Build Your Own Gear
How it works
Complete steps 1-2-3 to build and customize your gear
Step 2: Choose your fabric
Select one outer shell fabric, one thermal liner fabric and one moisture barrier fabric
Step 3: Choose your options
Select your reflective trim pattern & trim option and then customize with any additional options
How to Measure
Using a Measuring Tape
- Take all measurements over any clothing or equipment that the user would normally wear underneath the protective garment (e.g., belt, cell phone, pager, etc.), taking into account that individuals may weigh more and wear more clothing during colder months.
- Patterns for females are available but are seldom necessary to ensure a proper fit.
- Non-proportional body measurements should be noted on your order.
- Always provide height and weight measurements.
- Ensure that there is sufficient overlap as required by NFPA 1500 (current edition). NFPA 1500 mandates that all layers shall have at least a 2" overlap between the coat and pant when measured in both of the following positions:
- Standing, hands together, reaching overhead as high as possible; and
- Standing, hands together, reaching overhead with body bent forward, to the side, and to the back as much as possible
- Coat lengths of 28" (optional Axis and QS-103), 30" (QS-103 and optional Axis), 32" (axis and optional QS-103), 34" (optional Axis) and 35" (Traditional and Responder) are available. Radius is available in a standard 30"/36" length and optional 28"/34" and 32"/38" lengths
- Pant styles are waist level (Traditional and Responder), low rise front with 3" gradual rise back (Axis and Radius), 3" high back (optional QS-103), and 6" high back (QS-103 and optional Axis).
- Appropriate coat length and pant waist style should be determined at the time of measuring.
- Round all fractions up to the next whole number.
- If in doubt—contact our Customer Service Department at 215-536-2991, ext. 1 for assistance.
Using Sizing Suits
are available for your use and are the preferred method of obtaining the most accurate measurements; however, properly taken tape measurements work well. Please note that Axis/Radius sizing suits should not be used for QS-103/Traditional sizing and vice versa.
Always try on the sizing coat while wearing the sizing pant to ensure a proper fit.
Belly and hip measurements should not be supplied when measurements have been verified using sizing suits.
Wearer should go through a full range of motion to make sure the shoulders and chest fit comfortably.
Determine sleeve length by adding or subtracting from the length of the sizing coat sleeve.
Wearer should go through a full range of motion including squatting and climbing to make sure there is adequate room in the seat and thigh.
Determine inseam length by adding or subtracting from the length of the sizing pant inseam.