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Size charts & size guides for protective clothing, safety shoes, safety gloves and safety helmets

Looking for sizing advice? Then you’re in the right place!

Use the uvex size charts to help you buy PPE that keeps you safer: if protective clothing doesn’t fit properly, it will be less comfortable, and – more importantly – its protective function will be impaired. However, it’s not always immediately clear which size is needed – variable cuts and different international sizing systems can quickly lead to confusion.

To save you from ill-fitting PPE and to help you find the right size, we’ve put together some simple size charts for our men’s and women’s protective clothing, safety shoes, safety gloves and safety helmets here. We also give you practical tips on how to take important measurements such as hip or hand circumference correctly.

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What you need to do

The sizes within our uvex product categories are standardised. This means, for example, that all men’s trousers are made using the same measurements. Therefore, to ensure that a particular category of uvex protective products will fit correctly, all you need to do is to take accurate measurements once. When taking the relevant body measurements, please make sure that you

  • take the measurements in the right place: our diagrams will help you do this.
  • use a standardised, metric measuring tape: for a reliable result, please do not convert inches or similar.
  • select the right chart: our trousers and shoes are available in different lengths (for proportionally shorter, regular and longer legs) and widths (for narrow to very wide feet).
  • if you are in between sizes, always choose the larger measurement: slightly loose is better than too tight.

If you don’t have a measuring tape to hand, you can also use a piece of string, which you then measure with a ruler or folding rule. If you have any questions about our sizes and taking measurements correctly, our uvex size advisors are here to help.


Protective clothing and workwear

Trousers, jackets and overalls for men and women – uvex workwear offers a large selection of appropriate protective clothing for the working day in a wide range of sizes. Use our measurement tutorials and size charts to find personal protective equipment in your size.

MenWomen

Regular, short or long – which is the right size for me?

Your body height and measurements determine your size category and associated order size. Measure your height from your crown to the soles of your feet (without shoes).

Women

  • 157 to 164 cm: short sizes
  • 165 to 172 cm: regular sizes
  • from 173 cm: long sizes

Men

  • 168 to 179 cm: short sizes
  • 176 to 191 cm: regular sizes
  • 184 to 195 cm: long sizes

How to find your clothing size / order size: measuring close to the body, ideally while wearing close-fitting clothing (underwear), measure the hip circumference and inner leg length (for trousers) or the hip circumference, waist circumference and outer sleeve length (for jackets, tops and shirts) and compare the measurements with the measurements in the relevant table below.

If the measurements show that you are between sizes, please select the larger size.


Men’s trousers

uvex trousers for men feature premium materials and precise workmanship. Of course, as items of protective clothing, they must fit perfectly in order to be able to provide the maximum protective effect. The ratio of hip circumference to leg length is individual and requires specially adapted sizes. That’s why our PPE trousers for men are available in regular, short and long sizes. To find the right size, please take the following measurements:

A. Hip circumference:
Widest horizontal circumference of the largest part of the hips/buttocks

B. Inside leg length:
Vertical distance along the inside leg from the crotch to the sole of the foot, standing with legs hip-width apart

Don’t have a measuring tape to hand? You can also use a piece of string, which you then measure with a ruler or folding rule.

Size chart men’s trousers, regular size
Body heightHip Cir.Inside leg lengthRegular size
176908142
1779081,544
178948246
1799882,548
1801028350
18110683,552
1821108454
18311484,556
1841188558
18512285,560
1861268662
18713086,564
1888766
18987,568
1908870
19188,572
Size chart men’s trousers, short size
Body HeightHip cir.Inside leg lengthShort size
168908121
1699081,522
170948223
1719882,524
1721028325
17310683,526
1741108427
17511484,528
1761188529
17712285,530
1781268631
17913086,532
Size chart men’s trousers, long size
Body heightHip Cir.Inside leg lengthLong size
184908186
1859081,590
186948294
1879882,598
18810283102
18910683,5106
19011084110
19111484,5114
19211885118
19312285,5122
19412686126
19513086,5130
Short, long or regular size?

Your body height and measurements determine your size category and associated order size.

First, measure your height from your crown to the soles of your feet (without shoes):

  • 168 to 179 cm: short sizes
  • 176 to 191 cm: regular sizes
  • 184 to 195 cm: long sizes

Other relevant body measurements determine whether you are a regular or short/long size: measuring close to the body, ideally while wearing close-fitting clothing (underwear), measure your hip circumference and inner leg length and compare the measurements with the measurements in the table above to find your clothing size / order size.

If the measurements show that you are between sizes, please select the larger size.


Men’s tops / jackets / shirts

uvex tops, shirts and jackets for men are an important element of fully comprehensive personal protective equipment and are available in a wide range of sizes. To find the right size, please take the following measurements:

A. Outer sleeve length:
Vertical distance on the outside of the arm from the shoulder to the wrist

B. Waist circumference:
Narrowest part of the waist between the hip bones and the bottom of the rib cage

C. Hip circumference:
Widest horizontal circumference of the largest part of the hips/buttocks

Don’t have a measuring tape to hand? You can also use a piece of string, which you then measure with a ruler or folding rule.

Tip: If your body measurements differ from the measurements listed in the charts, please use the chest circumference as a guide.

Size chart men’s tops / jackets, regular size
Body heightHip Cir.Outer sleeve lengthWaist Cir.Regular size
1769062,57242
17790637644
1789463,58046
17998648448
18010264,58850
181106659252
18211065,59654
1831146610056
18411866,510458
1851226710860
18612667,511262
1871306811664
188-68,5-66
189-69-68
190-69,5-70
191-70-72
Size chart men’s tops / jackets, short size
Body
height
Hip Cir.Outer sleeve
length
Waist Cir.Short
size
16890607221
1699060,57622
17094618023
1719861,58424
172102628825
17310662,59226
174110639627
17511463,510028
1761186410429
17712264,510830
1781266511231
17913065,511632
Size chart men’s tops / jackets, long size
Body
height
Hip Cir.Outer sleeve
length
Waist Cir.Long
Size
18490657286
1859065,57690
18694668094
1879866,58498
1881026788102
18910667,592106
1901106896110
19111468,5100114
19211869104118
19312269,5108122
19412670112126
19513070,5116130
Size chart men’s shirts
Collar widthRegular size
42
44
37/3846
48
39/4050
52
41/4254
56
43/4458
60
45/4662
64
47/4866
68
49/5070
72
Short, long or regular size?

Your body height and measurements determine your size category and associated order size.

First, measure your height from your crown to the soles of your feet (without shoes):

  • 168 to 179 cm: short sizes
  • 176 to 191 cm: regular sizes
  • 184 to 195 cm: long sizes

Other relevant body measurements determine whether you are a regular or short/long size: measuring close to the body, ideally while wearing close-fitting clothing (underwear), measure your waist and hip circumference as well as your outer sleeve length and compare the measurements with the measurements in the table above to find your clothing size / order size.

If the measurements show that you are between sizes, please select the larger size.


Women’s trousers

uvex trousers for women are the perfect addition to your collection of reliable personal protective equipment for daily protection at work. For maximum comfort and optimal protective effect, the right fit is crucial. That’s why our PPE trousers for women are available in regular, short and long sizes for differently proportioned bodies. To find the right size, please take the following measurements:

A. Hip circumference:
Widest horizontal circumference of the largest part of the hips/buttocks

B. Inside leg length:
Vertical distance along the inside leg from the crotch to the sole of the foot, standing with legs hip-width apart

Don’t have a measuring tape to hand? You can also use a piece of string, which you then measure with a ruler or folding rule.

Size chart women’s trousers, regular size
Hip Cir.Inside leg lengthRegular size
897834
937836
977838
1007840
1037842
1067844
1097846
11477,548
11977,550
1247752
1307754
1367756
Size chart women’s trousers, short size
Hip Cir.Inside leg lengthShort size
897817
937818
977819
1007820
1037821
1067822
1097823
11477,524
11977,525
1247726
1307727
1367727
Size chart women’s trousers, long size
Hip Cir.Inside leg lengthLong size
897868
937872
977876
1007880
1037884
1067888
1097892
11477,596
11977,5100
12477104
13077108
13677108
Short, long or regular size?

Your body height and measurements determine your size category and associated order size.

First, measure your height from your crown to the soles of your feet (without shoes):

  • 157 to 164 cm: short sizes
  • 165 to 172 cm: regular sizes
  • From 173 cm: long sizes

Other relevant body measurements determine whether you are a regular or short/long size: measuring close to the body, ideally while wearing close-fitting clothing (underwear), measure your hip circumference and inner leg length and compare the measurements with the measurements in the table above to find your clothing size.

If the measurements show that you are between sizes, please select the larger size.


Women’s tops / jackets

uvex tops and jackets for women are available in a wide range of sizes for personal protective equipment with the best possible fit and level of protection. To find the right size, please take the following measurements:

A. Outer sleeve length:
Vertical distance on the outside of the arm from the shoulder to the wrist

B. Waist circumference:
Narrowest part of the waist between the hip bones and the bottom of the rib cage

C. Hip circumference:
Widest horizontal circumference of the largest part of the hips/buttocks

Don’t have a measuring tape to hand? You can also use a piece of string, which you then measure with a ruler or folding rule.

Size chart women’s tops / jackets, regular size
Hip Cir.Outer sleeve lengthWaist Cir.Regular size
89596634
93596936
97597238
100597640
103608042
106608544
109609046
114609648
1196110350
1246110952
1306111654
1366112256
Size chart women’s tops / jackets, short size
Hip Cir.Outer sleeve lengthWaist Cir.Short size
89576617
93576918
97577219
100577620
103588021
106588522
109589023
114589624
1195910325
1245910926
1305911627
1365912227
Size chart women’s tops / jackets, long size
Hip Cir.Outer sleeve lengthWaist Cir.Long size
89626668
93626972
97627276
100627680
103638084
106638588
109639092
114639696
11964103100
12464109104
13064116108
13664122108
Short, long or regular size?

Your body height and measurements determine your size category and associated order size.

First, measure your height from your crown to the soles of your feet (without shoes):

  • 157 to 164 cm: short sizes
  • 165 to 172 cm: regular sizes
  • From 173 cm: long sizes

Other relevant body measurements determine whether you are a regular or short/long size: measuring close to the body, ideally while wearing close-fitting clothing (underwear), measure your waist and hip circumference as well as your outer arm length and compare the measurements with the measurements in the table above to find your clothing size / order size.

If the measurements show that you are between sizes, please select the larger size.


Unisex sizing – men and women

Ensuring a good fit is extremely important to us, which is why in our unisex products we have used small size increments and offer a wide range of sizes. This allows wearers to decide for themselves whether they would prefer their clothes to be slim- or loose-fitting. For example, someone who is a men’s clothing size 48 will fit both size S (slimmer-fitting cut) and size M (looser-fitting cut).

Use your clothing size and our unisex size chart to find the size you need for your unisex protective clothing.

UnisexMenWomen
XS4232
S44/4634/36
M48/5038/40
L52/5442/44
XL56/5846/48
XXL60/6250/52
3XL64/6654/56
4XL68/7058/60
5XL72/74-
6XL76/78-

Disposable overalls – how to choose the right size

To ensure a perfect fit and to guarantee maximum safety when working with hazardous substances, uvex overalls are available in a wide range of sizes.

Important note: Our overalls sizes are based on the specific values of height and chest circumference. Please therefore select your uvex overalls according to your actual body measurements and not your clothing size!

A. Height:
Stand up straight and measure from your crown to the soles of your feet (without shoes)

B. Chest circumference:
Broadest circumference of the chest, measured horizontally below the armpits, breathing normally – arms hanging down naturally

Don’t have a measuring tape to hand? You can also use a piece of string, which you then measure with a ruler or folding rule.

SizeHeight in cm (A)Chest circumference in cm (B)
S164 – 170 cm84 – 92 cm
M170 – 176 cm92 – 100 cm
L176 – 182 cm100 – 108 cm
XL182 – 188 cm108 – 116 cm
XXL188 – 194 cm116 – 124 cm
XXL194 – 200 cm124 – 132 cm

Find the right shoe size

A safety shoe should both protect and be comfortable at all times – including when the feet are subjected to high levels of stress on a daily basis. To find your uvex shoe size, you need to determine the length and width of your feet.

How to measure your foot length

You should measure your foot length towards the end of the working day, as your feet may change and increase in size during the day. To help you find your shoe size, print off this measuring gauge on a piece of A4 paper.

Download measuring gauge

No printer to hand?
No problem! Wearing socks, stand on a piece of paper and use a pencil to draw an outline of each of your feet in turn.
Important note:
the tip of the pencil must be placed vertically on the paper!

Compare both feet and determine which one is longer. Use the longer foot to measure the exact distance from the heel to the longest toe in millimetres. This gives you your foot length and uvex shoe size.

Size353637383940414243
Foot length in mm210 – 217218 – 225226 – 232233 – 240241 – 247248 – 255256 – 262263 – 270271 – 277
size444546474849505152
Foot length in mm278 – 285286 – 292293 – 300300 – 307308 – 315316 – 322323 – 330331 – 337338 – 345

uvex multiple fit system

In addition to foot length, the width of the foot is an important factor for a well-fitting shoe. Thanks to our uvex multiple fit system, we are able to offer our shoe models not only in different sizes but also in different widths. To determine the required widths, please measure the circumference of your foot between the base joint of the big toe and the base joint of the little toe (see diagram).

You can find your uvex shoe size and width category in the following tables (all measurements in mm):

Find the right shoe width
uvex art. no.WidthsSymbol
XXXX1
XXXX2
XXXX3
XXXX4
10
11 (Standard)
12
14
EN ISO 20345:2011
S1 P or S3
XXXX7
XXXX8
XXXX9
XXXX0
10
11 (Standard)
12
14
EN ISO 20345:2011
S1 or S2
Size chart shoe width 10 (narrow feet)
uvex shoe sizeFoot lengthWidth 10 (cir.)UKUS MenUS Women
35217216,5345
362252213,54,55,5
37232225,5456
38240230567
39247234,5678
402552396,57,58,5
41262243,5789
422702488910
43277252,591011
44285257101112
45292261,510,511,512,5
46300266111213
47307270,5121314
48315275131415
49322279,5141516
5033028414,515,516,5
51337288,5151617
52345293161718
Size chart shoe width 11 (standard)
uvex shoe sizeFoot lengthWidth 11 (cir.)UKUS MenUS Women
35217222,5345
362252273,54,55,5
37232231,5456
38240236567
39247240,5678
402552456,57,58,5
41262249,5789
422702548910
43277258,591011
44285263101112
45292267,510,511,512,5
46300272111213
47307276,5121314
48315281131415
49322285,5141516
5033029014,515,516,5
51337294,5151617
52345299161718
Size chart shoe width 12 (wide feet)
uvex shoe sizeFoot lengthWidth 12 (cir.)UKUS MenUS Women
35217228,5345
362252333,54,55,5
37232237,5456
38240242567
39247246,5678
402552516,57,58,5
41262255,5789
422702608910
43277264,591011
44285269101112
45292273,510,511,512,5
46300278111213
47307282,5121314
48315287131415
49322291,5141516
5033029614,515,516,5
51337300,5151617
52345305161718
Size chart shoe width 14 (very wide feet)
uvex shoe sizeFoot lengthWidth 14 (cir.)UKUS MenUS Women
35217240,5345
362252453,54,55,5
37232249,5456
38240254567
39247258,5678
402552636,57,58,5
41262267,5789
422702728910
43277276,591011
44285281101112
45292285,510,511,512,5
46300290111213
47307294,5121314
48315299131415
49322303,5141516
5033030814,515,516,5
51337312,5151617
52345317161718

Don’t have a measuring tape to hand? You can also use a piece of string, which you then measure with a ruler or folding rule.


Find the right size work gloves

The most important measurements for the right size work gloves are hand circumference and hand length.

Measuring hand circumference: place the measuring tape around your hand so that it loosely encloses the palm of your hand (see diagram).

Measuring hand length: place your hand on the table, with fingers together and stretched out straight, and measure the length from the tip of the middle finger to the heel of the hand directly above the wrist.

SizeHand circumference (mm)Length (mm)
6152160
7178171
8203182
9229192
10254204
11279215

Don’t have a measuring tape to hand? You can also use a piece of string, which you then measure with a ruler or folding rule.


Find the right safety helmet size

A safety helmet should be neither too tight nor too loose on your head. Find the right safety helmet size by measuring your head circumference.

Measuring head circumference: place the measuring tape around your head, slightly above your ears and across the centre of your forehead (around 2.5 cm above the eyebrows). Make sure that the measuring tape is horizontal and not too tight against your head.

Don’t have a measuring tape to hand? You can simply use a piece of string, which you then measure with a rule or folding ruler.

You can then use your head circumference to find the right safety helmet size for you. The individual sizes of our uvex safety helmets offer several centimetres of wiggle room, so you can adjust the helmet exactly to your head circumference using an adjuster.

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