Leather Vest

Leather Vest #32
Simple and lightweight. If you're lucky, it will protect you from a few shots.
Buy Price
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Armor Info
Armor Coverage
Armor Range
20 - 25

Leather Vest is a Defensive item that can be purchased from and sold to Big Al's Gun Shop. The Leather Vest is the cheapest body armor in the game.

The Leather 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 Leather Vest has both the lowest base armor and the lowest overall coverage rating out of any body armor.

The Leather 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 Leather 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.


Leather Vest equipped on a player


The Leather Vest sees very little use due to its extremely low stats. While it is the most affordable body armor in the game, other body armors, such as the Full Body Armor have far better stats while still being very affordable.


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

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


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


  • "Farm Storage Unit" (quantity one)
  • "Postal Office" (quantity one)

1,000 Leather 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.

Leather 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

Leather Vest Coverage Stats
Body Part Coverage %
Heart 97.27%
Chest 90.22%
Stomach 95.09%
Arm 6.5%
Leg 0%
Groin 0%
Hand 0%
Throat 0%

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


Leather Vests, along with all armor, gain a 20% defensive bonus from the "Tailoring" 10* special at Clothing Stores. The "Regulation" 7* special at Private Security Firms will give a 25% armor mitigation bonus if a player wears a full set of leather armor but equipping virtually any combination of non leather armor without the bonus would result in a higher defense rating due to the leather armor set's low stats.

Historical Notes

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

Image History

Leather Vest Image History
Years Used Image
2006* to ~2010 [4] 32.0.png
~2010 to July 2012 [5] 32.1.png
July 2012 to 19 December 2017 [6] 32.2.png
19 December 2017 to present [7] 32.3.png

* Items did not have images prior to 2006.


With an ID of 32, the Leather Vest was the first Defensive item added to the game's code.

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. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Defensive Items (With citations) (16/05/24)
  7. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Defensive Items (With citations) (12/01/22)