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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 Select Blade Size
BLADES (Ask your coach for advice on blade size)
#0 & #2 Blades are recommended for children ages 10 and Under.
#5 Blades are standard Adult size and recommended for anyone age 11 and Above.
How to Correctly Measure for Mask
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.

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 fullest part of chest and shoulder blades.

For Women: Use regular Bra Size

After taking your chest measurement, add the following amount of inch according to which jacket type you are sizing for below.  This is only appropriate for ages 10-up, otherwise please refer to the children's sizing chart.

How to Correctly Measure Jacket

Cotton: Add 6”

Comfort: Add 6”

Padded: Add 6”

Nylon: Add 2-4”

 

 

How to Correctly Measure for Underarm/Chest Protector
UNDERARM PROTECTORS PLASTIC CHEST PROTECTORS
For both Men and Women, sizing is based off of what jacket size you wear and height. Please use the tables below to determine what range your numerical jacket size falls into. For Men this is based off your height (lower column) and for Women, sizing is based off your bra size (upper column).
XS Small Medium Large XL/XXL
32 - 34 36 - 38 40 - 42 44 46 - 48 +
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' +
How to Correctly Measure for Foil/Sabre Lames
FOIL LAMES SABRE LAMES
Foil lames are usually the same size as your jacket. Add 6" to your chest measurement for an average fit. You may be able to get away with adding 4" for a very snug fit. Sabre lames are usually the one size larger than your jacket. Add 8" for your chest measurement for an average fit. You may be able to get away with adding 6" for a very snug fit.
How to Correctly Measure for Gloves
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 (0) Medium (1) Large (2) XL (3)
6½ - 7 7½ - 8 8½ - 9 9½ - 10 10½ - 11
How to Correctly Measure for Knickers
KNICKERS
To size for knickers, simply take your waist measurement (just above your belly button). Whatever your measurement is, is what size knickers you need. The chart below notes what size range your final measurement falls into. Add 2 additional inches for cotton knickers only.
XS Small Medium Large XL XX-L
22-26 28 30-32 34 36-38 40
How to Correctly Measure for Socks
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
How to Correctly Measure for Shoes
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 - 46
UK 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10½ 11 11½ 12 12½ 13 13½
Size Conversion Chart
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 -
Description of Boy's/Men's Jacket (in inches)
Jacket Size 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58
A. Chest Width of Jacket 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
B. Nape of Neck to Lower Back of Jacket 17.5 19 19.25 21 22.25 23 23.25 24 24 24.5 25 25 25.25 25.25
C. Shoulder (Seam to Seam) of Jacket 15.5 16 16.5 17 17.5 18 19 19.5 19.75 20 20.5 21 21.25 21.5
D. Shoulder Seam to Wrist) of Jacket 20 20.5 21 24 25 25.5 26 26.5 26.5 26.75 26.75 27 27 27
Description of Girl's/Women's Jacket (in inches)
Jacket Size 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50
A. Chest Width of Jacket 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
B. Nape of Neck to Lower Back of Jacket 16.5 17.5 18 19 19.5 20 20.5 20.75 21.5
C. Shoulder (Seam to Seam) of Jacket 15.5 16 16.5 17 17.5 18 18.5 19 20
D. Shoulder Seam to Wrist) of Jacket 20.5 21 23 24 25 25.5 25.75 26 26
Description of Boy's/Men's Sabre Lame (in inches)
Lame Size 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58
A. Chest Width of Lame 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
B. Nape of Neck to Lower Back of Lame 17 18.5 18.75 20.75 21.5 22.5 23.5 24.5 24.5 25 25.5 25.75 26.25 26.25
C. Shoulder (Seam to Seam) of Lame 14.5 15 16 17.25 18 18.5 19 19.5 19.5 19.75 20 20 20.5 21
D. Shoulder Seam to Wrist) of Lame 18 20 22 23.5 24.5 25 25.25 26 26 26.25 26.25 26.5 26.5 26.5
Description of Girl's/Women's Sabre Lame (in inches)
Lame Size 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52
A. Chest Width of Lame 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
B. Nape of Neck to Lower Back of Lame 17.25 17.5 17.25 18.25 18.5 19 19.75 20.25 20.75 21
C. Shoulder (Seam to Seam) of Lame 4 4.5 4.75 4.75 5.25 5.5 5.75 6 6.5 6.75
D. Shoulder Seam to Wrist) of Lame 20 22.5 23 23.5 24 24.5 25.25 25.75 26.25 26.25
Description of Boy's/Men's Foil Lame (in inches)
Lame Size 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
A. Chest Width of Lame 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
B. Nape of Neck to Lower Back of Lame 14.5 16 18 18.75 19.5 20 21.5 22.5 22.75 23 23 23.25 23.75
Description of Girl's/Women's Foil Lame (in inches)
Lame Size 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52



A. Chest Width of Lame 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26



B. Nape of Neck to Lower Back of Lame 16 17 17.5 17.75 18.5 18.75 19.25 20 20.75 21



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.