Harpenden Skinfold Caliper

From £166.80 Ex VAT £139.00

The Industry Standard for over 40-years.

The Harpenden Skinfold Caliper is a device designed to accurately measure body fat and is recognised as the most prestigious skinfold calipers available.

Skinfold Calipers measure body fat by painlessly pinching the fat directly under the skin away from the muscle, which allows the gauge on the device to record the thickness of the ‘pinch’.

The Harpenden Skinfold Caliper complies with the industry standard for quality and accuracy and is the leading skinfold caliper for skinfold measurements and calculating body fat.

  • 99% accuracy
  • Most prestigious caliper available
  • Free delivery


The Harpenden Skinfold Caliper was designed in 1958 in collaboration with D. J. M. Tanner; a prominent force in the use of skinfold measurements in the derivation of body fat measurement; and has been the industry standard for over 40-years since.

Recognised as the most prestigious body fat caliper available, the Harpenden skinfold caliper is the only caliper CE compliant with the Medical Devices 93/42/EEC directive for a class 1 Device with measuring function and is calibrated using masters traceable to national standards.

Made from high-quality stainless steel; with a rubber gripped handle; Harpenden Skinfold Calipers from HaB Direct are presented in a wooden box for safe transport and have a 99% accuracy level. They come coupled with an operating booklet that contains conversion tables based on the Durnin and Womersley system, a four measurement site formula valid for people between 17 and 68 years old, requiring skinfold measurements from the Biceps, Triceps, Subscapula and Iliac Crest.

It’s used all over the world for diagnostics and research, sports performance, nutrition/malnutrition, obesity, eating disorder assessment and juvenile growth disorders.

Additional information

Dial Graduation


Measuring Range

0mm to 80mm

Measuring Pressure

10gms/mm2 (constant over range)