The Old Republic Flight Suit is one of the standard issue pieces that equipped Clone and non-Clone pilots of the Republic. It is created to conform to the body of a humanoid, although specially-modified examples for other species can be found at times. When equipped with a proper flight mask, the suit-mask combination protects the pilot from vacuum. The composite fabric also offers limited protection against fire, electric shock, and the coldness of space. The suit contains special equipment that controls blood flow, which is important for humanoids in high gravitational force equivalent situations. The instrument panel on the chest allows the pilot to regulate heat and oxygen while the suit is plugged into the craft. When unplugged or should the craft's life support system fail, the panel becomes the controls for the small emergency oxygen canister attached to it. Several pockets on the arms, thighs, and shins can be found, though their limited size means that only small items such as ration bars and writing instruments can utilize them.
When the Republic transitioned into the Empire, this design was superseded by the Imperial Fighter Pilot Flight Suit. Many of the Republic suits were sold to the civilian market as surplus. Although outdated especially when compared with the more technologically-advanced Imperial variant, the Old Republic Flight Suit continues to be sought after across the galaxy due to their quality and durability.