Patented Technology You Can Believe In
THE DEFENDAPACK'S VEST'S PATENTED DESIGN ALLOWS FOR TWO BULLETPROOF PLATES IN THE FRONT AND THE BACK. (US PATENT # 62-650,073; TRADEMARK U.S. SERIAL # 87-868,566; U.S REGISTRATION # 5,723,628)
How Does Fabric Stop a Bullet?
Body armor is comprised of very strong non-woven and/or woven fibers. The material will stop a bullet similar to how a net will stop a tennis ball or volleyball. It causes the bullet to turn, slow it down and send its energy through the whole panel. The bullet mushrooms, which helps in the process. Keep in mind that the slower the bullet is, the better off the wearer is going to be. It is important to note that not all body armor can stop a speeding bullet.
DefendAPack®, can be customized by size and levels of protection. In addition, there is an option for an additional plate to be added inside the backpack unit, to serve as a face guard when the vest is in use for further protection. NIJ Certification The National Institute of Justice (NIJ)s body armor is the only national standard for police body armor. Recognition and acceptance of the NIJ standard has grown worldwide, making it the performance benchmark for ballistic-resistant body armor. CLICK HERE to learn more about the NIJ and how our ballistics testing made the grade to these high-level safety standards.
The Bulletproof Plates
Our bullet proof plates range in weight from 1.1lbs for NIJ Level IIIA (Kevlar) to 3.3lbs for NIJ level III (PE). These plates are inserted in the front and back of the vest and are sized to be comfortable as well as concealable. For our BASIC Pack the single plate is velcro attached to the back of the packed under our patented hidden panel.
About The Vest
The vest material of DefendAPack, is made of a 1680 Ballistic Denier Nylon (Same as the World War II Army jackets), that surround the entire torso, protecting against flying shrapnel from bullet fragments as well as bomb projectiles. The vest can be used with any combination of interchangeable bulletproof plates.