The leather brigandine first surfaced during the 14th century, before coming into widespread use during the following 15th and 16th centuries, were it survived the transition between mail and plate armour. This is because a leather brigandine perfectly combines the lightness and the maneuverability of leather with the strength of layered plate armour. And this is something that Medieval Armour has carried over into our own selection of medieval brigandines, too. Each and every piece of leather body armour found here is a classic example of a leather coat of plates, with some featuring small metal plates while others feature small leather plates. And they're all equally effective as far as medieval armour goes, creating a leather coat of plates that offers great protection without forcing a warrior to sacrifice speed and mobility. This style of leather armour would make for a great choice when it comes to LARP armour or SCA armour, as a brigandine is not only highly effective, but many are also easy to maintain, too! As a testament to how effective and wide-spread the leather brigandine was, it was apparently the favored armour of William Wallace, having been featured in the movie Braveheart. Warriors of all types, ranging from knights to archers to bandits favored the leather brigandine as their armour of choice, and now, thanks to Medieval Armour, now you can pick the medieval brigandine as your armour of choice, too!
No matter your choice of weaponry in a battle, a brigandine is ideal for maintaining or repairing your armor at a moments notice. Now you can embrace the clever design on this arming wear by donning the Highland Suede Brigandine!
Both on and off the LARP battlefield, the extra defense and authenticity the Joshua Brigandine lends to your roleplay character is quite impressive. This body armor is modeled after the plated coats worn throughout the Middle Ages.
This Leather Brigandine is an impressive piece of work. It has a base of vegetable-tanned leather covered with medium weight leather plates. This brigandine is ideal for LARP. It is actually form-fitting and comfortable to wear.
An early form of what later knights would turn into metal coats of plated armor, this long coat guards your torso and legs. The Leather Plated Armor Coat can be worn with or without a chainmail shirt for additional protection.
Regardless of setting or role, your LARP character will benefit from the defense and mobility offered by the Osric Leather Brigandine. This armour is modeled after the plated coats worn by various warriors throughout the Middle Ages.
Not all warriors on the medieval field of battle were knights clad in plate. In fact, not all warriors even preferred plate armor. Some, like the foot soldiers, used something closely related to this Riveted Leather Brigandine Armor.
The Robert Brigandine is a great option for those who prefer to wear lighter armour for historical reenactment. This armour vest is made up of thick suede straps woven together, and metal rivets secure these straps at every crossing.
The San Mauricio Suede Leather Brigandine is inspired by a sculpture of St. Maurice in the Magdeburg Cathedral. Our recreation of his leather armour combines mobility and protection with its overlapping plates on the flexible body.
Inspired by the 14th century Battle of Wisby in Gotland, the Wisby Suede Leather Brigandine offers protection equivalent to a cuirass while allowing more flexibility because of superposition of bands along the leather body.