"Feel safer with this armored vest. Reduces damage taken by 30%."
— Merchant description

The Tactical Vest is a protective vest that can be obtained in Resident Evil 4. It consists of a black bulletproof vest with multiple pouches attached. It also includes a pair of protective elbow-pads.


The Tactical Vest reduces all damage taken by 30%.[1] Once purchased, it will not appear in the Attache case or they key item menu, nor can it be unequipped or examined after purchase.


The Tactical Vest is first available for purchase when the player reaches the Armory during Chapter 5-1.[1] The player can buy it from the Merchant for 60,000₧, and sell it back to him for 30,000₧.[1] It should be noted the Tactical Vest is not available on Professional mode.[1]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Hamamura (ed.), kaitaishinsho, p.432.

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