The effects from the armor are listed as "heavy metal armor" in the effects tab on your Pip-Boy.
PlayStation 3 The brown leather portion of this armor may appear to be red
Behind the scenes
This armor is the first item in two-part reference to Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. Two characters, Master and Blaster, correspond to the Metal Master armor and the Metal Blaster, respectively. Raider blastmaster armor also exists in Fallout 3.
↑The Lone Wanderer: "You got anything for me?" Everett: "How about I give you some metal this time? Here. This armor was a special order for one of the Hole fighters. Great against bullets, but didn't help him when he got pushed off the bridge." (Everett's dialogue)