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Tactical Vest - Operator


The Operator is our standard tactical vest. Using BALCS cut soft armour panels as our baseline for designing the vest, the Operator allows for maximum protective coverage areas while maintaining mobility for the user. Our Operator vests comes complete with MOLLE as standard and are available in a range of fabrics and colours. As with all of our tactical solutions, we offer a bespoke service to our clients, if you want a feature added just speak to our sales team and we can implement it for you.

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.


  • Additional removable Kevlar® protection around the shoulders and biceps, throat andgroin 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 (In 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
  • External and Internal Cummerbunds (adjustable) to secure the vest to the wearer
  • Sturdy drag strap on Rear of Vest
  • Available in PU Coated Hardwearing Nylon Fabric, Cordura and Cotton Fabric in range of colors

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 (as per costumers request)

Optional Accessories

  • Bicep Protection
  • Side armour plate
  • Pouches
  • Throat Protection
  • External and Internal Cummerbunds


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

Coverage Area

Size Coverage Area
Small 0.27 m2
Medium 0.31 m2
Large 0.37 m2
X- large 0.41 m2
XX-large 0.44 m2


  • Outer Cover + Sap Approx. 3.2 kg (for large)
  • Tolerance: ± 5%


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