Armor Vest is a protective gear that offers additional defense for Lo Wang. This normal grey version gives +50 armor points, half the protection of its upgraded red Kevlar version. Lo Wang can wear a maximum of 100 units of armor at the same time. These vests are more common than Kevlar Armors and can be found outside secret areas.
Armor Vest returns in Shadow Warrior (2013), now simply called armor and has new visual design. As Classic one, the new one appears in two variations: smaller chest plate gives +35 armor, while bigger one gives +75 armor. As in Classic, armor is pretty rare in the levels. The maximum armor Lo Wang can have at a time has been reduced in the reboot from 100 to 75.
Armor is useful when fighting large groups of enemies or bosses.