Monday, 31 October 2016

How to Size Shin Pads

Hello fellow players. You’ve been asking about sizing for equipment so we’re going to show you step by step how easy it is to get the right size for you. The two main items in question are Ball Hockey Shin Pads and Ball Hockey Gloves. Let’s start off with the shins.

It doesn’t matter if you’re buying Knapper AK5 Shin Pads or if you’re buying D-Gel Proteks and D-Gel Deluxe. They all come down to the same general rule. What you want to do is measure (in inches) from the top of your ankle (where the top of your shoe would end up) all the way to the middle of the knee cap. This will give you a good idea on what size pad to purchase.

Most Ball Hockey Shin Pads follow the same format such as:

        • 11", 12", 13", 14", 15", 16"

Some Shin Pads such as the D-Gel Deluxe size a little differently but still follow the same rule.
  • Small (11")
  • Medium (13")
  • Large (15")
  • X-Large (16")
Now what happens if you’re in between? So for example, you measure and you’re sitting at a 14.5”. At this point we recommend to always go the next size. Better to have more protection than just not enough.

Since you can never be 100% sure when shopping online, we offer a FREE exchange so if you decide the pair you have are too big or too small, we’ll send you a mailing label to return the item and then send you the size you need. Make sure to keep the box the pads were shipped in until you try them on. When returning an item for an exchange or return, all that we ask is that it is not game worn and returned in its original packaging. You can review our return/exchange policy by clicking HERE.

If you would like to know how to size Ball Hockey Gloves, CLICK HERE.

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