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Category: Male clothing > outer garments

"Hannover" woolen pourpoint

"Hannover" woolen pourpoint

Century: XIV, XV

CODE Material Standard Price
SMWS1378WoolMixed 255.00 EUR

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Late-medieval woolen pourpoint from 14th and 15th century. Our gambeson is characterized by low weight, high mobility, and historical look. It’s proper for both fighters and civilians, as an under garment.

„Hannover” woolen pourpoint is a civil version of our linen gambeson. In the past, arming garments often worked as civil medieval clothing. Woolen pourpoint is one of examples – it is based on garments worn by soldiers. Just like linen version, this quilted doublet shapes a body and brings out a chest.

"Hannover" woolenpourpointhas two types of quilting. Upper part (chest, back, shoulder) has quilting in rhomb shape. Lower part and forearms of thisarming doublethas horizontal quilting.

Tin buttons in this medievalaketoncan be changed on overcast stitchings or point bindings. It has a low stand-up collar around neck.

Unlike most of ourgambesons, wool is the outer layer, while linen inner layer. What also makes it special, is the filling.
To make thisarming aketonlighter and more mobile, we used a woolen felt as filling. There are two levels of thickness:
- thicker on chest (Y7b),
- thinner on the rest of pourpoint (Y7a).
More information about thickness you can find here.

NOTE! Pourpointis available in 6 sizes, from XS to XXL, or in custom size:

Size Chest girth Waist girth Hips girth Height
XS 84-92 cm 72-80 cm 88-96 cm 164-170 cm
S 92-100 cm 80-88 cm 96-104 cm 170-176 cm
M 100-108 cm 88-96 cm 104-112 cm 176-182 cm
L 108-116 cm 96-104 cm 112-120 cm 182-188 cm
XL 116-124 cm 104-112 cm 120-128 cm 188-194 cm
XXL 124-132 cm 112-120 cm 128-136 cm 194-200 cm
Custom Individual measurements. Price + 20%.

To choose a color of your "Hannover" woolenpourpoint, please check firsthere.

What makes our "Hannover" woolen pourpoint special?

Suchpourpoint, together with proper armor, gives an amortization on good level. On thisquilted doubletwe have used a new cut-out of sleeve with so called „inverted elbow”. That’s why ouraketondoesn’t go up and doesn’t hinder the movement during usage.

Mobility and low weight make "Hannover"woolen pourpointperfectly work as agambesonin historical reenactment and knight fighting.

Woolen felt and its role in "Hannover" quilted doublet

Woolen filling in apourpointhas a lot of advantages. It makes an arming clothing very light, closer to historical gambesons. Wool has a lot of important features. It can absorb a lot of water and remain relatively dry, but it’s also a perfect isolator.
Almost all of used fabrics and fillings are natural, safe for environment, and biodegradable and an ecological renewable raw material.

Medieval sources of pourpoint from Hannover

Ourpourpointis based on anarming doubletworn by the guard in a passion scene in alter from Niederschsisches Landesmuseum Hannover (Eng – The Lower Saxony State Museum) in Germany. Source is dated on 1400.

The most important features:

- can be used both as a civil outfit and for fighting
- low weight
- natural materials
- historical look
- proper amortization
- high hygroscopicity
- natural heat regulation and thermal insulation
- high mobility and freedom of movement
- new sleeve pattern – so-called "inverted elbow"
- 6 sizes to choose from
- possibility to order a custom sized pourpoint
- the ability to easily adjust the size yourself
- freedom of use

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