Covert Tactical Body Armour NIJ IIIA (3A)

Covert Tactical Body Armour NIJ IIIA (3A)
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Product Overview 

As one of VestGuard signature cover designs the Covert Tactical is extremely popular with international security organisations, close protection officers, and maritime security, and law enforcement. This cover design is multi-functional and can be fitted with both soft and hard armour and is light and thin enough to be worn discreetly under a jacket or as part of a uniform.  This design can be used as part of VestGuard's versatile solution allowing customers to purchase different covers for a variety of environments and threat levels, allowing one set of armour to be transferred between covers saving money and system weight. 

Our Price:  £340.00(Exc. 20% VAT)(£408.00 Inc. VAT)

Model:  BAV-CT-NIJ3A

  (8 Reviews)


Sizes Protection Protection Coverage 
Incremental sizes S-XXXXL NIJ Level IIIA (3a) .44 magnum Front, back, sides  
Bespoke STANAG 2920 V50 fragmentation  Optional components available 



Outer Materials 

Inner Material


Cordura texturized nylon (BS 2861) 

3D spacer mesh ventilation layer

Adjustable shoulders

Flame Resistant (BS 6941:2003) 

Excellent sweat management

Adjustable waist 










Available in a range of colours and patterns

Low profile and flexible fabrics

Edge to edge performance 

for civilian and military applications 

Low profile flame resistant Velcro

Water and oil resistant







Weight (Size L)



Base weight from 2.1 kg 

5-7mm flexible technology wraps around 

Easy remove protection for cleaning 


the contours of the body

Care instructions included








Manufacturers Warranty*

Bulk Purchases

ISO 9001:2015 quality standard

5 Year Protection Guarantee

Please contact our sales team 

CE marked ergonomic design

1 Year carrier excellence warranty

+44 (0)1621 816614 or contact us 

Versatility Availability  Manufacturing 
Compatible with other VestGuard covers Some sizes / colours may be available  Made in the UK by VestGuard
Scalable configurations This item may be made to order  Quality and Protection Guarantee
        Data Sheet 
    Click to download


Images for illustration purposes only, and may vary in design from the product shown
All product information and guarantees are subject to VestGuard standard terms and conditions 




Protection Area   Cover Features  
Front, back and sides Rear evacuation grab handle 
Collar    Velcro badge holders front and back 
Shoulders (pair)   Adjustable Shoulders and waist 
Biceps (pair)   3D Spacer mesh ventilation lining 
    Upgrade Options  
Hard Armour Compatibility   Groin (quick deploy)
Front and back (Reinforced) Quick-Release system
    Hard armour rifle plates 


Other colours and patterns made to order


Average Rating (8 Reviews):  
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Excellent service
Monday, 28 December 2020  | 

Ordered multiple items, exceptionally good quality, very helpful and friendly. Any issues that came up was rectifyed quickly. Would recommend to anyone.


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Happy New Year to you Sam.
Thank you for your kind feedback. We're happy to have been able to help and look forward to assisting you in the future.

Super Service with a fast delivery, Brilliant
Tuesday, 13 October 2020  | 

We are a historical long term partner with Vestguard. I hit them with a large order on a short lead time. They smashed it out of the park with getting our order together & shipped within a matter of days... outstanding service with a quick delivery. Brilliant work Vestguard.

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Solid Armor
Tuesday, 30 June 2020  | 

Very comfortable armor even with 2 plates, great for defense work.

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Treating your former customers like your best friends
Tuesday, 14 April 2020  | 

I really appreciate for all you did; especially, for the clear honest explanations on my incompetent questions in your recent email.You do not make business- you treat your former customers like your best friends.


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Im very satisfied with how I was treated
Monday, 11 February 2019  | 

I have been looking for body armour for a few weeks and came across Vestguard. I was really impressed with the layout of the website and the information I was provided with. I did still call the head office to gain further clarification and although I didn't purchase the body armour in the end due to a change in environment with my work, I am still very satisfied with how I was treated and will definitely look to contact them again if there is any need for armour.

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Christmas Update and Last Posting Date

We will be closing for our Christmas break at the end of 24th December, and reopening on 4th January. Make sure you order before 11am on 23rd December if there is anything you need before Christmas, and if its in stock we will post it out to your urgently. Any orders placed after this cut-off time will be shipped, if stock it available, and delivered after Christmas. Orders placed whilst we are closed will be handled when we return on the
4th January.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !


UK Delivery

  • Our aim is to dispatch orders received before 2pm the same working day, subject to stock availability.
  • Orders received after 2pm will be processed and dispatched the next working day, subject to stock availability. 
  • Orders will be dispatched via the delivery method chosen at time of order. Please contact us as soon as possible if a different method is required. 
  • We rely on outside courier services to deliver all our goods. Whilst we cannot guarantee any delivery times, our team are always happy to assist in the event there is a question about delivery. 
  • If there is no one present to receive an order a card will be left to advise a delivery has been attempted and arrangements can be made to re-deliver or collect the order from a local depot.
  • We cannot be held responsible for any items lost due to misinformation provided so please ensure the delivery details are accurate. Proof of identity is required when collecting any package.
  • If an order is required urgently, please telephone our team for stock availability.
  • Please check sizing carefully to ensure the right product is purchased. If you are unsure send us an email or call a member of our sales team. (check our policy on returns and exchanges.

Buying online is safe and easy 

  • We accept all major credit and debit cards using Sage Pay secure portal 
  • We accept PayPal
  • For security reasons we can only accept deliveries to the card holders registered address

Large Orders and Tenders

  • Contact VestGuard sales team if your requirement is for a larger number of units.
  • We will provide you with a quotation based on your requirements. 
  • Lead-time based on 100-1000 units is approximately 6-8 weeks from confirmed date of order. 

International Orders

  • All our products are available for sale to customers in every country, however our website is unable to accept orders from non-uk customers. Please contact VestGuard UK by phone +44 (0)1621 816614 or by email to purchase products if you are outside of the UK.
  • Some items are military grade products and may require a license to export, which we will advise you of when you contact us.
  • VestGuard is able to manufacture 1 unit up to 100,000 units of body armour. 
  • We offer delivery methods by air, road and sea.
  • VestGuard is an Internationally recognised brand name with over 500,000 units sold worldwide to customers in all sectors.
  • VestGuard have supplied products to over 8000 customers in 50 different countries. We aim to meet any requirement quickly and to a high standard.

Become a VestGuard Agent

If you would like to become a VestGuard agent or stock VestGuard products in your country please contact Oliver Lincoln, Managing Director, at to discuss the opportunity.


Sizing Guide

Measuring for Body Armour

(Please consider the clothing that will be worn during typical duties in your body armour)

  Chest Waist / Stomach Front length Back Length
  Inches (cm) Inches (cm) Inches (cm) Inches (cm)
Small 34-38 (86-96) 26-30 (66-76) 13 (33) 17 (43)
Medium 38-43 (96-109) 30-34 (74-86) 14 (35) 18 (46)
Large 43-46 (109-116) 34-38 (86-96) 15 (38) 19 (48)
XL 46-48 (116-122) 38-42 (96-107) 16 (40) 20 (51)
XXL 48-50 (122-127) 42-46 (107-117) 16.5 (42) 20.5 (52)
XXXL 50-52 (127-132) 46-50 (117-127) 17 (43) 21 (53)
XXXXL 52-53 (132-135) 50-53 (127-137) 17.5 (44) 21.5 (54)

Measuring for Helmets and Gloves

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

  Minimum Head Circumference Hand Circumference
  Inches (cm) Inches (cm) 
Small 52-54 (20.5-21.2) 8 (20.3)
Medium 54-59 (21.2-23.2) 9 (22.9)
Large  57-63 (22.5-24.8) 10 (25.4)
XL 63-64 (24.8-25.2) 11 (27.9)
XXL   12 (30.5)


Size Guide (body armour, protective helmets and gloves) 

Measurement Sheet (female body armour and helmet)

Measurement Sheet (male body armour and helmet)





VestGuard Company Catalogue

VestGuard User Guide




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Ballistic Helmets

MAX-4 NIJ level III/IV
Hard Armour Plates

MAX-1 NIJ level III+SS109
Hard Armour Plates

MAX-3 NIJ level III
Hard Armour Plates

Hard Armour 
Ballistic Shields

Soft Armour
Ballistic Shields

Soft Armour Panels
Soft Armour


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