What is the proper fit for Hockey Shin Pads?

  • Shin guards are designed to protect the lower leg and knee from contact with pucks, sticks and collisions. Choosing a good shin guard is essential in proper leg and knee protection. To determine your size, measure the length of the shin when your leg is bent at a 90 degree angle from the center of the knee cap to the top of the boot of the skate.
  • A proper fit enables the knee to sit directly in the center of the kneecap. The length of the shin guard should extend the entire length of the leg, touching the top of the skate. If the shin guard is too long, the skate will push it up; however, a correctly sized shin guard fits comfortably under the skate tongue without shifting, although some players prefer to wear the shin guard over the tongue.
  • Look for a shin guard that has frontal protection, as well as protects the back of the leg. Make sure to test out the straps of the shin guard to ensure a tight enough hold to keep the pad in place.
Bauer Shin Guard Sizing Chart
Senior Sizing
Size Age Height (in.) Weight (lbs.) Length (in.)
Small 13" 14+ 5'5" - 5'9" 120 - 160 12 - 13
Medium 14" 14+ 5'7" - 5'11" 140 - 180 13 - 14
Large 15" 15+ 5'9" - 6'1" 160 - 200 14 - 15
X-Large 16" 15+ 5'11" - 6'3" 180 - 220 15 - 16
XX-Large 17" 15+ 6'1" - 6'5" 200 - 240 16 - 17
XXX-Large 18" 15+ 6'3" -  + 220 - + 17 - 18
Junior Sizing
Size Age Height (in.) Weight (lbs.) Length (in.)
Small 10" 8 - 11 4'3" - 4'8" 60 - 90 9 - 11
Medium 11" 9 - 12 4'7" - 5'0" 70 - 100 10 - 11
Large 12" 11 - 14 4'11" - 5'4" 80 - 110 10 - 12
Youth Sizing
Size Age Height (in.) Weight (lbs.) Length (in.)
Small 7" 4 - 7 3'3" - 4'1" 40 - 60 6 - 7
Medium 8" 5 - 8 3'7" - 4'4" 45 - 65 7 - 8
Large 9" 6 - 9 3'9" - 4'7" 50 - 70 8 - 9
 

 

CCM/Reebok Shin Guard Sizing Chart

Senior Sizing

Size Height (in.) Height (cm)
16in. / 41cm 6'0" - 6'4" 183 - 193cm
15in. / 38cm 5'8" - 6'0" 172 - 183cm
14in. / 36cm 5'4" - 5'8" 162 - 172cm

Junior Sizing

Size Height (in.) Height (cm)
13in. / 33cm 5'0" - 5'4" 150 - 160cm
12in. / 30cm 4'8" - 5'0" 140 - 150cm
11in. / 28cm 4'4" - 4'8" 130 - 140cm

Youth Sizing

Size Height (in.) Height (cm)
10in. / 25cm 4'0" - 4'4" 120 - 130cm
9in. / 23cm 3'8" - 4'0" 110 - 120cm
8in. / 20cm 3'4" - 3'8" 100 - 110cm
 

 

Easton Shin Guard Sizing Chart
Senior Sizing
Shin Guard Size Height
13in. 5'5" - 5'9"
14in. 5'7" - 5'11"
15in. 5'9" - 6'1"
16in. 5'11" - 6'3"
17in 6'1" +
Junior Sizing
Shin Guard Size Height
10in. 4'3" - 4'10"
11in. 4'5" - 5'0"
12in. 4'7" - 5'4"
Youth Sizing
Shin Guard Size Height
7in. 3'3" - 4'1"
8in. 3'6" - 4'4"
9in. 3'9" - 4'7"