This 14th Century Gambeson is based on a combination of surviving 14th century garments and period artwork. Its outer shell is made from heavy cotton. It’s padded with three layers of cotton batting, which in combination with the natural fibres of its outer shell and lining makes it exceptionally breathable. The gambeson is fastened with a strong cord. True to surviving originals, the gambeson’s arms are hinged at the yoke of the shoulders, rather than fully sewn to the torso, so in effect the armpits are “open”. This allows for greater ventilation and means absolutely no “pull” upon the arm when swinging a weapon. The sides are open too and are secured with six leather straps (three each side). Each strap has a period reproduction brass buckle and can be adjusted by up to 7cm.
Small - Chest 40 Inch - Length 40 Inch