We’ve got a ton of product, and a ton of sizes to choose from on our site. With so many options, it can be hard to know exactly what size you need in any given product. Rather than make you struggle through it, we figured it’d be just as easy to put together a page with all of the sizing information you’ll ever need!
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BOOT SOLE LENGTH: What is it?
Your boot sole length is the actual length of your ski boot, in millimeters. This is the number that our ski techs will use to mount your bindings. While you’ll still need a final adjustment done before you can ski, providing us with your boot sole length is absolutely crucial if you’d like us to send your skis pre-mounted with your bindings.
HOW DO I FIND IT?
Finding your Boot Sole Length (BSL) is easy. On your ski boot, there will be a 3 digit number on the outside or inside heel of one or both of your boots. Keep in mind that there shouldn't be a decimal (ex. 28.5). If the number you see has a decimal, then you’re probably looking at your Mondo Point size which isn’t accurate enough to use when mounting bindings. Other hints that you're looking at the Mondo Point and not the BSL would be if it looks something like "270/275" or if the number is found on the bottom of the boot. If you’ve looked all over and still can’t find your BSL, it’s also acceptable to measure along the bottom of the boot from the very tip of the toe, to back of the heel- just make sure you measure in Millimeters!
ISN'T THE BSL THE SAME AS MONDO POINT?
Nope! The mondo point size is the generic boot size that every boot maker uses it. Think of it as a shoe size, like a "size 11" for example. The boot sole length is the literal length from toe to heel of that boot, measured in millimeters. It's entirely possible and very common for boots with the same Mondo Point to have different Boot Sole Lengths. Because ski bindings are so precise, it's crucial to have them mounted to the BSL and not the Mondo Point.
Alpine (Downhill) Pole Sizing
The nice thing about sizing ski poles is that it's relatively straight foreword. To determine your size, simply flip a ski pole over, grab it under the basket, and place the handle on the ground. If you're holding the right size pole, you'll notice that your elbow forms a perfect 90 degree angle between your bicep and forearm. If the pole is too long, then your forearm will be angled slightly up. Too short, and you'll find your forearm angled downward. Of course if you don't have ski poles to try this out on, you can always use the chart below. Finding the proper length ski pole is important as ski poles too long will actually shift your center of balance to behind you, and a pole that's too short will put it in front of you.
Cross-Country Pole Sizing
Cross-country pole sizing is easy as well. For classic or touring poles, the correct size pole should reach your armpit. For skate skiing, poles should be a bit longer. The rule of thumb for skate poles is that they should come between your lip and your nose. So you can measure yourself, or you can just check out our handy-dandy chart below.
About Ski Helmets:
Helmet sizing is very simple. The sizes are determined by how many centimeters around your head is.
Take a tape measure and measure the circumference of your head just above your eyebrows. That's your helmet size.
It is VERY important to keep in mind that not all helmets fit the same. Head shape is a factor in your helmet selection as well. In most cases, your helmet will fit if you get the right size, but there are circumstances where the helmet will not fit due to the shape of the helmet and the shape of your head. In cases like this, you may have to try on a few different models to find the right one.
For Kids it is very important to not add too much to account for growth. A helmet that is too loose is not going to be safe and can actually be dangerous. Kids' heads grow relatively slow so get one that fits. The only time you may want to bump up a size is if their head is right in-between sizes. Then you can select the larger size.
Measuring for the perfect fit:
Measuring Tape: To determine the correct size, wrap tape around head, just above eyebrows. Note your size at point of overlap. This is your helmet size.
Putting On a Helmet: Align the front rim of the helmet above your eyebrows. Hold the straps on both sides and roll the helmet over the back of your head.
Check for Gaps: Pads should be flush against your cheeks and forehead. The back of your helmet should not touch the nape of your neck.
Roll Test: With the chin strap fastened your helmet should be snug and comfortable. Try to roll your helmet off your head. If the skin on your forehead moves, you have a good fit.
Proper Use: Be sure your helmet is fitting above your eyebrows and that your goggles fit your face while wearing the helmet as shown.
Giro Helmet Sizing
|Head Circumference:||52 - 53.5 cm||53.5 - 55.5 cm||55.5 - 57 cm||57 - 59 cm||59 - 60 cm||60.5 - 62.5 cm|
HOW TO TAKE GENERAL MEASUREMENTS
- BUST: Measure the fullest part of the bust, just under the arms and across the shoulder blades
- WAIST: Measure around your waist where you normally wear trousers
- HIPS/SEAT: Standing with feet together, measure around the fullest point of seat
- SLEEVE LENGTH: With arm relaxed at side and slightly bent, measure from center back, across shoulder point to elbow and down to the wrist
- INSEAM: Take a pair of pants that fit you well and measure from crotch to the bottom of leg along the seam
- HEAD: Measure around the largest part of the head above the brow
Knuckle circumference - Measure around a flat hand at the knuckles; do not include thumb
Hand Length - Measure from the base of the palm to the end of the middle finger
|Men's U.S. Shoe Size||Women's U.S. Shoe Size||European Size||U.K. Size|