Our Basic Padded HEMA jacket takes inspiration from medieval fighting garments and is made in sturdy cotton canvas, with a layer of cotton batting inside, for a combination of protection and breathability. For a lighter-weight version, designed for everyday use and drilling see our Basic Unpadded HEMA jacket. The most popular sizes in black are usually in-stock for faster delivery. Available in Black and Dark green.
Want a custom color? See our Premium Unpadded HEMA jacket and Premium Padded HEMA jacket. The premium version of the style is made to order in a wide range of tones, including custom color variations.
Using the unique, wide, curved armhole, it provides optimal mobility though the shoulders and arms critical for your training and fencing. Click on VIDEO tab above to see how easily you can move when wearing this jacket. Hidden front zipper closure in front with eyelets for optional ties provides a finished look & complete coverage. High neck for padding under neck protection. We’ve included slits for ease of movement at the wrists and hem, the ones at the wrists can folded back to provide padding under your gauntlets. Available in basic black and dark green.
We recommend dry cleaning this item in order to extend its life to a maximum. If you do choose to wash your jacket – only do so in cold water by itself(colors may bleed in the wash when new) and hang to dry. Do not machine dry as that is the most destructive part of modern washing. Please note: as this is made of 100% cotton it will fade over time with repeated washings.
Please note these are made as they are ordered so allow a minimum of 2-3 weeks for your order to ship.
Note: Measure your waist at the WIDEST point to determine your size. Wrap the tape snugly around your waist. You chest measurement is typically less import as this large, curved armhole give extra room in chest and upper back, which allows for freedom of movement in shoulders, arms and upper body. This style is meant to fit snugly in the torso and waist while still providing freedom of movement in shoulders and arms, so we recommend choosing the smallest size that matches your measurements. While we do not make made to measure garments, this style is pretty easily taken in at the waist by a moderately experienced sewist, if you would like truly tailored fit. Don’t hesitate to email, call or text us(708-502-1937) with any questions.
|Size||Max. Chest Measurement||Max. Waist Measurement|
|Small – slim fit||36″ / 91 cm||28″ / 71 cm|
|Small – regular fit||36″ / 91 cm||30.5″ / 77 cm|
|Medium – slim fit||40″ / 102 cm||32″ / 81 cm|
|Medium – regular fit||40″ / 102 cm||34.5″ / 87 cm|
|Large – slim fit||46″ / 117 cm||38″ / 96 cm|
|Large – regular fit||46″ / 117 cm||40.5″ / 103 cm|
|XLarge – slim fit||52″ / 132 cm||44″ / 112 cm|
|XLarge – regular||52″ / 132 cm||46.5″ / 118 cm|
|XXL – slim fit||58″ / 157 cm||50″ / 127 cm|
|XXL – regular fit||58″ / 157 cm||52.5″ / 133 cm|