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FalloutLeather armor
Leather jacket
Fallout 2Leather armor
Leather armor Mk II
Leather jacket
Combat leather jacket
Fallout 3Leather armor
Wanderer's leather armor
Tunnel Snake outfit
Fallout: New VegasLeather armor
Leather armor, reinforced
Lightweight leather armor Courier's Stash
Gecko-backed leather armorHonest Hearts
Gecko-backed leather armor, reinforced Honest Hearts
Fallout 4Leather armor
Tunnel Snakes outfit Creation Club
Fallout 76Leather armor
Fallout TacticsLeather armor
Leather armor Mk II
Fallout: BoSLeather armor
Fallout ShelterLeather armor (sturdy, heavy)
A black, heavy leather jacket.— Fallout in-game description

Leather armor and leather jackets are lightweight body armor made from tanned animal hide, offering protection from firearms and melee damage.[1]

Most raider armors are made from parts of leather and metal, and are covered in a separate article.

Variants

One-sleeved leather jacket

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Gameplay articles: Fallout, Fallout 2

A very stylish pre-War black, heavy leather jacket. This jacket is an ill choice to wear in the scorching sun of the desert and one of the arms has been torn off.[2][3]

Combat leather jacket

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Gameplay articles: Fallout 2, Van Buren

This fashionable, heavily-padded leather jacket is unusual in that it has two sleeves.[4]

Motorcycle football armor

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Gameplay articles: Fallout, Fallout 2

This leather armor is based on pre-War armor designed for Motorcycle Football and other dangerous contact sports. The simple construction techniques required to produce armor of this design made it a popular choice following the Great War. It provides moderate protection, and the light construction makes it easier to dodge attacks while worn. However, it provides little to no protection against explosions or plasma attacks.[5]

The principal material used to construct leather armor after the war is tanned brahmin hide,[6] making it cheap and readily available to nearly anyone.

Motorcycle football armor Mk II

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Gameplay article: Fallout 2

A superior version of the motorcycle football armor design, finely crafted from tanned brahmin hide.[7]

One-sleeved leather armor

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Gameplay articles: Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas

A full black leather armor with one sleeve and bits of motorcycle football equipment like football shoes.

One-sleeved lightweight leather armor

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Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

A hand-modified suit of one-sleeved black leather armor.

One-sleeved leather armor, reinforced

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Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

A reinforced version of the one-sleeved black leather armor, equipped with brown leather protective and crafted with a tanned strong and robust black leather.

One-sleeved gecko-backed leather armor

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Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

A leather armor crafted from the durable hides of geckos. The fire, golden and green gecko hides also confer a bonus to fire, radiation and Poison Resistances.

One-sleeved gecko-backed leather armor, reinforced

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Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

A reinforced version of the standard gecko leather armor which still confers bonus to fire, radiation and poison resistances.

Two-sleeved Tunnel Snake leather jacket

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Gameplay article: Fallout 3

A "Perfecto" style leather jacket with a snake emblem on the back, has two sleeves, worn on top of a Vault 101 jumpsuit, used by the Tunnel Snakes gang in Vault 101.

Leather armor

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Gameplay article: Fallout Shelter

The armor appears to be a brownish jacket that has several leather layers strapped onto it, first two shoulder pads and gauntlets, then one more smaller shoulder pad layered on top of the right shoulder. Several straps hold it together and it depicts two belts.

Leather overarmor[Notes 1]

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Gameplay articles: Fallout 4, Fallout 76

Pieces of armor consisting of separate chest, arm, and leg armor, made of leather. Designed to be worn with or without clothing underneath, light, sturdy, and heavy armor pieces can be found.

Eastern Brotherhood leather armor

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Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

A suit of leather armor crafted, like other types, from tanned brahmin hide. Unlike other types of leather body armor, Brotherhood variants are composed of individual segments mounted on the body using straps. The armor includes pauldrons, a cuirass, breastplate, armguards and a complete set of armor for the legs and groin. For some reason, the Brotherhood chose to paint all leather armor orange.

Midwestern Brotherhood leather armor mark II

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Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics

A superior version of the Midwestern Brotherhood of Steel leather armor with a new design for the torso, more reinforced than the mark I version with more layer of orange tanned brahmin hide.

Behind the scenes

All one-sleeved leather armors that appear in the Fallout games are based on the leather jacket of Max Rockatansky in The Road Warrior.

Gallery

Notes

  1. Name given by Nukapedia

References

  1. Fallout 2 Official Strategies & Secrets p.64: "There are two types of Leather Armor. They're both manufactured from the boiled hides of either brahmin or Geckos, and both look the same. Leather Armor Mk. 2 is made with more care, so it gives slightly more protection."
  2. Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p.5-18: "What’s the point of wearing armor if you can’t look good? The Leather Jacket is a toned down version of Leather Armor, providing minimal protection while not sacrificing any dodging capability. Stylish, too. Unfortunately, poor ventilation and the black leather make this a very hot armor to wear under the scorching desert sun."
  3. Fallout 2 Official Strategies & Secrets p.64: "The hip Leather Jacket is a relic from the before-times. It has only one sleeve left, but it makes up in style what it makes lacks in protection."
  4. Fallout 2 item description: "{26500}{}{Combat Leather Jacket}"
    "{26501}{}{This heavily padded leather jacket is unusual in that it has two sleeves. You'll definitely make a fashion statement whenever, and wherever, you rumble.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))
  5. Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p.5-17: "The original Leather Armor was designed for Motorcycle Football and other dangerous contact sports. It is likely that the simple construction techniques required to produce armor of this design will make it a popular choice following a nuclear disaster. It provides moderate protection, and the light construction makes it easier to dodge attacks while worn. Unfortunately, it provides little to no protection against explosions or plasma attacks."
  6. Fallout item description: "{100}{}{Leather Armor}"
    "{101}{}{Your basic all leather apparel. Finely crafted from tanned brahmin hide.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout))
  7. Fallout 2 item description: "{37900}{}{Leather Armor Mark II}"
    "{37901}{}{An enhanced version of the basic leather armor with extra layers of protection. Finely crafted from tanned brahmin hide.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))
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