A gambeson is the most basic piece of equipment you’ll need in order to get started with historical medieval battle. Armor begins from padding; it serves as a shock-absorber between your body and steel armor. When choosing a gambeson, consider its thickness and bulk. Otherwise, you run the risk of overheating during intense fights in the hot season. Our Gambesons are made with 2 layers of natural sheet wadding with an approximate thickness of 1cm. You can also choose for it to be made with one layer. In this case, the overall thickness of the quilted fabric is 0.5cm. The exterior padding is a bright yellow color and can be outlined with black, red or yellow trim.
The Gambeson is fastened with three leather straps and steel buckles. According to your wishes, you buckles can be made from base steel, handmade steel, brass, or handmade brass with etching (as seen in the photos).
You can complement your Yellow Gambeson with Quilted Stockings of the same color or a contrasting one.
Our Gambeson can be completed with sewn leather arming points for arm armor connection. One pair of arming points will be attached on the shoulders. Two pairs will be sewn to the sleeve above and under the elbow joint.
Please note: the sewn arming points may not fit the holes of your steel arm harness. In this case, you can easily unsew them and change the positions according to your needs.