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For the same clothing appearing in Fallout Shelter, see BoS uniform.
 
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The BOS uniform is a piece of clothing in Fallout 4.

BackgroundEdit

Main article: Underarmor
Designed from the ground up for use in conjunction with the West-Tek power armor frame, the next generation underarmor is a form-fitting suit designed for maximum comfort and utility while operating the armor. Although it (or the hood) is not a requirement for operating the armor, it makes long-term use more comfortable and reduces chafing. The hard points and attachments on the suit also improve performance, interfacing directly with the armor's systems. The suit wasn't designed for use outside of armor: It features only two pockets on the hips for documentation and maps and a simple flap over the crotch. Its comfort and lack of bulk allow the operator to combine it with a variety of tactical gear and protection, for example, combat armor.[1][2]

The Brotherhood employs pre-War underarmor not just in its intended purpose, for use by troops equipped with suits of power armor, but as a general purpose uniform. Typically combined with customized standard combat armor, the uniform is issued in three types: Olive drab for soldiers, orange and white for knights and jet black for officers of the Brotherhood. Non-standard customizations are popular: Lancers usually combine their uniform with a bomber jacket, while Elder Arthur Maxson wears his with an armored battlecoat.

CharacteristicsEdit

The uniform is comprised of three sets of standardized clothing that can be found and obtained within the Commonwealth, in Fallout 4.[3] There are three different variants of this uniform:

  • Orange and gray variant typically worn by Brotherhood power armor users and recon forces.
  • Olive and black variant typically worn by Brotherhood ground troops, paladins or knights with combat armor.
  • Jet black officer variant (named "BOS Officer Uniform") is worn only by Paladin Brandis during certain quests.

The BOS uniform allows armor pieces to be worn over it, but it may not be modified at a workbench. All three variants have the same defensive stats, weight and value.

LocationsEdit

NotesEdit

  • The bomber jacket is a separate piece of armor that consists of the orange uniform with a brown leather jacket.
  • Maxson's battlecoat consists of the black BoS uniform with a heavy leather coat worn over it.
  • In the Art of Fallout 4, the BoS uniform is described as being designed to have a variety of hard points and attachments for interfacing with a power armor frame, though it is not necessary for using power armor, nor does it have any impact on its performance.
  • This armor has an associated headwear item, the BOS hood. During the intro cinematic, one can see a power armored soldier wearing the BOS hood while he receives repairs with his helmet off, which points to the new BOS uniform being pre-War "under-armor" for power armor frames, akin to the recon armor from Fallout 3.

GalleryEdit

References

  1. Appearance of the outfit.
  2. The Art of Fallout 4 p.165: "BoS UNDERARMOR
    Form-fitting suit meant to be worn while operating power armor. It has a variety of hard points and attachments for interfacing with a PA frame. This suit isn't necessary for using power armor for short stints, but it facilitates more comfortable long-term use (and has less risk of chafing)."
  3. The Art of Fallout 4 p.165: "BoS UNDERARMOR
    Form-fitting suit meant to be worn while operating power armor. It has a variety of hard points and attachments for interfacing with a PA frame. This suit isn't necessary for using power armor for short stints, but it facilitates more comfortable long-term use (and has less risk of chafing)."
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