Shapur Gambeson

(5 customer reviews)


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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 gives 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
Please note that the upper arm circumference is measured from the exterior of the gambeson. If your upper arm circumference is exactly at the measurement listed, the size will likely be too tight around the upper arm.
ChestWaistHipsOverall LengthSleeve LengthShoulder WidthUpper Arm Outer Circumference
Small44 inches40 inches46 inches37.5 inches22.25 inches16.5 inches13 inches
Medium46.5 inches43.5 inches47 inches38.75 inches23 inches17.75 inches14 inches
Large48.5 inches46.5 inches52 inches40.75 inches23.75 inches18.5 inches16 inches
X-Large52 inches52.5 inches59 inches44.25 inches24 inches17.25 inches18.5 inches
XX-Large62.5 inches63 inches69 inches46.25 inches25.25 inches23.5 inches19 inches

5 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.

  5. mhelekunihi (verified owner)

    A fantastic gambeson, well worth the price. I would go for a size up, as the XL was a little tight.

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