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The Combat armor, reinforced and matching Combat helmet, reinforced are pieces of armor in Fallout: New Vegas.


Main article: Combat armor

A diverse family of personal body armor with varying degrees of sophistication, providing balanced protection against both energy and ballistic damage.[1] A wide variety of such armor can be found throughout the wastelands, ranging from the early iterations developed by the United States Army to the cutting-edge riot gear that came into use prior to the Great War.[2]


In this more advanced and expensive pre-War model, the torso is covered by the primary armor assembly, including a split breastplate, pauldrons, gorget, and abdominal ring. The sleeves of the bodysuit are full sleeves and include armor plate protection for the upper and lower arms. The lower body is protected by woven pants and incorporates no hard armor, save armored boots. The armor encasing the foot and lower leg is articulated, not sealed. While this permits longer wear times and more comfortable and sure footing, it compromises the armor integrity. Consequently, water and other liquids can enter the armor and affect the user.

The helmet is a ballistic assembly, designed to protect the wearer from projectile and energy weapon impacts, bladed weapons, and blunt trauma. An integrated polarized visor protects the user's eyes from the ordinary battlefield hazards of grit and dust, but also laser blindness and fragments. Helmets also incorporate a combination camera/laser rangefinder unit built into the helmet's right side, just above the ear. Those suits of combat armor surviving in the wasteland still have the housing for that equipment, but no suit has been documented as having working hardware.

Although it is more expensive, this armor gives more protection (+2 DT) and weighs the same as standard combat armor.




  • It looks like regular combat armor while lying on the ground, though it appears different from combat armor when worn.
  • While in the first person, some weapons (primarily melee and unarmed weapons) cause the shoulder pads to clip through the view while attacking, similar to the centurion armor shoulder pads.
  • It resembles the combat armor from Fallout and Fallout 2.
  • It is possible to wear glasses underneath the black visor.



  1. Fallout 4 loading screens: "Combat Armor offers balanced protection against both energy and ballistic damage."
  2. Riot gear variants available in Lonesome Road.