Side Buckled Gambeson – Red/Natural

This is a thickly padded gambeson that’s perfect for reenactments, SCA, or LARP sparring. Woven of heavy-duty, canvas grade cotton with open armpits for easier movement and ventilation. A high collar protects the neck. Red and Natural Duo Tone. Available in S, M, L, XL, and XXL.

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Description

This thickly-padded gambeson of cotton and natural cotton felt filler is widely adjustable to size thanks to its leather straps and brass side buckles. The collar is tightened to loosened with the front leather lacing. The sleeves are sewn at the top of the shoulder but are split under the armpit. This gives the arms a greater range of movement while allowing the gambeson to fit a wider range of bodies. The open armpits allow for easier movement and ventilation and the high collar protects the neck. Due to this gambeson being crafted from organic material it will ‘’breathe’’ noticeably better than other artificial poly-fill gambesons.

A thick, padded jacket common to Medieval and Renaissance warriors, the Gambeson was a protective layer beneath chain or plate armor – it served both as a shock absorbing layer and chafe protection for its wearer. Poorer combatants and lightly-armored archers and skirmishers might wear only the gambeson as their major piece of body armor.

Gambesons first began to be common in the 10th century and were largely intended to be a layer beneath chainmail. By the later years of the Medieval era, it became common for soldiers to wear a substantially thicker gambeson, sometimes called a ‘’padded jack’’, as their main armor. Quilted with many layers of fabric, typically linen, a padded jack could act like a sort of kevlar and give its wearer excellent protection from cuts and slashes. It could even stop arrows in some circumstances. Additional protection could be added to such gambesons with jack-chains, a sort of ‘’partial-plate’’ protection which could stop a strong slash from cutting into the shoulders and arms.

This is a thickly padded gambeson that’s perfect for reenactments, SCA, or LARP sparring.

  • Available in Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XXL.

Sizes:

  • S
  • – Chest Size: 37 1/4’’ (94.6 cm)
  • – Length from Neck to Bottom of Coat: 41’’ (105 cm)
  • – Weight: 6 lb
  • M
    – Chest Size: 40.5’’ (102.8 cm)
    – Length from Neck to Bottom of Coat: 43 1/4’’ (109.9cm)
    – Weight: 7 lb 1.5 oz
  • L
    – Chest Size: 43 1/2’’ ( 110 cm)
    – Length from Neck to Bottom of Coat: 43 1/4’’ (109.9 cm)
    – Weight: 7 lb 11.5 oz
  • XL
    – Chest Size: 46 3/4’’ ( 118.7 cm)
    – Length from Neck to Bottom of Coat: 43 1/4’’ (109.9 cm)
    – Weight: 7 lb 13.6 oz
  • XXL
  • – Chest Size: 49 7/8’’ (126.6 cm)
  • – Length from Neck to Bottom of Coat: 43 1/2’’ (109.9 cm)
  • – Weight: 8 lbs
*All information about sizes in the Sizes Category of Windlass Textile Products

Stock:

 
S M L XL XXL
Red/Natural X X X X X

 

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