jacket based on the popular "AP" 350N model. Besides the features like an
overlap in the front, bladecatcher, hard form protection, the "AP Light" is characterized by low weight, breathable construction, adjustable waist
and extra pockets with foams. What is more, this jacket is thinner
than the regular "AP" but still made from 350N puncture resistance fabric.
Its lining allows heat and moisture removal and has the antibacterial
On sleeves you can
find pockets for additional elbow protectors, e.g. "Shell" (link). Thanks to
extra pockets for the foam, you can modify ribs, shoulders, and
front. This feature allows using this jacket in light
historical fencing training, as well as tournaments.- 350N puncture
- Low weight
- Pockets for
lining with antibacterial function
- Pockets for elbow
- Adjustable waist
AP Fencing Jacket
AP "Light" Fencing Jacket
2,5 kg – 3,5 kg
1,6 kg – 1,9 kg
Basic layer of
Thicker on the whole
protecting more body areas
removable foams; changable
level of amortization on shoulders, front and
because of thicker amortization layer
Good moisture and
Handwash or chemical
wash; longer drying
Laundry wash; shorter
to the size
Extra strip on the
back– adjustable waist
Pockets for additional
Intensive training and tournaments as well as
kinds of training.
Does the AP Light Jacket offer adequate protection for the full range
of HEMA styles from longsword to rapier? I know it offers less then the
regular style but I'm just curious how scaled down that protection is in
If you are doing ALL HEMA, its a good choice. Its less impact resistant
than the AP, but more than the officer. Range of motion is also
#2. Is the light variant made from the same material as the regular SPES jacket? If not, what material?
PHA> It has more synthetic
materials, including a open cell foam that is fairly breathable.
#3. Lastly, how significant is it in terms of the reduction of heat compared to the regular style?
PHA> Significant. Because of the open foam, mostly in the back.
I want a jacket that still is protective for all styles of HEMA combat
but does not overheat excessively, as I will be practicing outside as
well. Of the two, the SPES Axel Jacket V2.0 or the SPES AP Light 350N,
which would you recommend?
PHA> The light for sure. You may get a few more bruises, but you will be cooler and have better motion.
New policy: we are imposing a $25 restocking fee on any return, exchange OR change
in the open order for any special color (not black) on any
SPES jacket or pants.
So please review your orders carefully and
be sure you leave yourself time for your order to arrive if you want
custom work, usually 4 weeks. I try to have black jackets and pants in stock at all