VestGuardSize Guide

 

Inches (cm)

Body Armour Chest

Body Armour Waist

HEAD CIRCUMFERENCE

HAND CIRCUMFERENCE

Small

34-38 (86-96)

28 (71)

20.5-21.2 (52-54)

8 (20.3)

Medium

38-43 (96-109)

32 (81.3)

21.2-23.2 (54-59)

9 (22.9)

Large

43-46 (109-116)

36 (91.4)

22.5-24.8 (57-63)

10 (25.4)

XL

46-48 (116-122)

40 (101.6)

24.8-25.2 (63-64)

11 (27.9)

XXL

48-50 (122-127)

44 (111.8)

 

12 (30.5)

XXXL

50-52 (127-132)

47 (119.4)

 

 

XXXXL

52-53 (132-135)

51 (129.4)

 

 


Body armour - Please take into account the clothing that will be worn during typical duties when choosing your body armour

Helmet – Take measurement from the forehead and extend the tape all the way around your head 

Gloves – Using your strongest hand wrap tape between thumb and forefinger and around your whole palm. Make a loose fit

VestGuard

Hard Armour Ballistic Plates

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NIJ level IV (4) Multi-hit . . . . .  Hard Armour Plate

NIJ level IV (4) Multi-hit . . . . . Hard Armour Plate

£300.00 ex VAT
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Multi Hit Standalone protection at only 2.4KG

VestGuard leads the way in personal protection welcoming a new addition to the world class range of hard armour plates. The MAX-4 is the world's lightest standalone Hard Armour Plate (HAP) manufactured in the UK by VestGuard with an aerial density of just 34.8kg/m² weighing only 2.4KG for a 300x250mm standard plate

Rigorously tested, the MAX-4 meets and exceeds the NIJ exacting standards with enhanced ballistic protection. The MAX-4 by VestGuard is unbeaten in the market place on weight, performance and cost, delivering effective protection when needed the most. The MAX-4 offers multiple hit capabilities from the most deadly armour piercing (AP) ammunition seen in the world today.

No soft armour is required with the MAX-4 Hard Armour Plate (HAP).

Independently tested within the UK to successfully stop three shots at the ballistic standard NIJ 0101.06 level IV (4).

The MAX-4 is just 2.4kg and the lightest solution with this kind of stopping power. This plate is equivalent to US military ESAPI standards and at a lower cost.

 

Features

  • Standalone protection (No soft armour needed)
  • Multi hit protection
  • Ergonomically designed
  • Available flat, single or double curved
  • Available in a range of sizes 
  • CE marked
  • Weatherometer resistance
  • Shock resistant  

 

Comfort

The MAX-1 has been assessed for comfort and ergonomics to the European CE standards for use over long periods of wear and has passed all testing with excellent results.

 

Guarantee

10 year performance guarantee* on hard armour

 

Product Support

  • Servicing, maintenance and repair plans
  • Recycling program for old and unused armour

 

Performance

The MAX-4 Standalone solution is a fusion of the latest technologies and manufacturing techniques exploiting modern advances to provide unparalleled power and energy absorption characteristics unmatched in the industry for protection against armour piercing rounds.

Manufactured to meet the following levels of protection

NIJ level IV (4)    7.62x63mm (.30 cal) M2 AP (multi-shot) At a distance of 15 metres

 

Versatility

Easy wipe clean finish 

 

Options

  • Available in several size configurations
  • Available flat, single curved and multi curved
  • SAPI shape
  • The MAX-4 will be available to purchase with the option of the newest Hard Armour Plate carriers to be offered by VestGuard.  These carriers offer maximum comfort and are fully adjustable by the individual.

The MAX-4 represents months of work through VestGuard's partner VG Research, in collaboration with UK and International government departments to develop pioneering solutions in personal protection.
Our aim is to supply quality and performance through British manufacturing excellence and technical knowledge. As our company continues to develop new innovations, our customers will continue to benefit.

 

Testing

The MAX-4 has been tested to the latest NIJ 0101.06 ballistic standards by our independent test lab with excellent results showing a plate stop for every round with minimal blunt trauma recorded against these multiple shots of the NIJ level IV Standard 7.62x63mm M2 AP round.

Model 

Plate-MAX-4 SA
Weight  2.4 KG
Aerial Density 34.8 kg/m²
Protection Area 250 x 300 x 16mm  
Materials Hybrid ceramic core
Protection Level NIJ level IV (4) multi-hit
Dimensions 10x12 inches (250x300mm)
Production Capacity 8000 per week
Guarantee 10 years

 NIJ (0101.06) Ballistic Standard - Handgun

Level

Ammunition

Bullet mass (g)

Velocity (m/s)

Max Trauma (mm)

IIa

9mm FMJ RN
.40 S&W FMJ

8.0 (124gr)
11.7 (180gr)

373
352

44

II

9mm FMJ RN
.357 Magnum JSP

8.0 (124gr)
10.2 (158gr)

398
436

44

IIIa

.357 SIG FMJ FN
.44 Magnum SJHP

8.1 (125gr)
15.6 (240gr)

448
436

44

NIJ (0101.06) Ballistic Standard - Rifle

Level

Ammunition

Bullet mass (g)

Velocity (m/s)

Max Trauma (mm)

III

7.62x51mm FMJ

9.0 (148gr)

848

44

III+

5.56x45mm SS109

4.01(55gr)

945

44

IV

7.62x63mm M2 AP

10.1 (156gr)

878

44

IV 7.62x63mm M2 AP (Multi-hit)

10.1 (156gr)

878 44

NATO (STANAG 2920) Standard - V50 Fragmentation

Level

Ammunition

250 m/s

17 grain fragment

400-500m/s

17 grain fragment

500-550m/s

17 grain fragment

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