Armor Solutions Guide

Body armor for many years consisted of heavy plates inserted into a carrier vest. They were very bulky and did not allow for unrestricted movement need in everyday use. In the 70’s DuPont created KEVLAR. It is much lighter and five times stronger than plates of the same weight. Unfortunately it has a limited productive life (usually 2 – 3 years) and becomes non-protective when subjected to moisture. Other materials have been tried (including chicken feathers and spider webs) with various levels of success.

Early experimentation with carbon nanotube thread showed real promise but initially it was difficult and expensive to produce ( about $500/gram! ) In 2016 our researchers were able to blend carbon nanotube fibers into a substrate to create what we call Nano Protek™. With it we are able to create a soft body armor that performs to NIJ threat level II and IIIA standards. It is less that 1/4 inch thick and can be worn beneath everyday clothing. Athough it is lightweight and flexible it can stop a speeding bullet with an unusually low BFD (Back Face Deformation.) Unlike most KEVLAR products our body armor is not susceptible to moisture deterioration and carries a 7 year life-time warrenty.

Not only is Nano Protek™ stronger and lighter than KEVLAR it also has the benefit of not losing it’s protective strength when hit with multiple strikes in close proximity. In the video above we shoot 35 rounds from 9 mm  and 45 mag hand guns concentrated in an area of less than  12 square inches and not a single slug penetrates the vest.

If you are in the market for lightweight, flexible, concealable body armor that will protect you in any situation, check out the Armor Solutions Guide below. If you think you might be ready to buy one of our products within the next 30 days, leave us your email and we will send you a coupon code for 15% off our soft body armor.

Armor Solutions Guide

Click on the image of the armor to see a short descriptive video. Click on the Description, Protection and Pricing tabs for more product detail.

The T-Sheild

The T-Shield™ can be worn in conjunction with the included compression shirt. Being less than 1/4″ thick it provides the ultimate concealed, flexible armor solution.

  • Covers the vital organs front and back
  • THREAT LEVEL II: Stops .22LR, .380, 9mm, .40S&W, .45ACP, .357Mag | Areal density 0.97 lbs/sq. ft.
  • THREAT LEVEL IIIA: Stops all TLII plus .44 Mag | Areal density 1.32 lbs/sq. ft.

The T-Shield ranges in price from $413 to $ 1,147 depending on the level of protection and on size. (click for pricing)

The Civvy

The Civvy™ vest is concealable for use beneath a shirt or jacket. It provides lightweight protection and comfort for every day use. The adjustable side staps allow for optimum adjustment to fit snuggly against the body.

  • Covers the entire chest and back area including all vital organs
  • THREAT LEVEL II: Stops .22LR, .380, 9mm, .40S&W, .45ACP, .357Mag | Areal density 0.97 lbs/sq. ft.
  • THREAT LEVEL IIIA: Stops all TLII plus .44 Mag | Areal density 1.32 lbs/sq. ft.

The Civvy ranges in price from $467 to $ 1,897 depending on the level of protection and on size. (click for pricing)

SHTF Tactical

High threat, tactical armor used mostly as an outerware application. Designed with easy access plate pockets and side and shoulder adjustment straps.  Includes removable shoulder pads and lots of Molle straps.

  • Covers the vital organs front, side and back
  • THREAT LEVEL II: Stops .22LR, .380, 9mm, .40S&W, .45ACP, .357Mag | Areal density 0.97 lbs/sq. ft.
  • THREAT LEVEL IIIA: Stops all TLII plus .44 Mag | Areal density 1.32 lbs/sq. ft.
  • Can accept hard plate insterts to increase protection to Threat Level IV 

The Tactical Vest ranges in price from $1,247 to $ 1,597 depending on the level of protection. (click to check pricing)

Biker Vest

Coming soon…

  • Covers the entire chest,sides and back, including all vital organs
  • THREAT LEVEL II: Stops .22LR, .380, 9mm, .40S&W, .45ACP, .357Mag | Areal density 0.97 lbs/sq. ft.

The Civvy ranges in price from $467 to $ 1,897 depending on the level of protection and on size. (click to check pricing)

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