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natural quilted crepe
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natural quilted crepe

Ulfberth
027770000
17.98 €
Are you a lover of medieval history? Are you passionate about the world of metal helmets and armor? Then this padded crepe is perfect for you. Manufactured by the prestigious German manufacturer Ulfberth, this crepe offers you a perfect combination of comfort and style. The main material of this crepe is 100% cotton, which guarantees a soft and pleasant...
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Padded Medieval Arming Cap, various colors

Lord of Battles
200910000
16.52 €
A quilted guncap is an essential piece of medieval clothing that works as an excellent cushioning layer right under your sturdy helm! So if you are a gentleman or even a foot soldier, this armored cap can be a great form of protection. This gun cap is painstakingly handcrafted from heavy-duty canvas cotton and is well padded for great performance. It...
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natural padded hood

Ulfberth
148690000
27.18 €
The Natural Padded Hood is an essential medieval accessory for those who wear helmets or executioners. Its white-crude color gives it a classic touch and easily adapts to any outfit. This hood is made up of three layers of high-quality materials that guarantee comfort and durability. The cotton outer shell provides strength and protection against wind and...
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Cotton padded cap

Windlass Steel Crafts
113620000
32.30 €
The Windlass Steel Crafts Cotton Padded Coif is the must-have accessory to complete any medieval outfit or outfit. Popularized by knights and men-at-arms in the movies, this coif is made from a thick, padded cotton fabric, making it a comfortable and durable option. One of the main advantages of this cap is its versatility. Thanks to its double loop at...
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Padded bonnet for helmets

Windlass Steel Crafts
113630000
28.90 €
Protect your head from blows with the padded cap for helmets. Specially designed to be worn under a helmet or chain mail, this coif offers additional protection by cushioning impacts on your head. The original cloth hats used to be filled with rags and straw, but this modern bonnet is filled with cotton fiber, making it much softer and more comfortable to...
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Black quilted guerrero crepe

Ulfberth
166290000
19.98 €
The warrior's black padded crepe is the ideal complement to accommodate it under the helmet or chain mail. Made of 100% cotton canvas, it guarantees great resistance and durability. This crepe adjusts to any size since it is one size, which makes it a perfect option for any warrior. Its padded design provides greater comfort and protection during combat....
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Baldur medieval cap in olive green

Epic Armoury
177860000
8.26 €
The Olive Green Baldur Medieval Cap from Epic Armory is the perfect accessory to complete your medieval attire. This skullcap is made from 100% cotton dyed black, giving it a long-lasting, authentic look. One of the advantages of this hat is its comfortable and secure fit. Designed to sit softly on the head without bunching or falling down, this beanie...
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Baldur Medieval Cap in Desert Beige

Epic Armoury
177870000
8.26 €
The Baldur Medieval Cap in Desert Beige from Epic Armoury is the perfect accessory to complete your medieval attire. This hat is made from 100% cotton dyed black, giving it a long-lasting, authentic look. One of the main advantages of the Baldur Medieval Cap is its comfort. Fits comfortably over the top of the head, without bunching or falling down. Plus,...
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Baldur medieval cap in black color

Epic Armoury
177880000
8.26 €
The Baldur Medieval Cap in black from Epic Armoury is the perfect accessory for anyone looking for protection and style on their adventures. This hat is designed to fit comfortably over the top of the head, made from 100% cotton dyed black. One of the great advantages of this hat is its versatility. It can be used alone, to protect the head from the...
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Baldur medieval cap in dark brown color

Epic Armoury
177890000
8.26 €
The Baldur Medieval Cap in dark brown from Epic Armory is the perfect accessory to complete your medieval attire. This cap is designed to fit comfortably over the top of the head, providing a secure fit without discomfort. Made from 100% black-dyed cotton, the Baldur Medieval Hat is soft to the touch and adapts easily to any head shape. Its dark brown...
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Leather interior padding for medieval helmets

Ulfberth
191810000
30.58 €
Improve the comfort of your medieval helmet with our leather interior padding! Made from high quality cowhide leather, our helmet liner is the perfect solution for those helmets that don't have a liner or need to be retrofitted. It not only provides comfort, but also protects your head from possible blows. The set includes: Cowhide Stitched Liner:...
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Quilted crepe with medieval gorget

Lord of Battles
214010000
33.05 €
This padded medieval crepe with gorget is the perfect accessory that will make wearing your plate armor or chain mail much more comfortable. It will give an extra layer of protection to the most sensitive part of your body and especially the clavicle, which is quite painful when you are wearing an armor. The attached padded armor cap makes it more...
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Padded cap with gorget in ecru

House of Warfare
215990000
33.05 €
Do you need a high quality hood to protect your helmet? Look no further because here is the House of Warfare Quilted Gorget Coif in Ecru, the perfect choice for you. This incredible cap is made of resistant and robust canvas, which makes it a highly durable and resistant product. You can be sure that it will accompany you on all your adventures and...
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Medieval crepe with laces - black

Lord of Battles
235210000
24.79 €
Have you ever wondered how it would feel to wear an authentic medieval helmet? Well, with the Lord of Battles brand's black-natural Medieval Crepe, now you can experience the true essence of the time. This product is perfect for those interested in history, medieval combat, or for those who simply want to add a touch of authenticity to their weaponry....
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Gareth Quilted Crepe, Black

Rawblade
244260000
16.45 €
Are you ready to elevate your head protection to a new level of comfort and style? The Gareth Quilted Crepe is premium cotton designed with attention to detail. It features square stitching throughout the piece, demonstrating its exceptional design and durability. Constructed from high-quality cotton, this coif offers superior breathability and padding,...
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Gareth quilted crepe, brown

Rawblade
244270000
16.45 €
Are you ready to elevate your head protection to a new level of comfort and style? The Gareth Quilted Head Wrap made of premium cotton designed with attention to detail. It features square stitching throughout the piece, demonstrating its exceptional design and durability. Constructed from high-quality cotton, this crepe offers superior breathability and...
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Gareth quilted crepe, off-white

Rawblade
244280000
16.45 €
Are you ready to elevate your head protection to a new level of comfort and style? The Gareth Quilted Head Wrap made of premium cotton designed with attention to detail. It features square stitching throughout the piece, demonstrating its exceptional design and durability. Constructed from high-quality cotton, this coif offers superior breathability and...
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Medieval protective padded cap Arthur - black

Mytholon
248350000
16.45 €
The Arthur Protective Padded Medieval Cap in black is the perfect choice to guarantee your protection and comfort on your medieval adventures! Part of Mytholon's 'Arthur' series, this padded cap is essential for any medieval history enthusiast. Here are all the reasons why you should consider adding this cap to your team: Featured Features: Unmatched...
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Matching Aulber Medieval Gorget and Guard - Brown

Mytholon
248360000
32.98 €
Welcome to a unique experience in medieval times with the matching Aulber Medieval Gorget and Protector in Brown from Mytholon! Authentic Design: The Aulber medieval gorget and protector will immediately transport you to the medieval era with its authentic and elegant design. With these accessories, you will feel like a medieval knight in the blink of an...
32.98 €
Welcome to a unique experience in medieval times with the matching Aulber Medieval Gorget and Protector in Black from Mytholon! Authentic Design: The Aulber medieval gorget and protector will immediately transport you to the medieval era with its authentic and elegant design. With these accessories, you will feel like a medieval knight in the blink of an...
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Black padded lining for medieval basinet

Lord of Battles
257590000
27.26 €
Get ready to take the protection of your medieval basinette to the next level with our black padded liner! Leave behind the days of weak liners that don't offer the strength and protection your equipment needs. This liner is made to the highest quality standards and is designed to become your most reliable ally on the battlefield. Featured Features:...
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Padded Shells, Crespinas and Hoods: Protection under Medieval and Renaissance Steel Helmets

The medieval and Renaissance era was marked by the need for protection on the battlefield. Steel helmets were essential to protect the warriors' heads, but ingenious protectors such as shells, crespinas and padded hoods were also developed to offer an additional layer of safety and comfort. In this article, we will explore these fundamental elements in the protection of fighters from the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Shells: The Basis of Protection

The shells were the central part of the protection under the steel helmets. These were padded pieces that fit perfectly to the shape of the warrior's head. Made from materials such as linen or cotton and filled with wool or cotton, the shells not only provided comfort, but also absorbed impacts and prevented the helmet from directly rubbing against the warrior's head.

The shells were essential to distribute the weight of the helmet evenly and provide an additional layer of cushioning in case of bumps or falls in battle.

Crespinas: Neck Protection

The crespinas were protectors specifically designed to protect the neck and throat of warriors. These padded pieces fastened under the helmet and extended towards the neck and shoulders. Made from materials similar to shells, crespinas offered vital protection against attacks aimed at the neck, an especially vulnerable area in hand-to-hand combat.

Crespinas were an essential part of the protective equipment of knights and soldiers of the time, providing additional security when fighting on the battlefield.

Padded Hoods: Comfort and Protection

Padded hoods were garments designed to be worn under the steel helmet. These hoods covered the warrior's head and neck, providing an extra layer of protection and comfort. They were made of padded materials and often had an opening at the top to allow the head to breathe.

In addition to their protective function, the padded hoods also helped absorb moisture and keep the warrior's head cooler during the heat of battle. This made them a valuable addition to the personal protective equipment of the time.

Curious Questions about Under-Helmet Protectors

1. What was the main function of the helmets in protecting warriors?
The shells distributed the weight of the helmet evenly and provided cushioning against impacts.
2. Why were crespinas important in medieval and Renaissance times?
The crespinas protected the neck and throat of the warriors, a vulnerable area in hand-to-hand combat.
3. What benefits did padded hoods offer besides protection?
The padded hoods also helped keep the warrior's head cool and wick away moisture.
4. What was the material commonly used to make these protectors?
Common materials included linen, cotton, and wool or cotton fillings.
5. How important were the protectors under the helmets in combat strategy?
These protectors guaranteed the safety and comfort of the warriors, allowing them to concentrate on the fight without distractions or concerns about their personal protection.
6. What was the purpose of the opening in padded hoods?
The opening in the hoods allowed the warrior's head to breathe, preventing the buildup of heat and humidity.

Discover more about the importance of protectors such as shells, crespinas and padded hoods in the protection of warriors of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. A look at the history and technology behind these key elements.

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