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Sizing Help

Please use the sizing details below as a guide. These measurements are just estimates and not guaranteed.

How to Correctly Measure for your Uniforms & Equipment
BLADES (Ask your coach for advice on blade size)
#0 Blades are required for children fencing in Y8 (8yrs old and under)
#2 Blades are required for children fencing in Y10 (8-10yrs old).
#4 Blades are Adult size blades that are 1" shorter than #5 blades
#5 Blades are standard Adult size and recommended for anyone age 11 and Above.
MASKS
Head

Starting from underneath the chin, go up the side of the head, over one ear, over the top of the head, back down the other ear, and back to under the chin to make a complete circle. (Essentially you're measuring the circumference of the part of your face that the mask will be encircling.) Use a soft ruler or yarn to measure, and make sure to keep it snug or else you'll wind up with a mask that's too large.

Also Note: Your masks are adjustable! If you receive your mask and are unsure if it fits, please ask your coach or an experienced team mate to help you adjust your mask before exchanging it for an alternate size. Most fencers will fit a small or medium mask!

If you measure in at the following you need this size mask:
XS Small (0) Medium (1) Large (2) XL (3)
Under 21" 21"-23" 24"-25" 26"-28" Over 28"

 

JACKETS

For Men: Take a chest measurement under your armpits around the widest part of chest at the shoulder blades.

For Women: Use regular Bra Size

After taking your chest measurement, add the following amount of inches according to which jacket type you are sizing for below. If you fall on an odd number round up to the nearest even number.

Tall Sizes: Tall size jackets are 3" longer in the sleeves and 2" longer in the torso.

Cotton: Add 6”

Comfort: Add 6”

Padded: Add 6”

Nylon & Stretchy: Add 2"

 

 

UNDERARM PROTECTORS PLASTIC CHEST PROTECTORS
For both Men and Women, sizing is based off of height. For Men this is based off your height (lower column) and for Women, sizing is based off your bra size (upper column). Young Girls under 10 may take a men's XS
XS Small Medium Large XL/XXL
Under 5' 5'1" - 5'3" 5'4" - 5'6" 5'7" - 5'11" 6' +
XS Small Medium Large XL
Training 32ABCD 34ABC 34DE 36ABC 36DE 38 +
4' - 5' 5'1" - 5'3" 5'4" - 5'6" 5'7" - 5'11" 6' +
FOIL LAMES SABRE LAMES
Foil lames are usually the same size as your jacket. Add 6" to your chest measurement for an average fit. Sabre lames are usually the one size larger than your jacket. Add 8" for your chest measurement for an average fit
GLOVES
Measure around your palm (excluding your thumb) and add 0.5". The chart below notes what size range your final measurement falls into.
XS Small Medium Large XL
6½ - 7 7½ - 8 8½ - 9 9½ - 10 10½ - 11
KNICKERS
To size for knickers, simply take your waist measurement (at the belly button) and add 2". That number should be your knickers size. Please note: Knickers only come in even sizes so if you fall on an odd number simply round up. Tall Size pants are 3" Longer in the inseam.
SOCKS (Men's Sizes Only)
Absolute Socks Small 37-39 / 4 - 6 Medium 40-42 / 7 - 9 Large 43-45 / 10 - 12 X-Large 46-47 / 13 - 14
Uhlmann Socks I 36-38 / 4 - 5 II 39-41 / 6 - 8 III 42-43 / 9 - 10 IV 44-46 / 11 - 13
Adidas Socks II 37-39 / 4 - 6 III 40-42 / 7 - 9 IV 43-45 / 10 - 12 V 46-48 / 13 - 15
SHOES (Men's Sizes Only)
US 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10½ 11 11½ 12 12½ 13 13½ 14
EU - 37 - 38 - 39 - 40 - 41 - 42 - 43 - 44 - 45 - 46 - 47
UK 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10½ 11 11½ 12 12½ 13 13½
MENS EUROPEAN SIZING WOMEN'S EUROPEAN SIZING
US JACKET SIZE 34 36 36 38 38 40 40 42 42 44 44 46 46 48 48 50
AF FIE/Uhlmann 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58
Negrini Stretch - 46 48 50 52 54 56 58
US Knickers Size 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
AF FIE/Uhlmann - 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
Negrini Stretch - - 46 48 50 52 54 56
US JACKET SIZE 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
AF FIE/Uhlmann 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
Negrini Stretch - 40 42 44 46 48 50 -
US Knickers Size 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38
AF FIE/Uhlmann - 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
Negrini Stretch - - 42 44 46 48 50 -

At Note on Children's Sizing: Children younger the age 12 will not always fit the normal sizing patterns of our equipment. So we've included a chart below to help clarify. Using the department store child sizes you can determine which size fits your child best

Children's Sizing
Average Age Group 4-5 yrs. 6 yrs. 7-8 yrs. 9 yrs 10-12 yrs
Cotton/Comfort Jacket 28 30 32-34 36 38
Padded Jacket 30 32 34 36 38
Nylon Jacket 28 30 32-34 34-36 36-38
Knickers (Cotton/Comfort/Nylon) 22 24-26 26-28 28 28-30
Fencing is a competitive sport that involves a potential risk of personal injury that is assumed when fencing. Please ensure that fencing equipment is always inspected for hazards prior to use. Wear all of your protective gear each time you fence and never fence with a broken weapon. Misuse of any Absolute Fencing products voids any stated or implied warranties.