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Long lightweight Gambeson/Aketon/Jacket - Black

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Padded gambeson or aketon for use in armoured combat. Wear it on its own or under armour/chain.

Full collar secured with two cloth buttons
Pull over style
Slits front & back
Cotton padding
Approximately 5mm~8mm thick.

Sleeves (armpit to cuff) - 44cm
Shoulder to thigh length - 96cm
Chest - 112cm
Weight: 1.45kg

Sleeves (armpit to cuff) - 44cm
Shoulder to thigh length - 96cm
Chest - 116cm
Weight: 1.5kg

Sleeves (armpit to cuff) - 46cm
Shoulder to thigh length - 97cm
Chest - 122cm
Weight: 1.6kg

Sleeves (armpit to cuff) - 48cm
Shoulder to thigh length - 98cm
Chest - 126cm

Sleeves (armpit to cuff) - 48cm
Shoulder to thigh length - 100cm
Chest - 132cm
Weight: 1.68kg

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.

Very impressed, I ordered this Gambeson on wednesday and it arrived on the friday. Also very impressed with the item fits great and looks amazing under my armor. Thanks MFC
well made gambeson I've had mine for a couple of years and it's still in great shape. Comfortable enough in the Queensland heat but like the other review, I agree that it needs a slight adjustment under the arms to improve mobility. Great price for a medium padded gambeson!
Very good item Sturdy, good-looking and very comfortable, will only need a slight adjustment under the arms to enable full mobility - as it is, it is tricky to lift the arms above shoulder height if wearing a belt or armour on top.
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