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Sleeveless gambeson




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Sleeveless gambeson

Size ( waist circumference):
XS - waist 63-69 cm (25-27 in.)
Default options
  • Two-color design one colour
  • Fabric  cotton
  • Lining fabric cotton
  • Contrast quilting and edge absent
  • Fastenings leather laces
  • Color of leather fastening black
  • Personal emblem absent
  • Paint Stamping absent
  • Additional back protection absent
  • Design of the bottom edge standard
  • 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.

Two-color design
Lining fabric
Contrast quilting and edge
Color of Contrast quilting and edge
Color of leather fastening
Size ( waist circumference)
Personal emblem
Paint Stamping
Additional back protection
Design of the bottom edge
Standard length
Manufacturing time
Fast Shipping


Sleeveless gambeson is one of the most popular model of medieval padded underamor in XI-XII centuries.

Warriors who did not take participation in close fights were preferably wearing such vest gambeson. It did not protect the whole body, but was good protection for archers and crossbowmen who were fighting on distance.

There are various materials are available for such padded vest. As fabric of gambeson was showing social status of owner, you may choose velvet, wool, leather or more simple linen or cotton. Bottom edge can be decorated with festoons.

We offer different quantity of layers for your sleeveless gambeson. If you plan to wear quilted gambeson under the hauberk, so 5-6 layers will be required. If there will be full-plate armor or brigandine, so 2-3 layers of wadding is enough.

Base price includes following:

  1. fabric – cotton;
  2. color – black;
  3. layers of padding – 2;
  4. lining fabric – cotton;
  5. edge with contrast color – no;
  6. size – XS – L;
  7. fastenings – leather laces; 
  8. color of lether fastenings and cord – brown;
  9. DIY – no 
  10. additional back protection – no
  11. decoration – no
  12. two-color design – no
  13. design of the bottom edge – no

Main photo shows gambeson with following options:

  • fabric – leather;
  • color – caramel
  • layers of padding – 2;
  • lining fabric – cotton (with paint stamping Ermine – custom order);
  • edge with contrast color – yes;
  • size – L;
  • fastenings – leather laces; 
  • color of lether fastenings and cord – brown;
  • DIY – no 
  • additional back protection – no
  • decoration – no
  • two-color design – no
  • design of the bottom edge – no
  • * side slits are a custom order!


Made-to-measure quilted gambeson armour may be sewn by two ways:

  • Machine manufacturing. Tailors will make padded armor by your parameters, using sewing machine.
  • Hand sewing. Custom gambeson will be completely sewn by hands of our tailors. Such type of manufacture is historical one and is offered for additional costs.


You can use this medieval gambeson armor for:

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

Benefits, which you’ll get, if you buy medieval 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.

We recommend completing your padded protection with chausses and pelerine.

Check out also other models of light gambesons: sleeveless gambeson with festoons of the XII-XIII centuries, sleeveless gambeson of XII-XIII centuries. If you are looking for a short-sleeved gambeson, these models might be interesting for you: gambeson of the VI-XIII centuries, aketon of the XIV century.

In section “Gambeson” you can see all models that we offer for ordering. If you didn’t find any for your taste and wish, please send us photo and description of the required model and we will make it for you.

In this article, we're telling how to choose a gambeson.


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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Lucas Wheeler
this gambeson is both sexy and comfortable
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