Shapur Gambeson

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While the Shapur Gambeson goes well with a variety of historical looks, its design bares an Eastern Asian influence. An outer layer of cotton canvas combined with wool-felt padding offers extra protection on the LARP battlefield. The oriental cut of the gambeson is emphasized by its mandarin collar and overlapping closure. Three sets of leather strings attached to round felt accents close the front, while cotton lacing adjusts the fit at the waist. The canvas layer enhances the durability, while the wool felt give it a slimmer, more comfortable fit when worn under plate armour.

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

Key Features:

  • Cut inspired by Eastern Asia
  • Fitted with tie strings in the front
  • Fitted with lacing on either side of the waist


  • Made of 100 percent cotton canvas
  • Padding is a 50 percent wool-cotton felt
  • Tie strings are leather

Chest Waist Hips Overall Length Sleeve Length Shoulder Width
Small 44 inches 40 inches 46 inches 37.5 inches 22.25 inches 16.5 inches
Medium 46.5 inches 43.5 inches 47 inches 38.75 inches 23 inches 17.75 inches
Large 48.5 inches 46.5 inches 52 inches 40.75 inches 23.75 inches 18.5 inches
X-Large 52 inches 52.5 inches 59 inches 44.25 inches 24 inches 17.25 inches
XX-Large 62.5 inches 63 inches 69 inches 46.25 inches 25.25 inches 23.5 inches

4 reviews for Shapur Gambeson

  1. Adam S.

    Great Gambeson, with a unique look. Quality material, lined, comfortable. More padding where you need it (body), less where you dont
    (lower arms).

  2. Matthew Poindexter (verified owner)

    Great piece; but, I really don’t want to cover with chainmail or plate because it looks so darn good!

  3. tevineast2003 (verified owner)

    This Gambeson is very comfortable and stylish, I love it!

  4. timothy oconnor (verified owner)

    We now own three of the Shapur Gambesons and they’re outstanding! They provide full coverage, throat to thigh/knee, and are fairly thick. We’ve used with Calimacil LARP weapons and Kendo shinais (bamboo swords). The gambeson provided excellent protection, certainly more than our kendo gi! We’d still recommend hand and head protection obviously and perhaps chest protection in the form of a cuirass if engaging in rougher sparring.

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