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SECOND CHANCE® STRUCTURED FEMALE SIZING INSTRUCTIONS 81
SCA STRUCTURED FEMALE SIZING INSTRUCTIONS | REVISED 091412
SECOND
CHANCE
™
STRUCTURED FEMALE SIZING INSTRUCTIONS
BODY ARMOR
PRIOR TO SIZING:
UÊ Prior to going to the agency, make sure that all personnel being sized will be in their normal duty uniform inclusive of
their uniform shirt, uniform pants, complete duty belt with equipment loaded in all holsters and holders, and of course the
appropriate undergarments. For females, this will include the type of bra they prefer to wear on duty.
UÊ Have the officer REMOVE all notepads, pens, microphones, etc., from all their pockets prior to sizing.
UÊ To ensure the most comfortable fit, it is a good practice to discuss typical stances and/or positions the officer may find
herself in most often while on duty, such as driving, kneeling, squatting and/or sitting.
UÊ Height and weight are also extremely important factors when it comes to sizing. These measurements provide a good way
of verifying that correct measurements were taken while sizing.
UÊ Make arrangements with the agency point of contact to have a designated area that provides female officers with an
appropriate level of privacy while sizing them. If you are a male sizing a female, ask the agency to have another female
present when possible to assist you if needed. Also, ensure the female officer you are sizing is comfortable with you taking
the measurements prior to starting.
TOOLS YOU NEED:
UÊ CAM (Center Apex Measurement) Sizing Tool
UÊ Soft measuring tape
UÊ A flexible ruler
UÊ An armless chair
UÊ Appropriate sizing forms
WHILE SIZING:
UÊ Speak with the officer to determine their main concerns (i.e. fit, comfort, coverage or side closure). Make sure these
concerns are within the agency’s guidelines. Be sure to engage them in the process, making them feel comfortable to speak
freely about their concerns. This will make for a much more satisfactory fit. Communication is key.
UÊ If you are sizing an officer for a replacement vest, ask the officer what they liked or disliked about that particular vest. If they
have their old vest with them, ask the officer to put it on so that you can give your professional guidance to achieve a better
fit with the sizing of the new vest.
UÊ Take this opportunity to discuss the vest they will be receiving and its features and benefits.
AFTER SIZING:
UÊ Be sure to review the contents of the package that will come with their vest (i.e. Product Guide, Strap Kit, etc.).
UÊ Demonstrate how to assemble and put on their new vest. Ensure they understand the internal suspension system and how
to insert their Soft Trauma Plate (if applicable).
UÊ Remind them to complete the warranty card and send it into the address as instructed.
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MEASURING BY SOFT TAPE
UÊ When using a cloth or soft measuring tape, DO NOT pull the tape too tight. A tape that is pulled too tight can significantly
alter measurements.
UÊ Take ALL measurements to the nearest full inch. If rounding is necessary, round UP on Girth and round DOWN on length.
All rounding needs to be done based on the officer’s individual needs.
THE FOLLOWING MEASUREMENTS SHOULD BE TAKEN STANDING
FULL CHEST MEASUREMENT
STEP 1 RECORD OFFICER’S INFORMATION
Record the officer’s information including height, weight, and bra cup
size on the appropriate sizing form.
STEP 2 FULL CHEST MEASUREMENT
Position the CAM Sizing Tool around the officer’s full chest area,
make sure to have them position this on the center of the chest/bust
area. Have the officer adjust this to where she feels the center of her
chest is. Measure around the back, directly under arm pits, meeting
across center chest front.
37”
EXAMPLE: _____ins.
STEP 3 TOTAL GIRTH MEASUREMENT
Measure waist at widest circumference in between the chest
and the top of the duty belt. Add Full Chest and Girth together and
divide by 2 to achieve the Total Girth.
25”
EXAMPLE: _____ins.
TOTAL GIRTH:
GIRTH MEASUREMENT
FULL CHEST
37”
GIRTH
25”
+
STEP 2
BACK
2
/2=
31”
TOTAL GIRTH
FRONT PANEL WIDTH SIZE CALCULATION
To achieve your Front Panel Width Size, take the Total Girth obtained
from above and divide by two to achieve your Front Panel Width Size.
If the Front Panel Width Size that you calculate is inbetween two
whole numbers, it is always recommended that you round up to the
nearest whole number.
EXAMPLE:
TOTAL GIRTH
31”
/2=
15.5”
STEP 3
FRONT PANEL WIDTH
Choose a size from the list below and fill out the corresponding box with
this size at the bottom of the page. Note, if your Front Panel Width Size is
not featured below, choose the next next size up.
FRONT PANEL WIDTH CHOICES
16
18
20
22
24
26
SIZE:
STEP 1
STEP 3
D
16
CUP SIZE
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FRONT PANEL WIDTH
STEP 4
FRONT-TOP TORSO
STEP 5
FRONT BOTTOM TORSO
STEP 6
CHEST WIDTH
STEP 7
STEP 8
BACK PANEL WIDTH
BACK PANEL LENGTH
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THE FOLLOWING MEASUREMENTS SHOULD BE TAKEN SEATED
STEP 4 SIDE FRONT TOP TORSO MEASUREMENT
Position the CAM Sizing Tool around the officer’s full chest area,
make sure to have them position this on the center of the chest/bust
area. Have the officer adjust this to where she feels the center of
her chest is. Using a straight ruler measure from the bottom of the
side/shoulder clavicle bone down to the center of the CAM Sizing
Tool to get the Side Front Top Torso Length.
SIDE FRONT TOP TORSO
MEASUREMENT
Clavicle
(collarbone)
Bottom edge
of Clavicle
Top edge of
Clavicle bone
EXAMPLE: Size 16, choose between 7, 8 or 9 = 7
7”
SIDE FRONT TOP TORSO
Refer to STEP 3 for Front Panel Width Size (18). Choose Side Front
Top Torso Length from below list. Must be a two (2) digit number
STEP 4
FRONT TOP TORSO LENGTH CHOICES
SIZE 16
06
SIZE 18
07 08
07
SIZE 22
07
SIZE 20
08 09
07
SIZE 24
08 09
08
08 09
SIZE 26
09 10
08
09 10
IMPORTANT TIPS
1.
Side Front Top Torso measurement must be equal to or greater than the Side Front Bottom Torso measurement.
2.
If rounding is necessary, round UP on Girth and round DOWN on length.
THE FOLLOWING MEASUREMENTS SHOULD BE TAKEN SEATED
STEP 5 SIDE FRONT BOTTOM TORSO MEASUREMENT
Using a straight ruler, begin at the mid-breast point with the CAM
Sizing Tool secured around the full chest area and measure down to
the top of the duty belt to determine Side Front Bottom Torso Length.
Subtract 1” from this measurement.
SIDE FRONT BOTTOM TORSO
MEASUREMENT
EXAMPLE: 6” - 1” = 5”
SIDE FRONT BOTTOM TORSO
5”
Choose a size from the list below and fill out the corresponding box
with this size at the bottom of the page.
FRONT BOTTOM TORSO LENGTH CHOICES
4
5
6
7
STEP 5
8
SIZE:
STEP 1
STEP 3
STEP 4
D
16
07
CUP SIZE
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FRONT PANEL WIDTH
.
FRONT-TOP TORSO
STEP 5
STEP 6
STEP 7
STEP 8
BACK PANEL WIDTH
BACK PANEL LENGTH
5
FRONT BOTTOM TORSO
CHEST WIDTH
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THE FOLLOWING MEASUREMENT SHOULD BE TAKEN STANDING
STEP 6 UPPER CHEST WIDTH MEASUREMENT
UPPER CHEST WIDTH
MEASUREMENT
Using a soft measuring tape, extend the arms forward and measure
from arm pit to arm pit and deduct 1” from each side (2” total).
EXAMPLE: 10” - 2” = 8”
8”
UPPER CHEST WIDTH
Choose a size from the list below and fill out the corresponding box
with this size at the bottom of the page.
CHEST WIDTH CHOICES
SIZE 16
7
8
SIZE 18
9
7
SIZE 22
7
8
8
SIZE 20
9
7
SIZE 24
9
8
9
8
STEP 6
9
SIZE 26
0*
8
9
0*
*0 = 10
STEP 7 BACK PANEL WIDTH SIZE CALCULATION
Take the Total Girth obtained from STEP 3 and add your Overlap
preference (reference the overlap calculations below). Then subtract
the Front Panel Width Size from that total.
EXAMPLE:
+
31”
TOTAL GIRTH
=
3”
-
34”
TOTAL GIRTH
+ OVERLAP
OVERLAP
Overlap Calculation
†Butt Fit – add 1”
1” Overlap – add 3”
†
†2” Overlap – add 5”
=
16
FRONT PANEL
WIDTH
18
BACK PANEL
WIDTH
Choose a size from the list below and fill out the corresponding box
with this size at the bottom of the page.
BACK PANEL WIDTH CHOICES
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
SIZE:
STEP 1
STEP 3
STEP 4
STEP 5
STEP 6
STEP 7
D
16
07
5
8
18
CUP SIZE
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FRONT PANEL WIDTH
FRONT-TOP TORSO
FRONT BOTTOM TORSO
CHEST WIDTH
BACK PANEL WIDTH
STEP 8
BACK PANEL LENGTH
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THE FOLLOWING MEASUREMENT SHOULD BE TAKEN STANDING
BACK LENGTH MEASUREMENT
STEP 8 BACK LENGTH MEASUREMENT
Using a soft measuring tape, identify the bottom edge of the shirt
collar and measure from the bottom of the shirt collar to the top of
the duty belt. Multiply that measurement by .80.
EXAMPLE:
x .80 =
16”
BACK LENGTH
12.8”
BACK PANEL LENGTH
2
BACK LENGTH CHART
BACK
LENGTH
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
X .80
STEP 8
9
10
10
11
12
13
14
14
15
16
17
18
Choose a size from the list below and fill out the corresponding box with
this size at the bottom of the page.
BACK PANEL LENGTH CHOICES
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
DETERMINE YOUR VEST SIZE
Fill out your vest size by entering in the measurements as they correspond to the appropriate steps.
STEP 1
STEP 3
STEP 4
STEP 5
STEP 6
STEP 7
D
16
07
5
8
18
CUP SIZE
FRONT PANEL WIDTH
FRONT-TOP TORSO
FRONT BOTTOM TORSO
CHEST WIDTH
BACK PANEL WIDTH
STEP 8
13
BACK PANEL LENGTH
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