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There are two types of hindrance: maneuvering hindrance and stealth hindrance. Both types can be estimated by appraising a piece of armor.

Maneuvering Hindrance

Maneuvering hindrance is the degree to which armor interferes with the ability to move (and therefore evade attacks). Heavier types of armor are generally more hindering. It's also harder to maneuver when more than one class of armor is worn (e.g., plate and chain).

Maneuvering hindrance can be reduced by training armor. How much you can reduce this hindrance depends on your guild and the type of armor.

Stealth Hindrance

Stealth hindrance is the degree to which armor interferes with your ability to hide, stalk, and perform other stealthy actions. The degree of stealth hindrance depends on the type and coverage of armor. (Plate armor is more difficult to hide in than leather; similarly, a hauberk is more hindering than a pair of gloves.) A shield's stealth hindrance increases with the size of the shield.

Stealth hindrance can be worked off with armor ranks, and the more stealthy Guilds do get a bonus to working it down.

Thieves and Rangers have passive stealth bonuses, and therefore, they normally have less stealth hindrance than other guilds.

Hindrance Values

Hindrance Levels, From Best to Worst:

Base Shield Hindrance
Order Hindrance
0 no
1 insignificant
2 trivial
3 light
4 minor
5 fair
6 mild
7 moderate
8 noticeable
9 high
10 significant
11 great
12 extreme
13 debilitating
14 overwhelming
15 insane
Base Armor Hindrance
Order Hindrance
0 no
1 insignificant
2 light
3 fair
4 moderate
5 high
6 great
7 overwhelming
8 insane
Skill Hindrance
Order Hindrance
0 unhindered
1 barely hindered
2 minimally hindered
3 insignificantly hindered
4 lightly hindered
5 fairly hindered
6 somewhat hindered
7 moderately hindered
8 rather hindered
9 very hindered
10 highly hindered
11 greatly hindered
12 extremely hindered
13 overwhelmingly hindered
14 insanely hindered