Personal Protective Equipment for Historical Martial Arts
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Rearguard V2 1600N Fencing Mask
$300 CAD / $239 USD
The Rearguard v2 is an absolute beast of a fencing mask. Most fencing mask in the market are not made to handle the percussive strikes from a longsword. Fencing masks were originally designed to take hits directly to the face or hits around the face by light sport weapons i.e. modern saber (max weight 500grams/1.1lbs). HEMA Longswords could weight up to 3 lbs, and so the Rearguard team designed a mask that would provide the protection needed for HEMA.
Rearguard V2 Features:
– Elongated back of the mask, protecting the back side of the head
– Slightly elongated front mesh to reduce the possibility of a “bloody waffle” – the imprint of mesh on skin
– Mesh backplate to protect the parietal bone
– Back-of-head protector to cover the occipital bone
– Inner reinforcement bar to help prevent mesh hitting the face
– Extra rubber ring on the forehead and back of the mask to help with force absorption
– Grommeted holes for easier modification
– CEN2/FIE certified (1600N bib, 1000N mesh)
SIZING Having your mask fit correctly is one of the most important things when wearing it. Keep in mind that the mask is slightly moldable – if it is tight on your chin and jaw, put it between your thighs or sit on it right where the full circumference rubber ring is, and exert pressure. This will elongate the mask a bit, allowing for a more comfortable fit. Some fencers also like to use an extra scrum cap underneath the mask for extra protection. If that’s the case, please keep it in mind when choosing your size. The size is measured be taking a measuring tape and going around your head in the following manner: under the chin – ear – top of head – ear – chin. Here are the sizing in cm:
S (56-60cm) SOLD OUT
M (61-65cm) SOLD OUT
L (66-69cm) SOLD OUT
XL (over 70cm) SOLD OUT
Special Padding The Rearguard V2 comes with special Artificial Cartilage Foam padding that absorbs shock and covers the forehead, sides, and top the head. Microfiber chin pad reduces and eliminate rashes that could form on the chin. The material is antibacterial and very breathable.
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Wow the padding is thick and plush and leaves very little wiggle room. With the right fit there is no way to get waffled. I’m super impressed with the heavy duty construction of this mask. I recommend it to my club mates and now you.