Armor Express: Vortex Level IIIA Body Armor, 2 Revolution Carriers, 5" x 8" Ara-Shock ICW Plate

Armor Express: Vortex Level IIIA Body Armor, 2 Revolution Carriers, 5

Armor Express: Vortex Level IIIA Body Armor, 2 Revolution Carriers, 5" x 8" Ara-Shock ICW Plate

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Armor Express’s Vortex Level IIIA Body Armor provides the combined characteristics of strength, comfort, and performance of 100% Kevlar.

Woven of 100% Dupont Kevlar brand fibers using their Comfort Craft stitching technique, Armor Express's Vortex Body Armor offers users the combined characteristics of strength, comfort, and performance that Kevlar brand products have been delivering for decades. The body armor comes standard with two Revolution carriers and a 5" x 8" Ara-Shock ICW armor plate. The Revolution carriers feature a microfiber nylon exterior shell for enhanced durability and longevity; Breath-O-Prene padding and Breeze Knit for added breathability, moisture wicking, cooling, and comfort; Easy Grip Straps (patent pending) for easy donning and doffing; and dual plate carriers on the front to allow 5”x8” or 7”x10” inserts to be added for more protection. The 5" x 8" Ara-Shock ICW armor plate is a semi-rigid plate in rubberized coating that can upgrade level IIA or II soft armor up to level IIIA ballistic protection. Durable, comfortable, and well performing, Armor Express's Vortex Level IIIA Body Armor is an excellent piece of personal protective equipment.

  • Consists of 100% Dupont Kevlar brand fibers.
  • Includes 5” X 8” ARA-SHOCK ICW Semi-Rigid Armor Plate.
  • Two Revolution Carriers deliver maximum comfort, breathability, and durability.
  • Carriers’ feature 13” front and back Microfiber Nylon tails.
  • Carriers’ shoulder area now offers 3mm thick Breathe-O-Prene padding.
  • Please expect approx. 30 days for delivery. Alterations can be made within 30 days of receipt; otherwise, exchanges or refunds are not permissible.

Performance Data:

  • Threat Level: IIIA
  • Thinness: 0.21 inches
  • Weight: 1.14 lbs./ft.
  • .357 V-50: 1,759 fps
  • .44 MAG V-50: 1,651 fps
  • Avg. .357 BFS: 29.2 mm
  • Avg. .44 Magnum BFS: 37.1 mm
  • BFS Model #: AEXP-A-IIIA

ARA-SHOCK ICW Semi-Rigid Armor Plate


  • Upgrades level IIA or II soft armor up to level IIIA ballistic protection.
  • Aramid semi-rigid armor plate in a rubberized coating.
  • Size: 5” X 8”
  • Thickness: 0.18 inch
  • Weight: 0.26 lbs.
  • Tested to level IIIA in conjunction with level IIA soft armor.

VORTEX Ballistic System

Revolution Carrier Features:

  • Durable and lightweight microfiber outer shell
  • Anti-microbial inner lining is moisture wicking, fast drying and odor absorbing
  • Interior microfiber "wearstrip" provides greater durability
  • Shoulder epaulets hold carrier in place
  • Front plate pocket
  • 8 Points of adjustment
  • 4" Removable side elastic straps - VELCRO® brand closure
  • 2" Removable elastic shoulder straps - VELCRO® brand closure
  • Breathe-O-Prene padded shoulders for added comfort and weight disbursement
  • Interior suspension system prevents sagging of the armor panels, stabilizing the ballistic pad
  • Tapered lower front corners for better fit
  • Zippered bottom closure

Revolution Carrier
The Revolution is Armor Express’ top of the line concealable carrier system. Loaded with new features, the Revolution sets the mark for superior design with attention to detail, while offering maximum comfort, breathability and durability.
The shoulder area now offers 3mm thick Breathe-O-Prene padding. The low profile padding is porous in nature allowing warm moisture laden air to pass through as it cushions the area thus helping to relieve any potential discomfort.
The Revolution utilizes a superior Microfiber Nylon for its exterior shell material. The slightly denser material results in greater durability and longevity. It is also water repellent and anti-static treated. The inner lining consists of Breeze Knit, a moisture wicking, antimicrobial material that provides evaporative cooling.
The newly contoured hook and loop attachments give the Revolution a sleek, streamlined look. The new Easy Grip Side Straps (patent pending) feature two-finger grab points allowing users to easily disconnect the strap for donning and doffing. These straps also showcase a new zigzag stitch where the hook transitions into the elastic. This addition results in a very smooth strap with exceptional strength, again demonstrating our unwavering attention to detail.
The Revolution also offers the microfiber Wearstrip on the lower inside lining of the carrier and an inner suspension system. This Wearstrip helps to prevent holes from forming along the bottom edge of the carrier as abrasion commonly occurs from the carrier rubbing against the Officer’s duty belt. The inner suspension system works to hold the protective panels in place and prevent them from sagging.
Dual plate pockets are located on the front of the carrier allowing for a 5”x8” or 7”x10” insert to be added offering more protection.

5 Year Warranty
Armor Express stands behind their products. They offer custom fit body armor that is lightweight, flexible and comfortable. Their experienced and service oriented staff are committed to providing you the best possible product to ensure customer satisfaction.

  • 5 year warranty on ballistics and 18 month warranty on carriers
  • FREE replacement armor to any officers who are SAVED by their vest

Each ballistic line from Armor Express is tested beyond the NIJ Standard – in-house, with special threat requirements as deemed necessary by you, our customer. Their goal is to give you the peace-of-mind that can only come with watching your purchase be put to the test, right before your eyes. Their in-house testing facility is state of the art, and their capabilities are beyond many of the certified labs in the field today.
Soft armor comes protected in a seam-sealed ripstop pad cover. Each configuration is certified to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Standards, as well as vigorously tested in-house at their Ballistic Research Laboratory (BRL). During testing they go above and beyond the anticipated testing protocols in order to ensure that their armor products are second to none.

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Size Chest (a) Sternum to Navel (b) Mid-Waist (c)
X-Small Short Up to 32" Up to 12" 26.5" to 30"
X-Small Regular 12.5" to 13"
X-Small Long 13.5" to 14"
Small Short 32.5" to 36" 12.5" to 13" 30.5" to 34"
Small Regular 13.5" to 14"
Small Long 14.5" to 15"
Medium Short 36.5" to 40" 13.5" to 14" 34.5" to 38"
Medium Regular 14.5" to 15"
Medium Long 15.5" to 16"
Large Short 40.5" to 44" 14.5" to 15" 38.5" to 42"
Large Regular 15.5" to 16"
Large Long 16.5" to 17"
X-Large Short 44.5" to 48" 15.5" to 16" 42.5" to 46"
X-Large Regular 16.5" to 17"
X-Large Long 17.5" to 18"
2X-Large Short 48.5" to 52" 16.5" to 17" 46.5" to 50"
2X-Large Regular 17.5" to 18"
2X-Large Long 18.5" to 19"
3X-Large Short 52.5" to 56" 17.5" to 18" 50.5" to 54"
3X-Large Regular 18.5" to 19"
3X-Large Long 19.5" to 20"

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    DEAR SIRS; What is the largest caliber pistol ammunition will this vest prevent critical injury ?
    Asked on 7/14/2015 by Old Traveler from Sterling VA.

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      There are many variables, so no ratings are absolute, but a level IIIA is rated to withstand penetration of handgun rounds up to .44 Magnum.

      Answered on 7/21/2015 by Mac
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