SHTF Tactical Vest

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Ingegrated  MOLLE & Plate Pockets

The SHTF Tactical Vest delivers superior high-level threat protection for vital organs on the front, back and side to side. The SHTF Tactical Vest also has the capability to house additional hard armor plates on the front, back and sides. View our available TEOTWAWKI Hard Ballistic Plate options below and the suggested sizes that correlate with your vest size. Integrated MOLLE on the front and back provides custom configuration and quick access for tactical gear. You’ll be prepared for any Sh*t Hit the Fan scenario with our magnetic quick release closures on the shoulders and sides for quick deployment or removal. The shoulder straps have an added foam rubber layer for extra comfort for heavy gear and identification patches can be displayed on the front Velcro strip. Our fabrics are selected to withstand heavy use, for maximum durability.

Our SHTF Tactical Vest is made using our Protek™ graphene microfiber technology and comes in our Standard or Elite Options (see chart below for comparison). Unlike vests using only aramid fibers (Kevlar), our Elite level is impervious to water, UV rays and the environment and boasts an unprecedented 7-year warranty.

Due to Covid-19 manufacturing delays, please allow up to 6 weeks for your order to be shipped.



Carrier Features:

  • Sizes: C3 (M), C4 (L), C5 (XL) View Recommended Sizing
  • Belt can accomodate a 6″x6″x.25″ or 6″x8″x.25″ hard side plate and is adjustable for 34″ – 55″ around including the vest
  • Removable armor shields
  • Washable outer layer
  • Large adjustable straps
  • High tech quick-release & quick-reinstall Fidlock® magnetic closure system on shoulders and sides
  • MOLLE Integrated system on front and back
  • Exterior pocket for additional hard armor plate with velcro closure
  • 1/4″ foam rubber padding on shoulder straps for added comfort
  • Velcro strip for identification patches
  • Emergency drag handle
  • 1000D Nylon
  • Ventilated Cooling 3D mesh inner lining
  • DWR Antimicrobial coating
  • CPAI Fire Retardant
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Click here for Cleaning & Care Instructions
To compare features of our Bulletproof Vests, click here for comparison chart

Armor Specifications:

  • Tested for NIJ level IIIA standards (0101-06)
  • LEVEL IIIA Stops all TLII plus .44 Mag
  • Areal density 1.32 lbs/sq. ft. | Thinness 0.24 in.
  • Protek™ — graphene microfiber technology (Standard adds aramid fibers; Elite adds polyethylene)
  • Made in the U.S.A.
Standard Armor Elite Armor
5 Year Armor Warranty 7 Year Armor Warranty
Features Protek™ Technology with Graphene Microfibers Features Protek™ Technology with Graphene Microfibers
Includes Aramid Fibers Includes Polyethylene (UHMWP)
Requires a water proof protective cover to not be exposed to water, UV light & environment Impervious to water, UV light & environment
Protects against NIJ Level IIIA handgun rounds up to .44 mag Protects against NIJ Level IIIA in addition to armor piercing rounds that include the FN 5.7x28mm, Winchester Ranger T-series SXT, and Liberty 9mm
Standard allowed Back Face Signature (BFS) Up to 20% less Back Face Signature (BFS)
Not rated for stab resistance Stab resistant up to 34 Joules


Vest sizes with correlating plate sizes
Vest Size Trauma Full Side
M (C3) 7″x10″ 10″x12″ 6″x6″ or 6″x8″
L (C4) 7″x10″ 10″x12″ 6″x8″
XL (C5) 7″x10″ 10″x12″ 6″x8″


It is legal for anyone to purchase or wear body armor except convicted felons. Purchasing armor from Citizen Armor is done under the agreement that you will not use our products for any criminal use or allow anyone to do so.

*Refund policy: All Sales Are Final; unless manufacturer defect is present. Contact support for RMA approval due to a manufacturer defect.


Additional information

Weight N/A
Armor Level

Elite IIIA+ Armor, Standard IIIA Armor


C3(M), C4(L), C5(XL)


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