The Bandos chestplate is a part of the Bandos armour set, which requires 65 Defence to wear. It is dropped by General Graardor and his bodyguards in the God Wars Dungeon. Unlike the other body armours which provide a strength bonus, the Bandos chestplate features a slight prayer bonus and substantial defensive bonuses.
Bandos armour is arguably the most powerful non-degradable melee armour in Old School RuneScape. For this reason, it is a common selection for melee training, Slayer tasks, and other prolonged combat encounters. Its excellent ranged protection along with its strength and prayer bonus makes it popular for some boss hunting scenarios. Stat-wise, it is comparable to the barrows platebodies, which provide almost identical ranged protection and significantly higher melee protection. However, most barrows armour does not provide any strength or prayer bonus and degrades.
It should be noted that the Bandos chestplate is one of the heaviest pieces of body armour in the game, second to only the granite body, which is 10kg heavier.