a personal shield harness

An offshoot of the Mrrshan Class X shield technology, the personal shield affords the general infantry who do not use powered armor, and even those that do, an extra measure of protection against enemy fire. They can absorb and deflect most small arms fire, and even some larger caliber weapons, however, they are not foolproof, as an object travelling slow enough can pass through, and they can only take a certain amount of damage before they have to shut down to charge their capacitors.