- A padded garment known by various names such as Aketon, Arming coat, Doublet, Gambeson, Hacketon consisted of a quilted coat which was either sewn or stuffed with linen or even grass. This served as padding for additional armour worn over the top
- A Surcoat was a robe, with a belt around the waist, which was placed over the body armor
- The surcoat was emblazoned with the cote of arms or device of the Knight in order to identify the knight in battle.
A MedievalKnight - Suit of Armor
The Parts of a Medieval Knight's Suit of Armor were a complex series of garments, chain mail and iron plate. The pieces of a Knights Suit of Armor covered the most vulnerable parts of a knight's body. Facts and information about the different parts of a Knights Suit of Armor are fully detailed in the following link - Knights Armor.