Padded Gambeson With Interchangeable Sleeves


You can wear this thickly padded gambeson with long sleeves, short sleeves or no sleeves at all! This heavy-duty, canvas grade cotton arming doublet is perfect for reenactments, SCA or LARP sparring. It has open armpits for easier movement and comes with detachable long and short sleeves that connect with cloth strings.




Wear this thickly padded gambeson with long sleeves, short sleeves, or no sleeves at all! Woven of heavy-duty, canvas grade cotton, it's perfect for reenactments, SCA or LARP sparring. Comes with detachable long and short sleeves that connect to the body of the garment with cloth strings. Features open armpits for easier movement. The leather buckles in front are adjustable and attractively designed. Available in Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XXL.
  • Small fits chest sizes 32"-34" and weighs 4 lbs with short sleeves, 5 lbs with long sleeves
  • Medium fits chest sizes 36"-38" and weighs app. 4 lbs, 12 oz with short sleeves, 5 lbs, 12 oz with long sleeves
  • Large fits chest sizes 40"-42" and weighs app. 5 lbs, 8 oz with short sleeves, 6 lbs, 8 oz with long sleeves
  • X-Large fits chest sizes 44"-46" and weighs app. 6 lbs, 4 oz with short sleeves, 7 lbs, 4 oz with long sleeves
  • XXL fits chest sizes 48"-50" and weighs app. 7 lbs with short sleeves, 8 lbs with long sleeves


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Excellent quality with ability to convert
This is a well-made, heavily constructed gambeson. Sizing is true; expands well with the buckles.  Not a costume, this is an excellent base layer for functional armor. Take time to break in for sure. I started by hand washing and thoroughly air drying to make things softer (especially the elbows of the long sleeves and the midsection for bending forward. High collar means an arming collar is unnecessary; coif and gorget fit over collar easily. Matches well with the padded arming cap also sold by MR.  The buckles are a bit finicky to fasten, as there is enough play for the buckle to slide through the leather loop on the fixed portion, but once buckled it is very secure. The best feature is the ability to convert from sleeve-less to short or long sleeves at will; if you can lace a shoe you can change this gambeson on the fly. Make no mistake, it's warm. In a southeastern summer renaissance festival I could tolerate long sleeves, short mail, surcoat and several pieces of plate but this may be daunting for the uninitiated. Cannot recommend highly enough for the price.
- Andrew, November 14, 2023
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