How Big Should Hockey Goalie Leg Pads Be?

When it comes to knowing how big should hockey goalie leg pads be, you need to take into consideration the following: the fit of the goalie pad, the style of the goalie pad, the comfort of the goalie pad, the design of the goalie pad, and lastly, the protection of the goalie pad. Here, you'll find how to properly measure yourself so that you are buying the proper hockey goalie leg pads.

Items Needed:

  • Tape Measurer
  • Paper
  • Pen


  1. First you need to start off by measuring your leg from the floor up to the middle point of your kneecap and write this measurement down.
  2. Secondly, you need to measure from the middle point of your kneecap up to the height on your thigh area and also mark this down.
  3. Next, take the size of the ice skate that you wear and you need to multiply this size by 0.75 and write that total down.
  4. Once all of these measurements have been made, add the amounts together and this will provide you with an estimate of the size your hockey goalie leg pads need to be.


There are two different styles of hockey goalie pads: the stand up style and the butterfly style, so be sure to purchase the correct style for you. Make sure when you are fitting yourself for goalie pads that you do so while you are wearing your ice skates. The top part of the kneepads should be approximately four inches higher than your knee, and also kneel down to ensure that your knee lays within the middle of the knee roll on the goalie leg pad.

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