how to measure catchers gear


Measuring Catcher’s Gear

You want to make sure you have the right size of catcher’s gear to ensure you are safe while playing baseball. Here are the steps to take to measure your catcher’s gear correctly.

Steps for Measuring Catcher’s Gear

  1. Measure Your Waist – Start by using measuring tape to measure your waist where you want your belt attached to the chest protector. This is usually directly around your belly button.
  2. Measure Your Chest – Wrap your measuring tape around the widest part of your chest. Make sure the measuring tape is snug but comfortable.
  3. Measure Your Height -You will need to measure your height in order to purchase the right size chest protector. Using a tape measure, reach an arm up towards the ceiling and measure from the floor to your fingertips.

Types of Catcher’s Gear

Once you have your measurements, you can purchase the right size of catcher’s gear. Some of the most common types of catchers gear are:

  • Chest Protector
  • Leg Guards
  • Helmet
  • Mitt

Be sure to double check your measurements before making your purchase to make sure you get the perfect fit.