ASTM E2902 - 12

    Standard Practice for Measurement of Body Armor Wearers

    Active Standard ASTM E2902 | Developed by Subcommittee: E54.04

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.08


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    ASTM E2902

    Significance and Use

    4.1 Having body armor that fits well and is comfortable begins with appropriate and accurate measurements. Armor suppliers typically have trained representatives that conduct proper measurement and fitting, but not all armor retailers have such trained individuals. This standard will facilitate consistency of measurement across the body armor industry and will help wearers understand proper measurement.

    1. Scope

    1.1 The document provides measurement guidance to assist in fitting ballistic-resistant body armor and stab-resistant body armor covering the torso. Proper measurement is necessary to obtain sufficient coverage of the torso and vital organs while allowing the range of motion required for officer operations.

    1.2 This document addresses measurements for concealable (normal duty) and tactical (special duty) armor for both male and female wearers.

    1.3 This standard does not address area of coverage (that is, how much of the torso is covered by the vest).

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Some specific hazards statements are given in Section 7 on Hazards.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D5219 Terminology Relating to Body Dimensions for Apparel Sizing


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.340.10 (Protective clothing)

    DOI: 10.1520/E2902-12

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