Sizing Guide

Getting the sizing right for chainsaw protection pants, chaps and other apparel is vital from both a comfort and safety perspective.

Here are some approaches to getting your measurements right.

1. How to measure an existing garment to determine your size

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What you need

  • Flexible tape measure
  • Your favorite pants!

Select a garment that fits you well for both waist and leg length.

Note that Clogger garments are designed to be worn on the top of the hip bone, not at the natural waist, so select a garment where the top of the waistband comes to the top of the hip bones.

DO NOT simply read the size label on your pants to determine the size, as often these are understated (for marketing reasons!).

When measuring, be as accurate as possible because small errors can mean that the garment you order may not fit the same as the garment you have measured.

STEP 1: Lay the garment out flat with the waistband closure and the fly zip done up.

STEP 2: Measure across the top of the garment and then double this to get a full waist measurement.

STEP 3: While pulling firmly on the outleg seam to ensure there are no wrinkles, measure from the top of the waistband to the hem of the leg. This is your outleg measurement.

STEP 4: While pulling firmly on the inleg seam to ensure there are no wrinkles, measure from the seam at the crutch to the hem of the leg. This is your inleg measurement.

STEP 5: Calculate the difference between 2 and 3, this is your ‘rise’. Multiply this measurement by 0.75. This is your waist-to-hip measurement.

STEP 6: Measure this far down from the waistband on both outleg seams. With the trousers sitting flat on both front and rear (no tucks or folds) measure across from these marked points. Double this length to arrive at the seat measurement (men) or hip measurement (women).

Record these measurements and compare with the sizing charts to see what size you should be ordering.


2. How to take body measurements for a custom garment

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a. Instructions for male body measurements

What you need

  1. Flexible tape measure
  2. Self-adhesive dots x 4
  3. Paper and pen
  4. An assistant

It is OK to measure over the top of clothes, e.g. shirt and trousers, providing they are not thick and heavy.

Stand straight and upright with your eyes looking directly ahead.

STEP 1: Get your assistant to find the top point of the hip bone on the side and place a sticky dot on this point. Do the same for the other side.

STEP 2: Place another sticky dot on the outside point of the hip bone [insert drawings to show] on both sides. This second set of dots should be level with the fullest part of the buttocks.

STEP 3: Get your assistant to pass the tape measure around and measure your girth at the level of the top sticky dots. Make sure you are measuring from the ‘zero/0’ end of the tape measure! This is your ‘waist’ measurement.

STEP 4: Repeat for the girth at the lower set of sticky dots. This is your ‘seat’ measurement. 

STEP 5: Measure the distance between the upper and lower sticky dots. This is the ‘waist -to-hip’ measurement.

STEP 6: The fourth measurement is the outleg. While you are standing up straight, hold the ‘zero/0’ end of the tape on the upper sticky dot. Ask your assistant to read the tape at a point 3cm below the ankle bone.

STEP 7: Finally, we need the inleg. While standing straight and with feet slightly apart, hold the zero end of the tape at your crotch which is the point where your legs meet right at the top. Once again get your assistant to read the tape at a point 3 cm or one inch below the ankle bone.

Record these measurements and compare with the sizing charts to see what size you should be ordering.

b. Instructions for female body measurements

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What you need

  1. Flexible tape measure
  2. Self-adhesive dots x 4
  3. Paper and pen
  4. An assistant

It is OK to measure over the top of clothes, e.g. shirt and trousers, providing they are not thick and heavy.

Stand straight and upright with your eyes looking directly ahead.

STEP 1: Get your assistant to place a sticky dot on the widest point of the hips on both sides, which should also be the fullest part of the buttocks. 

STEP 2: Place another sticky dot on both hips where you want the top of the trousers to sit. 

STEP 3: Get your assistant to pass the tape measure around and measure your girth (around) at the level of the top dots – this is the ‘waist’ measurement.

STEP 4: Repeat for your girth at the level of the lower dots - this is the ‘hips’ measurement

STEP 5: Measure the vertical distance between these dots – this is the ‘waist-to-hip’ measurement.

STEP 6: While standing straight and looking directly ahead, hold the zero end of the tape at the upper dot and get your assistant to read the tape at 3cm below the ankle bone. This is your ‘outleg’.

STEP 7: Finally, we need the inleg. While standing straight and with feet slightly apart, hold the zero end of the tape at your crotch which is the point where your legs meet right at the top. Once again get your assistant to read the tape at a point 3 cm or 1 one inch below the ankle bone.

Record these measurements and compare with the sizing charts to see what size you should be ordering.