A gambeson is virtually indispensable for re-enactment and medieval show fighting.
The gambeson, also called aketon, padded jack or arming doublet, was usually worn underneath plate and chainmail armours. It made these steel armours more comfortable to wear and could absorb enemy blows, thus reducing the risk of injury.
This Gambeson by Ulfberth consists of 4 layers: one outer layer of cotton canvas, two layers of woolen padding and one soft cotton inner layer.
Upper material : 100% cotton canvas
Lining : 100% cotton
Filling (padding) : 100% wool
Collar height : ca. 5 cm
Shipping weight : ca. 3.20 kg
Size S : ca. 100 cm chest, 50 cm arm, 93 cm length
Size M : ca. 106 cm chest, 54 cm arm, 98 cm length
Size L : ca. 118 cm chest, 54 cm arm, 99 cm length
Size XL : ca. 130 cm chest, 55 cm arm, 106 cm length
Size XXL : ca. 132 cm chest, 56 cm arm, 107 cm length