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Thick Combat Gambeson/Aketon/Jacket - Black

Thick Combat Gambeson/Aketon/Jacket - Black

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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) training.

Features
Underarms are slitted for better movement.
Sturdy leather and brass buckle system.
Approximately 20mm thick.

Small
Sleeves (armpit to cuff): 48cm (19'')
Shoulder to thigh length: 72cm (28.5'')
Chest: 106cm (41.75'')
Weight: 1.9kg

Medium
Sleeves (armpit to cuff): 50.5cm (20'')
Shoulder to thigh length: 74.5cm (29.5'')
Chest: 128cm (50.5'')
Weight: 1.9kg

Large
Sleeves (armpit to cuff): 51cm (20'')
Shoulder to thigh length: 84cm (33'')
Chest: 134cm (52'')
Weight: 2.1kg

Xtra Large
Sleeves (armpit to cuff): 52cm (20.5'')
Shoulder to thigh length: 88cm (34'')
Chest: 140cm (55'')
Weight: 2.3kg

Xtra Xtra Large
Sleeves (armpit to cuff): 53.25cm (21'')
Shoulder to thigh length: 93cm (36.5'')
Chest: 150cm (59'')
Weight: 2.4kg

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.

Well made and a good range of movement when worn. Fantastic value for money.
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