The Bandit jacket is an armour featured in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha.

Traditional outfit of a bandit - a leather jacket with kevlar elements. Provides protection highly insufficient for the Zone's severe conditions.
- PDA description


  • For all intents and purposes this suit is quite useless against the predations of the hazards in the Zone.
  • It is helpful to the player during a couple of scripted sequences during the main mission.
  • Used by Bandits to pose as tough-looking characters.


Lost AlphaEdit

A0 Section

  • 1st Generation PNV - A night vision device which allows you to operate at night or in low light conditions. - 520RU

A1 Section

  • Rubberised fabric suit - Rubber provides basic protection from short-term radiation exposure. - radiation_protection = 0.1 - 620RU

A2 Section

  • Internal rubberised fabric layer - his lining will protect the body in the event that the main suit becomes ruptured. -  wound_protection = 0.19 - 675RU

Developer's CutEdit

List of upgrades
ID Icon Upgrade Description
Cost Effect Requirements
1A IconArmourUpgrade Bandit 1 Steel plating Steel plates sewn into the jacket enhance its resistance to damage.
400 RU

Bulletproof cap +10%


1C IconArmourUpgrade Bandit 2 Self-sealing layer A self-repairing armour layer helps the armour to compensate for bullet impact.
800 RU

Impact -20%


1E IconArmourUpgrade Bandit 3 Chain mail layer Creating and weaving in a layer of chain mail is a time consuming, tedious job, but it can save your life.
2000 RU

Bulletproof cap +30%

2A IconArmourUpgrade Bandit 4 Internal rubberised fabric layer This lining will protect the body in the event that the main suit becomes ruptured.
400 RU

Suit durability +10%


2C IconArmourUpgrade Bandit 5 Canvas overalls Simple protection from rain and caustic substances.
800 RU
  • Electric shock +20%
  • Chemical burn +20%


2D IconArmourUpgrade Bandit 6 Processed refractory fabric Fabric of the costume was treated with a special mixture, protecting it from fire. This modification is especially popular among stalkers who hunt for fire artifacts.
800 RU

Burn +20%


3A IconArmourUpgrade Bandit 7 Load distributing vest An ergonomic improvement - this special attachment for a protective suit will help you evenly distribute your load.
900 RU

Additional weight +5 kg



  • Since the player gains access to the Monolith Base in Dark Valley in a camouflaged state wearing a Bandit Jacket, there is a strategy where access to Lab X18 is also possible, provided that the door code is known or remembered.
  • In this instance it may be beneficial to install NV before engaging in such subterfuge.

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