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"ARCEM Classic" HEMA Jacket V4 - 800N Standard - LADIES

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Prix €291.67

The ARCEM range of jackets focuses on two essential points: offering maximum mobility and allowing the best protection for the chest and throat.

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:

Mobility is ensured by the precision of the seams on the shoulders and back, allowing your padded jacket to adapt to your movements. It is accentuated by cutting work on the forearms which, with the collar system, makes it possible to "fix" the jacket to its wearer at three different points (the two forearms and the neck). The rest of the jacket “floats” around the body: this cut model is inspired by different types of doublets from the 14th century, while meeting the contemporary expectations of HEMAs.

Our most unique contribution (today copied but never equaled) remains the collar of the jacket, created to close over the bib of the mask.

We had three criteria for the design of this collar:

  • that it offers maximum protection in the throat and lower face, both against waist and thrust
  • quick and easy to open and close, even with bulky gloves, for those who need to breathe between assaults
  • that it unifies the mask and the jacket in a single protection without impeding the movements

The double protection of the bib and the collar prevents injuries from thrusting in the throat and head.

Even more unique, this throat protection runs up to the nape of the neck, in order to guard against blows from all sides.

The collar has three blade catchers to "trap" the opposing blade (on the front and sides) that extend to the ears. It is designed so that a passage of the blade toward the throat is redirected towards the mask or further away from the body.

The collar can be opened to dissipate the heat and remove the mask. With a little practice, it quickly becomes easy to put on your collar yourself, even with bulky gloves.

Improvements in version 2 include:

Standard left closing

CE and 800N certified

Stronger woven materials

a blend of cotton and polyester

a mold-resistant synthetic cotton anti-abrasive fabric

Double closure on the front

two industrial quality closures (YKK Coil zipper)

  • an internal closure which allows the maintenance of the plastron
  • an external closure to fasten the jacket
  • a Velcro band sewn along the torso to protect the outer closure

Reworked padding materials

  • reduced volume and increased impact protection
  • improved breathability
  • anti allergenic synthetic materials
  • machine washable

Reduced volume at the neck

Precision seams, doubled at different key points

New seams designed to maintain mobility while increasing strength

A new palette of colors available

Reduced cost for customizing sizes

A wider choice of customisations (text, logos, flags ...) to find in the section "embroidery on your ARCEM jacket"


This version of the jacket is completely CUSTOM. See the measuring instructions under the "Download" tab above


Our standard color is black.

All ARCEM Custom jackets are available in different colors at no additional cost.

ARCEM Size Chart - EN

Standard Sizes - English

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Tailles Standard ARCEM - FR

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Elisa B. published the 18/05/2024 following an order made on 05/04/2024


Je mets seulement trois étoiles car la coupe et la conception de la veste sont décevantes : le torse est large comparé aux bras, un peu étroits et un peu courts. Je ne suis ni grande ni très musclée des bras, donc je pense que la coupe (standard) est un peu mal calibrée. De plus, aux coutures des coudes, le fait que le tissu extérieur rugueux soit rabattu contre la peau (et non recouvert par la doublure douce) rend la jointure coude/bras vraiment inconfortable. En fait, je l’ai portée deux minutes, mon coude était égratigné par le tissu. Vraiment égratigné. Donc impossible de porter la veste telle quelle. C’est très étrange de ne pas enfermer toutes les coutures entre la doublure et l’extérieur, afin de réduire les frottements. Je vais devoir trouver un moyen de régler ce problème en modifiant la veste moi-même. À mes yeux, c’est un vrai problème dans la conception.

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