Safariland has unveiled a phone-based program designed to make sizing body armor and uniforms quicker and with less hassle, rather than having others take the measurements. Safariland’s sizing technology is called XpertFit, and is said to take only two minutes for the user to find out which armor or uniform sizes will be recommended for them. I don’t know if social distancing was a prime motivator for Safariland when they created XpertFit, but that may be one of the benefits for agencies or distributors that want to limit contact. Safariland describes XpertFit below:
XpertFit sizing technology revolutionizes the process in which officers are sized for body armor and uniform apparel. Featuring a touchless, automated method of capturing body measurements, XpertFit provides an instant and accurate fit guide using only a mobile phone.
The process takes less than 2 minutes to complete from initiating the technology until the time you are provided with product sizing. Individuals will simply access the technology from a phone-enabled device and choose their path to fit either body armor or uniforms. Next, the technology will gather general information and then take a front and side profile picture. This is then used to calculate measurements based on its uniquely-developed algorithm, and determine a recommended size for Safariland body armor, or Flying Cross uniform apparel.
It should be noted that Safariland doesn’t currently sell armor to non-law enforcement, but the uniform aspect of XpertFit should work fine for anyone that would need to be in uniform. I’ve never used this new service from Safariland, but I’ve been measured for armor by others, myself and by a distributor. Being measured by anyone that’s not really in that business can be a bit of a pain if measured wrongly, so it’s interesting to see technology being put to use in this way.
It doesn’t seem like the program is completely up and running yet and there’s not much more information available at present. Safariland has a dedicated page for the XpertFit, and if you’re interested, keep checking back HERE for any updates. You can also view Safariland’s vast amount of products at their main website HERE. You can also follow Safariland on their Instagram, Facebook and YouTube platforms.
If you plan to use the XpertFit program to measure yourself for armor or uniforms, let us know how your experience goes.