The outfit provides a Damage Resistance of 5 as well as bonuses of 1 to Charisma, 10 to Small Guns and 5 to Speech. The hat has a DR of 1 and a bonus of 1 to Perception. Both cannot be repaired except by merchants.
Paulson's outfit is worn by Paulson throughout Mothership Zeta. In order to obtain it, he either needs to die or you can reverse-pickpocket it with a better suit of armor. There is no Karma loss for killing Paulson and the other abductees do not react if he is attacked.
Behind the scenes
Paulson's outfit appears to resemble the outfit worn by Clint Eastwood in The Outlaw Josey Wales.
- When you first equip Paulson's outfit, it may render you immune to radiation until you turn off the console. [verified]
- When equipped, the player's right arm may appear invisible in first person view. This can be seen when drawing or using most melee weapons. [verified]