Harpenden Body Fat Calipers


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Harpenden Body Fat Calipers

Buy the industry leader in calipers with the Harpenden Body Fat Calipers, available now online and in store from D8 Fitness.

Most importantly, the Harpenden Skinfold Caliper is a precision instrument. Use it to measure skinfold thickness and estimate percentage of body fat. Professionals have use this trusted instrument for more than 40 years.

Harpenden collaborated with D. J. M. Tanner in 1958 to create these calipers. Since then, the Harpenden body fat calipers have become a prominent force in the use of Skinfold measurements. As a result, deriving body fat measurements is easier and more accurate.

What’s more, projects of international importance have used the Harpenden Skinfold Caliper. Researchers and professionals the world over use the Harpenden for study and work. Consequently, a wide array of study areas use Harpenden calipers, including obesity, eating disorder assessment diagnostics and research, nutrition/ malnutrition and juvenile growth disorders.

For our purposes, however, the Harpenden Skinfold Calipers can’t be beat for measuring body fat percentage of professional trainers and athletes alike.

Furthermore, it is the only Caliper marked CE under the Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC for a Class 1 Device with Measuring Function. Its calibration system adheres to ISO/National Standards for achieving calibration.

Finally, the quality construction, consisting of a rubber gripped handle and high-quality stainless steel, ensures the calipers’ durability. As a result, the Harpenden Skinfold Caliper Kit complies with the industry standard for quality and accuracy. Consequently, it is the market leader among mechanical calipers for determining the amount of body fat in humans


  • Dial Graduation: 0.2mm
  • Measuring Range: 0mm to 80mm
  • Measuring Pressure: 10gms/mm2 (constant over range)
  • Accuracy: 99.00% – Repeatability: 0.20mm.

The Included Booklet contains the following information:

  • The evaluation and meaning of body composition
  • Setting and using the Harpenden Skinfold Caliper
  • Taking Skinfold measurements
  • Maximum preferred/desired fat levels
  • Tables for body fat % versus Skinfold thickness in males & females of all ages based on the Durnin & Womersley systems
  • Body density equations

The Harpenden Skinfold Caliper Kit contains:

  • Harpenden Skinfold Caliper
  • Wooden Carrying Box
  • Instructional Booklet

In conclusion, the Harpenden Skinfold caliper can’t be beat for accurate and precise skinfold measurements.

Additional information

Weight 30 kg


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