Bundeswehr size charts


Mittauspaikat

The German sizing system is clear and simple - there are four different heights and lots of widths. One thing to consider is that the Germans seem to be an awfully short armed people, basically this means their jacket lenghts are overstated - by about 5 cm. If you're just in between two height sizes, choose the longer one.

Choosing a size is easy - choose the height size you fit into based on how tall you are, then measure your chest and waist circumference to find out the correct width. (If you measure inches, multiply them by 2.54 to convert to centimetres.)

An example

Our boss is

  • 179 cm tall,
  • has a 82 cm waist
  • and a chest circumference of 89 cm

  • Sizes 06-11 are for 170-180 cm tall people, so that's the starting point.
  • As his waist is over 80 cm and less than 85 cm, the perfect pants would be a size 07 (85 cm waist, 80 cm inseam)
  • His chest measures just under 90 cm, so the jacket is a size 06 (chest circumference 90 cm).

Trouser sizes

BW size Waist circumference Leg inseam
Height less than 170 cm
180 cm75 cm
285 cm75 cm
390 cm75 cm
495 cm75 cm
5100 cm75 cm
Height 170-180 cm
680 cm80 cm
785 cm80 cm
890 cm80 cm
995 cm80 cm
10100 cm80 cm
11105 cm80 cm
Height 180-190 cm
1285 cm85 cm
1390 cm85 cm
1495 cm85 cm
15100 cm85 cm
16110 cm85 cm
Height 190-200 cm
1790 cm90 cm
1895 cm90 cm
19100 cm90 cm
20110 cm90 cm


Jacket sizes

BW sizeChest circumferenceHeight
Height less than 170 cm
190 cm160-170 cm
295 cm160 - 170 cm
3100 cm160 - 170 cm
4105 cm 160 - 170 cm
5110 cm 160 - 170 cm
Height 170-180 cm
690 cm 170 - 180 cm
795 cm 170 - 180 cm
8100 cm 170 - 180 cm
9105 cm 170 - 180 cm
10110 cm 170 - 180 cm
11115 cm 170 - 180 cm
Height 180-190 cm
1295 cm 180 - 190 cm
13100 cm 180 - 190 cm
14105 cm 180 - 190 cm
15110 cm 180 - 190 cm
16115 cm 180 - 190 cm
Height 190-200 cm
17100 cm 190 - 200 cm
18105 cm 190 - 200 cm
19110 cm 190 - 200 cm
20115 cm 190 - 200 cm

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