Fortunate enough to not have had any "use" for the pads, so i cant entirely comment on how well they work, but they do look good. I may have ordered a slightly smaller size than needed but it still fits decently well.
Nice size, well concealed body armor you can bring anywhere.
Everything I expected after the recommendation from Alex Jones on InfoWars.com
Ordering for my wife and sons next.
Thanks Citizen Armor !
The armor is built with good worksmanship in construction, given at least it is not created entirely by hand, but through automated/machined process. The armor is pretty comfortable, but perhaps not quite the right fit, so it might be wise to go with a size smaller if the margins are small between a fit according to the size chart, and then simply expand the armor from the waist buckling component. The velcrow straps which apply with the magnetic latching can come loose, and be lost. I unfortunately lost mine nearly immediately after unboxing my item, but the folks here at Citizen Armor were graceful enough to offer me replacements as a kindness and a way of extending a branch of peace and protection to me so that I may continue to do great things and protect what is good, as so shall I, so long as I am me.
The vest has plenty of Molle webbings, although the waist webbings can be a bit hard to work with, as the vest does restrict mobility some. The strapping which hold the shoulder pieces together work well and are effective at being adjusted without too much finnicking, although I advise you try to have the vest adjusted before using it, for best result. The waist portion of the vest uses an adjustable velcrow belt-like portion that tucks into the vest, and this is easy enough to get adjusted, but you might be putting on the armor a few times to get the right dimensions squared away. The magnetic clasps can be a bit difficult to get on, at least for my unit, which might have been a small amount oversized, at least right off the bat, but with a small amount of working with it to get it clasped, and some patience, it will work out.
As advertised, this vest comes with the ultra-lightweight and soft armor inserts, which are easy to remove and replace. The armor could have been a bit longer, to cover more of the internal organs when bending over forward, such as the lower portion of the back; You can't have things perfect in this world, and I do feel like this armor offers adequate shielding for general chest and torso protection.
Wearing this armor while also using a backpack may be a small bit challenging, as the packs I use do not seat on it properly, and the shoulder straps can snag on the velcrow clasping when taking a backpack off if you do seat it directly onto the armor's shoulder piece.
This has been my first piece of body armor, and I am happy with the purchase for it's price+value/usefulness, although, I was a bit disappointing to have it not be effective once wet with water, and must be dry before being capable of stopping bullets again, from what I understand, but I have been unable to find the hyperlink to the instructions for assembly, cleaning, storage, and overall care, and cannot be entirely sure of exactly how it functions because of this.
If you were looking for an all-in-one, ready to go piece of kit, I would advise this model, except, go for the Elite IIIA+model so long as you can afford it. Either way, you are getting a good quality American made product for a fair price; Its a pretty great situation. I would recommend getting extra armor plate inserts for any serious protection, as nearly anybody else will tell you.
You also probably want to get one ASAP, since the globo-h*m*s want to take all of this away. And stay armed, because a vest won't help you much if you cant defend yourself beyond that.
Also, I would like to thank the customer service person who offered to replace my missing straps, as though it does still technically work without them, naturally, it is incomplete. Thanks for being generous in spirit; It matters!
Citizen V-Shield Ultra Conceal Body Armor and Carrier
All my expectations were satisfied, a very well made product that will last and stand up to years of use. Not only is the Product excellent, but also was the Customer Service, and the speed in which it was delivered.
Great fit! Fast shipping! Love it!
Nice fit, light and easy to wear.
Citizen Velcro Large Double Accessory Pouch
Looks great, feels good but not as snug as I expected. As a 5'10" 165+ lbs male wearing a C3 (medium) perhaps i bought the wrong size but it still works great. Unfortunately its still noticeable under a regular (medium) shirt...otherwise I cant seem to find much wrong with it. Grateful for Alex Jones advertising this company and their products! Definitely going to buy more in the near future
Love my new vest! Feels awesome and fits great! Thank you Citizen Armor and Thank you Alex Jones!
Light and versatile, the side plates are the key to full armour.
It's a vest. It's still hot. Not as versatile as I thought or concealable. You will still see it, sorry. I was a little upset over that. It needs more straps to hold it in place, for me.
We sincerely appreciate your feedback and are coordinating a review for change. Thank you! The good news it our stopping power is second to none. Be safe.
This vest has been the most concealable for discreteness. Wether on the job or not, it is very comfortable. Highly recommend.
5'10" 185lbs the medium fit perfect and ultra concealable. Easy to adjust and super thin 3a+ armor made by the best so you can be protected without everyone noticing. Note that the large was to wide at armpits when hands are together when driving or holding a pistol for me. Elite coating take the worry away when it comes to environmental limitations, and this company has the best customer service.
Thank you CITIZEN ARMOR
I carry a Glock 26 in my briefcase with 2 mags and use the armored medium insert and this pouch. Love it!
The customer service @ Citizen Armor is where it needs to be with the customer, every time I call to put in a order they listen 1st then cater to my needs, after all they are the professionals. Aaron Gilbert you’re the man 👊🏽.
A great product at a very fair price!
Impressive how thin and easy to use in a pack pack or diaper bag.
I wear a Citizen Armor *T-shield ultra-concealable body armor vest every day for my work in private security/executive protection. It's made of Protek graphene technology, far superior to kevlar. It's extremely affordable for all of its features. It's comfortable and conceals EXTREMELY well, especially under a suit.
Excellent product and excellent customer service! Nice thin armor that wears well in the Texas heat.