How to Size Hockey Pants

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Whether you’re going with pants or girdles, it’s important to know how both are supposed to fit. Luckily for you, the right fit for both styles of pants is fairly similar: your belt should be positioned up on your waist and above your hips, covering your lower torso and ribs.

As far as length goes, there are some key differences to keep in mind between pants and girdles when deciding if you have the proper fit or not. For pants, the bottom should cover roughly one third to one half of your shin guard’s knee cap. When bending your knee, the top of your shin guard should remain covered by your pants.

Girdles, unlike pants, should not be expected to overlap with your shin guards because of their tighter fit.

Mobility is the name of the game. How do you plan on doing a face-first diving celly if you can’t even move your legs? When you try on a pair of pants or girdles, try jumping, lunging, shooting and everything in between to make sure your lower body can move freely.

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