A Leather Armor is the first Armor-class bodywear available in both Golden Sun and Golden Sun: The Lost Age. It is sold in armor vendors at Bilibin, Imil, and Kolima in Golden Sun and at Alhafra and Garoh in The Lost Age. Being an Armor-class piece of body protection, a Leather Armor can be equipped on warrior-style Adepts, namely Isaac and Garet in the first game, along with Felix and Piers in the second. It increases the equipped Adept's base Defense rating by 12 points. Its buy value is 240 coins and its sell value is 180 coins.
In Golden Sun when Leather Armor can first be bought in Bilibin, the strongest body armor Isaac and Garet would be wearing would be Travel Vests, and Leather Armors would be adequate upgrades over the Travel Vests. The defense upgrade here would not be quite as major as if they are equipped with Wooden Shields and they buy the expensive but strong Bronze Shields at Bilibin's vendor to replace those. Since there are also strong weapons to consider buying at Bilibin's vendor and your coin reserves are most likely quite limited at that point, be sure to balance out which are the most worthy acquisitions for your money if you're not planning on fighting many battles outside Bilibin for more coins.
In Golden Sun: The Lost Age when Leather Armor can first be bought in Alhafra, it might be worth getting the more expensive but much more practical Psynergy Armor that can be bought for Felix in Mikasalla, and since you most likely already have the Full Metal Vest at that point which can be equipped on either Jenna or Sheba, the Leather Armor may never be allowed any practical use.
|Body Armor in Golden Sun|
|Leather Armor • Psynergy Armor • Chain Mail • Armored Shell • Spirit Armor • Plate Mail • Steel Armor • Spiked Armor • Asura's Armor • Dragon Scales • Demon Mail|
|Body Armor in Golden Sun: The Lost Age|
|Ixion Mail • Planet Armor • Phantasmal Mail • Erebus Armor • Dragon Mail • Chronos Mail • Stealth Armor • Xylion Armor • Valkyrie Mail|