Size Guide: Swix Ski Poles

Published on 02/06/2024 · 7 min readNot sure what size ski pole you need? Curated Experts know how important finding your perfect fit is. Find sizing information for Swix ski poles here.

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Here on Curated, your Ski Expert wants to find the best products for you. That starts with finding the perfect fit. But with so many ski pole options, finding the right pair can be daunting. This guide is designed to help users compare the sizing of different products.

Don’t forget to chat with a Curated Expert for free advice and recommendations on the best ski poles for your needs.

A simple rule to follow is that poles for classic should be 30 cm shorter than your body length and for skating 20 cm shorter than your body length. If you are between two lengths, we recommend that you choose the shortest option.

Body Length Without Boots (cm)Body Length Without Boots (feet/inches)Pole Length - ClassicPole Length - Skating
152.505' 0.00"11751275
155.005' 1.02"12001300
157.505' 2.00"12251325
160.005' 2.99"12501350
162.55' 3.97"13751375
1655' 4.96"13001400
167.55' 5.94"13251425
1705' 6.92"13501450
172.55' 7.91"13751475
1755' 8.89"14001500
177.55' 9.88"14251525
1805' 10.86"14501550
182.55' 11.85"14751575
1856' 0.83"15001600
187.56' 1.81"15251625
1906' 2.80"15501650
192.56' 3.78"15751675
1956' 4.77"16001700
197.56' 5.75"16251725
2006' 6.74"16501750

Conversion Table: New vs Old Pole Lengths

Old Pole LengthNew Pole LengthEffective Length Difference (cm)
135.00130.00-1
137.50132.50-1
140.00135.00-1
142.50137.50-1
145140-1
147.5142.5-1
150145-1
152.5147.5-1
155150-1
157.5152.5-1
160155-1
162.5157.5-1
170160-1
172.5162.5-1
175165-1
177.5167.5-1
180170-1

Pole Lengths According to FIS Rules

With the new measurement system, you can match these lengths on your Swix poles. FIS allows you to measure your body length wearing ski boots.

Body length with boots (cm)Body length with boots (feet/inches)Maximum FIS allowed pole length - Classic
1655' 4.96"1369.5
1665' 5.35"1377.8
1675' 5.74"1386.1
1685' 6.14"1394.4
1695' 6.53"1402.7
1705' 6.92"1411.0
1715' 7.32"1419.3
1725' 7.71"1427.6
1735' 8.11"1435.9
1745' 8.50"1444.2
1755' 8.89"1452.5
1765' 9.29"1460.8
1775' 9.68"1469.1
1785' 10.7"1477.4
1795' 10.47"1485.7
1805' 10.86"1494.0
1815' 11.25"150.23
1825' 11.65"1510.6
1836' 0.04"1518.9
1846' 0.44"1527.2
1856' 0.83"1535.5
1866' 1.22"1543.8
1876' 1.62"1552.1
1886' 2.01"1560.4
1896' 2.40"1568.7
1906' 2.80"1577.0
1916' 3.19"1585.3
1926' 3.59"1593.6
1936' 3.98"1601.9
1946' 4.37"1610.2
1956' 4.77"1618.5
1966' 5.16"1626.8
1976' 5.55"1635.1
1986' 5.95"1643.4
1996' 6.34"1651.7
2006' 6.74"1660.0
2016' 7.13"1668.3
2026' 7.52"1676.6
2036' 7.92"1684.9
2046' 8.31"1693.2
2056' 8.70"1701.5

Here are some simple guidelines to remember when it comes to cross country ski pole lengths for kids and juniors.

  • Classic: max height up to the middle of the shoulder
  • Skating: max height up to the chin
  • Young kids: max height up to the armpit

Remember, if the poles are too long it can cause injuries if you fall while skiing. It is also better that the child gets too tall for the poles, than have to grow to make the pole fit perfectly.

Body Length Without Boots (cm)Recommmended Pole Length Classic (mm)Recommmended Pole Length Skating (mm)
95 cm700800
100 cm750850
105 cm800900
110 cm850950
115 cm9001000
120 cm9501050
125 cm10001100
130 cm10501150
135 cm11001200
140 cm11501250
145 cm12001300
150 cm12501350
155 cm13001400

The recommended length of alpine poles can be found by standing straight up and down. Your arms should be down your sides. Raise your forearm so that the angle in your elbow is 90°. Then measure the distance from the floor to your hand. This distance is the length you should have on your alpine poles. You can also find the recommended length in the table below. If you are between two lengths, we recommend that you take the shortest option.

Body Length (cm)Alpine Pole Length (mm)
150900 - 1000
1551000 - 1050
1601050 - 1100
1651100 - 1150
1701150 - 1200
1751200 - 1250
1801250 - 1300
1851300 - 1350
1901350
1951350

With so many gear options to sort through, it can be really helpful to chat with someone who understands your needs and provides guidance. If you have any questions about finding the right ski poles, chat with a Ski Expert here on Curated for free, personalized recommendations.

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