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 1/4" 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.
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.
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.
Wherever possible, I use textured plastic. I like the look of it, and it seems to resist scratches and scuffs better. However, I have been unable to source 1/4" textured HDPE, which is what I like to make bazubands from. So while you'll notice a texture on most things on this site, bazubands will be smooth until I can get a source of textured 1/4" HDPE.
If you want a textured look, they'll have to be made from 0.220" HDPE. This thinner material will still be SCA legal for rigid protection, but won't be quite as hardy as the 1/4" stuff.
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.