Metal Gear Size Charts


Revised 1-10-2014


Please take note that our sizes charts have changed. Based on customer feedback we discovered that the original size chart was hard to understand and was running too big for most customers. Both of these issues have been changed with the new size charts and we thank you all for your suggestions and feedback. 

If you are still unsure of your size, please call one of our gear specialists at 888-854-8806.


1. Quick Call Center Sizing Tips

*Voted best for US customers

These tips come straight from our call center representatives. These are the tips they use when speaking to customers on the phone who have no idea what to get. We feel these should be considered when reading the size chart.


BENCH SHIRTS


Pro or Viking: Go straight off your shoulder measurement in inches. Whatever your shoulders measure is the size you need.

Denim: Subtract 2 from your shoulder measurement (inches). If your shoulders are 52, you will need a size 50 shirt.

Bash: Add 2 to your shoulder measurement. If your shoulders are 52, you would need a size 54 shirt.

 

SUITS


Viking and Pro Briefs: Go straight off your PELVIS AROUND measurement (inches). If you measure 42 inches, you will need a 42 brief.

All Suits (excluding Ace): Add 4 to your PELVIS AROUND measurement (inches). If you measure 42, you will need a size 46. 

Ace Briefs: Add 2 to your PELVIS AROUND measurement (inches). If you measure 42, you will need a size 44 Ace brief.

Ace Suit - Add 6 to your PELVIS AROUND measurement (inches). If you measure 42 then you will need a size 48. 

 

Body Type Sizing Tips


Ectomorphs have a small frame with long lean muscles.

Mesomorphs are more muscular and athletic with a medium-sized frame and wider shoulders.

Endomorphs have a medium to large frame with a rounder figure.


2. Metal Size Chart

*Metal Sport and Wear's official size chart



For All Types



SUITS AND BRIEFS

If your suit has Velcro straps or is a brief, then do not use the SUIT HEIGHT FROM CROTCH TO STRAPS in the selection of your size. If this is the case and your measurement falls into two of the three categories left, then this is the best suit for you to get.

For briefs, if you fall into two of the three categories for your size, this is the best suit for you.

For suits without Velcro straps, if you fall into three of the four categories, then this is the best suit for you.

While the chart is in centimeters (cm) and inches (in), we highly recommended that you use centimeters (cm). The chart was designed for using this unit of measurement and was then converted to inches.



BENCH SHIRTS

If you fall into three of the four categories, then this is the best size for you.

If you do not fall into any of the above groups, we suggest that you examine your body type and select the gear that fits YOUR highest or second highest priority measurement. In most cases, the highest priority will be the best gear for you.

We have found that there are many lifters who like their denim bench shirts to be one size smaller than the polyester shirts.



ALL GEAR

Your gear should fit TIGHTLY. It is safe to say it should fit VERY tightly. You will need help getting the gear on because most of the gear is not designed for you to get on by yourself. To help in the process, we carry Metal Suit Slippers and Metal Shirt Slippers.

The sizes of the gear HAS NOT changed so if you already know your size, stick with that.


SUITS

IPF
METAL SQUATTER
METAL SQUATTER V-TYPE
METAL DEADLIFTER
METAL VIKING SQUATTER
METAL VIKING SQUATTER V-TYPE
METAL VIKING DEADLIFTER
METAL KING SQUATTER
METAL KING V-TYPE SQUATTER
METAL KING DEADLIFTER
METAL KING SUMO DEADLIFTER
METAL KING PRO DEADLIFTER ORANGE

PRO
METAL PRO SQUATTER
METAL VIKING PRO SQUATTER
METAL ACE PRO SQUATTER
METAL JACK PRO SQUAT SUIT
METAL JACK SUMO DEADLIFT SUIT
METAL JACK DEADLIFT SUIT
METAL PRO BRIEFS
METAL VIKING BRIEFS
METAL ACE PRO BRIEFS
METAL JACK BRIEFS


SIZE

THIGH
AROUND

PELVIS AROUND

WAIST AROUND

LIFTER'S
HEIGHT

SUIT HEIGHT
FROM CROTCH TO STRAPS

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38 17in
43.2 cm
29 1/2 - 31 5/8 in
74.8 - 80.3 cm
27 3/4 - 29 7/8 in
70.4 - 75.9 cm
57 in
145 cm
26 3/16 in
66.5 cm
40 17 1/8 - 18 1/4 in
43.3-46.4 cm
31 5/8 - 33 3/4in
80.4 - 85.9 cm
29 15/16 - 32 1/16in
76.0 -  81.4 cm
57.5 – 59 in
146-150 cm
27 3/16 in
69 cm
42 18 5/16 -19 7/16 in
46.5-49.4 cm
33 7/8 - 36in
86.0 - 91.4 cm
32 1/8 - 34 3/16in
81.5 -  86.9 cm
59.5 – 61 in
151-155 cm
28 3/16 in
71.5 cm
44 19 1/2 - 20 11/16 in
49.5-52.5 cm
36 1/8 - 38 7/8in
91.5 - 98.6 cm
34 1/4 - 36 3/8in
87.0 - 92.4 cm
61.5 – 63 in
156-160 cm
29 1/8 in
74 cm
46 20 3/4 - 21 13/16 in
52.5-55.5 cm
38 7/8 - 40 1/4in
98.7 - 102.4 cm
36 7/16 - 38 1/2in
92.5 - 97.9 cm
63.5 – 65 in
161-165 cm
30 1/8 in
76.5 cm
48 21 7/8 - 23 in
55.6-58.6 cm
40 3/8 - 42 3/8in
102.5 - 107.9 cm
38 9/16 - 40 3/4in
98.0 - 103.4 cm
65.5 – 67 in
166-170 cm
31 1/8 in
79 cm
50 23 1/8 - 24 7/16 in
58.7-62.1 cm
42 1/2 - 44 5/8in
107.8 - 113.4 cm
40 13/16 - 42 7/8in
103.5 -  108.9 cm
67.5 – 69 in
171-175 cm
32 1/2 in
82.5 cm
52 24 1/2 - 25 11/16 in
62.2-65.2 cm
44 3/4 - 46 3/4in
113.5 - 118.8 cm
42 15/16 - 45 1/16in
109.0 –  114.4 cm
69.5 – 71 in
176-180 cm
33 1/2 in
85 cm
54 25 3/4 - 26 7/8 in
65.2-68.3 cm
46 7/8 - 49in
118.9 - 124.4 cm
45 1/8 - 47 1/4in
114.5 - 119.9 cm
71.5 – 73 in
181-185 cm
34 1/2 in
87.5 cm
56 27 - 28 in
68.4-71.3 cm
49 1/8 - 51 1/8in
124.5 - 129.9 cm
47 5/16 - 49 3/8in
120.0 - 125.4 cm
73.5 – 75 in
186-190 cm
35 7/16 in
90 cm
58 28 1/8 -  29 5/16 in
71.4 - 74.4 cm
51 1/4 - 53 3/8in
130.0 - 135.4 cm
49 7/16 - 51 1/2in
125.5 -  130.9 cm
75.5 – 77 in
191-195 cm
36 7/16 in
92.5 cm
60 29 3/8 - 30 1/2 in
74.5 - 77.5 cm
53 3/8 - 55 3/8in
135.5 - 140.8 cm
51 9/16 - 53 11/16in
131.0 -  136.4 cm
77.5 – 79 in
196-200 cm
37 7/16 in
95 cm
62 30 9/16 -  31 3/4 in
77.6 - 80.6 cm
55 1/2 - 57 5/8in
140.9 - 146.4 cm
53 3/4 - 55 7/8in
136.5 -  141.9 cm
77.5 – 79 in
196-200 cm
38 3/8 in
97.5 cm
 


BENCH SHIRTS

IPF
METAL BENCHER
METAL VIKING BENCHER
METAL VIKING BENCHER X-TYPE
METAL PRESSER
METAL VIKING PRESSER
METAL IPF KING BENCHER
METAL IPF KING PRESSER
METAL IPF KING X-TYPE BENCHER

PRO
METAL PRO BENCHER
METAL VIKING PRO BENCHER
METAL BASH PRO BENCHER
METAL DOUBLE PLY KING BASH BENCHER
METAL ACE PRO BENCH SHIRT
METAL JACK BENCH SHIRT


KG / LB SIZE Shoulders Around Chest Around BICEPS 1
(AROUND
MID ARMS)
BICEPS 2 AROUND
(2 INCHES ABOVE
THE ELBOW BONE)

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44 / 97 40 100 cm
39 3/8 inch
84 cm
33 inch
27 cm
10 5/8 inch
24 cm
9 4/9 inch
48 / 105 40 100 cm
39 3/8 inch
84 cm
33 inch
27 cm
10 5/8 inch
24 cm
9 4/9 inch
52 / 114 41 105 cm
41 1/3 inch
88 cm
34 2/3 inch
28.5 cm
11 2/9 inch
25.5 cm
10 inch
56 / 123 44 110 cm
43 1/3 inch
92 cm
36 2/9 inch
31 cm
12 1/5 inch
27 cm
10 5/8 inch
60 / 132 46 115 cm
45 2/7 inch
96 cm
37 4/5 inch
32.5 cm
12 4/5 inch
28.5 cm
11 2/9 inch
67.5 / 148 48 120 cm
47 1/4 inch
100 cm
39 3/8 inch
34 cm
13 2/5 inch
30 cm
11 4/5 inch
75 / 165 50 125 cm
49 1/5 inch
105 cm
41 1/3 inch
35.5 cm
14 inch
31.5 cm
12 2/5 inch
82.5 / 181 52 130 cm
51 1/6 inch
110 cm
43 1/3 inch
37 cm
14 4/7 inch
33 cm
13 inch
90 / 198 54 135 cm
53 1/7 inch
115 cm
45 2/7 inch
39 cm
15 1/3 inch
34 cm
13 2/5 inch
100 / 220 56 140 cm
55 1/8 inch
120 cm
47 1/4 inch
41 cm
16 1/7 inch
35 cm
13 7/9 inch
110 / 242 58 145 cm
57 inch
125 cm
49 1/5 inch
43 cm
17 inch
36 cm
14 1/6 inch
125 / 275 60 150 cm
59 inch
130 cm
51 1/6 inch
45 cm
17 5/7 inch
37 cm
14 4/7 inch
140 / 308 62 155 cm
61 inch
135 cm
53 1/7
47 cm
18 1/2 inch
38 cm
15 inch
SHW 64 160 cm
63 inch
140 cm
55 1/8 inch
49 cm
19 2/7 inch
39 cm
15 1/3 inch


3. Somotype Size Chart


* Based on your actual body structure




ECTOMORPH:

Small frame with long lean muscles

SUITS AND BRIEFS

Highest priority measurements: PELVIS AROUND and SUIT HEIGHT FROM CROTCH TO STRAPS

Why: Based on your thin, long frame, the suit’s straps have to fit and will usually determine the rest of the suit. It is also important to look very closely at the hip measurement. If these two fall on the same size, this is the suit for you. If they do not or there is only one size difference, go with the PELVIS AROUND. If there are two size differences, select the size located between the two.

BENCH SHIRTS

Highest priority measurement: CHEST AROUND

Why: With your long arms, the sleeves usually will not be a problem to get into. The key of any shirt is to get the chest panel as tight as you can. While broad, your shoulders will not be as important to a great fitting shirt as your chest measurement.



ENDOMORPH:

Medium to large frame with a rounder figure

SUITS AND BRIEFS

Highest priority measurement: PELVIS AROUND

Why: Your hips will always be larger than your legs. If you went by the thigh around, your hips would be too small and you would not be able to get the suit up.

BENCH SHIRTS

Highest priority measurement: SHOULDERS AROUND

Why: This area of your body will generally be the hardest area of your upper torso so there will be less compression of the shirt in this region as you lift. If you solely base the shirt on your chest or arms, there is a good chance the shirt will end up being too big because of the compression it will have on these body parts.


MESOMORPH:

Muscular and athletic with a medium-sized frame and wider shoulders

SUITS AND BRIEFS

Highest priority measurement: THIGH AROUND

Why: Your legs are always going to be bigger than the other body types. While the hips ARE very important, it will not matter much if you can't get the suit up over your thighs.

BENCH SHIRTS

Highest priority measurement: BICEPS TWO

Why: This is the same reason as the SUIT AND BRIEF. The shirt has to go over your arm.




 

Policies

Custom Orders
The Metal Line Power Lifting Equipment is imported from Finland and thus we are unable to customize or tailor orders at the time the order is placed.  

Back Orders
While we try our best to keep everything in stock some back orders may still occur. If an item is on back order it will notify you when the item in placed in to the online shopping cart. This notification will also inform you of how long the item will be on back order and when the next shipment is expected. If item is expected to be on back order for longer than 5 weeks we will have the item shipped directly to you from the manufacturer. 

Returns
All exchanges and returns are welcomed by EliteFTS. Just return the item with the exchange and return slip included with your order. If you no longer have this slip, write down your name, address, phone number and any information regarding the exchange or refund. Please note, any and all gear must be returned unused, unaltered, and free of liniment, baby powder, chalk or any other substances and returned within 7 days of receipt of shipment. A 25% restocking fee will be applied to all returns after 7 days. Please make sure to include your phone number in case we have to reach you with any questions regarding your exchange.