We are very excited for the opportunity to work with ArmourWear, a manufacturer of state-of-the-art ballistic body plates. After the tragic events surrounding the school shootings and the West Webster Fire Department tragedy (The WWFD shooting hit especially close for us because my shop was right next door to them; they were friends of ours.), Miami-based ArmourWear decided to bring a revolutionary product to market: lightweight and unobtrusive body armor for everyday use.
Armour Wear is using an amazing new invention called Carbon Nano Tubes. Many of you have probably already heard of Nano technology. That’s great, but what is it? Carbon Nano Tubes or CNTS as we call it are the hardest known substance in the Universe. Harder than Diamonds, this material is one of the 21st century’s best inventions. We are able to reduce the amount of Kevlar and other Ballistic materials needed in protective materials. In turn making our product lightweight and innovative.
Did I mention that it is extremely affordable too? Their prices start at just $69.95 for a 6×8 Carbon Nanotube Ballistic Side Soft Panel, to just $219 for 10×12 Hard Plate PE Level 3+. Both are extremely reasonable, and still put you under $800 for a complete soft body armor vest kit. This puts it well within reach for those families looking to better protect themselves.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office lists records dating back to 1919 for various designs of bullet proof vests and body armor type garments. One of the first documented instances where such a garment was demonstrated for use by law enforcement officers was detailed in the April 2, 1931 edition of the Washington, D.C., Evening Star, where a bullet proof vest was demonstrated to members of the Metropolitan Police Department.
ArmourWear also sells all kinds of molle gear, HSGI tacos, and several different products to put your ballistic plates in. Additionally, ArmourWear sells Bulletproof Underwear for the ultimate in protection for your femoral artery and man bits (or woman bits). They are made of breathable, anti-microbial, moisture-wicking material, and come in a pack of three with one set of panels. Starting at $389, they are a little spendy for the average consumer, but can you really put a price on your junk?
In 2012, Robert Scott’s son enrolled in pee wee football, and as expected, he set out to purchase the correct protective gear that would allow his son to be safe out on the field. While browsing the protective padding, he came across a section dedicated to compression shorts lined with armor for the sport. This prompted him to wonder why there was no bulletproof underwear in the body armor industry; if we protect ourselves in every capacity in sports, shouldn’t we do it in war, or for that matter, everyday life?
Most importantly, ArmourWear has sent out some of their plates for us to do some ballistic testing with at the range. We’re planning on shooting it with all kinds of things and seeing how it holds up! Subscribe to the blog or our YouTube page!
Armour Wear’s products show multi-fold performance over metals, carbon- and polymer composites that can be used in aerospace, defense, aviation, automotive, energy and consumer market applications. The Company’s one-step production process is believed to be the least capital intensive, least labor intensive and most environmentally benign of any metal, carbon, or composite structure.
For more information, visit Armour Wear’s website!