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Gambesons & Quilted items

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Gambeson with lacing - Kavalier NEW
Gambeson with lacing - Kavalier
Gambesons
79,99 € 89,99 € (RRP)
Gambeson - Nils NEW
Gambeson - Nils
Gambesons
69,99 € 89,99 € (RRP)
Gambeson with stand-up collar - Alfred NEW
Gambeson with stand-up collar - Alfred
Gambesons
from 69,99 € 89,99 € (RRP)
Padded cap - Haithabu NEW
Padded cap - Haithabu
Hats, Caps and Bonnets
19,99 €
Linen padded cap - Hattin NEW
Linen padded cap - Hattin
Hats, Caps and Bonnets
24,99 €
Padded collar - Akkon NEW
Padded collar - Akkon
Gorgets
34,99 €
Gambeson - Imperial
Gambeson - Imperial
Padded Items
189,99 €
Padded greaves - Eisenbrück
Padded greaves - Eisenbrück
Padded Items
49,99 €
Padded arming collar - Rabenfurth
Padded arming collar - Rabenfurth
Padded Items
34,99 €
Padded bracers - Eisenbrück
Padded bracers - Eisenbrück
Padded Items
29,99 €
Padded arming collar - Donnergrund
Padded arming collar - Donnergrund
Padded Items
49,99 €
Gambeson - Donnergrund
Gambeson - Donnergrund
Gambesons
119,90 €
Gambeson - Greifenfels
Gambeson - Greifenfels
Gambesons
149,90 €
Gambeson - Sturmeck
Gambeson - Sturmeck
Gambesons
99,99 €
Padded arming cap - Eisenbrück
Padded arming cap - Eisenbrück
Padded Items
24,99 €
Gambeson - Eduard
Gambeson - Eduard
Gambesons
79,99 €
Gambeson - Jon -44%
Gambeson - Jon
Gambesons
from 49,99 € 89,99 € (RRP)
Padded Arming Cap
Padded Arming Cap
Hats, Caps and Bonnets
34,99 €
Padded coif - Gerwin
Padded coif - Gerwin
Padded Items
39,99 €
Quilted jerkin - Enrico
Quilted jerkin - Enrico
Jerkins
89,99 €
Gambeson - Erwin -20%
Gambeson - Erwin
Gambesons
from 79,99 € 99,99 € (RRP)
Gambeson -Tiberias
Gambeson -Tiberias
Jerkins
89,99 €
Arming cap - Erwin -43%
Arming cap - Erwin
Padded Items
from 19,99 € 34,99 € (RRP)
Gambeson "Imperium" -58%
Gambeson "Imperium"
Gambesons
from 39,99 € 94,99 € (RRP)
 
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Gambeson - Or what one wears under medieval armour

Gambesons aren't just any thick jackets. They serve or served a real military purpose. So that the armour, harness, or chainmail of a knight, mercenary, or other warrior, whether made of leather or metal, doesn't chafe on the skin, one usually wears a gambeson or other padding underneath. Gambesons, or in Larp circles also known as "Gambie", are padded or multi-layered undergarments that provide the necessary padding. This padding intercepts blows from weapons and thus forms an essential part of medieval armour. They also automatically make a medieval warrior appear bulkier and heavier, a desired side effect on the battlefield!

Historical Padding and Gambesons at Andracor

Already in Antiquity and also among the Vikings, padding under armour was known and widely used. And padded garments remained in use until well into the Renaissance and Modern Times. If one wants to buy a gambeson, then Andracor is a good place to go, as we have gambesons in various colours such as black, brown, and natural for you. Particularly noteworthy are our gambesons Donnergrund, Rabenfurth, and Eisenbrück! Especially the gambeson Donnergrund is ideal for summer temperatures due to its short sleeves. Are you looking for a gambeson in a large size? No problem! We also have XXL gambesons as a product in our shop. These high-quality gambesons made of 100% cotton are the ideal gambeson for a warrior in Larp or reenactment.

Buy Larp Gambeson - Historical or Fantastic?

A gambeson can be both short and long-sleeved. Some types were worn under and some over the armour as padded pourpoints, for example. Arrows could get stuck in the gambeson and not easily splinter off the armour. Historical gambesons were mostly made of several layers of linen and stuffed with wool. However, our gambesons have cotton as their material base. Some padded variants of the gambeson also work excellently as outer garments for men and women.

Typically, gambesons were made of multi-layered linen, but the stuffed gambesons from the High & Late Middle Ages are most popular with modern larps & show fighters because of their high cushioning effect and elegant appearance. Here you will find a range of different models suitable for different types of armour. Some medieval gambesons are historically based and match a plate armour, others are rather fantastic and a complement to our leather armour. It remains up to one's own taste and character concept for which style one decides.

Padding - For the Sensitive Areas

Gambesons are a fine thing for the extensive protection of the upper body and arm area. But there are also areas that a medieval gambeson only covers inadequately or not at all. Padded hoods for the head are absolutely essential for helmet wearers and show fighters. Because a blow to the unpadded head in the helmet can also hurt a lot with a padded weapon. So the padded hood is definitely mandatory, and we have it available in brown, black, and natural colours to match our gambesons.

For reenactment combat, padded gear for arms and legs is also available from us, because even with blunt weapons one can otherwise get injured. Arm pads, leg pads or even padded collars are also very fashionable with your gambeson and nice accessories to a medieval outfit.

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