Composite Armor Vest
You know these big tanks with big guns and big armor? They've got something called Composite Armor.
And hey, did you ever hear of a tank being blown up by a Creeper? Of course not, because it's frikkin' durable!
Just craft your own, personal Composite Armor and laugh at all those evil creepers! Laugh at their little green faces!.
Or go give them a hug, its up to you.
It provides three armor points, just like an iron chestplate. However, the composite vest lasts much longer. It takes up to 801 damage (even a diamond chestplate only lasts for 529).