Dress Like A Medieval Japanese Warrior With The Samurai Armor Hoodie

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We know, samurais didn’t exactly run around feudal Japan wearing hoodies, but that’s mostly because they never really had hoodies back in the medieval era. I mean, if warrior-aristocrats actually roamed the streets of modern Japan, we wouldn’t be surprised if you found them wearing these Samurai Armor Hoodies.

Designed to look like the kozane armor that samurais wore, this cotton hoodie makes you look like a modern samurai warrior who’s ready to defend the pride and honor of your clan. Well, if you walk around with a bunch of people wearing the same hoodie, that is. Pair it with a Samurai Air Sword and feel like you're battling ancient warriors like never before.

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The Samurai Armor Hoodie recreates the layered shell armoring that protects warriors from sharp sword blades on both the hood and sleeves, with the front getting armor-like patches sporting flock print patterns. A pair of buttons at the top of the hood allow you to hang decorative elements (similar to the tatemono crests samurais wore on their helmets), with O-rings on the top front armor sporting removable silk himo cords.  Features include removable shoulder armors, a finger loop on the wrist armor, and even a hanya mask with elastic straps that double as a neck warmer.

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A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for the Samurai Armor Hoodie. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $320.

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2 Responses

  1. Ryan

    Oh my gosh! I am such a nerd when it comes to this kind of stuff. I remember when I first saw that Knight Hoodie floating around the internet. It was one of the first moments as a grown man that I’ve been so excited about something. You can probably imagine how quickly I grabbed me my very own. My wife is going to die when she sees this one. If there were a pink or purple option, she would be all over it. I can’t lie.. I’m considering the Samurai Air Sword as well. SMH!

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  2. Pete

    As a kid, My friends and I always “knew” that ninjas were cooler than Samurais. As I look at tis jacket, I may have to rethink that. It reminds me of something a modern-day Ghengis Khan would wear when he was heading into war to conquer more lands. I’m a huge fan of hoodies, and it is nice to see something different in design for once. Generally hoodies just a get a different logo pasted on it, but this Samurai hoodie is an entirely new design.

    Ample pockets, a cool design, and functional. What more could you want in a hoody? I can see how some people may not like the style of it, but for me, this style looks really good. Trendy but not tacky.

    The finger loop at the end of the arm would be great for when I am skiing or active. My hoodie sleeves always get pulled up my arm towards me elbow. I don’t mind this on a warmer day, but when it is chilly out I need more forearms protected from the biting cold.

    I see no reason at all that this IndieGoGo campaign will not be successful because they have sold these before. This is the just the newest incarnation of their original design. The Samaurai Hoodie 2.0, if you will.

    I would choose the red color. The black looks great, but I like how the red pops out even more. The white Samurai Hoody looks nice, but it may not look good for long as it looks like it is easy to stain. Fortunately these hoodies are also machine washable.

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