Note, this item is sold by the pair. If you want a single, contact me and we can sort that out.
Bazubands are a combination of elbow and forearm armour and are a very popular option for SCA combat. Vacuum formed from HDPE, they allow for maximum protection without adding bulk. They can easily slip under sleeves for that "no armour" look, yet give you all the arm protection a fully armoured kit provides. Smaller sizes are vacuum formed from 0.22" sheets, while larger sizes are made from 0.25" sizes to accommodate how larger pieces thin out more when formed.
Pro tip: Complete your bazubands with a rerbrace add-on (sold separately) to protect the back of your arm above your elbow. Learn more.
This piece includes a 1/8" HDPE plate to cover the inside of the forearm. It's hinged with webbing, and closed with a buckle or velcro, depending on your selection of strapping. For now, the images show a mix: the forearm plate is strapped with webbing and buckle, while the elbow strap is velcro.
The elbow strap is meant to come across the forearm, just in front of the elbow. If velcro is selected, the strap will be 1" wide, as a wider strap is more comfortable. If webbing and buckle is selected, the strap will be 3/4". Any bigger and the buckle is too bulky, any narrower and the strap is uncomfortable.
I can make these in any size. Because of the variation in arm length vs width, I do not offer a sizing chart. I list a traditional size for reference only; select a size commensurate to the size of men's long sleeved shirt you would wear. But please include the custom measurements to ensure proper fit, as this is what I pay more attention to.
There has been some confusion as to how to measure your forearm, so I've included an image in the product images to help explain the measurement I'm looking for.
See my padding recommendations page for ideas on how to pad this piece.
If you have a configuration that you'd like, but don't see it listed in the options, send me a note. Maybe you really want leather strapping. Or perhaps you want just a single bazuband. Anything's possible, so let's chat.