“This armor used to belong to one of those desert-crazy priests. Said wearing it made him bulletproof. Course, that didn't stand up to a little testing. But damn if it wasn't a gloriously fun time.”— Everett
The Leather Rebel is a variant of raider commando armor. Everett describes the armor as having been worn by a desert priest who said the armor was bulletproof, a theory which was proven false when put to the test. Said experiment was described by Everett as "a gloriously fun time".
The name of this armor and Everett's story behind it is a reference to the Judas Priest song "Leather Rebel".
↑The Lone Wanderer: "You got anything for me?" Everett: "Guess you earned this. Used to belong to a desert priest. Said wearing it made him bulletproof. Course, that didn't stand up to a little testing. But damn if it wasn't a gloriously fun time." (Everett's dialogue)