Your race suit is the only thing that will stand between you and serious burn injuries should you end up in an accident on the track or course. With that in mind, it's essential to choose carefully. Your race suit (or your child's race suit) is a significant investment. 

If you're in the market for your first race suit, there is one key difference between a race suit fit and street clothes fit: your race suit should fit best when seated in the driving position. 


How Do I Measure Myself For A Race Suit?

 Most brands require you to measure the following areas:

  • Chest
  • Waist
  • Hip
  • Inseam
  • Arm
  • Shoulders

Next, you'll need to refer to the manufacturer's size chart for specific instructions. Depending on the manufacturer, you'll be asked to take measurements while standing or seated in the driver's position. 

As with any clothing measurement, it's best to have another person do the measuring. Keep in mind that some manufactuerérs size charts have both inches and centimeters, so make sure you are using the right metrics. 

Once you are finished measuring, refer to the size chart and order the size indicated based on your measurements. If you're ordering online and if you fall between sizes, it's best to reach out to the vendor's customer service department for expert advice on the proper fit. 


Exceptions To The Rule

Suppose your measurements don't fall within the same measurements for one size on the size chart. If your chest and shoulders, for example, are much broader relative to your waist and hips, consider ordering a two-piece race suit, which offers better sizing flexibility. 

If you fall between sizes, reach out to the customer service department for the manufacturer or vendor. 

In any case, be sure to use all the resources offered by the online vendor or manufacturer: size charts, measurement guides, and customer service contact information. 

To get you started, here are the sizing charts for the brands we carry:





How Do I Measure My Kid For A Race Suit?

The good news is the process is the same as it would be for you. The bad news? Kids grow like weeds. Chances are, your kid has a closet full of clothes that fit perfectly six months ago. 

Unlike street clothes, a race suit has to fit your child at their present height and weight; a well-fitted suit will provide adequate protection and won't distract them from the job at hand, which is to stay focused and in one piece. 

If your child is between sizes or is at that disproportionate awkward phase in their growth, look into a two-piece suit; it might get them through a rapid growth spurt longer than a one-piece suit. 

Your race suit is your first line of defense against burns should you end up in an accident while on the track. It's one of the most significant investments you'll make in safety gear, so it pays to choose wisely and to shop carefully. 

We carry a full selection of race suits for you or your kids at everyday low prices. Pull into PitStopUSA today for all of your race needs.