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Austrian trousers size chart

Measurement locations

People's sizes vary in two basic ways: height and width. Austrians have a distinct size system for their jackets and trousers. As with most size systems, one designation is used for tops and bottoms, but the numbers refer to the tops only. No worries! Our thoroughbred investigators have dug up the measurements for the trousers.

SizeWaistbandInchesAustrian size
X-Small72 cm28.5"80-84
Small80 cm31.5"88-92
Medium88 cm34.5"96-100
Large98 cm38.5"104-108
X-Large108 cm42.5"112-116
2X-Large116 cm45.5"120-124
3X-Large124 cm49"128-132

LengthInseamInchesAustrian size
Short70 cm27.5"I-II
Regular76 cm30"III-IV
Long82 cm32"V-VI
X-Long88 cm34.5"VII-VIII

User waist maximum is usually the same as the actual measured waist of the trousers. With military trousers, the waist is measured slightly below the navel. You can also take existing trousers that fit, measure the waistband flat and multiply by two.

If you went through the table with precision, you might have noticed that the difference between chest circumference and waist gets smaller as the sizes grow. This difference is 12 cm for sizes Small and Medium, 10 cm for Large and 8 cm for X-Large and 2X-Large. When the body type is normal and the chest becomes larger, the waist usually becomes larger a bit faster.

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Trousers with the Austrian sizing system

Austrian Anzug 75 Cargo Pants, Surplus

Austrian Anzug 75 Cargo Pants, Surplus

22.99 USD
Comfortable and robust cargo trousers for a price you can afford. Used Austrian Bundesheer surplus.
Austrian Anzug 03 Cargo Pants, Lightweight, Surplus

Austrian Anzug 03 Cargo Pants, Lightweight, Surplus

24.99 USD
Current issue Austrian summer combat trousers. The cut is even better than on the BDU trousers! Used surplus.
Austrian Waterproof Pants, Olive Drab, Surplus

Austrian Waterproof Pants, Olive Drab, Surplus

37.99 USD
The perfect solution for good Scottish weather when it’s pissing rain or sleet sideways. Meant to be worn on top of the regular pants, but work on their own well enough. High quality yet affordable, what black magic is this?