email with your purchase of our custom fit body armor.