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Size ( waist circumference):
XS - waist 63-69 cm (25-27 in.)
Default options
  • Fabric  leather
  • Lining fabric cotton
  • padding type  (20%wool and 80%cotton shred)
  • Layers of padding  2 layers 1.2 cm
  • Contrast quilting and edge absent
  • Attaching of the sleeves standard
  • Fastenings leather laces
  • Color of leather fastening black
  • Fastenings for steel\plastic arms absent
  • Personal emblem absent
  • Paint Stamping absent
  • Additional back protection absent
  • Standard length  80 cm
  • Manufacturing time standard manufacturing time 4 months
  • Fast Shipping  Absent
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Custom made

This item is a custom-made, which means that our crafters use individual body measurements of a client for manufacture. Such type of manufacturing provides with a perfect fit of an item.

Lining fabric
padding type
Layers of padding
Contrast quilting and edge
Attaching of the sleeves
Color of leather fastening
Fastenings for steel\plastic arms
Size ( waist circumference)
Personal emblem
Paint Stamping
Additional back protection
Standard length
Manufacturing time
Fast Shipping



This short-sleeved early medieval gambeson, perfect for bowman. Its comfortable cut protecting your body well makes it easy to shoot a bow. A simple, decent leather gambeson will serve you equally well both as the underarmor and decent short mens Viking costume. Pay your attention that this model has not only authentic Norse look and fabrics but also fastens with the historically accurate leather strings.

You give us your specific measures and wishes - we make you a completely custom gambeson that will bring you joy and comfort for a long time! 

For your convenience, we can offer two ways of tailoring this mens Viking padded leather armor:

Machine manufacturing, which is means using sewing machine by our tailors, when they will make padded armor by your parameters.

Hand sewing – custom one, when gambeson will be completely sewn by hands of our tailors, stich-by-stich. This custom historical one type offered for additional costs.


The special advantage of this modern gambeson is that it is suitable foe almost all medieval and fantasy events:

  • SCA
  • HEMA
  • LARP events
  • Stage performances
  • Medieval festivals
  • Reenactment events


Base price version, which you can see at photo includes:

  • 2 layers of padding (natural sheet wadding 50% cotton, 50% wool);
  • Natural leather (orange-brown) for outer shell;
  • Natural (uncolored) cotton or linen for inner shell;
  • Sleeves’ full-attaching (closed armpit);
  • Third-length sleeves;
  • Orange-brown leather strings in front for fastening;
  • Straight bottom edge;
  • No fastenings for steel arms.

However, if you need other Viking padded leather armor, additional options will help you create personalized model of padded leather gambeson. All leather colors that we have are available for order. Even if you choose half-colored or quarter-colored padded defense, all we need to know is what colors you prefer and its exact disposition, and we sew that gambison for you. If you want both sleeved and sleeveless gambisons, please use option “Laced sleeves”.

Quantity of padding layer depends on the main armour. If you plan to wear padded armor under the chain mail, so 5-6 layers will be fine. If there will be usual plate armour or brigandine, so 2-3 layers of natural wadding for this quilted gambeson is enough.

If you want, we offer great choice of fastenings and festoons for decoration of your leather Viking clothing. In addition, do not forget, if you plan to use plate arms or spaulders over your padded armor, order leather fastenings for them.

For any changer and additional options, please contact us [email protected].


Benefits, which you will get, if you buy leather gambeson at Steel Mastery:

  1. Custom-made high-quality padded underarmor made of natural fabrics by your individual parameters;
  2. Reliability and comfortable wearing for years;
  3. Product made by experienced tailors, who really know how to make a good armor;
  4. Convenient payment systems (PayPal, Skrill, Visa, MasterCard, American Express);
  5. Flexible return system in case if you don’t like an item.

Check out these models of leather gambesons: Leather sleeveless gambeson, Medieval leather gambeson.

We offer to complete your padded protection with Padded chausses and Padded liners and caps.

In section Gambison you can see all models that we offer for ordering. If you did not find any for your taste and wish, please send us photo and description of the required model and we will make it for you.


If you don’t like the received product for any reason, you may send it back to us within 14 days. If the received item has defects or does not fit your parameters, we will make a new item and send it to you at our costs. If postal service lost your parcel, we make a search of it. If parcel could not be found, we make new item at our expenses.


We ship orders via National Postal Service, who carries order to your local post office. Upon shipping, we provide you with tracking number of parcel. If you need express delivery (DHL, TNT, etc.), please contact us.


Every product is handcrafted and requires time for manufacture. Approximate time:

  • Gambeson and padded armor – 8-9 weeks;
  • Costumes and other clothing – 4-6 weeks;
  • Brigandines – 3-4 months;
  • Leather accessories 2-4 weeks;
  • Metal armor – 2-5 months.

Please contact us if you would like to know more precise terms.

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Beautifull gambeson. Ordered this one with some custom features and a bit longer and very happy with the result. A perfect fit when I tried it the first time. Great quality and worth it for sure! Don't hesitate and just order the gambeson if you have any doubts about it :)
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