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SPES AP Light Jacket NG 800N
SPES AP Light Jacket 800N

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Price: $279.00

Availability: This item is made to order. Allow 12-16 weeks for delivery.

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SPES AP Light Jacket 800N New Generation

A lightweight HEMA jacket based on the AP Light 350N model. This version has enlarged pockets at the front - this gives a better cover on the chest and collarbones.

Among features like front flap, blade-catcher and amortization layers, AP Light NG 800N is characterized by its lowered weight, breathable padding, adjustable waist and extra pockets for additional foams.

The fabric used in this jacket has 800N puncture resistance. Its lining has both moisture and warm removal features, and antibacterial properties.

Sleeves in this model have velcro tapes for additional elbow overlays, like our Shell model.

Pockets for cushioning foams make this jacket easily modifiable in shoulder resistance, front and sides. This makes the jacket appropriate for HEMA trainings of both low and high intensity. It is a perfect choice for beginners as well as advanced people.

$75 Upgrade will include all the hard plate PRO Set items: Forearm/elbows and upper Arms/shoulder.

This model is all-purpose, matching the current, more demanding rules of HEMA tournaments. AP NG 800N should meet the expectations of beginners in HEMA, as well as most advanced people.

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 (except decimals) and enter measurements in centimeters (it's made in Europe!) ALL MEASUREMENTS MUST BE INCLUDED.

See Sizing tab for more information.

To order multi-color, enter letter designations with color choice in message box at checkout, or email to customer service. Refer to chart here:
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Basic features of AP Light NG 800N HEMA jacket:

  • - based on the AP Light HEMA jacket 350N
  • - increased breathability and air circulation
  • - better fitting to the body - adjustable back strap
  • - available in XS-XXL size range
  • - attachment points for Shell overlays
  • - 800N puncture resistance
  • - extra pockets for additional cushioning foams
  • - new, refreshed design


Material: 800N composite and foam 3D mesh
Weight: 5.5lbs / 2.5kg

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, white or red) 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 12-16 weeks. I try to have black jackets and pants in stock at all times!

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5 of 5 September 28, 2022
Reviewer: Rongxuan Xie from akron, OH United States  

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4 of 5 A Great Jacket for Versatility August 8, 2022
Reviewer: Jack Foster  
I decided to buy this jacket based on two intertwined criteria. I needed a jacket that was light enough for summer outdoor sparring, but protective enough to not compromise my safety if I was to do something like spear or halberd sparring. This jacket fullfilled this criteria for the most part. The padding of the jacket is lighter than I expected (I did not heed the online reviews). I don’t feel confident taking a hard thrust from a polearm to my stomach in this jacket. I suggest, if you buy this jacket, to replace the padding or wear a chest protector before you use weapons bigger than a longsword (using extra protection for lighter weapons is not a bad idea, though). Beyond that, the jacket is good for how light it is. Don’t be disillusioned, you will feel hard shots in this jacket if the weapon is a single sword or bigger. Despite that, I think this jacket is worth it for its breathability outside and maneuverability.

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5 of 5 Best Overall Jacket. July 31, 2022
Reviewer: Michael Waggoner from Bellevue, NE United States  
This is the best overall jacket I have used yet. I have used it for club and tournament sparring. The protection is spot on and I like that I can change out the foam inserts in the jacket. The jacket is still hot regardless, the air flow is better than previous AP jackets but the inserts still make the jacket hot. I got the arming points on mine when I ordered.

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5 of 5 I like this a lot May 13, 2022
Reviewer: Melody Johnson from Chesapeake, VA United States  
This is my first jacket so i really cant say much. Feels really light in the front along the zipper. Gonna give it 5 stars just because i love having a jacket now.

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5 of 5 Good First Impressions! April 14, 2022
Reviewer: Edward P. from Nova Scotia, Canada  
This is the first protective jacket I have purchased for HEMA.  It is moderately heavy, comparable to a winter coat I have that is rated for -40 degree Celsius weather.  I can move in it well enough, with very little hindrance except when crossing my arms for window guard on the right (I am right handed).  Fabric seems stiff and strong.  Warm to wear, but no more than expected.  No padding over collarbone but once an appropriate mask is put on the collarbone either falls under the mask or under the bib of the mask, and the thick fabric of coat and bib provide reasonable protection, especially when combined with a gorget.  This was ordered shortly after Christmas and arrived mid-April, reasonable production and shipping time for a custom order of this type.  Fits excellently.

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