Hide Braces are a piece of light armor and part of the hide armor set found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Enchanted and unenchanted variants begin to appear throughout Skyrim at level 1. These locations include:
Hide bracers require no prerequisite Smithing level or perks to forge. They can be crafted at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:
They can be upgraded with leather at a workbench; however, they do not benefit from any Smithing perks.
This means the armor cannot be improved past flawless quality without boosting the Smithing skill over 100. This can be achieved by using enchanted items and/or blacksmithing potions to Fortify Smithing.