Padded armor was a type of light armor.


Padded armor was made up of several quilted layers of cloth and batting.[4] Padded armor was poorly ventilated and soon became hot. It was known to become fouled with grime and sweat and even infested by fleas and lice.[3]


Being one of the cheapest forms of armor, padded armor was commonly distributed to conscripts in times of war.[5] Padded armor was a common sight in northern Zakhara.[6] The military of Koryo wore a heavy padded armor in order to stay warm in the cold winters.[7]

Notable UsersEdit




  1. Gary Gygax (1978). Players Handbook 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 35. ISBN 0-9356-9601-6.
  2. David "Zeb" Cook (August 1989). Player's Handbook (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc.), p. 69. ISBN 0-88038-716-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 123,125. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 144–145. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
  5. Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, Skip Williams (July 2003). Dungeon Master's Guide 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 133. ISBN 0-7869-2889-1.
  6. Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Adventurer's Guide to Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), p. 71. ISBN 978-1560763291.
  7. Mike Pondsmith, Jay Batista, Rick Swan, John Nephew, Deborah Christian (1988). Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms (Volume I). (TSR, Inc), p. 120. ISBN 0-88038-608-8.
  8. Erik Scott de Bie (March 2007). Depths of Madness. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 978-0-7869-4314-2.
  9. David Wise (1992). AD&D Trading Cards 1992 GenCon promo set, #2, "Setara bint Farid". TSR, Inc..
  10. Tim Beach, Tom Prusa and Steve Kurtz (1993). City of Delights (Gem of Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), p. 17. ISBN 1-56076-589-5.