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13th Century Gambeson - Black - SNMC7108BK

13th Century Gambeson - Black

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This gambeson of thick cotton is closed in the collar with balled fabric buttons. Its interior is lined with cotton felt. As this gambeson is crafted from organic material, it will breathe better than poly-fill gambesons on the market. It is handcrafted - sizes will vary so these measurements should be taken as approximations.

Due to the thick fabric, these gambesons are not as flexible as thinner textile garments and need to be slid on and off the body, much in the manner of a chainmail shirt. It works best when the arms are vertical and the gambeson pulled directly onto or off the body.

A thick, padded jacket common to Medieval and Renaissance warriors, the Gambeson was a protective layer beneath chain or plate armor - it served both as a shock absorbing layer and chafe protection for its wearer. Poorer combatants and lightly-armored archers and skirmishers might wear only the gambeson as their major piece of body armor.

Gambesons first began to be common in the 10th century and were largely intended to be a layer beneath chainmail. By the later years of the Medieval era, it became common for soldiers to wear a substantially thicker gambeson, sometimes called a ‘’padded jack’’, as their main armor. Quilted with many layers of fabric, typically linen, a padded jack could act like a sort of kevlar and give its wearer excellent protection from cuts and slashes. It could even stop arrows in some circumstances. Additional protection could be added to such gambesons with jack-chains, a sort of ‘’partial-plate’’ protection which could stop a strong slash from cutting into the shoulders and arms.


Chest Size: 37 1/4’’ (94.6 cm)
Length from Back Collar to Bottom of Coat: 41 3/4’’ (106 cm)
Weight: 5 lb 11.4 oz

Chest Size: 40 1/2’’ (102.8 cm)
Length from Neck to Bottom of Coat: 43 3/4’’ (111.1 cm)
Weight: 5 lb 11.6 oz

Chest Size: 43 1/2’’ (110 cm)
Length from Neck to Bottom of Coat: 43 3/4’’ (111.1 cm)
Weight: 6 lb 1.5 oz

Chest Size: 46 3/4’’ (118.7 cm)
Length from Neck to Bottom of Coat: 44 7/8’’ (114 cm)
Weight: 6 lb 1.5 oz

Chest Size: 49 7/8’’ (126.6 cm)
Length from Neck to Bottom of Coat: 42 7/8’’ (109 cm)
Weight: 6 lb 2.5 oz

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