Composite Armor Vest
With this amazing armor you can reinforce YOURSELF!
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).
See: Crafting Guide