Bulletproof Vest

Bulletproof Vest #34
Body armor that can absorb a certain amount of heavy-weapons fire, although it will not turn you into Iron Man.
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Armor Info
Armor Coverage
Armor Range
34 - 39

Bulletproof Vest is a Defensive item that can be purchased from and sold to Big Al's Gun Shop.

The Bulletproof Vest was one of the items available at the launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta. [1]

The Bulletproof Vest is equipped in layer 3 of the torso slot. [2] It can be equipped with any clothing but will be unequipped by all other torso armor. The Bulletproof Vest will layer over tighter clothing items that occupy layers 1 or 2 such as the Tank Top and will layer under outerwear clothing items that occupy layers 4 or 5, such as the Trench Coat.


Bulletproof Vest equipped on a player


The Bulletproof Vest is most commonly obtained as a purchase from Big Al's. It can also be found through city finds.

The Bulletproof Vest can be found as a result of the following crimes:


  • "Big Al's Gun Shop" (quantity one)


  • "Dockside Warehouse" (quantity one, requires Lockpicks)
  • "Postal Office" (quantity one, requires Credit Card)
  • "Shipyard" (quantity one)

1,000 Bulletproof Vests will be restocked at Big Al's after being sold out. The amount of time before a restock occurs is half the time it took the item to sell out, rounded to the nearest 15 minutes.

Bulletproof Vests can be bought from other players through the Item Market, Bazaars, or Trades, but as Defensive items do not stack they must be purchased one by one, making it time consuming to buy in bulk.

Coverage Stats

Bulletproof Vest Coverage Stats
Body Part Coverage %
Heart 100%
Stomach 100%
Chest 95.45%
Groin 89.16%
Arm 35.87%
Leg 0.78%
Hand 0%
Throat 0%

No armor that is equipped in the torso slot offers foot or head protection.


Bulletproof Vests, along with all armor, gain a 20% defensive bonus from the "Tailoring" 10* special at Clothing Stores.

Historical Notes

Prior to the release of advanced armor from Armor Caches, the Bulletproof Vest had the highest groin coverage in the game.

All Bulletproof Vest used to have the same defensive stat. Unique stats for each Bulletproof Vest were revealed in a December 2015 update. [3]

Image History

Bulletproof Vest Image History
Years Used Image
2006* to ~2010 [4] PWEo5KO.png
~2010 to July 2012 [5] aZVLJpJ.png
July 2012 to 19 December 2017 [6] MvPcWsl.jpg
19 December 2017 to present [7] IbEZLCW.png

* Items did not have images prior to 2006.

Patch History

Released in Patch list #


  1. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Defensive Items (With citations) (27/05/23)
  2. Damster, Damaster's Guide to Clothing Layers (19/02/23)
  3. Chedburn, Unique weapons and armor (08/12/15)
  4. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Defensive Items (With citations) (12/01/23)
  5. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Defensive Items (With citations) (12/01/23)
  6. Chedburn, Patch: Fixes and Updates 19/07/12 (19/07/12)
  7. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Defensive Items (With citations) (12/01/23)