Medieval Gambeson Vest Jacket & Arming Coat

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  • Arthur Canvas Gambeson Set

    Arthur Canvas Gambeson Set

    SKU: MY100133 $137.00 Add to Cart
  • Arthur Long Gambeson

    Arthur Long Gambeson

    SKU: MY100132 $105.00 Add to Cart
  • Arthur Padded Gambeson

    Arthur Padded Gambeson

    SKU: MY100134 $59.00$67.00 Add to Cart
  • Gustav Gambeson

    Gustav Gambeson

    SKU: MY100136 $67.00$75.00 Add to Cart
  • Burkhard Gambeson

    Burkhard Gambeson

    SKU: MY101040 $89.00 Add to Cart
  • Leopold Gambeson

    Leopold Gambeson

    SKU: MY100402 $99.00 Add to Cart
  • Warriors Medieval Gambeson

    Warriors Medieval Gambeson

    SKU: MCI-2328 $80.25$144.00 Add to Cart
  • Shapur Gambeson

    Shapur Gambeson

    SKU: MY100469 $109.00$118.00 Add to Cart
  • Imperial Gambeson

    Imperial Gambeson

    SKU: MCI-3125 $218.00 Add to Cart
  • Short-Sleeved Gambeson

    Short-Sleeved Gambeson

    SKU: MH-CL0801 $68.00 Add to Cart
  • Sale! Warrior Sleeveless Gambeson

    Warrior Sleeveless Gambeson

    SKU: MCI-3711 $54.00$109.00 Add to Cart
  • Diana Gambeson

    Diana Gambeson

    SKU: MY100724 $100.00$110.00 Add to Cart
  • Light Sleeveless Gambeson

    Light Sleeveless Gambeson

    SKU: MH-CL0803 $49.00 Add to Cart
  • Early Gambeson

    Early Gambeson

    SKU: 100278 $99.00 Add to Cart
  • Arthur Suede Gambeson

    Arthur Suede Gambeson

    SKU: MY100135 $115.00 Add to Cart
  • Heraldic Lions Quilted Surcoat

    Heraldic Lions Quilted Surcoat

    SKU: 101516 $89.00 Add to Cart
  • Arthur Suede Gambeson Set

    Arthur Suede Gambeson Set

    SKU: MY100385 $241.00 Add to Cart
  • Sale! RFB Padded Armour

    RFB Padded Armour

    SKU: MCI-2358 $33.00$45.00 Add to Cart
  • Robin of Locksley Gambeson

    Robin of Locksley Gambeson

    SKU: 100476 $159.00 Add to Cart
  • RFB Padded Gambeson

    RFB Padded Gambeson

    SKU: MCI-2327 $66.00 Add to Cart
  • Sale! Knightly Long Sleeve Gambeson - Ecru

    Knightly Long Sleeve Gambeson – Ecru

    SKU: HW-700934 $81.60 Add to Cart
  • Aulber Canvas Gambeson

    Aulber Canvas Gambeson

    SKU: MY100872 $82.00$90.00 Add to Cart
  • Sale! Medieval Gambeson – Ecru

    Medieval Gambeson – Ecru

    SKU: HW-700900W $94.40 Add to Cart
  • 15th Century Arming Jacket

    15th Century Arming Jacket

    SKU: MH-CL0800 $117.00 Add to Cart
  • Aulber Linen Gambeson

    Aulber Linen Gambeson

    SKU: MY100794 $94.00 Add to Cart
  • Sale! Collared Long Sleeve Gambeson - Ecru

    Collared Long Sleeve Gambeson – Ecru

    SKU: HW-700932 $90.40 Add to Cart
  • Medieval Gambeson

    Medieval Gambeson

    SKU: AB0138 $137.00 Add to Cart
  • 12th Century Infantry Gambeson

    12th Century Infantry Gambeson

    SKU: MH-CL0500
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    $92.00 Add to Cart
  • Dastan Gambeson

    Dastan Gambeson

    SKU: MCI-3768
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    $149.00$159.00 Add to Cart
  • Sale! Knightly Half Sleeve Gambeson - Ecru

    Knightly Half Sleeve Gambeson – Ecru

    SKU: HW-700948W
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    $72.80 Add to Cart
  • Leopold Suede Gambeson

    Leopold Suede Gambeson

    SKU: MY100403 $187.00$191.00 Add to Cart
  • Light Medieval Gambeson

    Light Medieval Gambeson

    SKU: AH-PA6074-PP
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    $132.25 Add to Cart
  • Sale! Medieval Gambeson – Brown

    Medieval Gambeson – Brown

    SKU: HW-701040
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    $94.40 Add to Cart
  • Sale! Rabenfurth Gambeson

    Rabenfurth Gambeson

    SKU: BG-1148
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    $104.39$113.75 Add to Cart
  • Sale! Medieval Gambeson - Black

    Medieval Gambeson – Black

    SKU: HW-700900BK
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    $94.40 Add to Cart
  • Sale! Donnergrund Gambeson

    Donnergrund Gambeson

    SKU: BG-1146
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    $86.39$95.75 Add to Cart
  • Sale! Collared Sleeveless Gambeson - Ecru

    Collared Sleeveless Gambeson – Ecru

    SKU: HW-700947
    Rated 0 out of 5
    $81.60 Add to Cart
  • Sale! Wolfenwacht Gambeson

    Wolfenwacht Gambeson

    SKU: BG-1145 $86.39$104.39 Add to Cart
  • Sale! Greifenfels Gambeson

    Greifenfels Gambeson

    SKU: BG-1147
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    $104.39$113.75 Add to Cart
  • Sale! Knightly Long Sleeve Gambeson - Black

    Knightly Long Sleeve Gambeson – Black

    SKU: HW-700934BK $79.20 Add to Cart

If you are wearing steel armor, a medieval gambeson or padded under armor is a necessity. A medieval gambeson will help eliminate being pinched by the steel plate armor every time you move.

Medieval gambesons are popular for wearing under steel, leather, or chainmail armor for added comfort and protection. They come in a variety of colors that range from black, brown, and white. Our functional gambesons come in sizes from small to extra large.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is a Gambeson?

Used by knights and soldiers during the Middle Ages, a gambeson is a padded armor jacket worn under full steel or leather armor or chainmail. A gambeson is made with a variety of stuffing for armor padding, like scrap cloth or horsehair, and is constructed using a sewing technique called quilting. A gambeson is also known as an aketon, padded jack, or arming doublet.

Medieval knights and soldiers always wore gambesons under their metal armor to absorb shock and prevent chafing and pinching. A gambeson also provided extra protection and warmth to the wearer.

What Is Gambeson Made Of?

Traditionally, a gambeson is made from wool or linen. They are quilted and stuffed with a variety of padding materials, like scrap cloth or horsehair.

A modern gambeson uses different materials for the outer layer and inner lining, like cotton, polyester, cowhide suede, and fabric blends, which are readily available. For the padding, they use wool felt, cotton, polyester, and twill for greater comfort when worn. The protective garment is secured using belts, buckles, leather loops, or ties.

Medieval Collectibles offers different styles of gambesons: vests, jackets, and doublets. We have thigh-length ones and shorter ones with long sleeves, short sleeves, or without sleeves.

Some of gambeson designs are modelled after real gambesons from the Middle Ages for historical accuracy. Our products are quilted, layered, and secured with historically accurate belts, buckles, straps, and ties for the utmost authenticity.

Get historically-accurate, high-quality medieval jackets for reenactments, LARP, cosplay, and other events here at Medieval Collectibles!

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