Short-Sleeved Gambeson

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Stay safe and comfortable underneath armour with the Short-Sleeved Gambeson. This medieval arming wear tunic is made of cotton canvas and features a light level of padding as well as short sleeves and a top stitched, quilted look. Mindful of the dynamic movements necessary in battle, this gambeson has slits in the lower portions of the front and back for ease of mobility. The short sleeves also lend movement to the wearer and can open up new layering possibilities sure to add interest to any historic reenactment or LARP outfit.

Key Features:

  • Lightly padded for protection
  • Features short sleeve design
  • Slits in front and back allow for movement
  • Ideal for wearing under armour
  • Great for LARP or historic reenactment outfits


  • Made from cotton canvas

Chest Overall Length
Medium Up to 43.3 inches 38.6 inches
Large Up to 47.2 inches 40.2 inches
X-Large Up to 51.2 inches 40.6 inches

3 reviews for Short-Sleeved Gambeson

  1. greg g.

    Nice and light, not to thin, not to thick

  2. daniel.garry.lane (verified owner)

    43″ actual chest measurement, 6’1″ for height, and about 200 lbs over here, so I ordered in the large size. This quickly became one of my favorite items in any of my medieval kits. It somehow has enough weight to it that it actually works well at providing some padding, but isn’t so thick that you are sweating an ocean on a warm day either. I own a much thicker gambeson from Epic Armoury for when I wear plate armor, and it gets HOT and is usually soaked with sweat after. While this is clearly not designed to be worn under a full suit of plate, this would be prefect under a chainmail hauberk (or on it’s own for a lightly armored look). Despite being made from cotton canvas, this gambeson is flexible, soft, and comfortable. For the price, this thing is a must-have.

  3. Joshua Kane (verified owner)

    Runs just a bit on the smaller side but it is a very nice piece that feels just right if you need some padding for your armor or just want a stand alone thin gambeson.
    Not too thick and not too thin, In my opinion, its just right for most applications.

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