Bot's gear and chaos wastes

I can’t get the bots to wear the gear i give them? What am I doing wrong? From what i understand when i go in to bot priorities and right click them so they get that little ‘‘profile’’ picture in the lower corner. That means that one is the prioritized one?

But when I switch to that character and set up his/her gear. The game just ignores that and joins with random gear as the bot. I am the host, and only the Iron Braker works, he picks the gear I choose. The elf just ignores what i give her.