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SPES AP Jacket Light 350N
SPES AP Light Jacket V2.0 350N


 
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SPES AP Light Fencing Jacket 350N

Stock arriving weekly, color jackets are make to order - please allow 7-8 weeks for delivery.



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 MEASUREMENTS MUST BE INCLUDED.

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Blood and Iron
Matt Easton
Custom Measuring
Features
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
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Multi-color options. Chart available HERE.


Washing Information is HERE.




AP Fencing Jacket

AP "Light" Fencing Jacket

Puncture resistance

350 N

350 N

Weight

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

None

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

Breathability

Standard; more difficult
because of thicker amortization layer

Good moisture and heat removal,
antibacterial lining

Washing/drying

Handwash or chemical wash; longer drying

Laundry wash; shorter drying

Additional fitting to the size

None

Extra strip on the back– adjustable waist

Forearms

Quilted with amortization layer

Thin; recommended additional protection

Additional fastening

None

Pockets for additional elbow protectors

Designed to

Intensive training and tournaments as well as
HEMA beginners

General-purpose,
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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5 of 5 Fits perfectly. November 23, 2020
Reviewer: Ethan Ford from Catskill, NY United States  
Got the custom fitting and it fits perfectly.

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5 of 5 I'd say "like a glove", but it's a jacket. October 22, 2020
Reviewer: Nugget  
I got an x-small as I'm a small boi, and I was worried that my broader shoulders (for someone as short as me) would be a bit tight. However, it fits perfectly, looks really cool, and I'm very very happy with it. I even dressed my Animal Crossing character like my HEMA sparring kit.

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5 of 5 Dark green jacket with add arming points October 2, 2020
Reviewer: ryan waldt from Columbia, MD United States  
I took my measurements and matched it up to the sizeing chart and the xl fits perfect. Thanks

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5 of 5 Perfect Fit September 29, 2020
Reviewer: daniel johnson from Cupertino, CA United States  
The jacket provides perfect protection and mobility. Very happy with this

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5 of 5 September 12, 2020
Reviewer: James from Eastwood, NSW Australia  
Very breathable for a padded, puncture-resistant jacket!

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