News Wristband SizeGuide – When you need a custom size.
August 30th, 2021
Wristbands are often used for events to help organisers know who is in attendance. They can be made of cloth or rubber and come in various colours and styles, including some that have the event name printed on them.
And they’re not just for kids anymore! Adults also need wristbands for special occasions such as sporting events, concerts, conferences or other entertainment venues where admission requires a ticket.
To make sure you get the right size wristband, here are some factors to consider:
- The size of your wrist
- How tight do you prefer it to fit
- The age of those who will be wearing it
- Width (how wide do you want it)
How to measure
To get started, you’ll need the following:
- One flexible measuring tape (preferably a cloth type)
- A pen or pencil
Tighten the end of the measuring tape and wrap it around your wrist just above where you want the band. Start by taking a measurement of your wrist where the band will rest. Then, add ½ inch to that number. This will ensure the wristband is comfortable and not too tight. It should move freely on the wrist but not fall off.
How tight should a wristband be?
A wristband should be tight enough to be secure but loose enough that it isn’t cutting off circulation. If you have any doubt as to whether the wristband is too tight, choose an adjustable style.
If you are using wristbands for event security, a wristband should be loose enough to be comfortable but not so loose that it can slip off the hand.
Some wristbands are adjustable, but others are available in a standard size. If you need adjustable and reusable wristbands, choose a festival wristband with a bead fastening. For secure and adjustable wristbands, choose between Tyvek, vinyl or festival wristbands. And for standard sizing, choose silicone bands.
Consider the age of the wearer
Young children will need a smaller wristband than adults. And some adults will need a larger wristband than others. A Tyvek wristband is the most flexible in size as it can be worn as large or as small as required. Any excess material is hidden under the band.
Think about your design
A wider wristband will give you more space for your design but will cost more money. A narrow wristband is cheaper but could be more uncomfortable for the wearer. Consider your design and the purpose of your wristband before making a choice on the size.