- "No suit is completely bulletproof at close range"
- ―Deadshot[[Gotham Knight|]]
The Batsuit is designed to give the impression of a frightening bat-like creature representing vigilance against crime.
Batman Begins details extensively how the Batsuit is put together. The body armour is a Nomax survival suit made of a tri-tip weave. It was initially commissioned as body armour for soldiers, but the production cost of $300,000 a piece dissuaded the army from mass production, so the prototype was abandoned. It is capable of protecting from knives and most gunfire.
The second version of the suit is lighter, which allows faster movement, but doesn't offer as durable armour.