All Officer jackets come included with removable internal shoulder and elbow pads, as well as external hard elbow pads for tournament requirements.
While the Officer jacket is designed for later period weapons such as saber and smallsword, many HEMA fighters are currently using it for longsword as well. There's less padding than the standard Lynx jacket, but the elbows and shoulders are well-protected.
The modular joint-pad system allows for several quick-change options as weapons change. Comfortable and flexible soft shoulder and elbow pads fit in interior pockets. The soft elbows also extend some protection to the upper forearm. An additional pair of hard elbows can tie/strap to the outside, allowing for the choice to wear no elbows, soft only, hard only, or both soft and hard.
The Lightfighter Jacket is vented with a large mesh panel on the back (the 350N rating excludes the mesh portion), and the waist is adjusted with a backstrap like our standard Lynx jackets.