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Medieval Gambeson - Large
Medieval Gambeson - Large

MSRP $235.95
Lowest Sale Price $50.99
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Item Number: IN7104L

Description Technical Specs Features
Whether used as an under garment worn beneath ones plate or mail armor or simply on its own, the heavy padding in our Medieval Gambeson provides a great deal of protection. Similar in many ways to a modern-day flak jacket or bulletproof vest, the jacket features layers of wool and cotton padding between 100% cotton lining and outer shell. Strap-and-buckle front closures and open armpits for mobility alleviate some of the discomfort similar tunics are known for. Providing excellent blow-absorbing properties when worn separately and superior protection from cuts when worn under mail or plate armor, all of our Medieval Gambesons are perfect for winter time gaming or re-enacting.

Because it was always possible to drive the point of a weapon through the rings of a mail shirt or shear it with a good cut, under armor was often necessary to reduce the risk of injury. Aside from this practical use, gambesons also were used by civilians as a fashion statement, giving the appearance of chivalry and a military status.

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