Encumbrance tends to add up when you wear additional layers, even if the individual layers are 0 or even negative Encumbrance. Example: a (fits) Raincoat over Hard Arm Sleeves is two layers, so +1 Encumbrance from the arm guards, +1 from the fitting Raincoat, +1 for second layer.
If you’re playing 0.7, it’s entirely possible that something like the Wristwatch is considered another “layer” on your Arms. So adding it to the example: +1HAS, +1RCf, +0Wristwatch, +2 second & third layers. Wristwatch is scheduled to be taken off the Arms slot in order to fix its contribution.
No need to look at the name of the item, but look at his description. It say where your wear it; Also no care about % coverage.
Torso/hand give +0.5 each new layer
Some items (underwear , liner gloves) can be wear without any bonus ecumbrance from additive clothes.
As exemple, jumsuit will reduce torse ecumbrance (-1+0.5) but increase leg ecumbrance (-1+2)
Underwear will only reduce leg ecumbrance, even with something else (like skirt) : (-1+0)
So, to reduce ecumbrance torse, get :
Under armor (! 20 warmth)
tank top (best item atm torso)
wool poncho (! 35 warmth)
jumsuit (! 8 storage, 10 warmth)
To store, get :
(#NUMBER) mean how much storage you get if it would give you 1 ecumbrance, even if it don’t actually. Better to take a quick loot like that.
[#NUMBER] mean warmth it add, take care with that.
Messenger Bag (40)
utility vest (28)
Belt ring (36)
Military rucksack (32)
As you can see backpack sucks but if you don’t care about ecumbrance torso.
Trenchcoat is really good but if you care about ecumbrance arm and warmth;
That’s why many guys use military rucksack, even with 2.5ecumbrance, it’s no warmth, no arm, no leg, and still good ratio. No drawback, dude ! Drop your useless backpack and find this twice instead.
(jumsuit *2 + tank top *2 + under armor *2 + rucksack *2 =2 ecumbrance torso & legs for 160 storage; add a skirt and underwear to get -1 to legs, and your good)