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

Ballistic Plates

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NIJ Level III/IV (3/4)  . . . . .  Side Hard Armour Plate

NIJ Level III/IV (3/4) . . . . . Side Hard Armour Plate

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Rifle Protection For The Side Of The Body

 

Boost the area of protection against AK47, 30 calibre armour piercing, and other rifle rounds with the VestGuard NIJ Level IV (4) side armour plate. Using identical technology and processing as our world class MAX-4 Hard armour plate, The side armour plates are used in conjunction with soft armour panels in a unit of body armour to provide the unbeatable stopping power provided by VestGuard plates.

Available to purchase separately to fit in existing body armour carriers, or with plate pockets designed to attach to the outside of VestGuard Tactical carriers utilising the Modular webbing system.

These plates can be used in conjunction with Vestguard NIJ Level II (2) or NIJ Level IIIA (3a) soft armour packs to achieve the required protection.

 

Information about the MAX Level IV

The MAX Level IV Hard Armour Plate from VestGuard is currently the only British made plate to be certified by the NIJ to Level IV (4). An essential part of ensuring quality and guaranteeing protection.

This plate represents existing technology enhanced with the latest advances in ceramic and encapsulation techniques to produce a world class plate at an affordable price.

Tested independently, and in the field by customers to offer protection against common threats including the AK47 and .30 calibre Armour Piercing rounds. Tested to both NIJ Level III (3) and Level IV (4) for added peace of mind.

The MAX-4 technology can be supplied in a variety of shapes, sizes and protection levels to work In-Conjunction-With (ICW) VestGuard soft armour packs or as a stand alone solution. 

Suitable for military and civilian applications for any country across the world. With over half a million units sold worldwide VestGuard leads the way in the personal protection industry.

 

Features

  • Curved chamfered edges
  • Drop proof and designed for superior performance
  • Fully water, oil and vibration resistant
  • Temperature, high altitude and pressure resistant
  • Ergonomic CE marked curved finish optimised for fit and comfort
  • Withstands Armour Piercing rounds

 

Comfort

The MAX-4 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.

 

Testing

Hard Armour manufactured in the UK by VestGuard tested rigorously to ensure ongoing compliance with the International NIJ (National Institute of Justice) ballistic standards as well as physical and environmental performance assessments.

  • Independent testing on batches to ensure compliance
  • NIJ certification
  • Tested against angle shot reducing the danger from ricochet
  • Backface deformation (BFD) performs well within NIJ test criteria.

 

Guarantee

10 year performance guarantee* on hard armour

 

Product Support

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

 

Performance

Manufactured to meet the following levels of protection

NIJ Level III (3)     7.62x51mm FMJ M80
NIJ Level III+ (3+)    5.56x45mm M855 SS109
NIJ Level IV (4)    .30 Calibre M2 AP (armour piercing)

At a distance of 15 metres

 

Versatility

Easy wipe clean finish 

 

 

*Image is for illustration purposes only. VestGuard reserves the right to change the design without prior notice.

 

Discount given on bulk orders, please contact our sales team on 0845 601 6660

All plates are manufactured by ourselves in the UK. They are tested rigorously to the highest standards to ensure that the product we sell will be of the highest quality and offer the greatest protection to our customers. This product has been tested and certified, and offers the protection required by the American National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Level IV/III

Model 

PLATE-MAX-6
Weight  1.0 KG
Aerial Density 40.66 kg/m²
Protection Area 150 x 200 x 15 mm 
Materials Hybrid ceramic core
Protection Level NIJ level IV (4)

 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

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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