"A long duster coat for blocking the sun and grit of the desert."
- Armor Factor - Sharp
- Armor Factor - Blunt
- Armor Factor - Heat
- Torso, Neck, Left Shoulder, Left Arm, Right Shoulder, Right Arm, Left Leg, Right Leg
- Work To Make
- 10,000 ticks (
- Leathery, Fabric
- Resources to make
Dusters are one of the classic hot-weather garments in rimworlds, often paired with a cowboy hat.
As a complicated garment, dusters require Complex Clothing to be researched and can only be made at a hand tailor bench or an electric tailor bench. A duster requires 80 of any textile and 167 units of work.
Dusters can be purchased from traders or stripped from Outlanders and Pirates.
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As parkas are necessary to survive in very cold biomes, dusters are necessary to survive in very hot biomes (e.g. Arid Shrubland, Tropical Rainforest, Desert, etc.), and recommended for temperate biomes (i.e. Temperate Forest), as both are susceptible to heat waves, reaching up to or even exceeding 60 °C (140 °F) at the peak of summer. When made of tough materials, a duster provides reasonable sharp damage protection, and can be paired with a flak vest for an early and mid game armor set.
Dusters are usually seen as preferable to jackets, since dusters provide identical armor bonuses, also cover the neck and legs, and have slightly higher hit points (200 vs. 160). Insulation wise, dusters offer significantly better insulation from heat (85% vs. 30%) but worse insulation from cold (60% vs. 80%) and require slightly more resources to craft.
In cold biomes, parkas may be preferable to dusters. While parkas offer less armor than a duster (20% vs. 30%) and don't cover the legs, they are significantly better at insulating from cold (200% vs. 60%)
As of 1.2.2900, armchairs and dusters are the most efficient method of turning textiles into products for sale in the core game, assuming equally skilled crafters and constructors are available. If the Royalty DLC is enabled, this role is instead taken by formal vests and corsets. This also represents a way to train skills while also profiting from the pawn-hours invested.
Note that this is only a general rule - other considerations can exist. If a skilled crafter is unavailable, or a particularly skilled constructor is, armchairs may still be a better option due to the effect of Quality on Market Value. Additionally, generally speaking when crafting or constructing a Skill Level 6 or above to guarantee, no matter the material chosen, that selling the product is more profitable than selling the materials. However, the exact skill level each material becomes profitable depends on the Work To Make of the item, the number of materials required, and the market value of the material. Lower value materials are profitable at lower skill levels. For example, cloth dusters require only a crafting skill of 2 with a average market value modifier of 77% to average a value higher than the 120 of selling the cloth itself, while the most expensive textile, thrumbofur, requires a skill level of 6 to do the same. Thus, a skill level of 6 is sufficient to average profitable for dusters for all available materials.
|Material||Sharp||Blunt||Heat||Item HP||Insulation - Cold||Insulation - Heat||Market Value|
|Chinchilla fur Duster||20.1%||4.2%||45%||200||-18°C||+13.6°C||555|
|Dog leather Duster||24.3%||7.2%||45%||260||-8.4°C||+13.6°C||196|
|Elephant leather Duster||33.6%||7.2%||45%||300||-8.4°C||+10.2°C||230|
|Guinea pig fur Duster||20.1%||4.2%||45%||120||-22.8°C||+15.3°C||435|
|Heavy fur Duster||37.2%||7.2%||45%||300||-18°C||+11.9°C||300|
|Human leather Duster||19.2%||7.2%||45%||260||-7.2°C||+10.2°C||370|
|Panthera fur Duster||27.9%||7.2%||45%||260||-9.6°C||+20.4°C||275|
|Rhinoceros leather Duster||38.7%||7.2%||45%||300||-8.4°C||+11.9°C||370|
|Alpaca wool Duster||10.8%||0%||33%||200||-16.8°C||+13.6°C||250|
|Bison wool Duster||10.8%||0%||33%||200||-15.6°C||+10.2°C||250|
|Megasloth wool Duster||24%||0%||33%||200||-20.4°C||+10.2°C||250|
|Muffalo wool Duster||10.8%||0%||33%||200||-18°C||+10.2°C||250|
|Sheep wool Duster||10.8%||0%||33%||200||-15.6°C||+8.5°C||250|