Mesh Personal Armor
|Mesh Personal Armor|
Mesh Personal Armor is a jacket or body suit made of natural or synthetic leather and reinforced with a lining of flexible metal mesh, similar to chain mail but lighter and stronger.  It is a modern ballistic cloth combined with a flexible mesh, general of metals, composites, polymers, or even ceramics.
Higher tech versions, generally manufactured in TL:10-12 can absorb and redistribute kinetic energy even more effectively. Some forms can even store, redistribute, or even transform the kinetic energy into usable power. Higher tech successor versions are rumored to be able to do even more.