$806.00 – $1,143.00
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. Integrated MOLLE on the front and back provides custom configuration and quick access for tactical gear.
*While no background check or FFL is required to buy body armor; please note that it is illegal for a convicted felon to own or possess body armor. In addition, Connecticut law requires that all purchases of Body Armor must be fully transacted face to face. Connecticut residents please do not purchase as we will have to refund and cancel your order.
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. 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.
Medium, Large, X-Large (See more detailed information in the size chart below)
The current N.I.J. (National Institute of Justice) standard started in 1987 and the most recent version published in July 2008 is the main standard used today. It covers aspects of design, manufacturing and ballistics for hard and soft body armor. Armor that has been submitted to NIJ for testing and has received certification of compliance can be warn with the confidence that it will perform to the stated rating.
There are 5 threat levels for ballistic body armor but for most applications, the two levels that are significant for soft body armor are Level II and Level IIIA. Level III and IV are for hard body armor plates designed to protect against projectiles at rifle speeds.
Keep in mind, the rounds used in testing are faster than normal factory rounds which give all NIJ tests an added level of assurance that the designated calibers will be stopped within the guidelines of the standard. In other words, NIJ certified armor should be slightly over tested in order to ensure safety and confidence.
Threat Level IIIA:
Level IIIA body armor is tested with and certified to protect against .357 Sig FMJ RN and .44 Mag SJHP rounds as well as lesser threats. This is the highest handgun rating for body armor. Lesser threats include but are not limited to .22 LR, .380, 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .357 Mag normal factory rounds. Our level IIIA soft body armor has received special threat testing against many exotic and “hard-to-stop” rounds such as 9mm SXT, .40 cal SXT, .357 Sig GDHP, 7.62x25mm (Tokarev), 5.7x28mm SS/195 LF, 5.7228mm SS/197 SR and 9x19mm Liberty Ammunition Civil Defense rounds. Independent lab results will be posted soon.
For more information about the current NIJ body armor standard please click here or view the entire standard PDF here Standard-0101.06.
(verified owner) – November 19, 2020
The idea of obtaining a protective vest made good sense to me because of the uncertainty of what the future could hold. When it arrived, the reality of owning one was initially intimidating, so I just looked at the unopened box for a couple days before opening it. At first glance I was afraid that I might disassemble it and be unable to get it back together, so I just looked at it for another day. I finally got the courage to try to put it on. I couldn’t slip it on over my head because it wasn’t large enough. Even though it was my everyday size, I wondered if it was sized wrong. Then I began to tug at different connections and eventually figured out how it assembled and disassembled. The takeaway I want to leave from this review is that adjusting the velcro connection in the middle of the strap that travels around the back from either side is the crux of getting it to fit snugly against your body. It takes some trial and error to adjust the length correctly to where it is tight enough that you can barely close the latch on the final end of that strap. Having a second person handy to help gives you the third hand that you need. I had to juggle all the parts by myself which was barely doable. Once on, it barely allowed me to take a deep breath which felt like a good fit.
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