Light Sleeveless Gambeson

(6 customer reviews)


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When you are choosing your medieval armour, make sure you do not forget to pick out appropriate pieces of padded arming wear like the Light Sleeveless Gambeson to improve comfort and protect against rubbing, chafing, and pinching. This sleeveless gambeson is made from cotton canvas with a natural linen hue for an authentic look. Slits in the front and back of the medieval gambeson enable free movement while still allowing the piece to provide coverage of the thighs. Historical gambesons were worn up until the Renaissance period when the growing use of firearms led to a decline in their popularity, making this an excellent addition to any medieval LARP or re-enactment ensemble.

Key Features:

  • Made from 100 percent cotton cloth
  • Features a natural linen color
  • Comes in a long, sleeveless design
  • Helps prevent chafing of armour
  • Great for LARP and re-enactment use


  • Made from 100 percent cotton cloth
  • 0.25 Inch Thickness

Chest Waist Overall Length Shoulder Width
Large 50.4 inches 39.8 inches
X-Large 53.5 inches 51 inches 40.6 inches 21 inches
XX-Large 55.9 inches 52.25 inches 41.3 inches 22 inches

6 reviews for Light Sleeveless Gambeson

  1. connor s.

    At first sight it seemed that the gambeson looked well, and as well it seemed to fit well around me. For it’s light and seems to be combat ready for the price. The only problem would be the bottoms on the side, but it’ll take some getting used to.

  2. Forrest G.

    This is an excellent gambeson! The XL size fits perfectly to my fatty-ness. It is very light and and flexible.

  3. Destiny V.

    Very comfortable and great padding. I love it!

  4. Tyler Allen (verified owner)

    soft and flexible, a great piece for under most armor, just a little long in my opinion.

  5. Cameron Cooney (verified owner)

    Absolutely awesome! Great quality fabric and stitching. Good fit, order one size bigger then the t-shirt you wear. Light does not mean thin. Still very padded. Essential for a basic look. Don’t even need armor over the top to look good. King in the North!!!!!!

  6. Lord_Capulet (verified owner)

    I’ve worn this both as padding under plate and chainmail armor, and as an outer garment for warmth and fashion, and it does splendidly in both roles! Just thick enough to prevent chafing without being stifling, and still easy to move in with a nice, breathable material.

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