Harpenden Skinfold Caliper


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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. It has been used within medical circles for nearly 40 years

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£ 199.99

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The Harpenden Skinfold Caliper is made from high-quality stainless steel with a rubber gripped handle. Recognised as the most prestigious skinfold caliper, and the leading body fat calculator; the Harpenden Skinfold Caliper is used all over the world for diagnostics and research, nutrition/malnutrition, obesity, eating disorder assessment and juvenile growth disorders.


  • Dial Graduation: 0.2mm
  • Measuring Range: 0mm to 80mm
  • Measuring Pressure: 10gms/mm2 (constant over range)
  • Accuracy: 99.00% - Repeatability: 0.20mm.
  • Comes in a wooden box.

The Harpenden Skinfold Caliper comes with a booklet including:

  • The evaluation and meaning of body composition
  • How to set-up and use the Harpenden Skinfold Caliper
  • How to take body fat calculations
  • Maximum preferred/desired fat levels
  • Conversion tables for body fat % versus skinfold thickness in males & females of all ages based on the Durnin & Womersley systems
  • Body density equations

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, the Harpenden Skinfold Caliper has stood the test of time. It's used all over the world on projects of international importance and has been recognised as the industry standard for nearly 40 years.

The Harpenden Skinfold Caliper is marked in compliance with the medical Devices 93/42/EEC for a class 1 Device with measuring function and calibrated using masters traceable to national standards.