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Sizing

The long and the short of it

Free range sizing

If you fit a medium jacket, it's likely you will also fit a medium in the rest of our thermals, pants and Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) – but everyone is different. Nothing beats actually trying our gear on for size. Click here to find a local shop. These sizing charts are a useful guide too.

Measure yourself:

  • Inside leg –From the ankle bone to your groin.
  • Chest –Horizontally under the armpits and around the fullest part of your chest and shoulder blades
  • Bust –Horizontally around the fullest part of your bust
  • Waist –The circumference at the smallest part of your stomach, often at the belly button. For most women this is about an inch above the belly button
  • Hips –The fullest part of your hips
  • Head –The broadest part of your head, a little way above your eyebrows and ears
  • Hands–From the tip of your longest finger to the base of your palm at the wrist, this is your hand length measurement. Then wrap the tape measure around your hand at the widest part of the palm and lightly close your hand before taking the measurement – this is your hand circumference

Kids

  • Height is the most important measurement when buying for children. The age ranges are provided as a guide.
Getting the right fit –all measurements refer to body size, not garment dimensions. These charts are only a guide – few people will be the exact sizes shown. Visit your local retailer and try the gear on to be sure of a good fit.
 

PFD size guide

Weight – include all the gear you’ll be wearing too. PFD buoyancy label: A correct fit is more important than choosing the buoyancy category according to your weight. All Palm PFDs have buoyancy above the minimum floatation required for CE/ISO certification.

 

Men's PFDs

  XXS XS/S M/L XL/XXL
Chest 68 – 80 cm 27 – 31" 78 – 94 cm 31 – 37" 94 – 110 cm37 – 43" 110 – 126 cm43 – 50"
Weight 30 – 50 kg66 – >110 lb 40 – 70 kg88 – >154 lb 60 – 90 kg132 – 198 lb 80 – >110 kg176 – >242 lb

Women's PFDs

  WXS/S WM/L WXL/XXL
Bust 82 – 90 cm 32 – 35" 90 – 98 cm 35 – 39" 98 – 106 cm39 – 44"
Weight 40 – 60 kg88 – 132 lb 50 – 70 kg110 – 154 lb 60 – >80 kg132 – >176 lb

Kids' PFDs

  KXS/S (6 – 10 yrs) KM/L (10 – 14 yrs)
Chest 56 – 68 cm 23 – 27" 68 – 80 cm 27 – 31"
Weight 20 – 40 kg44 – 88 lb 30 – 50 kg66 – 110 lb

Chest Harness PFD fit guide

  CHEST HARNESS 1 CHEST HARNESS 2 CHEST HARNESS 3
PFD Extrem women’s (WXS/S)
Luna women’s (WXS/S)
Amp (all sizes)
Extrem men’s (all sizes)
Extrem women’s (WM/L + WXL/XXL)
Luna women’s (WM/L + WXL/XXL)
FXr (XS/S)
FXr (M/L + XL/XXL)


Outerwear and layering size guide

In between sizes – MB (Medium Broad) for men has the length of a Medium and the width of a Large. SR (Small Relaxed) for women has the length of a Small and the width of a Medium.

Men's outerwear and layering

  S M MB L LT XL XXL
UK 34 – 36 38 38-40 40 40-42 42-44 46
EU 44 – 46 48 48-50 50 50-52 52-54 56
Height 170 – 174 cm5'7 – 5'9" 174 – 178 cm5'9 – 5'10" 174 – 178 cm5'9 – 5'10" 178 – 182 cm5'10 – 5'12" 182 – 186 cm5'12 – 6'1" 182 – 186 cm5'12 – 6'1" 186 – 190 cm6'1 – 6'3"
Chest 86 – 94 cm34 – 37" 94 – 102 cm37 – 40" 102 – 110 cm40 – 43" 102 – 110 cm40 – 43" 102 – 110 cm40 – 43" 110 – 118 cm43 – 46" 118 – 126 cm46 – 50"
Waist 72 – 80 cm28 – 31" 80 – 88 cm31 – 35" 88 – 96 cm35 – 38" 88 – 96 cm35 – 38" 88 – 96 cm35 – 38" 96 – 104 cm38 – 41" 104 – 112 cm41 – 44"
Inside leg 76 – 78 cm30 – 31" 78 – 80 cm31 – 31" 78 – 80 cm31 – 31" 80 – 82 cm31 – 32" 82 – 84 cm32 – 33" 82 – 84 cm32 – 33" 84 – 86 cm33 – 34"

Women's outerwear and layering

  WXS WS WSR WM WL WXL
UK 8 10 10-12 12 14 16
EU 36 38 38-40 40 42 44
US 6 8 8-10 10 12 14
Height 158 – 162 cm 5'2 – 5'4" 162 – 166 cm 5'4 – 5'5" 162 – 166 cm 5'4 – 5'5" 166 – 170 cm 5'5 – 5'7" 170 – 174 cm 5'7 – 5'9" 174 – 178 cm 5'9 – 5'10"
Bust 82 – 86 cm 32 – 34" 86 – 90 cm 34 – 35" 90 – 98 cm 35– 39" 90 – 94 cm 35 – 37" 94 – 98 cm 37 – 39" 98 – 102 cm 39 – 40"
Waist 66 – 71 cm 26 – 28" 70 – 74 cm 28 – 29" 74 – 78 cm 29 – 31" 74 – 78 cm 29 – 31" 78 – 82 cm 31 – 32" 82 – 86 cm 32 – 34"
Hips 90 – 94 cm 35 – 37" 94 – 98 cm 37 – 39" 98 – 102 cm 39 – 40" 98 – 102 cm 39 – 40" 102 – 106 cm 40 – 42" 106 – 110 cm 42 – 43"
Inside leg 68 – 70 cm 27 – 28" 70 – 72 cm 28 – 28" 70 – 72 cm 28 – 28" 72 – 74 cm 28 – 29" 74 – 76 cm 29 – 30" 76 – 78 cm 30 – 31"

Kids' outerwear and layering

  KS (8 – 10 yrs) KM (10 – 12 yrs) KL (12 – 14 yrs) KXL (14 – 16 yrs)
Height 122 – 134 cm4'0 – 4'5" 134 – 146 cm4'5 – 4'9" 146 – 158 cm4'9 – 5'2" 158 – 170 cm5'2 – 5'7"
Chest 62 – 68 cm24 – 27 lbs 68 – 74 cm27 – 29" 74 – 80 cm29 – 31" 80 – 86 cm31 – 34"
Waist 56 – 60 cm22 – 24" 60 – 64 cm24 – 25" 64 – 68 cm25 – 27" 68 – 72 cm27 – 28"
Inside leg 52 – 58 cm20 – 23" 58 – 64 cm23 – 25" 64 – 70 cm25 – 28" 70 – 76 cm28 – 30"

Neoprene size guide

Men's neoprene

  XS S M MT L XL XXL
UK 32 34-36 38 38-40 40 42-44 46
EU 42 44-46 48 48-50 50 52-54 56
Height 166 – 170 cm5'5 – 5'7" 170 – 174 cm5'7 – 5'9" 174 – 178 cm5'9 – 5'10" 178 – 182 cm5'10 – 6'0" 178 – 182 cm5'10 – 6'0" 182 – 186 cm5'12 – 6'1" 186 – 190 cm6'1 – 6'3"
Chets 78 – 86 cm31 – 34" 86 – 94 cm34 – 37" 94 – 102 cm37 – 40" 94 – 102 cm37 – 40" 102 – 110 cm40 – 43" 110 – 118 cm43 – 46" 118 – 126 cm46 – 50"
Waist 64 – 72 cm25 – 28" 72 – 80 cm28 – 31" 80 – 88 cm31 – 35" 80 – 88 cm31 – 35" 88 – 96 cm35 – 38" 96 – 104 cm38 – 41" 104 – 112 cm41 – 44"
Inside leg 74 – 76 cm29 – 30" 76 – 78 cm30 – 31" 78 – 80 cm31 – 31" 80 – 82 cm31 – 32" 80 – 82 cm31 – 32" 82 – 84 cm32 – 33" 84 – 86 cm33 – 34"

Women's neoprene

  WXS WS WM WL WXL
UK 8 10 12 14 16
EU 36 38 40 42 44
US 6 8 10 12 14
Height 158 – 162 cm5'2 – 5'4" 162 – 166 cm5'4 – 5'5" 166 – 170 cm5'5 – 5'7" 170 – 174 cm5'7 – 5'9" 174 – 178 cm5'9 – 5'10"
Bust 82 – 86 cm32 – 34" 86 – 90 cm34 – 35" 90 – 94 cm35 – 37" 94 – 98 cm37 – 39" 98 – 102 cm39 – 40"
Waist 66 – 70 cm26 – 28" 70 – 74 cm28 – 29" 74 – 78 cm29 – 31" 78 – 82 cm31 – 32" 82 – 86 cm32 – 34"
Hips 90 – 94 cm35 – 37" 94 – 98 cm37 – 39" 98 – 102 cm39 – 40" 102 – 106 cm40 – 42" 106 – 110 cm42 – 43"
Inside leg 68 – 70 cm27 – 28" 70 – 72 cm28 – 28" 72 – 74 cm28 –29" 74 – 76 cm29 – 30" 76 – 78 cm30 – 31"

Kids' neoprene

  KS (8 – 10 yrs) KM (10 – 12 yrs) KL (12 – 14 yrs) KXL (14 – 16 yrs)
Height 122 – 134 cm4' – 4'5" 134 – 146 cm4'5 – 4'9" 146 – 158 cm4'9 – 5'2" 158 – 170 cm5'2 – 5'7"
Chest 62 – 68 cm24 – 27" 68 – 74 cm27 – 29" 74 – 80 cm29 – 31" 80 – 86 cm31 – 34"
Waist 56 – 60 cm22 – 24" 60 – 64 cm24 – 25" 64 – 68 cm25 – 27" 68 – 72 cm27 – 28"
Inside leg 52 – 58 cm20 – 23" 58 – 64 cm23 – 25" 64 – 70 cm25 – 28" 70 – 76 cm28 – 30"

Footwear and socks

Footwear and socks size guide

UK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
EU 33 34 36 37 38 39 40-41 42 43 44-45 46 47 48 49
US 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Length 21 cm 21.5 cm 22 cm 23.5 cm 24 cm 25 cm 26 cm 27 cm 27.5 cm 28.5 cm 29.5 cm 30.5 cm 31 cm 32 cm
Socks       XS S   M   L   XL   XXL  

 

Gloves

Gloves size guide

  KS KM KL XS S M L XL XXL
Length <14.5 cm 14.5 – 15.5 cm 15.5 – 16.5 cm 16.5 – 17.5 cm 17.5 – 18.5 cm 18.5 – 19.5 cm 19.5 – 20.5 cm 20.5 – 21 cm >21 cm
Circumference <15.5 cm 15.5 – 16.5 cm 16.5 – 17.5 cm 17.5 – 19 cm 19 – 20.5 cm 20.5 – 22 cm 22 – 23.5 cm 23.5 – 25 cm >25 cm

Helmets

Helmets size guide

  S L One Size
Circumference 51 – 55 cm 55 – 59 cm 52 – 58 cm
  20 – 22" 22 – 23" 20 – 23"

 

Spraydecks size guide

Spraydecks – nylon

Palm size EU US Cockpit length Cockpit width Examples
N3 small S 73–82 cm 42–50 cm Dagger Axiom 6.9
N4 keyhole M 81–91 cm 45–55 cm Dagger GT Club
N5 bigdeck L 89–98 cm 48–58 cm Dagger GT Club (easy fit)
N6 super big XL 96–105 cm 55–60 cm Islander Fiesta
N7 super tour XXL 103–110 cm 57–62 cm Dagger Zydeco

 

Neoprene spraydecks

Palm size EU US Cockpit length Cockpit width Examples
R2 extra small XS 66 – 75 cm 40 – 45 cm Dagger Dynamo / Axiom 6.9
R3 small S 73 – 82 cm 42 – 50 cm slalom kayak
R4 keyhole M 81 – 91 cm 45 – 55 cm Dagger whitewater boats (snug fit)
R5 bigdeck L 89 – 98 cm 48 – 58 cm Dagger whitewater boats (easy fit)
R6 super big XL 96 – 105 cm 55 – 60 cm Dagger Axis E10.5

Waist size

  XXS XS/S M/L XL/XXL Adjustable
Wait size 64 – 72 cm 72 – 80 cm 80 – 96 cm 96 – 127 cm 60 – 127 cm
  25 – 28" 28 – 31" 31 – 38" 38 – 50" 24 – 50"

 

Spraydecks – cockpit size

Palm size EU US Cockpit length Cockpit width Examples
2 extra small XS 66 – 75 cm 40 – 45 cm Dagger Dynamo / Axiom 6.9
3 small S 73 – 82 cm 42 – 50 cm slalom kayak
4 keyhole M 81 – 91 cm 45 – 55 cm Dagger whitewater boats (snug fit)
5 bigdeck L 89 – 98 cm 48 – 58 cm Dagger whitewater boats (easy fit)
6 super big XL 96 – 105 cm 55 – 60 cm Dagger Axis E10.5
7 super big XXL 103 – 110 cm 57 – 62 cm Islander Fiesta

Spraydecks – waist size

  XXS XS/S M/L XL/XXL Adjustable
Waist size 64 – 72 cm 72 – 80 cm 80 – 96 cm 96 – 127 cm 60 – 127 cm
  25 – 28" 28 – 31" 31 – 38" 38 – 50" 24 – 50"

 

Finding the right paddle length

Models Activity Your height Boat width Paddle length
Maverick G5
Maverick G3
Maverick G1
whitewater 157 – 175 cm/ 5'2 – 5'9"
172 – 185 cm/ 5'8 – 6'1"
>185 cm/ 6'1"
< 65 cm/ 26"
< 65 cm/ 26"
> 67 cm / 26.4"
194 cm
197 cm
200 cm
Vision touring 157 – 172 cm / 5'2 – 5'8"
168 – 185 cm / 5'6 – 6'1"
> 178 cm/ 5'10"
< 58 cm / 23"
53 – 58 cm / 21" – 23"
> 56 cm/ 22"
210 cm
215 cm
220 cm
Drift Pro
Drift Lite
Drift Classic
Otter
recreation 172 – 185 cm/ 5'8" – 6'1"
172 – 185 cm/ 5'8" – 6'1"
> 185 cm/ 6'1"
53 – 58 cm/ 21" – 23"
58 – 66 cm/ 23" – 26"
> 64 cm/ 25"
205 / 215 cm
215 / 220 cm
220 / 225 cm
Colt moving water
recreation
< 165 cm/ 5'5"   185 cm
195 cm

 

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