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Gecko-backed leather armor is a piece of light armor in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts.


This is leather armor with fire, golden and green gecko hides added as backing. The hide addition provides a significant increase to general damage protection and also gives the wearer improved resistance against fire, radiation and poison.

It provides a Damage Threshold of 10 as well as a 15 points of resistance to fire, poison, and radiation. The Damage Threshold of this armor is +4 to that of regular leather armor.

Unlike the other gecko-backed armor types, there is no difference in weight between regular and gecko backed leather armor. Similar to the gecko-backed armor introduced in Honest Hearts, its appearance is unchanged from the original armor type.


This armor must be crafted by the player character. It cannot be found on enemies or in containers.

Creation requirements

Honest Hearts add-on
Gecko-backed leather armor (1)



Name DT WG Durability Value Armor class Effects
Leather armor 6 15 150 160 Light armor None
Gecko-backed leather armor 10 15 200 500 Light armor Fire Resistance +15
Poison Resistance +15
Radiation Resistance +15


Originally, when the armor was created it started at 100% condition. After a patch and the Old World Blues add-on, its condition is dependent on that of the armor used to make it.