Product Guide

ARMOR Choices

Citizen Armor has two types of body armor to choose from.  The first option is the traditional type of body armor made from Aramid Fibers (like Kevlar) and Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene.  Its a great product and is credited with saving thousands of lives.  

The second type of armor that you can choose from is called, Nano-Protek™, made by ATEK Defense Systems.  This technology uses Carbon Nanotubes to reinforce and strengthen aramid fibers for ballistic use.  It costs a little bit more but it adds significant benefits over typical body armor options.

Aramid Fiber has great ballistic ability but still has a few limitations.  These include:

  1. Limited productive life (5 years)
  2. Becomes useless when exposed to water
  3. Limited multi-shot protection capability

In 2016, ATEK researchers were able to blend carbon nanotube fibers into a substrate to create what we call Nano-Protek™.  With Nano-Protek™, they were able to create a soft body armor that performs to NIJ threat level II and IIIA standards. It is less than 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 Aramid Fiber (KEVLAR) products this new body armor is not susceptible to moisture deterioration, last longer (carries a 7 year warrenty) and is able to stop an extreme amount of ballistic punishment.

In the video above we shoot 35 rounds from 9 mm  and 45 ACP hand guns concentrated in an area of less than  12 square inches and not a single slug penetrates the vest.  

Under an exclusive license agreement with ATEK Defense Systems, Citizen Armor is able to offer Nano-Protek™ to the civilian market.  

Which Product 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 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 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 for pricing)

Shield Inserts

Backpack Shield InsertsShield 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)

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