Enchanted variants are not available as loot from enemies, chests, or Merchants.
- Worn by some Stormcloak Soldiers (sometimes replaced by Hide or Scaled helmets), as well as Windhelm Guards
- Reward for completing Joining the Stormcloaks.
Stormcloak equipment cannot be made at a forge.
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.