As the predecessors of the Stormtrooper Corps, the clone troopers of the Grand Army of the Republic were highly-trained and highly-skilled combatants, arguably some of the finest in galactic history. While all clone troopers received a basic curriculum of warfare, there were many who undertook more specialized training so that they might become proficient in alternate forms of warfare. This resulted in a wide variety of different troops, each with their own specialties and strengths.
Among the more notable of these troop varieties were the BARC troopers, or Biker Advanced Recon Commando troopers. As the name states, they were members of the prestigious ARC troopers of the clone army. However, unlike their fellow clone troopers, these clones were specially trained in the use of the newly-built BARC speeders that were introduced early in the First Galactic Civil War. The combination of the two made for a lethal combination, able to conduct lightning strikes throughout a battlefield or extract vital or wounded personnel as needed - or even, less often, inserting them.
An essential part of their armor was the BARC trooper belt, with which they carried various munitions and supplies to aid them on whatever task they were assigned. As with all other clone equipment, the BARC belts were manufactured almost exclusively on Kamino itself, and both the belt itself and the eight attached pouches were made out of plastoid. This served not only to boost the belt's durability and lifespan, but also to act as another small layer of protection for each trooper. The loadout carried in a BARC trooper's belt was not dissimilar to that of standard clone troopers; grappling hooks, rations, spare ammunition, and multitools were common, with EMP grenades and other munitions also being typical. BARC troopers were, however, expected to carry medpacs with them as their duties would often involve the exfiltration of vital personnel through the use of sidecars.
After the First Galactic Civil War ended, the Galactic Empire consolidated old pieces of BARC equipment, often being reconstructed into the armor of scout troopers, who were the spiritual successors of the BARC troopers. However, much of their equipment - belts included - fell into the black market. Over time, various incidents have resulted in the destruction of many pieces of BARC armor and belts - and as a result almost no pieces of the armour remain today. Consequentially, BARC equipment ranks as some of the rarest and most expensive equipment in the known galaxy, with most going their whole lives without ever seeing one.