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Price: $379.00



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SPES AP Fencing Jacket Pro 350N

This model of the Axel Pettersson Fencing Jacket is a combination of comfort and a high level protection.

The design is based on the standard AP Jacket model, which is highly valued among HEMA fencers. This jacket offers great comprehensive protection.

  • Jacket
  • Leather front plate
  • Plastic pads (8 pieces)

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  • Fabric is certified 350N puncture resistant.
  • Equipped with fasteners for mounting specially shaped plastic pads for increased protection.
  • A leather front plate can be attached to the front with Velcro, increasing protection without sacrificing comfort.
  • The collar is more fit to the shape of the neck than the standard version. The blade catcher remains part of the design.
Material: Cotton
Weight: 7.7lbs / 3.5kg

Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Great protection with some inconvenience. January 24, 2017
Reviewer: William  
Overall this jacket provides great protection. It's best quality is the velcro attached leather in the front. When fighting with a longsword this is a great addition. The mobility from the jacket itself is not too bad providing a good amount of room to raise your hands above your head.

The negative elements of the jacket are some of the things you pay the extra bill for. The plastic forearm protectors are not sized well for the jacket and tend to conflict with most gloves. The side bicep and shoulder protection fall off with regularity, and you have to reattach them. I've just left them off for good. The elbow cover is fantastic though.

The leather in the front almost makes this warrant the price tag, but I'm afraid I'd recommend going with just a standard SPES padded jacket instead and modifying as you see fit. You'll spend less and get the customization that makes sense for you.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Epic, all-in-one, upper body protection!! November 7, 2016
Reviewer: Tim Meade from Colorado Springs, CO United States  
Despite being one of the most expensive jackets in the HEMA world, this jacket it is well worth its price.  Esthetics aside (which happen to be awesome) the base SPES Axel Jacket is exceptionally well fitting from the hips to the neck and down to the wrists.  The jacket design enables quick on-off access, with well thought-out over lapping Velcro seams to avoid  damage to the zipper while providing an addition layer of protection.  The collar with sword catch is one more bonus feature. The jacket fabric is very strong and well padded throughout.  The leather torso cover provides a final layer of strike protection.  The coupe de gras on this jacket is the hard shell shoulder to wrist protection.  Four discrete, removable, molded plastic plates are shaped to avoid interference with each other during arm movement while minimizing exposed gaps.  For aggressive sparing where strong strikes to the arms and torso are likely, this jacket addresses almost every one of the fighter's concerns.

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Great quality July 23, 2016
Reviewer: Caleb Eck from Danville, PA United States  
So far I've only had maybe less than 20 hours sparring time in this jacket. It is great. All the "armor" plates are removable, which I opted to do. The jacket is stiff at first, but quickly loosens up after you get a few hours in wearing it. Fantastic quality and really takes impacts well. I recommend it to anyone. And as always, Purpleheart's customer service in unparalleled. I am very thankful to have them.

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Pro Jacket April 19, 2016
Reviewer: James Maroney from Stevenson Ranch, CA United States  
How many ways  can you  say Awesome..

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Review - Fencing Gloves Purchase April 12, 2016
Reviewer: David Scruggs from Ashburn, VA United States  
Very positive buying experience.  Had the product in-stock, shipped fast, arrived quickly.  When I realized I ordered the wrong size, I notified Purpleheart, they shipped the right size the same day.  Very happy with the product.

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