The way that we select the fit of our clothes is largely down to personal preference. Some people like their t-shirts tight and trim, some like their jackets long and protective, but in the end this decision is largely based on style and form.
However, with certain pieces of rock climbing equipment a very different set of rules apply. To ensure the highest possible standards in safety, testing and engineering, most recreational climbing kit is classed as personal protective equipment (PPE). This means that in order to work correctly and safely all PPE must fit or interact with the body in a very specific way. This is clearly outlined in a written set of instructions that must accompany all forms of PPE and to get the correct fit it is vital that the end user reads the instructions.
Our expertly trained staff can help you make the best decision for yourself, and this guide is designed to get you thinking about what to look for when finding the perfect fit.
Once you’re all kitted out, why not take a look at our 8 Top Rock Climbing Tips for Beginners to get some pointers on improving your climbing skills.