UPDATED (16th of March 2017)
Sizing yourself up can be a little tricky, particularly with Quick Release, Single Prong and Lever belts - but we've created this guide to make it super simple and ensure you get a belt that's going to do the job. Please take a couple of minutes to read below our in depth guide to selecting the best fitting belt for you!
Step 1. Measure the circumference of your waist around the navel as pictured below. This measurement should be a "relaxed" measurement. Do not suck in or push out your abdomen.
Step 2. On each product page, there is a clickable 'Size Chart' link, which shows the corresponding ranges that will fit your "relaxed" waist measurement. We suggest when picking a belt, to choose one where you are close to the middle of the range, so it allows you to move up or down in size if required.
Step 3. If you are unable to find a belt where you do not sit in the middle, we recommend that you purchase a belt which you are at the higher end, as this will mean there will be less belt overlapping and generally be more comfortable to wear, so long as you are relatively stable and do not plan to increase in size above the maximum range of the belt.
Keep in mind: when bulking or cutting down your waist can fluctuate and this will play a part in which size you choose. If you're cutting it is always best to select a belt size where you are at the higher end of a belt, so that when you do cut you are in the middle, and vice versa.
Sam measures his waist around the navel. His relaxed measurement is 104cm (41").
Sam is interested in the "Legacy" belt, and clicks the corresponding size chart.
The chart suggests he is at the very maximum range of the medium belt, or in the middle of a large.
Sam would fit into either a medium or large size belt.
If he was going to be:
- Cutting down with no further increase in size, he would select the medium belt.
- Bulking up, he would select the large belt.
- Stay roughly the same with slight fluctuations, he would select the large.
Chris measures his waist around the navel. His relaxed measurement is 88cm (34.5").
Chris is interested in the "Legacy" belt, and clicks the corresponding size chart.
The chart suggests he is at the higher end of a small, or the lower end of a medium.
Chris would fit into either a small or medium size belt.
If he was going to be:
- Cutting down with no further increase in size, he would select the small belt.
- Bulking up quite significantly, he would select the medium belt.
- Stay roughly the same with slight fluctuations, he would select the small.
In this situation, we would always recommend customers like Chris pick the small belt. He still has around 2" inches or 5cm to increase in size if required. If he was planning to increase larger than that, only then would we recommend a Medium.
If ever in doubt, don't hesitate to contact us directly (top right, 'submit a request') prior to purchase. We will ensure you get a perfect fit!
One final note to remember, is that all our belts are sold individually and do not include a lever buckle. Our range of lever buckles are sold separately and can be viewed here.