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Tactical Vest - Guardian

Overview

The guardian offers the most overt front and back protection in our advanced armour range. Based on a standard tactical vest, the guardian has optional throat, collar, shoulder and groin protection. The guardian is an ideal vest in high threat areas or doing internal security with the capability to add ballistic upgrades plates.

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.

Features

  • Additional removable Kevlar® protection around the shoulders, throat and groin areas.
  • Ideal for Internal Security use or high threat areas.
  • Custom cut NIJ 0101.06 Level IIIA DuPont® Kevlar® 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(SAP) inserts to be used with ICW (is Conjunction With) Hard armour Plates.
  • MOLLE / PALS Load attachments.
  • Comfort Padding Front / Back and Shoulders.
  • Adjustable Shoulders for improved comfort.
  • Air Mesh for improved airflow around the body of the wearer.
  • Front to back wrap around ballistic protection.
  • Available in PU Coated Hardwearing Nylon Fabric, Cordura and Cotton Fabric in range of Colors.
  • Externally and Internally adjustable Waist bands to secure the vest to the wearer.

Protection Level

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

Performance

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

Colours

  • 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
  • Optional Bicep Protection
  • Pouches for Magazines
  • Gun Holsters
  • Radio Pouches
  • Medical Kit pouch
  • HAP’s
  • Carrier Bags

Sizes

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

Coverage Area

Size Coverage Area
Small 0.32 m2
Medium 0.38 m2
Large 0.46 m2
X- large 0.51 m2
XX-large 0.55 m2

Weight

Outer Cover + Sap Approx. 3.5 kg (for large)
Tolerance: ± 5%

Warranty

  • 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)