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Quilted Armor
Common Construction: Leather, linen or wool stuffed with canvas, cloth or hair

Quilted armor is a general term for armor that is sewn using a technique called "quilting". A tough outer material such as leather or canvas is stuffed with layers of hair, linen, wool, providing moderate protection for those too poor to own chain mail or plate armor. Quilted armor is seen in European history in the aketon, gambeson, arming doublet, and jack.

In fantasy terms, quilted armor is the same as padded armor, but the method of construction is slightly different. The stitching in quilted armor creates pockets of material that don't shift and bunch over time, providing a slightly more consistent degree of protection.

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