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SPES Axel Jacket V2.0 350N *

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SPES AP Fencing Jacket 350N Version 2.0

This fencing jacket was designed with the help and suggestions of Axel Pettersson to serve the needs of the Swedish schools of historical fencing (Gothenburg Historical Fencing School in particular).

The jacket has become a standard in the HEMA community.

When checking out using the Custom Size option, include your measurements (according to the Sizing chart in the adjacent tab) in the Comment section during checkout. Do not use punctuation and enter measurements in centimeters (it's made in Europe!) ALL 10 MEASUREMENTS MUST BE INCLUDED.

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  • The jacket closes in front with a durable zipper and velcro.
  • On the front of the collar, there is a broad overlap which closes with velcro.
  • Collar has a blade catcher at the neckline.
  • The sleeves are specially designed for better arm movement.
  • Additional protective layers are located on the chest, shoulders and elbows.
  • The layers of fabric (from the outside) are: 2 layers of cotton, one protective layer, and 1 layer of cotton lining.
  • Fabric is certified 350N puncture resistant.

Material: Cotton
Weight: 5.5lbs / 2.5kg

Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 32 Write a review »

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Superior. June 6, 2017
Reviewer: Stephen Dougherty from Northampton, PA United States  
After a brief break-in period, this jacket has proven its worth.  It is a substantial piece of protective equipment, but it does not curtail movement to the degree you might expect.  I have been hit hard with a mittlehau more than once wearing this, and   it absorbed the force nicely.  It is serviceable, durable, and a good value as well, given its ability to help avoid injury.

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Great May 30, 2017
Reviewer: tara long from omaha, NE United States  
This the second Axle style jacket I have purchased and this one is for my daughter. She tried mine on and another that was cutting for a woman and she like the look and movement of this one. Couldn't be happier.

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So far so good May 18, 2017
Reviewer: Nathan Brown from Minneapolis, MN United States  
Used for 1 week of class (3, 1.5 hr sessions), from the perspective of a beginner HEMA fencer: Jacket looks great, wears great. It breathes fairly well. A bit of ride-up when lifting my arms to vom tag, and it's initially a little stiff so my technique and speed suffers slightly, but I am led to believe that once I break in the jacket that goes away. Will update after I have more time with the jacket! Initial impressions are fantastic though!

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SPES Axel Jacket V2.0 350N * May 16, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
SPES Axel Jacket V2.0 350N *

Too stiff.  Needs better articulation under the arms and at the elbows.

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Good protection, alright fit May 4, 2017
Reviewer: Noah Nies from Sykesville, MD United States  
So far, I've been very pleased with this jacket. It protects well, and feels decent to fight in. However, I am rather short, and am not the most muscular person in the world. I noticed the biceps are rather wide, but it isn't so noticeable while sparring. At 5'6", I have a hard time keeping the jacket on my body. The shoulders and throat guard tend to rise up a good bit when I raise my arms in it. This, however, was easily remedied by a second hand belt fastened above my hips. Overall, VERY good jacket for the price.

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