This quilted gambeson from the early Middle Ages is made of 100% cotton. Available in Black. Hand wash only. Perfect for Medieval and Renaissance Fairs.


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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This is perfect for what I was looking for; a thinner gambeson to wear under my mail haubergeon for comfort rather than my much bulkier one for actual combat reenactment. Looks great all on its own as well, is comfortable to wear, and is excellently crafted. The M-size fits perfectly (6', 190, 42" chest, 34" waist
- Randy, December 29, 2018 | Verified Purchase
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.
- Matthew, November 14, 2015
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.
- Michael, June 06, 2015 | Verified Purchase
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
- John, September 13, 2012 | Verified Purchase
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.
- Justice, January 18, 2012 | Verified Purchase
very comfortable, nicley made. Works very well with my leather armor!
- albert, November 12, 2011 | Verified Purchase
Excellent workmanship and looks great. I find the Medium a very good fit (40" chest, 35" waist).
- Nick, August 04, 2011
- Jason, October 30, 2009 | Verified Purchase
A very nice piece of clothing very comfortable to wear and very durable
- John, August 21, 2009 | Verified Purchase

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