RFB Gambeson

RFB Gambeson
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  • 300770U
This Gambeson is a basic gambeson for beginners. The Padding is light and gives a perfect... more
Product information "RFB Gambeson"

This Gambeson is a basic gambeson for beginners. The Padding is light and gives a perfect protect and fit for light Armour and chainmail. The arms are designed with holes under the arms for a better ventilation and movement.

Padding thickness: 300grams pr. square meter.

Machine wash at 40°C (warm). Wash the item separately the first time, hereafter with similar colours.

Size: One Size Only - best fits a size medium but will fit a size small to large. 

There are stories being told about you amongst the soldiers. You are the mercenary who has slain over a thousand men. You put fear in your enemies with just a glance. Your aura of darkness freezes the hearts of anyone who looks you in the eye. And your favorite? Someone is saying you made a deal with a devil so that you may never die.

You will never tell them which might be true. Instead, as you sit in camp and wash the blood from your Gambeson, you simply listen...and smirk.


This bestselling Ready for Battle Gambeson is a padded armour coat covering the torso, abdomen, back and upper arms. It can be worn on its own or serve as essential padding under mail or armour. The gambeson is donned like a jacket and closed on the front with four leather straps with iron buckles.

Thick enough to serve as its own armour, this sturdy gambeson is constructed with heavy layers of fluffed cotton padding sandwiched between coloured heavy cotton, all stitched together in vertical lines. The stitching keeps the padding in place and mimics a classic European high-medieval style. The gambeson is open under the armpits to allow the wearer to breathe and have ease movement.

Though of European cut, gambeson or quilted-style armours have seen world-wide use since antediluvian times, making the Ready for Battle Gambeson a great basic armour with a range of possibilities regardless of time and place.


  • Used as padding under chainmail or plate armour
  • Historically, a high-medieval European gambeson was recorded as being capable of stopping sword blows from penetrating the skin
  • Could stop heavy arrows and mace and axe impacts with the addition of overlaying chainmail
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Customer evaluation for "RFB Gambeson"
1 Apr 2019

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!! Very comfy, incredibly high quality item.

This super comfy gamberson fits a medium perfectly and is excellent for going under chainmail. With the upright collar it offers great protection from the chainmail pinching and does not irritate your neck.
It is slightly shorter than it looks in the pictures however under chainmail its perfect as it keeps the air flowing in long battles.
I would recommend this product to anyone!!!

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