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SPES AP Plus Light 350N, Mens
SPES AP Plus Light Jacket

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SPES AP Plus Light Fencing Jacket 350N

Black is typically stocked, but there may be delays in restock shipments. Email to verify size is in stock if needed soon. Custom size, color, and left-handed jackets are make to order - please allow 12-16 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 or email to cd@woodenswords.com.
VERY IMPORTANT - if following the video guide, you must still send me ONLY the measurements shown in the chart (11 numbers) Do not use punctuation and enter measurements in centimeters (it's made in Europe!) ALL MEASUREMENTS MUST BE INCLUDED.

See Sizing tab for more information.

Matt Easton
Custom Measuring
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. Thanks to extra pockets for the foam, you can modify ribs, shoulders, and front. This feature allows using this jacket in light 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

Design for

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: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 80 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Best chat support ever! October 31, 2023
Reviewer: Allen Ferraudo from Brighton, MA United States  
I had a best support to chose my hema jacket and purpleheart team sent me it fast. I like the product because it fit very well on my body. Thank you all!

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5 of 5 October 17, 2023
Reviewer: Brady Crouse from Monroe, WA United States  
The Purpleheart Armoury gave me a quality product that I could readily use for HEMA sparring, and delivered in a short period of time. However, what stuck out to me the most was the amazing customer service! I would personally like to thank Jade Nguyen for all of the help that they gave me!

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5 of 5 Great Jacket October 17, 2023
Reviewer: Sam Keiser from Austin, TX United States  
Fits great, is super light. Feels like Im wearing a normal shirt while sparring

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5 of 5 350N August 15, 2023
Reviewer: Scott Wolfertz from Wycombe, PA United States  
Very pleased with the product and the speed in which it arrived.

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5 of 5 Great gear August 15, 2023
Reviewer: Jonathan Taylor from Chico, CA United States  
Bought this jacket for longsword and Saber fencing. Have not tested it with metal blades yet but with synthetic longsword the padding is more than sufficient across the chest. The option to add or remove padding is also highly appreciated. The padding goes all the way up to base of the neck thus giving your collar bone decent protection without a gorget. With metal swords I would still recommend a gorget in addition. The padding is light weight enough and the jacket is somewhat breathable when compared to the heavier options. I highly recommend this to newcomers and seasoned alike. 10/10

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