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It was always possible to drive the point of a weapon through the rings of a mail shirt or shear it with a good cut. This often drove the damaged rings deep into the wound. Even if the blow didn't cut the mail, the blunt trauma alone was enough to break bone and damage internal organs. A thick, padded garment worn under a mail shirt greatly reduced the risk of these types of injuries. Our gambeson is a type worn from the early Middle Ages well on through the Renaissance. Available in sizes M, L and XL. Hangs approximately 32" and weighs 1-1/2".  Black only, 100% cotton, hand wash.

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Customer Reviews

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On the thin side, so for actual use I would have to say no. But, it is very nice to wear under armor or by itself.
Reviewed by Matthew  H
11/14/2015 12:11:56 PM
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It's cool. My reason for 4 stars is I the sleeves even for extra large are a wee bit short. Need to sell tall sizes.
Reviewed by Michael  W
6/6/2015 8:26:58 PM
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I'm a big guy, XL or XXL pretty much everywhere, I got this as an XL and I was swimming in it. One hassle-free exchange later and I got a Large, it's still a little bigger around the middle than I'd like but the shoulders are good and so are the sleeves so I don't think a medium would work. But once I slap on a sword belt most of the excess material is held in place. It is comfortable and gives unrestricted movement
Reviewed by John  S
9/13/2012 12:00:00 AM
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I bought this gambeson to go under my chain mail, and really like it. One thing to think about if buying one, is the size. They are sized on the large side. I ended up exchanging mine for a smaller size.
Reviewed by Justice  C
1/18/2012 12:00:00 AM
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very comfortable, nicley made. Works very well with my leather armor!
Reviewed by albert  h
11/12/2011 12:00:00 AM
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Excellent workmanship and looks great. I find the Medium a very good fit (40" chest, 35" waist).
Reviewed by Nick  C
8/4/2011 12:00:00 AM
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Reviewed by Jason  B
10/30/2009 12:00:00 AM
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A very nice piece of clothing very comfortable to wear and very durable
Reviewed by John  B
8/21/2009 12:00:00 AM