I did but not much. The viking armor was purely designed for practical use. Easy to put on and wear. Not so much for maximum protection. It wil definitly protect you from cuts and smal blunt impact. But a full force blow not so much. You do need something sharp ended to realy perforate this. As for the argonian armor, it has a thick layer of felt underneath the leather wich abosrbs a lot of blunt trauma. With it i am able to make fals or rols hard surfaces withouthurting myself so you can say it actualy improves youre agillity. Leather is verry sturdy over time and wont be worned out quickly. The argonian armor is dificult to put on but easy to wear over time.