Outer Tactical Vest

Outer Tactical Vest #50
Despite the Combat Vest offering improved protection, its predecessor the Outer Tactical Vest is far from obsolete. The increased survivability and enhanced maneuverability provided makes it a more than worthwhile addition to your combat wardrobe.
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Armor Range
36 - 41

Outer Tactical Vest is a Defensive item that can be purchased in Mexico. It can be sold to (but not purchased at) Big Al's Gun Shop.

The Outer Tactical 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] It can be equipped in the body slot.

The Outer Tactical 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.


Outer Tactical Vest equipped on a player


The Outer Tactical Vest can obtained as a purchase from Mexico. It can also be found through city finds, given as a mystery gift from the Wheel of Awesome, and purchased from the Mission reward shop for ~141-204 Mission reward credits. [3]

175 (?) Outer Tactical Vests will be restocked in Mexico after being sold out. [4] 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.

Outer Tactical 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

Outer Tactical Vest Coverage Stats
Body Part Coverage %
Heart 100%
Stomach 100%
Chest 100%
Groin 35.95%
Arm 23.91%
Leg 0.93%
Throat 0%
Hand 0%

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

Historical Notes

The Outer Tactical Vest was originally known as the "Bodyguard," with an item image of a man wearing a suit with sunglasses. The description for the Bodyguard said that the bodyguard charged a $1,000,000 one-time fee and was "trained to protect their clients with their life," to explain the price, [5] but it was still equipped in the armor slot. It was changed to the Outer Tactical Vest 11 June 2008,[6] and had its image updated to a tactical vest.

The Bodyguard was used in place of the Outer Tactical Vest in Torn Lite.

The Outer Tactical Vest was the best armor in the game until the release of the Liquid Body Armor in 2008. Before the introduction of Travel, it was available for purchase at Big Al's Gun Shop. [7]

All Outer Tactical Vests used to have the same defensive stat. Unique stats for each Outer Tactical Vest were revealed in a December 2015 update. [8]

The lowest recorded price for an Outer Tactical Vest at the Mission reward shop when special offers still existed for weapons and armor was 139 Mission reward credits. [9] The lowest possible price was probably much lower.

Image History

Outer Tactical Vest Image History
Years Used Image
2006* to 11 June 2008 [10] 4bugOn1.jpg
11 June 2008 to July 2012 [11] ckm6Js5.jpg
July 2012 to 19 December 2017 [12] NVsdJAI.jpg
19 December 2017 to present [13] BRuHDjq.png

* Items did not have images prior to 2006.

Patch History

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  1. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Defensive Items (With citations) (27/05/23)
  2. Damster, Damaster's Guide to Clothing Layers (19/02/23)
  3. Damaster Mission credits store (26/05/23)
  4. Torn Docs, Overseas Items (26/05/23)
  5. Torncity Complete, https://web.archive.org/web/20061203051611/http://torncitycomplete.com/mexico.html (2006)
  6. TC Basic, Outer Tactical Vest (13/06/08)
  7. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Defensive Items (With citations) (27/05/23)
  8. Chedburn, Unique weapons and armor (08/12/15)
  9. Damaster, Mission credits store (26/05/23)
  10. TC Basic, Outer Tactical Vest (13/06/08)
  11. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Defensive Items (With citations) (12/03/23)
  12. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Defensive Items (With citations) (12/03/23)
  13. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Defensive Items (With citations) (12/03/23)