Padded jack, short-sleeved

A padded jackis a padded defensive jacket, worn as armour separately, or combined with mail or plate armour. Gambeson were produced with a sewing technique called quilting. Usually constructed of linen or wool, the stuffing varied, and could be for example scrap cloth or horse hair. During the 14th century, illustrations usually show buttons or laces up the front.

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Padded jack, short-sleeved


  • Made of cotton canvas
  • slightly padded
  • delivery without leather belt or/and any other garments

The given sizes of the padded jacks correspond to the following data:

  • M - chest circumference up to 110 cm
  • L - chest circumference up to 120 cm
  • XL- chest circumference up to 130 cm

A padded jack worn under armour, particularly plate armour of fifteenth and sixteenth century Europe contains arming points for attaching plates and fifteenth century examples may include goussets sewn into the elbows and armpits to protect the wearer in locations not covered by plate. German gothic armour arming doublets were generally shorter than Italian white armour doublets, which could extend to the upper thigh. In late fifteenth century Italy this also became a civilian fashion. Men who were not knights wore arming doublets, probably because the garment suggested status and chivalry.

  • Both the outer cloth, the lining and inner padding is made of 100% cotton.

How to wash the padded jack

You can wash the jack in a washing machine in cold water to avoid possible change of its size. The resistant stains (e.g. oil) won't disappear but the gambeson gets clean and nice-smelling anyway.

You can also wash it by hand in cold water with a more sensitive care. By this method you can use a soft brush for possible resistant stains.

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Number of product reviews: 5 Rewieved so far: 2 customers.

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17.3.2014 17:35

Stanislav Přikryl


Z fotek je snad každému jasné že se nejedná o skutečnou "prošívanici", tedy vycpávaný kabátek který se nosí pod zbrojí (nebo i samostatně jako lehká zbroj), ale přesto je to velmi příjemný a praktický kabátek, vhodný zvláště tam kde samostatná košile by nestačila (na hodování, volné nošení mimo boj atd.) a prošívanice by zase naopak nebyla vhodná (ta se hodí opravdu jen do bitev nebo když je velká zima)..

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2.10.2015 20:22

Klaus Meyer

Einwandfrei - saubere Verarbeitung - super bequem. Wie mein tschechischer Kollege schon geschrieben hatte - dünner Gambeson - passt aber prima unters Kettenhemd. Für leichte Schaukämpfe - Darstellung oder zum Rittergelage. Kurzärmelig für bessere Beweglichkeit. Für Vollkontakt einen dicken Gambeson kaufen ! Deus lo vult !

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2.10.2015 20:24

Klaus Meyer


REAKCE NA 2 (Klaus Meyer): darum geb ich 5 Sterne !

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23.8.2016 14:45

Jaroslav Zatloukal

Chtěl bych se zeptat zdali by se tato prošívanice dala vyrobit v hnědé barvě.

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