This armor has the same DR as metal armor, but the weight is cut in half and has other bonuses. The only downside is the health difference.
The effects from the armor are listed as "heavy metal armor" in the effects tab on the Pip-Boy.
Playstation 3 The brown leather portion of this armor may appear to be red.
Behind the scenes
This armor is the first item in a two-part reference to Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. The characters Master and Blaster correspond to the Metal Master armor and the Metal Blaster, respectively. Raider blastmaster armor also exists in Fallout 3.