The Harpenden Skinfold Caliper

From £166.80 Ex VAT £139.00

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

The industry standard for over 40 years - give your clients the most accurate body fat measurements possible

Choose your caliper set
  • The most accurate skinfold caliper available 99% accuracy ( +/- 0.2mm and can be read to the nearest 0.1mm )
  • Recommended & used by industry leaders Many of todays body composition studies use data from a Harpenden Skinfold Caliper.
  • From just £139.00 Ex VAT We've had strong relations with Harpenden for years, so we can pass huge savings onto our customers.

£166.80 Ex VAT £139.00

Caliper only

Set includes:

Skinfold caliper

Skinfold Caliper

Industry standard professional grade skinfold caliper.

Wooden Carry Case

Wooden Carry Case

Easily transport your caliper kit to clients with this sturdy case.

Caliper with tape and block

Set includes:

Skinfold caliper

Skinfold caliper

Industry standard professional grade skinfold caliper.

HaB Anthropometric Tape

HaB Anthropometric Tape

Retractable 60in/150cm anthropometric measuring tape.

10mm Calibration Test Block

10mm Calibration Test Block

Used to determine whether your Harpenden requires calibrating.

Wooden Carry Case

Wooden Carry Case

Easily transport your caliper kit to clients with this sturdy case.

Caliper with software

Set includes:

Skinfold caliper

Skinfold caliper

Industry standard professional grade skinfold caliper.

HaB Anthropometric Tape

Body Assessment Software CD

Software for body fat assessment (using 3 or 4 site method).

Wooden Carry Case

Wooden Carry Case

Easily transport your caliper kit to clients with this sturdy case.

Why choose a Harpenden?

D. J. M. Tanner pioneered the use of skinfold thickness to measure body fat. He collaborated with Harpenden in 1958, and together designed The Harpenden Skinfold Caliper.

Since that day over 40 years ago, the Harpenden Body Fat Caliper has set the industry standard. It is accurate up to 99%, so you will provide your subjects with the most accurate body fat reading possible.

Scientists worldwide use Harpenden Calipers for diagnostics and research in many fields. These include sports performance, nutrition/malnutrition, obesity, eating disorder assessment and juvenile growth disorders.

Used by many personal trainers, universities & research centres including:

Customer Reviews

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eefje Teuling (verified owner) Nov 22nd 2018

    They’re much sturdier calipers than I first thought, and although they look like they’d pinch you with the big spring, they are actually gentle. I had been using a basic pair of plastic calipers before these and they were pretty flimsy. I’m really happy I decided to spend the money on these.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joe Richards (verified owner) Sep 26th 2018

    The Harpenden skinfold caliper is most precise skinfold caliper that exists, and is backed by decades of scientific research. The is top-of-the-line quality. You can’t go wrong with a Harpenden.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Roberto Franco Sep 14th 2018

INCLUDED - Durnin & Womersley Conversion Reference

Your kit will include a special conversion table booklet. Use this to help convert your caliper measurements into body fat percentage.

Harpenden recommend using the Durnin and Womersley system. This formula uses skin fold measurements at 4 locations. These are: Biceps, Triceps, Subscapula and Iliac Crest.

The booklet also provides helpful information on:

  • The evaluation and meaning of body composition
  • How to set-up and use the Harpenden Skinfold Caliper
  • How to take body fat readings
  • Optimal fat levels
  • Conversion tables for body fat % vs skin fold thickness in people of all ages
  • Body density equations

Technical Specifications

Dial Graduation

0.2mm

Measuring Range

0mm to 80mm

Measuring Pressure

10gms/mm2 (constant over range)

Accuracy

99%

Repeatability

0.2mm

Certification

The Harpenden Skinfold Caliper Model: HSB-BI is CE marked in compliance with the Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC for a Class 1 Device with measuring function and calibrated using masters traceable to national standards.

£166.80 Ex VAT £139.00

Caliper only

Set includes:

Skinfold caliper

Skinfold Caliper

Industry standard professional grade skinfold caliper.

Wooden Carry Case

Wooden Carry Case

Easily transport your caliper kit to clients with this sturdy case.

Caliper with tape and block

Set includes:

Skinfold caliper

Skinfold caliper

Industry standard professional grade skinfold caliper.

HaB Anthropometric Tape

HaB Anthropometric Tape

Retractable 60in/150cm anthropometric measuring tape.

10mm Calibration Test Block

10mm Calibration Test Block

Used to determine whether your Harpenden requires calibrating.

Wooden Carry Case

Wooden Carry Case

Easily transport your caliper kit to clients with this sturdy case.

Caliper with software

Set includes:

Skinfold caliper

Skinfold caliper

Industry standard professional grade skinfold caliper.

HaB Anthropometric Tape

Body Assessment Software CD

Software for body fat assessment (using 3 or 4 site method).

Wooden Carry Case

Wooden Carry Case

Easily transport your caliper kit to clients with this sturdy case.