Arthur Canvas Gambeson Set

Item # MY100133
Availability: In stock


When you want excellent protection during battle, the Arthur Canvas Gambeson Set is your ideal solution. The padded armour includes a gambeson, tassets, and sleeves in a versatile set that can be worn in different combinations. The padded gambeson can be worn under many kinds of armour to help prevent rubbing and pinching. The tall collar increases comfort around the neck, as well. The armour padding is stitched in a diamond pattern that allows movability and keeps the padding in place. The front of the medieval gambeson is fastened with four buckled straps. Metal eyelets run along the edges of the arm holes and bottom hem of the sleeveless gambeson, allowing the addition of the sleeves and tassets when extra protection is desired. This arming wear comes in black or brown color options.

Please note that colors may vary slightly from what is pictured.

Key Features:

  • Available in black or brown
  • Includes gambeson, tassets, and sleeves
  • Fastens in the front with buckles
  • Excellent medieval arming wear


  • Made from polyester and cotton


  • Small: Chest - 41.25-43.75 Inches, Waist - 42.5-44.75 Inches, Length - 35.25 Inches
  • Medium: Chest - 42-44.25 Inches, Waist - 42.5-44.75 Inches, Length - 36.75 Inches
  • Large: Chest - 44.5-47.75 Inches, Waist - 45.5-47.75 Inches, Length - 37.25Inches, Sleeve Length (Shoulder to Wrist): 22.5 Inches, Sleeve Length (Underarm to Wrist): 17 Inches
  • X-Large: Chest - 52-55.25 Inches, Waist - 53-56.5 Inches, Length - 41.25 Inches
  • XX-Large: Chest - 55-57.25 Inches, Waist - 56.5-58.75 Inches, Length - 41.5 Inches

Measurements are approximate.

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Sturdy material. Really well built. Probably great as padding for a metal armor set up but not the best for putting chain-mail over. Arm holes seem a little tight. Least for me. I'm a 42 inch chest and a large fit me in the chest even though it says 41.3 . Not sure if a bigger size would actually change the armhole size
From: Casey | Date: 10/4/2016 6:50 PM
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I'm posting this review on the Arthur Gambeson as a whole, as well as on all the individual pieces. First thing first - the arms run small(4 stars for accurate description instead of 5). I recommend buying the pieces of the gambeson separately with the arms up one size from the rest. I know it's 14 extra bucks but the ability to properly bend your arms at the elbow is worth it if you're doing SCA or other type of fighting. If you're just going to wear it to the ren-faire and not attach armor to it/fight in it, it should work fine with the arms of default size. For reference - I'm 5'8" 170lbs 44in chest, 36in waist and I got the medium set. I wish I'd gotten medium chest and skirt(tassets) with large arms. Overall - The gambeson is thick and rugged. It's honestly thick enough to wear as armor itself for those of you in the SCA who don't like wearing armor for the extra mobility. You'll still have to wear kidney pads and elbow covers as per the rules, but it will definitely take a lot of oomph out of strikes to unarmored areas. It's hot for sure. It's made of cotton and polyester, not linen and wool, so it doesn't breath super well, and it's thick. That's not necessarily a good or bad thing, just a heads up. The good thing about it being so thick and sturdy - You can point your armor directly to it without arming points. You SHOULDN'T do this, but you can, and I do because I'm lazy. I currently use only the skirt portion to protect my upper thighs and butt from wrap shots. It works AMAZINGLY to protect from butt wraps. I used to come home bruised from almost every fight practice, and now I hardly notice the shots. All that said, the grommets pop out fairly easily(hence the 4 star quality rating instead of 5). I've had to replace about 20% of the grommets on my first one. I purchased a second skirt recently(JUL2018) and the grommets on the newer one seem to be holding up better, but it hasn't been very long. It looks GREAT as a standalone piece to wear, and is functional as light armor or to put over your armor. 5 stars overall. Picture(you can see the skirt sticking out of the bottom):
From: | Date: 7/20/2018 9:58 AM
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