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Thick Black Combat Gambeson/Aketon - Jacket

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Padded gambeson or aketon for use with heavy armoured combat. Wear it on its own or under as the perfect under garment with your minimum protection or chainmail and plate. This gambeson is extra thick for hard hitting combat combat and is worn like a jacket. Well suited for WMA (Western Martial Arts) and HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts).

Approximately 20mm thick. Compresses to 10mm

Sleeves (armpit to cuff): 44cm (17'')
Shoulder to thigh length: 72cm (28.5'')
Chest: 104cm (41'')
Weight: 2 kg

Sleeves (armpit to cuff): 46cm (18'')
Shoulder to thigh length: 77cm (30'')
Chest: 112cm (44'')
Weight: 2.2kg

Sleeves (armpit to cuff): 46m (18'')
Shoulder to thigh length: 84cm (33'')
Chest: 120cm (47'')
Weight: 2.3kg

X Large
Sleeves (armpit to cuff): 48cm (19'')
Shoulder to thigh length: 89cm (35'')
Chest: 127cm (50'')
Weight: 2.5kg

XX Large
Sleeves (armpit to cuff): 49cm (19.5'')
Shoulder to thigh length: 95cm (37.5'')
Chest: 135cm (53'')
Weight: 2.7kg

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.

Solid and well made! I ordered this Gambeson from the warehouse by phone and it arrived at my door in 3 days which was excellent service. I took the measurements for my size very literally and measured my arms and chest and the jacket I got fits perfectly. The stitching and the buckles are excellent, this is a solid unit and will stand up to bouting with steels. It will be a bit stiff for a while but after wearing in it should be far more comfortable. Highly recommended ... (A HEMA fencer)
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