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Padded Gambesons

Padded gambesons were traditionally worn during the medieval ages. Warriors favored them primarily as a source of padding, worn under their armor to ensure that the steel or leather plates did not rub and chafe uncomfortably during hours of movement and use. Dark Knight Armourys wide selection of padded gambesons performs the exact same function as their historical counterparts. These padded gambesons can be worn with steel or leather armor. It helps to reduce the pinching and chaffing of both types of armor. They are also great looking, and many of the gambesons can be worn alone as padded armor or quilted armor. They come in a variety of styles and colors, from plain, undecorated gambesons that are fit for any knight, warrior, or soldier, to decorated yet functional gambesons that are fit for kings and outlaws. We have gambesons that have no sleeves, short sleeves, detachable sleeves and full sleeves, ensuring that no matter what type of gambeson you need, Dark Knight Armoury has it available. If you need padding for your armor or if you prefer to wear padded armor, then pick up one of our padded gambesons. You will fit snugly into your steel or leather armor and you will look rather authentic, not to mention pretty cool to boot.
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Arming Gambeson

Item # AB0158
Arming Gambeson is available in two colors. An arming gambeson is a special padded jacket worn under armour. The arming gambeson was specially designed so that parts of the armor could be sewn to it in order to improve security.
$119.00 $95.00

Arthur Canvas Gambeson Set

Item # MY100133
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.
$100.00

Arthur Long Gambeson

Item # MY100132
The ideal armour padding for your next re-enactment battle, the Arthur Long Gambeson extends from neck to knee. The top-stitched gambeson vest can be worn under many kinds of armour to help prevent rubbing and pinching.
$80.00

Arthur Padded Gambeson

Item # MY100134
An excellent option for protecting yourself in battle, the Arthur Padded Gambeson appears in a sleeveless vest design. The medieval gambeson can be worn under many kinds of re-enactment armour to help prevent rubbing and pinching.
$56.00

Arthur Suede Gambeson

Item # MY100135
This suede vest makes an excellent addition to your re-enactment gear with its quality construction. The Arthur Suede Gambeson offers armour padding that can be worn under many kinds of armour to help prevent rubbing and pinching.
$100.00

Arthur Suede Gambeson Set

Item # MY100385
Made of high-quality materials, the Arthur Suede Gambeson Set includes a vest, tassets, and matching long sleeves. With protective polyester padding and an inner cotton lining, this gambeson set is ideal for wearing under armour.
$214.00

Aulber Canvas Gambeson

Item # MY100872
A foot soldier is never without the proper gear when fighting the enemy. The Aulber Canvas Gambeson is wonderful for the reenactor or LARPer looking for a medieval jacket. It is ideal for a Renaissance faire or historical stage fight.
$79.00

Brown Medieval Gambeson

Item # HW-701040
Add comfort to your armour-wearing experience with the Brown Medieval Gambeson, or wear it on its own for a light layer of protection and warmth. This long sleeve quilted gambeson covers from the neck down to the top of the thighs.
$107.00

Diana Gambeson

Item # MY100724
Sometimes, when out questing, all that heavy steel plating can be a bit cumbersome and uncomfortable. In times like these, the best place to be is within the safe padding of an article of clothing like the Diana Gambeson.
$100.00

Early Gambeson

Item # 100278
Our gambeson is of a type worn from the early middle ages well on through the Renaissance. The Early Gambeson is also typically worn under plate armour to prevent the armour from pinching your skin when in motion.
$99.00

Ecru Medieval Gambeson

Item # HW-700900W
Whether worn on its own or as a layer under armour, the Ecru Medieval Gambeson adds historical style to medieval and fantasy outfits. This long sleeve gambeson is padded and quilted, covering from neck down to the upper thighs.
$107.00

Gambeson

Item # AB0143
A gambeson would be worn either separately or in combination with maille or plate armour. Our gambeson is made of fine quilted canvas that will both protect and provide an accurate period outfit for re-enacting.
$149.00