Price (Item Level): 12,175 gp (13th)
Body Slot: Body (Light Armor)
Caster Level: 9th
Aura: Moderate; (DC 19) transmutation
Activation: — and swift (command)
AC Bonus: +4
Max Dex: +5
Armor Check Penalty: 0
Weight: 20 lb.
This suit of armor is covered by a layer of gigantic golden feathers that seem to shimmer in even the dimmest light.
While wearing this +1 studded leather armor, you gain a continuous +5 competence bonus on Spot checks. In addition, the armor has two other special abilities. Once per day, you can activate the armor to gain a +4 enhancement bonus to your Charisma for 9 minutes.
Three times per day, you can cause the armor to sprout wings, allowing you to fly at a speed of 60 feet (good maneuverability) for 5 rounds.
The special properties of a suit of hawkfeather armor function normally while you are in wild shape (although it does not grant its armor bonus to AC). This armor includes no metal parts, and thus druids are not prohibited from wearing it.
Prerequisites: Craft Magic Arms and Armor, eagle’s splendor, wild shape.
Cost to Create: 6,000 gp (plus 175 gp for masterwork studded leather), 480 XP, 12 days.
Source: Magic Item Compendium