Like all burlap equipment, the burlap trousers are a low-tier armor piece that you can quickly replace.
The burlap trousers match the defensive stats of the Hide Skirt. This alternative gives players the choice of what early-game resource to spend on pants.
Burlap provides very little in the way of defense, but the other benefits of the burlap set make them worth crafting nonetheless.
They will be outclassed by all other armors very quickly. Still, the burlap set includes a substantial amount of cold resistance, allowing players to venture into the winter biomes and set up there if they choose. They also provide a small amount of radiation resistance.
You can craft all burlap pieces with cloth alone. You’ll find cloth in RUST by picking up the green shrub-like plants, known as hemp plants, that litter the starting areas.
While it may seem like a chore when you begin the game, players quickly develop a habit of grabbing every hemp shrub they see while traveling—even going out of their way to pick one up unnecessarily.
As such, it’s not too important to go looking strictly for hemp cloth. Instead, simply do other tasks, such as chopping wood and gathering stone, and you’re likely to pick up some cloth along the way.