RacePro Fitting Guide
It is worth nothing, that particularly for ladies body protectors can fit larger than the chest range in the size chart suggests. So as general rule, we suggest that the chest measurement is within the bottom half of the chest range indicated on the size chart, then drop down a size.
For core sizes within the range, a longer bodied tall fit is available. Suitable where the standard body fit is not long enough.
Front - This features a longer front with an extra row of blocks.
Back - It also features longer back options compared to the standard size.
Chest and Waist
Measure the chest size and select an appropriate size from the size chart. To measure the chest, place the tape measure across the back, underneath the arms and then across the fullest part of the chest/bust. Important - Chest measurement guides in the range tend to be generous. If the chest measurement is close to bordering sizes, select the smaller size to try initially.
Before trying on, loosen the side adjustments to the maximum allowance. Once on, insert thumbs into the armholes to bring the two sides together and to help make doing up the zip easier.
Tighten the side adjustments until a firm, but comfortable fit is achieved. Whether this can be achieved within the range of adjustment will determine whether a smaller or larger size is required.
Body and Front Length
At the front, the Body Protector should reach up to the breastbone and cover the bottom rib at mid chest by approximately 2.5cm. The front length should not restrict movement within the range of a riding position. The body protector should sit off the hips at the side with a neat fit over the shoulders.
Sitting on the saddle, ensure the vest does not impede movement. The correct fit will depend on the chosen back length option. The standard back features a racing tail length and is designed to cover more of the lower back. Generally used for race riding. This should be a length that is comfortable and doesn’t impede movement. The short back is designed to allow more movement in the saddle. There should be approximately a hands width between the saddle and the bottom of the vest.