"AP" Fencing Jacket 350N


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Price: 185.00 PLN
Net price: 150.41 PLN
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Description

This fencing jacket was designed with the help and suggestions of Axel Pettersson, to serve the needs of the Swedish schools of historical fencing ("Gothenburg Historical Fencing School" in particular). The jacket closes in front (see the picture) with the help of a zipper and velcro. On the front of the collar, there is a broad overlap which closes with velcro. The sleeves are specially designed for better arm movement. Also, there are additional protective layers on the chest, shoulders and elbows. The layers of fabric (from the outside) are: 1 layer of cotton, one protective layer, and 1 layer of lining. The jacket was tested at many seminars as well as one in Helsinki on 9-11.08.2011 lead by Axel Pettersson.

The jacket is made of fabrics which have a 350N puncture resistance certificate.

The jacket is available in three standard colours: black, red and white.
Custom colours are also available for 15€ surcharge which you can choose from our palette of colours.

"AP" Fencing Jacket 350N V2.0 (09/2015)
• The fabrics have been certified 350N puncture resistance.
• The construction of the jacket was strengthened.
• More durable zip.

Axel Pettersson Fencing Jacket V1.2 (07/2014)
Outer fabric has been changed to obtain higher resistance. Basis weight of the fabric is now minimum 750g/m2.
02/2013 - Zipper has been replaced by new, much stronger type.

Axel Pettersson Fencing Jacket V1.1 - version upgraded after Swordfish 2011
1. thicker protective layer on the ribs and the front
2. slightly shorter sleeves
3. collar consists blade catcher at the neck line

 

 

Standard sizes table: (+/- 1cm)

Size S M L XL
Sleeve length 64cm 67cm 67cm 68cm
Chest range 54cm 58cm 62cm 67cm
Chest girth 85-100cm 95-115cm 100-120cm 110-130cm
Hips range 48cm 55cm 59cm 66cm
Waist girth 75-85cm 85-95cm 95-110cm 110-130cm
Total length 61cm 66cm 66cm 66cm

 

Additional informations

Fabric used: cotton

Weight: 2,5kg

Custom size: Please write measurements in the "Customer opinion" space available in your cart in the step before placing the order. For more information please read this.

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Average opinion
Price
Ocena Klientów: 5
Durability
Ocena Klientów: 5
Protection quality
Ocena Klientów: 5
Mobility
Ocena Klientów: 5
Tilman (2012-01-10 19:48:10)

The AP-Jacket (ordered in dec 2011) is in my personal opinion the best protector for the upper part of the body I ever had, yet. Its padding complies with a middle-stiff gambeson and is in my rating sufficient for freeplay with a lighter “Federschwert” or ca. 70%-contact-freefight with heavier steel-/ or aluminium-sword-simulators. I recommend (as a responsible trainer) additional throat/neck-protection and maybe elbow-cups. The main feature is the special cut of the sleeves: The mobility of the arms is fantastic. Raising the arms into the guard Ochs is as easy as with my old gambeson with open armpits – the rest of the jacket lifts hardly at all. Additionally the wider cut upper arms allow to wear extra elbow-cups below the jacket, which is also a big benefit to mobility (instead of squeezing them around the sleeves). The only weak point of the AP-Jacket is the collar with the too widely cut neckline. It is not optimal for wearing a throat/neck-protector above it and the option of wearing it beneath feels …well, a little bit unpleasant but is my working solution so far (some people just abstain from an additional protector and put the lug of the fencing-mask into the collar). I hope the team from histfenc will improve this. I supposed to implement a throat protection like in the vectir-body-protector (the plastron-thingy), because I think an implemented solution will fit better than any put-together-solution. Some people would prefer a longer cut for better hip and groin protection. In combination with an ice-hockey girdle, as I use it, everything is well-protected and no gap opens. Last but not least: The AP-jacket is quite stylish. I like the combination of fencing-jacket and gambeson (…and you can easily stitch on as many badges, as you like). So let me see: Price: of course everything should be for free, but it’s definitely worth the money I paid: 5 stars. Durability: Ask me again in two years, but it looks proper processed with good material, so I tentatively give 4 stars. Protection quality: Only 4 stars because of the wide neckline. Mobility: The protection-mobility ratio is perfect: all 5+ stars. Ah yes: Delivery time was ca. 3 weeks from the last payment of our omnibus order and communication was perfect: every mail was answered within 24 hours. Till Bamberg, Germany

Price
Ocena Klienta: 5
Durability
Ocena Klienta: 4
Protection quality
Ocena Klienta: 4
Mobility
Ocena Klienta: 5
Dustin (2012-02-16 19:03:34)

I received my Axel Pettersson Jacket (http://histfenc.com/productcart/axel-pettersson-fencing-jacket) today, just in time for my longsword class. I also received a pair of the histfenc.com forearm + elbow guards: http://histfenc.com/productcart/forearm-and-elbow-protector The ordering process could have been a bit easier (though i believe their website is still a work-in-progress), but was not a big hassle. The folks at histfenc.com were very responsive and all my emails/questions were responded to within 24hours. I received my items exactly 20 days after I ordered them, which is not bad, considering they are in Poland. After one night of use, I have a very good impression of the jacket. Contrary to my worries, the recommended size fits me perfectly. I did some high-intensity drills with steel, and then did quite a bit of free fencing with nylon. -Fit is excellent, with no baggy, lose or excess material to bind or impede movement. It's form-fitted where it needs to be, and has space where it needs it. For instance, the forearms are nice and tapered, yet there is space right behind them at the elbow if you want to wear elbow pads (and to help with mobility). -Arm/shoulder mobility is excellent...I've never worn a gambeson or coach's jacket with better arm/shoulder mobility. -Protection is very good (with the caveat that i've only fenced hard with nylon, not steel yet in this jacket). The forearms are nice and narrow, yet they are made with increased density of the quilting stitches, which bumps up the protective value somewhat, by increasing rigidity (it's surprising how much more rigid a few extra lines of stitching give a layered cloth structure). Shoulders are well, but not overly, padded. The front torso is very well padded, as the jacket overlaps a great deal in the front (there's an under and over-flap that overlap each other). Collar bone could potentially be an issue, but nothing that you couldn't fix by adding additional neck/collarbone protection, which is probably the expectation here. The only minor issue I have with the jacket is that the neck opening is both wide and thick. The thick part I don't have a problem with, as it is quite protective, plus it has a "blade-catch" fold. The fact that it is so wide kind of pushes my mask up in a slightly annoying way. I will probably be able to adapt to it, though. it is not a huge deal. I tried putting my mask bib down inside the neck of the jacket, but that was even more annoying, in my opinion. I would move my head, but the mask woudln't move with it. I gave 4 stars for mobility, because of the small issue with the wide neckline, which slightly impairs head movement because of how it bumps up against the mask. Otherwise, it is perfectly mobile.

Price
Ocena Klienta: 4
Durability
Ocena Klienta: 5
Protection quality
Ocena Klienta: 5
Mobility
Ocena Klienta: 4
Heiko (2012-03-07 13:24:04)

  Assessment of the fencing jacket Axel Petterson   Choice of cloth and manufacturing are of good quality. Especially the movement flow overhead is easy and works well. If the arms are taken above the head, the rest of the jacket remains on the body. This is a great advantage. Pads for chest and arm protection are absolutely sufficient. The roomy neckline makes for better mobility. Conclusion: This fencing jacket with its positive quality characteristics and a great price-performance ratio is recommended by Heiko Meckbach & Heiko Schwartz. The registered society Historisches Schwertfechten Nordhessen uses this jacket for sparring.   Heiko Meckbach www.schwertfechten-Nordhessen.de HEMAC Member

Price
Ocena Klienta: 5
Durability
Ocena Klienta: 5
Protection quality
Ocena Klienta: 5
Mobility
Ocena Klienta: 5
Andrea (2012-04-03 14:56:58)

Most likely the best product of SPES. Fit is excellent, the protection is very thicken and it does not impede any movement. Cuts don't hurt, while thrust blows are weakened enough. The only thing that I would see changed is the sewing. I'd prefer a more modern fashion than a similiraty to gambeson. Someday, I would like to test the upgrade version. Andrea Conti Sala d'Arme Achille Marozzo, Italy. http://www.achillemarozzo.it/

Price
Ocena Klienta: 5
Durability
Ocena Klienta: 5
Protection quality
Ocena Klienta: 5
Mobility
Ocena Klienta: 5
Christofer (2012-06-18 12:17:59)

First i didn`t think i get the jacket so fast. second and most important the protection and mobility, for normal use it's great but if you get hit very hard it hurts a lot, special at the short rips. but it's no problem, because in the jacket is enough space for extra pads or some other stuff. i would buy it again and recommend it to my friends.

Price
Ocena Klienta: 5
Durability
Ocena Klienta: 5
Protection quality
Ocena Klienta: 4
Mobility
Ocena Klienta: 5
Oliver (2012-07-11 21:07:52)

I have been using the Axel Petterson Fencing Jacket for more than three months of regular training now, and a five-day sparring workshop. After intensive use, the jacket has proved robust and offers some good protection against steel sparring weapons (feather swords). I therefore agree with the positive statements the previous reviewers have made on durability, protection and quality. By now, we have three users of Axel Petterson Fencing Jackets in our class, all of them happy. Durability: The tissue on the back was torn in some grappling action, but it could be easily repaired by attaching a suitable piece of tissue. Fit / Mobility: The forearms fit perfectly with gloves. The neck mobility is excellent when the collar of the fencing mask is worn inside of the jacket without additional neck protection, and adequate when neck protection is added. However, this seems to be a matter of individual preferences. The jacket can be washed by hand at about 30 degrees C. Oliver Hawlitschek, http://www.gladiatores-muenchen.de/

Price
Ocena Klienta: 5
Durability
Ocena Klienta: 5
Protection quality
Ocena Klienta: 5
Mobility
Ocena Klienta: 5
Miroslav (2012-08-10 19:56:10)

The Axel Pettersson jacket is awesome! I ordered standart size, and is fitting me flawlessly. The protection is GREAT, and even after heavy hits I did not find any damage on it. Price was good, communication with the company easy and delivery fast. All the best guys! and THANK YOU!

Price
Ocena Klienta: 5
Durability
Ocena Klienta: 5
Protection quality
Ocena Klienta: 5
Mobility
Ocena Klienta: 5
Ivan (2012-08-16 13:45:36)

I have been using this jacket for almost a year now, and I'm amazed how well it's designed, especially concerning mobility. The unprotected ribs were a bit of an issue, but that has been fixed in the newer model. My only problem with the gambeson is that the collar is too wide. I have to tuck the bib of the mask inside the gambeson, which when wearing a gorget makes head movement hard to do (you turn your head but the mask stays in place). Otherwise it's a great product at a fair price point with some room for improvement. Ivan; Ars Gladiatoria - Zagreb, Croatia

Price
Ocena Klienta: 5
Durability
Ocena Klienta: 5
Protection quality
Ocena Klienta: 4
Mobility
Ocena Klienta: 4
Andrea (2013-03-05 17:39:23)

A very good product. It is a little bit tight-fitting for anyone who has some bellyfat...

Price
Ocena Klienta: 4
Durability
Ocena Klienta: 5
Protection quality
Ocena Klienta: 5
Mobility
Ocena Klienta: 4
Alexander (2013-10-15 14:44:28)

We now have five of these in our club and they see weekly use. So far, we have not found anything better for freefencing, combining protection and movability. They work equally excellent for sidesword and really big two-handers. Just two things on the negative side: First, the sleeves are really tight-fitting, so with somewhat larger hands, there´s no way of getting the hands out without someone to help. Second, all of the zippers had their 'grips' broken after just a few uses - they still work, but we had to find a way to move the closing-thingy. Overall a really great product. Keep it up!

Price
Ocena Klienta: 5
Durability
Ocena Klienta: 4
Protection quality
Ocena Klienta: 5
Mobility
Ocena Klienta: 5
M (2016-11-25 17:55:46)

No one told me how awesome the shoulders and sleeves in men's jackets are. These are fantastic -- the industry standard for as long as they've been around, and for a reason. I don't like the new shoulder seams--they dig uncomfortably. However, the AP jackets I bought in 2011 are still kicking around as loaner jackets, perfectly serviceable and protective, though faded. If you're going to do open longsword, buy these.

Price
Ocena Klienta: 5
Durability
Ocena Klienta: 5
Protection quality
Ocena Klienta: 5
Mobility
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