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"ARCEM Classic" HEMA Jacket V4 - 800N Colours - Ladies's

  • 250 char. max


Prix €308.33

(Size charts, colours and colour options are available in the DOWNLOADS tab above)

Upgrades to Version 4 include:

  • CE and 800N ratings throughout
  • Return of the V1 underarm gussets : even more mobility in high arm positions without raising the jacketLower back waist adjustment for a fine tuned fit
  • Tweaks to the upper arm/shoulder pattern for better fit, a bit more room in the shoulder and better mobility.
  • New inner lining for better moisture wicking and breathability : a softer feel over bare skin and a cooler fencing experience
  • Double closure 2 zipper front:
    • 2 Highest quality industry standard YKK heavy zippers
    • Inner zipper holds the inside torso flap in place
    • Outer zipper closes the jacket
    • Full length Velcro closure to protect the outer zipper
  • Revised padding material:
    • Reduced bulk, while maintaining impact protection
    • Increased breathability
    • Synthetic anti-allergen wadding
    • Now machine washable
  • Updated stitching pattern to maintain mobility while increasing resistance
  • An extended palette of available colours
  • Lower additional cost for full custom sizing
  • Custom embroidery option for text (Name, country, Etc) and flags or logos

Retained features:

The ARCEM range of jackets focuses on two things - maximum mobility and maximum throat and neck protection.

The mobility is achieved through precise contoured stitching of the shoulders and back, allowing the padded jacket to move freely with the wearer. This mobility is accentuated by close-fitting forearms, which, with the collar system, “tie” the jacket to the wearer at three points (forearms and neck) with the rest of the jacket slightly “floating” around the body. This solution - while inspired by examples of fit and assembly found in XIVth century pourpoints - is still unique in contemporary HEMA clothing.

Our most unique contribution (now copied but never matched) is the collar, which is designed to close over the mask bib.

We had three criteria in designing the collar : 

  • that it offer maximum protection of the neck and lower face in both thrust and cut,
  • that it be easy and fast to open and close with gloved hands for sparing and tournament “breathers”,
  • that it unify the mask and jacket into a single protective unit without hindering combat movement (once broken in).

Because it is worn outside the mask gives double protection from thrusts to the front - collar plus mask bib.

More uniquely, and not present on competing over-bib collars, it provides protection of the neck, all around, from strikes.

The collar has three blade catchers (front and both sides) that extend to behind the ears. It is designed so that the blade passage inside the jacket at the neck must strike the mask or be moving away from the body.

The collar can be opened to let off heat and raise the mask. With just a little practise, it is a simple matter to re-close the collar, even with heavy combat gloves.


You can find our Size Chart in the DOWLOAD tab above.

  • Our sizes are numbered 00 to 4 with sizes double-zero, zero, one, two and three as standard.
  • We can produce each size as a “Long” version, which adds length of the jacket torso and the sleeves.(+10€)
  • Fully custom sizing is also available for a cost of 40€. Contact us for details.
  • Our jacket however fits differently to other jackets, so it’s best to retake your measurements from our chart.


Our basic colour is black.

The jackets are available in other standard colours for an additional cost (+20€)

ARCEM Size Chart - EN

Standard Sizes - English

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Tailles Standard ARCEM - FR

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Custom ARCEM Jackets - EN

How to Measure for a Custom ARCEM Jacket - English

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Option Bi-colore - FR

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