I'm going to assume that leather is held in rather high esteem by the Zombie-Hunting community for it's ability to deflect and defeat the bite force of a human being turned undead. It's a good start, but I'm curious if there's any way to improve a leather jacket or any armor some of us have in mind.
What would your armor set be and how could you possibly improve it?
Any little advantage you can get might just go a long way to saving your ass from eternal undeadliness.
Personally, I'd be wearing my normal steel toed boots I wear on a daily basis. They've good support, sturdy, hold up to all kinds of abuse and can deliver a punishing kick if used correctly. I haven't come up with a good way to improve upon this design as of yet...
Next, cargo-pants if only for the added storage space. I've been hearing that duct-tape might be a good idea to wrap around your extremities to keep nosy undead hands off of you. are there any ideas on how to improve pants?
Now I know zombies don't fire guns *most of the time* but a ballistics vest, if one can be acquired, would be useful against Raiders and possibly the Military. If at all possible, finding one with a built-in neck guard would always be a plus.
Over the vest I'd have my army-style canvas jacket. It has a lot of pockets for storage of ammunition, cigarettes, lighters, etc. and so far my canvas jacket has stood up to a lot of abuse without tearing.
Any possible way to improve the jacket?
I'd throw in some elbow and knee pads for good measure, a sturdy pair of gloves for hand protection and though it might sound strange, a painter's mask/gas mask in the event you stumble across some noxious chems/dead bodies.
Toss in a pair of goggles and I'm set.
So, now that you know my general armor layout, what are some of yours and how could you improve upon current designs with readily available and easily accessible materials?