Quite a while ago, Douglas Cole commented, wondering if ballistic leggings actually see any use.
Preparing for my Agents' fight that's to come in the next session, I decided to dig a litte.
Slate reported that James Holmes, the perpetrator of the Aurora movie theater shooting wore a fairly full set of body armor during the attack, including "ballistic leggings, a throat protector, a groin protector, and tactical gloves". Beyond that, google is a wasteland of advertisements for 'tactical' gear.
I think the jury is still out on whether they see any use within military organizations or not. I'll probably end up running with riot gear for the attackers.
That said, if anybody wants to shed light on the topic, I'm not the only one who would find it interesting to know!