So this thing is made very easily gathered materials, lots of scrap and really not all that much string.
looking at the jsons, it has fairly solid protection, and only needs fabrication 3, plenty of easily gathered scrap metal and a few strings.
It’s pretty solid early-game but doesn’t realistically make sense, I can’t imagine being able to make something this good myself in my backyard with just chord, a hammer and a knife with random chunks of metal.
So the question is, what is it supposed to represent? How would I make some irl? How does it have 90% coverage?
How does it not need cloth or leather backing?
It should exist, certainly, but not as it is now, I cannot think of how one could construct solid armour with chunks of scrap metal that while heavy, really isn’t all that encumbering considering turnout gear exists.