not really most chain mail weighs like 35 to 50 pounds and that's allot of extra weight to be carrying around all the time. try wearing those five pound exercise weight you put on your wrists and ankles for a day and you'll get the idea. but if you start wearing it now you may be able to get your body used to it. kinda like in old kung fu movies.
I'd rather be fast and docile than slow and cumbersome. If your going to go that far why not wear an explosive vest, let the zeds take you down and pow, blow them to smitherenes?
i agree, though if you train your body you should be able to overcome the extra weight. of course that would involve wearing chain mail all day everyday, which has its own set of probables. unless your cool with having people stare at you, and make fun of you behind your back and possible to your face as-well. so if your cool with being branded a freak then it can be done, vikings and stuff did it.
You can wear it under a shirt.
people will know when they hear you jingle every time you reach for something.
its hot and heavy, difficult to clean, difficult to remove/put on, doesn't stop bullets or even arrows.
I say chain mail is a terrible idea. you move slower, you get tired more easily, you sweat more, consuming more water than normal. you burn more energy, so you need to eat more. basically with chain mail you're more likely to become zombie chow than people not in chain mail.
I doubt a zombie could bite through the chain mail though.. But maybe if it was more for not moving fast? If in some instance you needed to be fighting zombies. Then I think the metal underarmor would work fine :D
Er.. Might as well just stick with leather XD
I wore today tab chain mail once, weighed less than ten pounds, woulda stopped a bite, wasnt very hot in summer
No - too heavy. Stick with leather. If you want to weigh yourself down, carry an extra back pack with supplies. At least that can be ditched in a hurry if you have to lighten your load