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Hiryu's armor

The Hard rubber armor (硬質ゴム製アーマー)[1] is a piece of equipment introduced in the 2014 Strider.

A protective gear used by the Striders, this armor is made of a hard, durable material[2], created specifically for combat[3]. It forms part of the Striders' uniform alongside a wetsuit made of similar materials, formed by a sleeveless tanktop and tights with a "wire grid" pattern[4]. The full uniform is meant for long-term missions, since its durable enough to withstand them better than uniforms made of cloth.[2][3]

The rubber armor set consists of two pieces: a chest piece and a set of chaps covering the thighs, connected together at the waist by a number of small belts[4]. The armor was designed to allow for better mobility[3], being lightweight and flexible enough to not interfere with a Strider's movements while still retaining its durability.

Hiryu wears a dark blue colored armor. Other Striders are known to use a variety of different colors, possibly by choice.



  1. Yamoto, Shinichi (February 21, 2014). "The aim is a new Hiryu, the only one Hiryu - "Strider Hiryu" producer Andrew Szymanski speaks of the 15-years long revival" (Japanese). Accessed December 09, 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 Emmanuel (21 Feb, 2014). "Interview with "Strider Hiryu" producer! Talks about the reborn action exploration game which will please series' fans" (Japanese). Accessed December 09, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Hosoyamada, Ryouta (February 21, 2014). ""Strider Hiryu" Creator Interview" (Japanese). Accessed December 09, 2015
  4. 4.0 4.1 Capcom (22 Feb 2014). Strider Hiryu Visual Chronicle (Japanese). Pg. 55