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General Purpose Vest - Defender I


Our defender vest is a baseline model which offers overt protection but provides comparable coverage and protection to our other products in the advanced armour range. With custom cut Kevlar® soft armour it is designed to answer the basic needs of soldier. Available in a range of colours and sizes, the defender is the perfect choice where a simple solution is required.

Certification & Testing

  • All our products are tested both in the field & in International Laboratories around the World.
  • All Body armour manufactured by Hard Shell is tested strictly to ensure ongoing compliance.
  • Through rigorous field & Laboratory testing we certify that our products offer protection as per standards set by the National Institute of Justice of America.

Testing methods followed by Hard Shell

  • Self satisfactory Independent testing in the field.
  • Certified level IIIA ballistic protection.
  • Consumer testing.


  • Custom cut NIJ 0101.06 Level IIIA DuPont® Kevlar® bullet proof vest Soft armour.
  • Allowance for 10” by 12” Hard armour Panels of Level III, Level III+ & Level IV (fitted in HAP Pockets).
  • Allowance for Kevlar® Material inserts to be used with ICW (In Conjunction With) Hard armour Plates.
  • Front to back wrap around ballistic protection.
  • Adjustable side closure design.
  • Size adjustable straps .
  • Available in PU Coated Hardwearing NylonFabric , Cordura , Cotton Fabric in range of colors.
  • Externally and Internally adjustable Waist bands to secure the vest to the wearer.
  • Air Mesh for improved airflow around the body of the wearer.
  • Sturdy Drag strap on Rear of Vest.

Protection Level

  • SAP protects against 9mm Projectile as per NIJ Level IIIA
  • Can be upgraded to NIJ LEVEL III, III+, IV, depending upon the HAP used.


  • Washable outer cover
  • Transfer soft armour protection from one carrier to another


  • Black
  • Desert Tan
  • Olive Green
  • Olive Drab
  • UN Blue
  • Navy Blue
  • White
  • Desert Camouflage
  • Digital Desert Camouflage
  • Digital Olive Green
  • Jungle Print

Optional Accessories

  • BP Vest bag/Carrier
  • HAP’s


  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • X Large
  • XX Large(can be customized as per requirement)

Coverage Area

Size Coverage Area
Small 0.26 m2
Medium 0.29 m2
Large 0.35 m2
X- large 0.38 m2
XX-large 0.44 m2


  • Outer Cover + Sap Approx. 3 kg (for large)
  • Tolerance: ± 5%


  • 5 year performance warranty on SAP.
  • 10 years performance warranty on Hard armour Panels.
  • 1 year performance warranty on Outer Carrier.
    (Subject to usage conditions)


Contact Us

SHED No: Q4 095, SAIF (Sharjah Airport Free Zone)

Sharjah U.A.E