The Praelia looked over the rim of his mug, admiring the new uniform armour. "I feel sorry for the poor bastard that has to sing our tales, boys." "Why's that, Karl?" one of the others asked. "Just look at the fine detailing on this," he responded, waggling the arm that held the cup to his lips in indication "How's he going to find a rhyme for elbow?"
Gambeson with removable sleeves. Available in multiple sizes, and black, brown, beige and white. Body and arm padding thickness: 400 grams pr. square meter. Shoulder padding thickness: 600 grams pr. square meter.
This gambeson is very thick and durable. It is perfect for heavy armour or just for dressing your character.
There are stories being told about you amongst the soldiers. You are the mercenary who has slain over a thousand men. You put fear in your enemies with one sweep of your weapon. Your aura of darkness freezes the hearts of anyone who looks you in the eye. And your favorite? Someone is saying you made a deal with a devil so that you may never die.
You strap your armour over your Warrior Gambeson, preparing for battle. You will never tell them which stories might be true, but they can see for themselves your battle prowess once you step onto the field and dominate once more.
Epic Armoury’s Warrior Gambeson is a padded long-sleeve coat covering the torso from neck, down over the hips on front and back. It can be worn on its own or serve as essential padding under mail or armour. The gambeson is donned like a jacket and closed on the front with five leather straps and brass buckles, allowing the wearer to customize the tightness of the fit. The arms are easily detachable by untying its cotton cords on the shoulders and sleeves, each cord secured through long-lasting brass eyelets.
Thick enough to serve as its own armour, this sturdy gambeson is constructed with heavy layers of fluffed cotton canvas sandwiched between layers of heavy cotton canvas. All these layers are stitched together in vertical lines, keeping the padding in place and mimicking a classic European high-medieval style.
Though of European cut, gambeson or quilted-style armours have seen world-wide use since antediluvian times, making the Warrior Gambeson a great basic armour with a range of possibilities regardless of time and place.
Available in Black, Brown, Beige and White; and in sizes Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large, 3X-Large and 4X-Large.
Quilted armours have been around since at least 400 BCE
Used as padding under chainmail or plate armour
Historically, a high-medieval European gambeson was recorded as being capable of stopping sword blows from penetrating the skin
Could stop heavy arrows and mace and axe impacts with the addition of overlaying chainmail
Specific style often worn by freemen, mercenaries, and other independent warriors
This cotton twill product is diagonally woven fabric similar to denim. It is quite sturdy, built to take some abuse.
Remember to wax the leather straps before putting in a washing machine or dryer. If you are able to hand wash and leave your gambeson to dry flat, this is preferable.
Machine wash at 40°C / 104°F (warm). Wash separately the first time and with similar colours afterwards. Tumble dry on low heat, but be aware that it might shrink up to 5%. For general stains or discoloration, treat with a commercial fabric cleaner, or blot with tepid water and a soft cloth.