A Gambeson is almost indispensable for re-enactment and medieval show fighting .
The gambeson, also called Aketon, Padded Jack or Arming Doublet was often worn underneath mail and plate armour which made the wearing of steel armour more comfortable and could absorb enemy blows therefore reducing the risk of injury.
Our Gambeson by Ulfberth consists of 4 layers: one outer layer of cotton canvas, two layers of woolen padding and one soft cotton inner layer.
Outer Material: 100% cotton canvas
Lining: 100% cotton
Filling (padding): 100% wool
Outer Cloth: canvas out of 100% cotton
Inner Lining: 100% cotton
Weight: approx.. 2.7 to 3.2 kg depending on size