SHTF Tactical Vest Description
The SHTF Tactical Vest is designed to give you full tactical use of your bulletproof vest. This tactical vest comes with soft body armor from Citizen Armor and you can add hard armor plates from any other manufacturer. As a molle vest you are able to add multiple attachments to your vest to give you quick access to your most important equipment and supplies. The SHFT outperforms the lighter weight Civvy in ballistic testing, offers better tactical usage, and offers greater equipment organization.
Carrier may vary slightly from photo.
Note: This item is very adjustable and therefore fits all sizes from Medium to X-Large. Please contact us if other sizes are required.
One size (M/XL) adjustable from Medium to Extra Large
What Is A Tactical Vest?
A tactical vest is a type of bulletproof vest that is worn over other clothing and offers exterior carrying of mission critical gear. Various producers rely on pockets, clips, and molle to offer wearers quick reliable access to items they need. Examples of gear worn on the exterior of a tactical vest is handguns, flashlights, knives, ammunition, radios, canteens, and velcro identification patches. What Is A MOLLE Vest?.
The Citizen Armor edge is molle attachment points for all of your tactical gear. Molle makes it possible for the vest’s wearer to customize the configuration and accessibility of their gear. They can place their sidearm holster in the exact placement they want and practice muscle memory for lightning fast reactions. Having the best chest rig possible improves reaction times and keeps wearers safer.
Is A Tactical Vest Bulletproof?
Tactical vests are bulletproof to a level IIIA protection level. This level of protection covers wearers from most handgun rounds up to a .44 Magnum. For additional protection the SHFT tactical vest is a high quality plate carrier. Hard armor plates can be purchased and installed in the SHFT tactical vest.
- THREAT LEVEL NIJ IIIA: Stops all Level II, .357 Sig, & .44 mag | Areal density 1.32 lbs/sq. ft. | Thinness 0.24 in.
- Protek™ – graphene microfiber technology
- Removable armor shields/washable outer layer
- 5 year armor warranty on standard armor and 7 year warranty of elite armor
- Waterproof (Elite Armor Only)
- Maximum shock absorption= less BFS
- Shrapnel resistant
- Stab resistance up to 34 Joules
- Made in the U.S.A.
Plate Carrier Details
The SHFT Vest comes with high performance soft body armor. If you want to be prepared for more aggressive larger caliber firearms you can use armor plates with your SHFT vest. We have designed the SHFT to be the best plate carrier available anywhere. Our high performance level IIIA soft armor features graphene microfibers. Our standard armor comes with durable aramid fibers (Kevlar). The Elite option benefits from the addition of polyethylene to our Protek armor which makes your plate carrier waterproof and an industry leading 7 year warranty. That means rain or shine you’re armored and ready for anything.
- Emergency drag handle
- Removable shoulder pads, with hook and loop guides
- Adjustable shoulder straps
- Heavyweight webbing for modular attachments
- Front map pocket with snap, hook and loop closure
- Back auxiliary pocket with hook and loop closure
- Adjustable cummerbund with soft armor pockets
- Padded mesh interior lining
- Easy access plate pockets
- Carrier Imported
- Lifetime Warranty
|Standard Shields||Elite Shields|
|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 waterproof 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 with the addition of 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 24 Joules|
|Made in the U.S.A.||Made in the U.S.A.|
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