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How to Measure your Wrist
***IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ REGARDING SIZING***
At Surf City Paracord, we are experts in sizing your bracelet and each order is handmade to fit close to your wrist. We test every order size on our custom sizing tools to make sure your bracelet will fit your wrist. As long as we receive the correct measurements, we ensure your bracelet will fit or we'll resize it for free.
For the most accurate measurement, we recommend using a garment measuring tape.
(Important Make sure your measurement begins at the zero inch mark on the tape and not on the 1" mark or space before the zero).
For correct sizing, measure your wrist with a garment measuring tape and pull snug around your wrist, but not tight so it's cutting off blood flow. You want a comfortable, relaxed fit.
After pulling snug, but not tight, record where on the tape the zero mark comes to rest (pictured above, the correct measurement is just shy of 6.5"), so rounding up to the next 1/4" mark would be 6.5inches.
The measurement you get, directly equals the size on the pulldown menu on our website. Example, the measurement above is 6.5"" (inches) in circumference, then select 6.5" on the pull down menu.
Our sizing is in quarter inch increments starting at 5" and goes up to 9". Select the increment closest to your wrist size, rounding up if needed. If a loose fit is desired, specify "Loose Fit" in the notes section when ordering. We will add additional space to the measurement you selected in the drop down.
**Do not add anything extra to the measurement, even if you select an adjustable shackle option, we will add all the extra length needed to compensate for buckles types and stitching. If you add additional length, it will mess up our measurement process and your bracelet won't fit right. Don't worry, we know what we are doing.
Don't have a garment tape?
If you don't have a measuring tape, use a piece of thread, wrap it around your wrist snug and mark where the two ends come together. Lay the thread along side a straight edge ruler to find the measurement. Use the thinnest sting possible for the most accurate measurement.
If you have followed the instructions, your bracelet will fit perfectly as shown above.
Before shipping your bracelet, we test the sizing on our test cylinders to verify the finished product will fit the size ordered. If you have followed our guide and measured your wrist accurately without adding any additional length, you will receive a bracelet that will fit perfectly.
***Please do not send us measurements of existing paracord bracelet length. The Length of a bracelet does not equal the person's wrist size. Different weaves and buckle sizes all factor into the bracelet fit and several different designs, while the same length, will fit quite differently.
To properly measure an existing bracelet, you need to measure the inner circumference or inner surface area. This is inversely proportional to the outer circumference of the wrist.
Buying a bracelet as a gift?
The following will help you get your loved one's approximate wrist measurement using an old bracelet rather than measuring their wrist. (If their bracelet isn't a perfect fit, that is only an approximate measurement).
If you can not measure someone's wrist because it's a gift and you have an existing bracelet, find a bottle or other cylindrical shape around that house that the bracelet will fit perfectly snug around.
Once you find a cylinder that the bracelet fits on, measure the circumference of that cylinder, that will give you a fairly accurate measurement of the inner circumference of the bracelet they wear. In this case, the bottle is slightly larger than 6.5". If the bracelet is a little on the loose side, round down to the nearest 1/4". If snug, round up to the nearest 1/4". The new bracelet, regardless of style will match that of the original bracelet's fit.
If you have any questions or are unsure how to get the proper measurement, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you selecting the right measurement. Unfortunately due to the handmade nature of our products, if we received the wrong size, we can not resize the bracelet and they will have to be remade which will incur a charge up to the original price. Please do not guess, we are here to help.
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