As Shad argues in the video, the gambeson is perhaps most one of the unappreciated aspect of armor, largely due to the unimpressive visual nature of it and misinformation spread by roleplaying games, both the early tabletop variety and video games variety.

Gambesons are not only an important part of so many armor compositions but also a viable armor in of themselves and were a fashion item at some points in history.  We’re huge fans of the gambeson and would love to see them get more wide spread appreciation.

So, if you’re designing an outfit for a character who needs an armor that is light, not too heavy duty and/or can look fabulous – consider the gambeson.

– wincenworks

Organic Armors in How Armor Works on BABD

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