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For an overview of leather armor variants in all games, see leather armor.

Leather armor is a multi-piece set of armor in Fallout 4.


Leather armor consists of five separate pieces - the chest, both arms and both legs. Like with all other armor pieces, each can be worn over clothing to combine the stat bonuses, however certain outfits may occupy some or all of the armor slots - for instance, the red dress occupies legs and torso slots.

This armor set is fashioned out of belts, straps, braces and pads. Like with other armor sets, various mods can change the look of the armor pieces (for instance the shadowed leather mod dyes the armor black).

There are three variants of leather armor: normal, sturdy and heavy.

Leather armor offers the best Energy Resistance at the cost of inferior Damage Resistance and Radiation Resistance. It is part of a family of specialized armor sets, with the other three members being metal armor which focuses on mitigating ballistic damage over energy damage, combat armor as the most balanced form of protection in the Commonwealth and robot armor, added with the Automatron add-on.


In the Contraptions Workshop add-on, leather armor can be crafted at an armor forge:

Steel (3)
Icon range
Icon level
Light leather armor (1)
Steel (4)
Icon range
Armorer Rank: 2
Icon level
Sturdy leather armor (1)
Leather (10)
Steel (5)
Icon range
Armorer Rank: 4
Icon level
Heavy leather armor (1)

* The armor part generated (i.e. arm, leg, chest) is randomised.



Image Name Weight Damage Resistance Icon shield silver Energy Resistance Icon electrical Value Base ID
Leather chest piece Leather chest piece 5 3 10 25 0007b9c6
Leather right leg Leather right leg 2 2 5 10 0007b9c5
Leather left leg Leather left leg 2 2 5 10 0007b9c4
Leather right arm Leather right arm 2 1 3 8 0007b9c3
Leather left arm Leather left arm 2 1 3 8 0007b9c7
Total 13 9 26 61


Image Name Weight Damage Resistance Icon shield silver Energy Resistance Icon electrical Value Base ID
Leather chest piece Sturdy leather chest piece 9.9 14 23 50 0007b9c6
Leather right leg Sturdy leather right leg 4.6 7 13 20 0007b9c5
Leather left leg Sturdy leather left leg 4.6 7 13 20 0007b9c4
Leather right arm Sturdy leather right arm 4.6 6 11 18 0007b9c3
Leather left arm Sturdy leather left arm 4.6 6 11 18 0007b9c7
Total 28.3 40 71 126


Image Name Weight Damage Resistance Icon shield silver Energy Resistance Icon electrical Value Base ID
Leather chest piece Heavy leather chest piece 14.8 24 36 75 0007b9c6
Leather right leg Heavy leather right leg 7.2 11 18 30 0007b9c5
Leather left leg Heavy leather left leg 7.2 11 18 30 0007b9c4
Leather right arm Heavy leather right arm 7.2 11 18 28 0007b9c3
Leather left arm Heavy leather left arm 7.2 11 18 28 0007b9c7
Total 43.6 68 108 191


Like other forms of moddable armor, leather armor takes different appearance when modded. Standard leather armor is sewn of brown leather. Boiled leather takes a darker, gray-blue matte color. Girded variant looks like being made of several smaller, thicker pieces, sewn together with leather thongs. Treated mod takes on a warm, reddish-brown color with glossy sheen of oiled leather. Shadowed armor is of dark gray hue with a slight shine. Finally, studded leather takes the appearance of the basic variant with added metal rivets and a combination of washers, screws and wingnuts.


  • The Sole Survivor wears a leather chest piece (0022da5a) and a sturdy leather right arm (0007b9c3) in the Fallout 4 trailer.
  • The slide for leather armor features a character wearing a mixed suit of leather armor over a vault suit, and a pair of welding goggles. The leather pieces are: sturdy chest piece, heavy left arm, sturdy right arm, light left leg and heavy right leg.


PCIcon pc Playstation 4Icon ps4 Sometimes one of the pieces will take on a silvery shine when using the Girded mod. [verified]


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