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SPES AP Light PRO 350N
AP Light PRO 350N

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Price: $290.00

Availability: Some black jackets in stock, otherwise, please allow 12-16 weeks to be made.

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SPES AP Light Fencing Jacket 350N with PRO Plates

Jackets are make to order - please allow 12-16 weeks for delivery.

Multi-color options: https://www.woodenswords.com/help_answer.asp?ID=26#319

When checking out using the Custom Size option ONLY, 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 MEASUREMENTS MUST BE INCLUDED.

If ordering a standard size we do not need your measurements.

See Sizing tab for more information.

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Pro Plates
Light fencing 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 function.

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 resistance certificate
- Low weight

- Pockets for foams
- Breathable lining with antibacterial function

- Bladecatcher

- Pockets for elbow protectors

- Adjustable waist

Multi-color options. Chart available HERE.

Washing Information is HERE.

AP Fencing Jacket

AP "Light" Fencing Jacket

Puncture resistance

350 N

350 N


2,5 kg – 3,5 kg / heavier

1,6 kg – 1,9 kg / lighter

Basic layer of filling/amortization

Thicker on the whole surface;
protecting more body areas

Thinner; ensures better mobility

Additional inner amortization layer


Pockets with removable foams; changable
level of amortization on shoulders, front and ribs


Standard; more difficult
because of thicker amortization layer

Good moisture and heat removal,
antibacterial lining


Handwash or chemical wash; longer drying

Laundry wash; shorter drying

Additional fitting to the size


Extra strip on the back– adjustable waist


Quilted with amortization layer

Thin; recommended additional protection

Additional fastening


Pockets for additional elbow protectors

Designed to

Intensive training and tournaments as well as
HEMA beginners

many kinds of training.

#1. 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 comparison.
PHA> 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 somewhat in-between.

#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.

Ultimately, 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 times!

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Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 19 Write a review »

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5 of 5 Spes ap light pro November 25, 2022
Reviewer: Alban Fisher from Montreal, QC Canada  
Excellent jacket and came in a beautiful burgundy color unfortunately I think I need to go a size larger even though I carefully checked the size chart my shoulders are too broad for the size L and this makes moving my arms to a high guard is difficult and uncomfortable

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5 of 5 November 2, 2022
Reviewer: Bill Miles from Williston , VT United States  

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4 of 5 There's a good reason these are so popular September 12, 2022
Reviewer: TW from Indiana  
If you've been involved with HEMA for very long, you've probably seen these SPES AP Light jackets before. They're protective, affordable, comfortable, and, thanks to the wonderful people at PurpleHeart, it's very easy to get one that's custom-tailored to fit you. (Do it! The comfort and mobility is totally worth the money, if you're not lucky enough to exactly fit one of their standard sizes.) And with custom colors to match your kit, it looks quite fetching, too.

I haven't yet bothered to figure out all the hard armor pieces that mount to this, but they look like they'll be pretty protective once I get them attached and strapped in place.

My only complaint is that I wish there was a bit more padding on the forearms; I've gotten some decent little bruises along my radius since starting to spar with this jacket. That should be easily remedied with some extra pads, though, and it's not like there are any comparable jackets on the market that would be any better.

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5 of 5 Outstanding quality July 23, 2022
Reviewer: Ethan from KS United States  
Fantastic fit and extremely high quality. Very comfortable and vibrant colors. Great padding and removable foam padding, strong zipper and strong velcro closures. I love it! Worth every penny.

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5 of 5 April 25, 2022
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  

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