Viking cloaks were highly fashionable in the fourteen and fifteen centuries but faded from popularity in the sixteenth and seventh centuries. Cloaks have become more luxurious and are now lined with fur and embroidered.
Discover our beautiful Viking cloaks. Whether you are looking for an authentic, woolen cloak for style, fashion, or weather, our Viking-inspired cloaks are just what you need.
We have many colors and pattern styles available.
Viking cloaks are essential for a winter LARP or reenactment event. Authentic, woolen Viking cloaks do not get clammy or wet from the cold. This makes them comfortable and convenient for use during the day as well as for sleeping.
Did Vikings Wear Fur Cloaks?
The history of the Viking cloaks can be traced back to the Viking Age, when it was primarily used for warmth and protection against cold, especially during blistering winters. The cloaks made from animal hide were later enhanced with beautiful and colorful designs and patterns to make them more appealing and attractive.
What Is A Viking Cloak Made Of?
Viking cloaks were made of wool, which could be spun to make either light or heavy fabric. The basis for most Viking-era cloaks was colored and undyed homespun wool fabric of various types. For long cloaks, buttons and loops might be used instead of fasteners, although brooches were much more preferred.
More materials were eventually incorporated into making cloaks, and they included wool, satin, silk, pleated chiffon, velvet, lace, and taffeta fabrics.
How Do You Wear A Viking Cloak?
There are many different ways to wear a Viking cloak, depending on your preference. A popular way is to wrap it around yourself with the right side of the fabric facing out, then tie it closed using either a belt or rope/lacing.
There are also many decorative brooches that can be used to close the cloak, or you might choose to forgo any sort of closure and simply let the fabric hang open.
Did Viking Cloaks Have Hoods?
Hooded cloaks were common during winter throughout the Viking era. Typically, not all Viking cloaks had attached hoods, but some did. In Norway, archeologists have unearthed a small slate plaque from the 11th century with an image of Freya wearing a long cloak and having a hood on her head.
What Are Your Cloaks Made Of?
Each of our luxurious modern version cloaks is made from ultra-soft premium sherpa interior and a micro-mink polyester fabric exterior to create the ultimate in comfort and warmth. The cloaks also feature a variety of styles and designs as well as multi-functional pockets.
Complete your outfit with any of our historical style Viking hoods from our collection!