LVS™ Male Sizing Chart
Measurement in inches
Male Sizing Dimensions SM MD MDL LG LGL XL XLL 2X
Standard Cut Chest Width A 9 9.75 9.75 10.75 10.75 11.5 11.5 12.125
Standard Cut Waist Width B 17 17.75 17.75 18.5 18.5 19.25 19.25 20
Standard Cut Front Length C 12 12.75 14.25 13.5 15 14.25 15.75 15
 Back Top Width G 9.75 10.5 10.5 11.25 11.25 12 12 13
Back Waist Width H 16 16.75 16.75 17.5 17.5 18.25 18.25 19
Back Length I 14.5 15.25 15.75 16 16.5 17 17.5 17.75

 

GENERALIZED SIZING GUIDELINES SM MD MDL LG LGL XL XLL 2X
CHEST IN INCHES 33-37 37-41 37-41 41-45 41-45 45-49 45-49 49-53
WEIGHT IN LBS. (standard cut) 3.9 4.2 4.5 4.7 5 5.2 5.4 5.7

NOTES: 6X6 AND 6X9 Side Armor is available for additional side protection. Please see LVS™ 6X6/6X9 user manual for proper set up.


RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHOOSING CORRECT VEST SIZE:

  1. With soft tape measure take body measurements (see below for help).
  2. Using the Generalized Sizing Guidelines chart above, find the size based on your chest measurement.
  3. With tape measure confirm coverage on your body based on above detailed LVS™ Male Sizing Chart.
  4. All measurements should be roudned to the nearest full inch.

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

  1. in choosing a vest size or cut, you should always defer to the vest sizing and cut regulations set by your agency or department (if any). NEVER choose a vest size or cut which provides less coverage and/or protection than that which is suggested or required by your agency or department.
  2. Choosing smaller sized vest than recommended by this sizing guide can result in vital areas of your body not being covered and protected by the armor. This could result in serious injury and/or death to the wearer.

CHEST
Locate Chest Width row A. This is your chest coverage width.

WAIST
Locate Waist width row B and Row H (for the back). Add these two numbers together. This is your mid abdominal coverage. Example: mid abominal coverage for standard cut medium = 34.5 (17.75 + 16.75)

If your measurements are larger than waist width measurements of vest (front and back combinded) and you desire complete coverage - 6x6 and 6x9 side armor is available.

LENGTH
Locate Front and Back Length, row C and row I (for the back). This is your coverage for front and back length.


HOW TO MEASURE:

CHEST
Measure under arms and around fullest part of chest at front. Relax arms at sides while keeping tape parallel with floor.

WAIST
Bend to one side to find natural indentation in torso. This is the natural waist. Run tape around natural waistline, keeping tape parallel with floor and one finger between body and tape for a more comfortable fit.

CENTER FRONT LENGTH
Measure from the clavicle notch to duty belt. (Take a sitting and standing measurement)

CENTER BACK LENGTH
Measure from the base of the neck (C7) to duty belt. (This is only a check measurement, typically back is approx 1.5" -2" longer than Center Front Length.)