Arridi armor was created with the desert climate, heat, and general desert living in mind. As such, it is very light, with few all-metal pieces. The chestplate is leather studded with metal, not all metal like most militaries use, aside from the Temujai and Skandians, as the Temujai use matal-studded leather vests and the Skandians use sheepskin. The helmet is a simple acorn-style all-metal helmet, with a spike on top, but is worn on top of a turban to protect the wearer's head from the heat of the metal, which would become very hot in the desert sun. The helmet has a curtain of chainmail hanging from it, to protect the neck at the sides and back. A small hand shield, made of brass, with a spike in the middle completes the armor.