"Resistant to penetration with a thick layer of fire retardant material. Engineered for maximum acoustic impedance to minimise blast trauma."
These leggings are part of the Hardplate set. With the highest physical and thermal defense of any pants, and decent toxic defense, they offer a superb degree of protection, though at the cost of the second biggest movement penalty, a hefty 15%.
This armor is not recommended for people who prefer a faster speed, or people who like rushing missions, as having Hardplate armor pieces will slow one down a lot. However, these pants offer a lot of protection, mainly in physical, but also in the thermal and chemical areas.
Announcement of the addition of the RIA 40 and Hardplate Leg Protection into the mobile version of SAS 4