Elder Scrolls
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For other uses, see Leather Armor.
"Fancy the leather armor, huh? Something to be said for going light."
Hold Guard[src]

Leather Armor is a set of light armor found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


It is made using leather strips and leather at a forge. Each gender's appearance of the armor is the same, with pauldrons, large decorative buckles, and a knee-length skirt.

Attributes by piece[]

Piece ArmorIcon.png WeightIcon.png Gold Leather Leather Strips ID
Leather Armor 26 6 125 4 3 0003619E
Leather Boots 7 2 25 2 2 00013920
Leather Bracers 7 2 25 1 2 00013921
Leather Helmet 12 2 60 2 1 00013922
Total 52 12 235 9 8


This armor can be upgraded at a workbench with a piece of Leather, though does not benefit from any Smithing perks.




  • In Skyrim's loading screens, a female Wood Elf can be seen wearing an unobtainable variant of the Leather Armor, most noticeably without the pauldrons.
  • This set of armor was originally going to be the Studded Armor set, as seen in concept art for the game, but was later changed to leather, since studded armor wasn't meant to have a full set.
  • Although there is no metal used in the crafting of this armor, there are noticeable metallic add-ons on the armor: the large decorative buckles, and the buckles on the sides.


This section contains bugs related to Leather Armor (Skyrim). Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  /  XB1  ,  PS3  /  PS4  ,  PC  /  MAC  ,  NX  /  PS5  ,  XS  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  360   PS3   A full armor set of leather may not get the armor bonuses from Custom Fit or Matching Set.
  •  360   The textures for the leather armor may not load, depending on the location of the player.