New histfenc/SPES jacket: The Hussar

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Alen Lovrič
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New histfenc/SPES jacket: The Hussar

Postby Alen Lovrič » Sun May 15, 2016 9:41 am

SPES have designed a new jacket:

http://histfenc.com/productcart/hussar-fencing-jacket-800n

It looks great, but is really, really expensive... What do you guys make of it?

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Sean Karp
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Re: New histfenc/SPES jacket: The Hussar

Postby Sean Karp » Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:04 pm

It looks great for $90. Reminiscent of some of the Pourpoint of Charles de Blois.
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Re: New histfenc/SPES jacket: The Hussar

Postby Dulmit » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:57 pm

I own this jacket.

Pros:
It fits me! Hard to find as I have VERY large shoulders and the X-Large means it!
The closed cell foam pads are easily replaceable.
The cuffs have velcro closure which helps with fit.
The waist has a tightening strap which helps with fit.
Dries surprisingly quickly.

Cons:
It is a bit bulky.
The cost is high.

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Re: New histfenc/SPES jacket: The Hussar

Postby Sean Karp » Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:46 pm

Dulmit wrote:The cost is high.


It was originally listed for 350 Polish Zloty, now it is showing Euro's to be the currency. Which is correct?

Because 1 PLN = 0.26 USD but 1 EUR = 1.12 USD because that's a difference of 301 US Dollars all told.
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Tea Kew
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Re: New histfenc/SPES jacket: The Hussar

Postby Tea Kew » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:52 am

It's an 800N jacket with various additional protective layers integrated. It was never going to be $90.

The cost is in Euros.


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