Skyrim: How does Glass Armor and Weapons even begin to make sense? Would this be at all effective in real life?
No, it's just a ridiculous and might I add useless (both on the game and IRL, they have pretty low stats and by the time you find it or can craft it you've got better stuff) idea that is a total waste of space and everything.
No chance in real life. A good piece of ceramic would render it useless.