Bottom line - this thing is awesome. I fight in the SCA and I have my armor pointed directly to this collar. I have both my gorget and my pauldrons directly connected to it and it's as stable as a rock. I'm not even using proper arming points. I just use an awl to make the holes and tie the armor directly on. I had been using another padded collar very similar to this one, but I wanted one in black so I got this one. It's a huge upgrade over the old one. It's the same thickness and quality overall, but the open front design on the neck makes it easier to put on and remove, as well as helps it form better. It's a smaller circumference overall so it doesn't "poof out" as much(if at all) like the old one did. 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. 5 stars overall. Absolutely love this thing. Picture: https://i.imgur.com/M0KaMhL.jpg
7/20/2018 9:55 AM
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