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SPES AP Light Womens Jacket 350N
SPES AP Light Womens Jacket 350N

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SPES AP Light Fencing Womens Jacket 350N

Light HEMA jacket based on the popular "AP" 350N model.

Features include an overlap in the front, bladecatcher near neck.

"AP Light" is characterized by low weight, breathable construction, adjustable waist and extra pockets with foam (on shoulders, on front flap, and on sides).

This HEMA jacket is thinner than the regular "AP" but still made from 350N puncture resistance fabric. Its lining allows heat and moisture removal but also has the antibacterial function. On the sleeves you can find grips for additional elbow protectors.

Adjustable strap lets a wearer adjust the waist.
Cuts on back let the lower part of a clothing lay in freely and don't hinder movement.

Thanks to extra pockets for foams, the protection level of ribs, shoulders and front can be improved. This feature allows using this jacket in light historical fencing trainings, as well as tournament duels. (With extra protection)

NOTE! You can modify your HEMA jacket by way of embroidery.

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.

To order in multi-color, enter letter designation with color choice in message box at checkout. Refer to this chart for: Color Chart

See Sizing tab for more information.

Not a stock item, please allow 12-16 weeks for delivery.

Custom Measuring
  • Shaped fitted to women's body
  • Fabric is certified 350N puncture resistant.
  • Ultra light weight, Apx. 3.5lbs (1.6kg)
  • Breathable padding with antimicrobial properties
  • The jacket closes in front with a durable zipper and velcro.
  • Mountings for additional elbow protectors.
  • Adjustable waist girth
  • On the front of the collar, there is a broad overlap which closes with velcro.
  • Collar has a blade catcher at the neckline.
  • The sleeves are specially designed for better arm movement.
  • Additional protective layers are located on the chest, shoulders and elbows.
  • Multi-color options. Chart available HERE.
  • Washing Information is HERE.

"AP" 350N Women's HEMA Jacket"AP Light" 350N HEMA Jacket
Puncture resistance350 N350 N
Weight2,3 kg – 3,2 kg / heavier1,4 kg – 1,8 kg / lighter
Basic layer of filling/amortizationThicker on the whole surface;
protecting more body areas
Thinner; ensures better mobility
Additional inner protection layerNonePockets with removable foams;
changable level of protection
on shoulders, front and ribs
BreathabilityStandard; more difficult because of
thicker protection layer
Good moisture and heat removal,
antibacterial lining
Washing/dryingHandwash or chemical wash; longer dryingLaundry wash; shorter drying
Additional fitting to the sizeExtra strip on the back–
adjustable waist girth; cuts on hips
Extra strip on the back–
adjustable waist girth; cuts on hips
ForearmsQuilted layerQuilted layer
Additional fasteningnoneGrips for additional elbow protectors
Designed toIntensive trainings and duels as well as HEMA beginnersGeneral-purpose,
many kinds of trainings. Add additional
protection as needed.

Material: Cotton

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 4 weeks.
Any color jacket is considered custom, these will also take 4-5 weeks to arrive, please plan accordingly.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 18 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Received Wrong Jacket January 18, 2023
Reviewer: Macayla W. from Plainwell, MI United States  
Honestly, I absolutely love my new jacket despite it not being the AP Light, but the AP Plus. I can understand the confusion because the sticker that was on the clear plastic that it came in was labeled AP Light Plus Women's jacket. Which from what I could tell, there isn't an AP Light Plus jacket sold on the website, just an AP Light or an AP Plus. So when I pulled it out and realized that it was not the same style Jacket as my boyfriends AP Light,  I was a little disappointed only for the fact that my jacket didn't have the fuzzy Velcro patch on the sleeves for the elbow guards I ordered with Velcro. So I ended up stitching some on myself, which was no big deal. But I just want to make sure others are aware to double check what they receive, especially since it took about 3 months to get the jackets in. I didn't exchange it since I was in a tournament 3 weeks after receiving the jacket. So all in all, great jacket and great quality, just not an AP Light.

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5 of 5 Custom Fit Is Great November 17, 2022
Reviewer: Sara Hampton  
If you're wondering if custom sizing is worth it, it is. The chart is easy to follow, and the jacket fits like a dream. It also only took about a month from order for the jacket to come in, which was an added bonus. Only thing is, forearm protection is extra light so make sure you have a good set of forearm guards before you spar!

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5 of 5 April 5, 2022
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Apache Junction, AZ United States  

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4 of 5 Fits Great and Much Lighter March 16, 2022
Reviewer: Stephanie Howes from Hanover, NH  
I had been borrowing the regular men's jacket until I received this one and wow! I'm not burning up after a few fencing matches anymore. I didn't get a custom fit and the jacket fits just fine. Very happy with my purchase. A common problem people have is that it fits snuggly in the armpit but I haven't found it too restrictive.

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4 of 5 Great fit in a beautiful color December 13, 2021
Reviewer: K Wampler-Goodbee from Los Angeles, CA United States  
This jacket fits well, despite my weird torso proportions. It's a bit short at the bottom, and a bit long at the wrist, but otherwise fits very well. It feels protective and structured without being too stiff (for a gambeson). It's also relatively cool, which is great since I live in a desert and sweat a fair bit. The navy blue color is lighter in person, but still gorgeous and rich, excellent for when one wants to stand out from the crowd without being too flashy. Only thing: one might want a chest protector since it isnt as thick as the regular SPES AP, and forearm protection is a must. Shipping did take a good ten weeks, which was inconvenient, but given that it was in a custom color and SPES was backlogged, the delay was at least understandable, and it shipped promptly once it reached Purpleheart.

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