All About Measuring
Over the years we have done images, pictures, videos, pdf’s, and word docs yet we still get a lot of questions about the fitment of a custom race suit. Here is a fun little walk through that tells you, step by step, how to have your measurements taken for your Hazardous Custom Race Suit! Please make sure you read the entire tutorial before you begin. There are some very important facts about our measurements and self checks in our fitment that help rest assure you did this process correctly at the end!
First things first, you need ANOTHER person! Someone who can follow the form and someone who you doesn’t mind getting up close and personal with. This person must be able to use a measuring tape in centimeters (CM) and accurately write the measurements down.
Second thing you will need is the tools for the job. Painter’s tape is easiest to use, a pen, and a measuring tape in CM. These can be found at your local WalMart near the sewing machines for about a dollar for the 150CM model. There is one that is about 200CM which is easier to use, however costs a little more, about three dollars.
Next, you want to put on your under suit then grab your armor (chest plate, back protector, etc.) that you want the suit to be tailored around.
**Special note about your aftermarket armor.**
Hazardous Racing Suits come with a full layout of Chest, Back, Shoulders, Hips, Elbow to Wrist, and Knee to Shin armor. Typically people who have their own armor from another manufacture want that to be the main armor in their suit. If this is the case, please use our design sheet to specify that so we can leave our back and/or chest armor out if needed. In the event you don’t you will have to have your armor, PLUS our armor, for your suit to fit correctly.
Note about our armor. Our armor is about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch thick in places. People will opt for is if they have slim fit armor, to NOT measure with it, only to their under suit, and when their suit arrives, they can make the call on site to pull and replace as they want or desire.