Stars Edge Redux
These are flexible, multi-environmental, and fully-insulated survival suits, including gloves and a hood with clear plastic visor. The suits are light and comfortable. With the hood sealed and the addition of an air mask or respirator, they protect against atmospheric pollutants or chemical or biological contamination; use NBC Suit skill, but there is no DX penalty.
These suits are popular with natives of hostile regions, survey teams, and rangers; while not armor, their compound-fiber fabric is resistant to damage. The suits are generally legal, but people may frown upon individuals wandering about with the mask sealed. The suits don’t protect the face when the mask is mask rolled up.
Two types of these suits are common. The first is a simple sealed suit, with a fireproof and chemical retardant coating but no other features. Cargo handlers, hazmat teams, hangar-bay crews, and some industrial workers often wear them, usually in white or a bright color such as orange or yellow. A rip in the suit causes the smart fabric to change color at the rip. It is sealed with the addition of an air mask.
The second uses nanocatalytic filtration systems and transistor thermocouples woven into the fabric for heating, cooling, and recycling liquid waste. It recycles 95% of the user’s body fluids and provides climate control (-120°F to 120°F). It prevents heat exhaustion with micropores which enable it to “breathe.” These pores can also seal shut in hostile environments. Worn with an air mask, it is sealed. If the suit runs out of power, it provides climate control (-50°F to 90°F) and cannot recycle. This type replaced earlier separate environmental suits for differing climates. These commonly feature programmable camouflage for safari or tactical purposes.
Expedition suits use 2 C cell batteries per week to provide power.