From Eaters of the Dead:
Each warrior in the boat dressed in the garments of battle, which were thus: first, boots and leggings of rough wool, and over this a coat of heavy fur, which reached to the knees. Over this they placed coats of mail, which all had save me. Then each man took his sword and clasped it to his belt; each man took up his white shield of hide, and his spear; each man place a helmet of metal or leather upon his head; in this all men were the same except for Buliwyf, who alone carried his sword in his hand, so large was it.