Aulber Canvas Gambeson

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A foot soldier is never without the proper gear when fighting the enemy. The Aulber Canvas Gambeson is wonderful for the reenactor or LARPer looking for a medieval jacket. Available in three sizes and five colors, the gambeson uses ties and leather loops to close the jacket as well as uses ties to close the cuffs. Made of three layers, the jacket includes canvas and cotton while using wool felt for padding. It has long sleeves and slits under the armpits for better mobility. The waist length jacket is ideal for a Renaissance faire or historical stage fight.

This item is handmade, therefore, it may vary slightly from what is shown above.

Key Features:

  • Comes in three sizes and five colors
  • Leather loop and tie closer
  • Slits under the armpits for mobility
  • Triple layer design
  • Ideal for LARPing or reenacting


  • Outer Layer: cotton canvas
  • Padding: wool felt
  • Inner Lining: cotton

Care Instructions:

  • Handwashing this item is recommended. Do not dry in the dryer. Do not bleach. Item may be ironed on a low setting.

ChestWaistOverall LengthSleeve LengthShoulder Width
Small/Medium46 inches44 inches28.25 inches25.5 inches20 inches
Large/X-Large48.5 inches46 inches29 inches27 inches20 inches
XX-Large50.5 inches47.25 inches29.75 inches28.25 inches21.5 inches

2 reviews for Aulber Canvas Gambeson

  1. Evan Hammerlund (verified owner)

    This is a very good gambeson for the price.

    The pros:
    You get a very solid and heavy piece of arming wear. It feels like it can take a blow, and you’ll be able to keep going.

    The construction seems pretty sturdy, and if you have a stitching awl, you should be able to make repairs easily if/when needed.

    You could easily use this for sparring practice and some HEMA. But check with safety marshals first.

    The cons:
    The arms do not have an elbow bend built in. It will take some use and breaking in to get full mobility.

    Sizing is really difficult with quilted gambesons. I’m glad I went with a L/XL option.

    Unless you have a larger hauberk, don’t plan on wearing mail with this. The sleeves do not lend themselves to having the mail arms lay flat.

    It might be possible with a smaller gambeson size, but I am glad I went with the sizing I did.

    The leather ties are really flimsy garment suede. Fortunately, I’m a leatherworker, and I have plenty of heavy lace. I was able to replace the lacing and added extra tie rows to the gambeson. I might add purpointes later, but I’m not sure.

    Overall, this was a great purchase!

  2. Baylee Burger (verified owner)

    This gambeson has a good weight to it, quite heavy out of the box, but you don’t notice the weight once you have it on. I agree with what another reviewer has said, the ties are just thin suede and I think they’ll get really worn with regular use. If you are a smaller person this gambeson might not work for you. I’m 5’6″, about 150lbs and I was drowning in my S/M…, particularly in the arms which were quite long.
    Overall, I’m quite happy with this piece. Mytholon always has quality products and I should be able to tailor what I need to.

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