Armor is a new type of collectible equipment, designed by Endako fashion experts, first featured in Going Commando. Upon progressing through the story and discovering Megacorp armor vendors, Ratchet can purchase armor sets by spending bolts. Each vendor is respectively found on planets Dobbo, Boldan, Snivelak, and Grelbin. In challenge mode, one is placed on Oozla to avoid limiting the player to any armor until reaching Dobbo. Each armor has its own distinct color style, and each superior version will add more armor panels, culminating in the Carbonox armor, which even fully covers Ratchet's head, ears, and tail.
Ratchet starts off with the free Commando-Matic body armor, also called the Commando suit, as it is standard issue for all Megacorp commandos. Each armor contains a built-in O2 Mask, and they also absorb nanomites dropped by defeated enemies and use them to upgrade Ratchet's maximum nanotech and his weapons.
|Trophy: Yay Carbon|
|Purchase the carbonox armor.|
|Commando suit||0%||—||Initially||Megacorp's standard issue commando armor provides only marginal protection against weaponry.|
|Tetrafiber armor||33%||25,000||Dobbo||With its patented titanium technology, this armor is guaranteed to block 33 percent of all killing damage or your money back!|
|Duraplate armor||50%||100,000||Boldan||Megacorp's new duraplate armor uses double-thick plating to provide up to 50 percent protection.|
|Electrosteel armor||66%||250,000||Snivelak||The electrosteel armor uses an invisible electromagnetic pulse to deflect and absorb up to 66 percent of all damage.|
|Carbonox armor||90%||1,000,000||Grelbin||Using a combination of new metal alloys and nano-technology, this armor can repulse up to 90 percent of all damage done to it!|