Long Crusader Gambeson

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Padded gambeson for use on its own or under chainmail and plate.

This gambeson is light-weight and slips easily over the head.
Complete coverage around throat is achieved using material buttons. The side of throat with the buttons may vary.
There is a split in the middle at both the front and back of this gambeson that measures approx. 32cm (12.5"). This allows greater leg movement.

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Approximately 8mm thick.

Medium
Sleeves (armpit to cuff): 46cm (18")
Shoulder to thigh length: 97.5cm (38")
Chest: 116cm (45.75")
Weight: 1.2kg

Large
Sleeves (armpit to cuff): 46cm (18")
Shoulder to thigh length: 99cm (39")
Chest: 118cm (46.5")
Weight: 1.28kg

Extra Large
Sleeves (armpit to cuff): 47cm (18.5")
Shoulder to thigh length: 100.5cm (39.5")
Chest: 120cm (47.25")
Weight: 1.34kg

Don't be misguided by claims that heavier gambesons are better. Sure, more padding can equal more protection but more weight doesn't equal more padding. It can simply mean it is larger or longer or more cumbersome. An ideal combat gambeson is a balance between softening a blow and your movement. A gambeson that is overweight can impede your skill and prowess on the battlefield. When in doubt trust only MFC products or contact us for the full story. Our gambesons are not only better designed for re-enactors they are also far better value.

Other historical names for arming jackets are: gambeson, jupon, aketon, arming doublet, gambaison, acton, arming coat, cotte, auqueton, hacketon, zuparello, haqueton, pannzar, vapntreiyu, wambais, wambesium, wambuis or wambs.

As the description says it does slip easily over the head, but you will need someone to help take it off.
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