Body Armor for Women - German Police Body Armor Designed for Female Officers - Level IIIA
Female Body Armor
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Description / Female Body Armor
This Female Body Armor Vest is designed to meet the protective needs of women who serve as law enforcement officers. The contour, shape, and size of vests designed for women ensure that each officer is protected fully while wearing the vest.
Our supply of vests comes from a state department of corrections where they were not worn frequently meaning the condition and quality of the vest you receive will exceed traditional police surplus vests.
- Designed for Female Officers
- Made in America
- Excellent Condition
Disclaimer: As with all expired body armor, we cannot make any guarantees or claims as to its current stopping power. If in doubt, we always recommend buying a new vest with a current manufacturers warranty.
The medium in this order was just like that in my last order, either unused or nearly unused. There was no sign of wear.
I mentioned before that the small would fit what I would consider a normally sized women and the medium a larger (but not necessarily BBW) woman. Hope that helps...
I am once again very pleased with these. I don't know if KS is checking them for velcro wear or not, but if they are and are issuing the best ones first, I want to emphasize that even the ones with worn velcro are an excellent deal since the kevlar is removable and the carrier itself could easily be repaired with new velcro. That wouldn't faze me a bit if it came down to having one that did need a bit of attention, or not having one at all.
I don't want to get pontifical here, but if you are armed and believe that circumstances may someday compel you to utilize your arms in defense, body armor is a no brainer.. and doubly so for the women in one's life, under these hypothetical circumstances. I have to thus applaud KS for getting these and making them available at a reasonable price. They'd be a good deal at double what they are charging.
Other reviewers swear that these vests are designed well for women, and they may well be (not that I could tell by the cut). However, if you're a smaller than average man they may be a good fit for you as well. The price is certainly right, and the build quality is better than other armor I've seen.
The quality was very very good. The medium appeared to have been unused or sparsely used. The small was used but in very good shape. The armor itself was not frayed or folded in anyway. Unfortunately, the cloth covering which the velcro attaches to had been worn enough so that the velcro did not attach properly. This was on one side only so I surmise the user only removed that strap when taking it off and putting it on. KeepShooting quickly agreed to give me a refund for this unit, though I would be happy with an exchange (which means I will ordering a replacement first (in case these should sell out before I replace it), and then sending the other one back. Incidentally, as I communicated to them, this COULD be remedied by simply sewing or affixing (via hot iron) a cloth patch that the velcro would adhere to. My point in bringing this up is that, (a) KeepShooting appears to have excellent customer service, and (b) even if they were unwilling to refund or exchange this unit under these conditions, this is a remediable issue and I wouldn't have hesitated to make the repair and keep the unit.
In general then, they are in great shape and a very good deal for the money. I will probably buy two or three more of them on top of the replacement unit.
Incidentally, the two female friends of mine who tried these on said they were very comfortable. One of them works periperally in a corrections setting and has to wear stab resistant armor regularly. She said these were comfortable and of good quality.
I don't want to make this review too long but I want to add that I did do some research on degradation of body armor before purchasing these. I won't go into the details of my findings (you can do your own research on the net) but what I ascertained to be the primary factors/conditions attributed to degradation of it did not apply to these units. Put another way, if I were a woman, I'd definitely be comfortable with wearing one of these units, especially if cost considerations for new armor precluded purchasing a new set.
My wife put this body armor on and loved it right away, she said it was very comfortable. Recommended for your female relatives or loved ones, you just can't beat a level III vest for $99.
Don't forget to purchase the trauma plate separate for an additional $8.