Cotton Padded Chausses and Mittens
Medieval soldiers couldn't afford to underestimate the protection of their legs and hands. Therefore, they wore heavy plate armour and mittens or lighter ring armour. To mitigate weapon blows to the legs, soldiers wore padded or leather pants under it. Padded mittens with leather palms were worn under plate gloves and softened blows to their hands. Pants and mittens also improved the comfort of armour. Whether in the Middle Ages or today's historical, fantasy or LARP events.