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SPES “Hussar” Fencing Jacket 800N

£276.08

Our “Hussar” Fencing Jacket 800N has foam enforcements on the shoulders, chest and back, a plastic elbow protector, and plastic inserts on forearms, ensuring very good protection against hits. All additional protectors may be taken out, cut out or exchanged for different ones, depending on one's preferences to adjust the jacket to individual needs and intensity of training. A strap on the back and sleeve straps allow a better fit of the jacket. Two zippers on the front ensure a secure, durable and reliable closing. The jacket has a blade catcher which protects the larynx from thrusts and a loop, which allows to store it conveniently. “Hussar” Fencing Jacket 800N also stands out with its looks – it has a grey binding on the front, on the blade catcher and around the bottom edge.

SKU: TP-HUFJ-BL

Availability: In stock

Excl. Tax: £276.08 Incl. Tax: £331.30
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Excl. Tax: £276.08 Incl. Tax: £331.30

Product Description

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In order to meet your expectations, we present a modern, durable “Hussar” Fencing Jacket 800N, with a high level of protection against hits. It is made of high tear resistant fabric. The jacket is made of fabrics which have 800N puncture resistance certificate. A new filling system with high shock-absorption features and breathable lining with anti-bacterial aperture ensures heat and moisture transfer and high comfort of use and maintenance (washing and drying). “Hussar” Fencing Jacket 800N has foam enforcements on shoulders, chest and back, a plastic elbow protector and plastic inserts on forearms, ensuring very good protection against hits. All additional protectors may be taken out, cut out or exchanged for different ones, depending on one's preferences to adjust the jacket to individual needs and intensity of training. A strap on the back and sleeve straps allow a better fit of the jacket. Two zippers on the front ensure a secure, durable and reliable closing. The jacket has a blade catcher which protects the larynx from thrusts and a loop, which allows to store it conveniently. “Hussar” Fencing Jacket 800N also stands out with its looks – it has a grey binding on the front, on the blade catcher and around the bottom edge.

Characteristics:

- applied fabric has a 800N puncture resistance certificate
- breathable lining with antibacterial aperture
- a new filling system which perfectly absorbs hits and transfers heat and moisture outside
- many options of modifying additional protectors (taking out / cutting out  / exchanging plastic and foam for different type, depending on personal preferences and training intensity)
- better adjustment at the belt 
- adjustment at the wrists
- suitable for machine-wash
- durable outer fabric. Its features are appreciated by many armies in the world
- double zipper
- blade catcher
- loop for hanging
- it perfectly matches “Hussar” Fencing Pants 800N with protection level and style

Fabric: Shell: polyamide/cotton, filling: polyester/cotton, lining: polyester
Weight: ~3,5kg

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Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer SPES
Specification
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

Reviews

A great jacket - on balanceReview by Thomas
Quality
Price
Value
Let me start by saying that on the whole I like this jacket. I have been using it now for a couple of months in both steel and nylon longsword fencing at a range of intensities.

First of all the pros:

Its protection level is all round good. It feels like a tank, and you can take pretty solid hits and thrusts without bruising, or often even feeling it.

Its 800N.

It feels well made, with a tough double zip system, stitching and stiff wide collar. Some don't like the raised collar as it comes up quite high under the mask bib, but I think I'll take every little extra protection for my throat and back of neck. This is a preference thing, and the more it wears in the better it gets.

The back strap is great. Its a very heavy jacket no doubt, but with a well adjusted back strap the weight disappears onto your hips. This really helps with mobility.

The shoulders are similar in design to the AP and have freedom to move just as well. I can go into high Tag comfortably with no ride-up.

The Cons:

This jacket is reeeeally heavy. Consequently it can get hot. The shoulder and back padding is also restrictive to movement, and I felt a thousand times better with them taken out. (Which is thankfully easy to do due to the design).

The forearm protection is generally good but the splint-like plates in the forearm do not give complete protection. I have taken a steel hit to the forearm that missed the plates and gave me a fairly bad bruise. No biggie, but for the cost, I'd expect more efficient design. As it stands I am putting my own cut-to-fit ABS plates in to help with the coverage.

Conclusion:

Its a well made jacket, with good protection and by no means bad mobility (once some padding is removed). For an off the peg, non-customised jacket it fits me well (a medium height, medium build male) and is comfortable once worn in a little. My one major gripe is the price. If it were say, £50 more expensive than the AP I would recommend it to all. However seeing as I am having to tweak it to fit and replace some parts to get the required protection, with the price as high as it is, I can't give it a full 5 stars. Will I buy this again when it wears out? Very likely.
(Posted on 17/06/2019)

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