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.

Which Armor is Right for You?

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 size and level of protection. (click for Cyber Week 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 size and level of protection. (click for Cyber Week 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

Armored solutions for the well dressed biker. We combine Milwaukee leather products with our Nano Protek™ armor to provide protection on the road for motorcycle riders everywhere.

  • 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.

Leather vests and Jackets range in price from $1,144 to $ 1,484 depending on the level of protection, style and size. (click to check pricing)

Insert Shields

You are protected in any Active Shooter situations when you carry a brief case, purse or backpack with bullet resentant shield. Click on the Description, Protection and Pricing tabs below for details.

Backpack Shield Inserts

Backpack Shield Inserts Backpack Shield Inserts can be purchased in our 3 sizes and slipped into any backpack, briefcase, purse, or laptop case. The possibilities are endless!

  • 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.

Shield inserts vary $97 to $247 depending on the level of protection and on size. (click for pricing)

Armored Backpacks

We have partnered with three large backpack manufacturers to bring you a wide variety of armored backpack options. Ogio, Geigerrig, and Red Rock backpacks are now available with custom armored shield inserts into each one. (Video coming soon!)
  • Covers the back while wearing the armored backpack.
  • 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.

Backpacks range from $165 to $486 depending on the pack and the armor threat level

Armored Purse

You will feel the peace of mind at just knowing that you are carrying a protective shield with you subtly hidden in the form of a purse.

  • 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.

Armored purses range in price from $199 to $286 depending on the level of protection. (click to check pricing)

Laptop Insert

For the business professional a backpack may not be the answer, that’s why we have a line of armored breifcases and laptop cases. Giving you the protection you need and the peace of mind you deserve wherever you are.

  • 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 $312 to $470 depending on the level of protection and size. (click to check pricing)

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