Plastic armour made of polyurethane at Andracor.
Plastic armour for Larp
or medieval markets? Does that work? Do armours made of plastic
look real enough? We think yes! Our polyurethane armour
are worth a closer look for several reasons. First of all, what makes polyurethane armour very practical is its weight. Polyurethane armour parts weigh only a fraction of what metal armour weighs. This makes them ideal for people who don't want to train like berserkers to take part in a larp battle in armour. And of course there are also people with physical impairments for whom PU armour is ideal.
But that is far from the only advantage of polyurethane plate armour. Real plate parts made of metal have to be oiled and maintained regularly, otherwise they rust. PU armour, on the other hand, can simply be wiped clean with a damp cloth when it gets dirty. Plastic armour made of polyurethane is also flexible to a certain extent, which makes it easier to adapt and wear than comparable armour made of metal.
Deceptively real! PU plate armour.
There is, of course, another important criteria for buying armour and that is its appearance. After all, the aim is to create the illusion of real antique or medieval armour. From the intricate painting to the details in the mould, our PU armour pieces are deceptively real. If you don't know, you have to look very closely to realise that the armour is made of plastic. Of course, they are not as resistant as metal and are therefore basically only suitable for larp and cosplay. However, they can easily withstand blows with foam weapons.
They are great as cosplay armour, because here it's all about the look and not about the function and usability. Some pieces of PU armour are also modelled on famous pieces of fantasy armour. PU armour is also the perfect choice for dressing up as an impressive knight at a carnival party. PU armour pieces can also be combined very well with leather armour to create a unique look. They are also ideal as armour over chainmail to keep the overall weight of the armour a little lower. However, the chainmail should be well degreased beforehand, as the oil can attack the varnish of the PU armour.
Armour parts made of polyurethane, how are they assembled?
The function of PU armour and its advantages are now clear, but which parts do they consist of? We currently have seven different PU armour sets. The Barbarian, the Outrider, the Nordic set, the Palace Guard, the Spartan, the Mercenary and the Knightly set. The Spartan, Mercenary and Knightly set are based more on historical models, while the rest are based more on fantasy sources. To view a set in its entirety, for example, you can simply type "Mercenary PU" into our searchfield to see all parts of the Mercenary set. All sets consist of a PU breastplate, PU bracers and greaves, shoulder armour and a PU helmet. All these PU armour pieces are available individually and can also be combined with each other if desired.
All pieces of PU armour have leather straps with decorative buckles for their attachment. The PU shoulders have lacing with nestel tips at the upper end. The inside of all PU parts is dyed black.
Maintaining your polyurethane armour.
There are actually only a few maintenance rules for PU armour. If your plastic armour got dirty in the last battle, you can usually clean it quickly and easily with a damp cloth. However, it is important never to use scratching sponges, as these can scratch the surface varnish and ruin the metal look permanently. If the PU armour is very dirty, you should only use mild detergent and a damp cloth. The leather straps become smoother if you grease them lightly from time to time, for example with our leather grease.