Price 2,000 gp; Slot chest CL 7th Weight 1 lb.; Aura moderate abjuration
A vest of the deep creates a constant shell of magical energy that protects the wearer from extreme environmental pressure, such as that inflicted by water at a depth of over 100 feet. It does not provide any protection from constriction or other forms of direct crushing damage, nor does it grant water breathing.
Favored by aquatic races who find themselves moving between varying depths in the sea or undertaking visits out of the ocean’s depths entirely onto dry land, the vest of the deep is an invaluable tool to the surface-dwelling creature who seeks to explore the ocean depths.
These vests are common gifts from aquatic elves to surface-dwelling allies who seek environmental protection when visiting a particularly deep-water settlement. A vest of the deep is typically crafted from the hides of fish and treated to remain supple in and out of water; often, the vests are adorned with complex patterns or other elements to enhance the fashion and sense of style.