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Thick Combat Gambeson/Aketon - Jacket

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Felt 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): 46cm (18'')
Shoulder to thigh length: 71cm (28'')
Chest: 104cm (41'')
Weight: 2kg

Sleeves (armpit to cuff): 48cm (19'')
Shoulder to thigh length: 76cm (30'')
Chest: 114cm (45'')
Weight: 2.25kg

Sleeves (armpit to cuff): 49cm (19.25'')
Shoulder to thigh length: 82cm (32.5'')
Chest: 122cm (48'')
Weight: 2.35kg

Extra Large
Sleeves (armpit to cuff): 49.5cm (19.5'')
Shoulder to thigh length: 87.5cm (34.5'')
Chest: 136cm (53.5'')
Weight: 2.77kg

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 What it says on the tin. Well padded, well made and the buckles are decently easy to do up.

I dyed this Jacket a light blue and its taken the dye well, its quite beautiful. The thread didn't take the dye (either synthetic or waxed), so be aware if you are going to dye this, you'll need to maille grease the thread lines so they don't show bright white.
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