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Kevlar vs Steel vs PE Body Armor

Kevlar vs Steel vs PE (Polyethylene) Body Armor Kevlar, steel and Polyethylene (PE) are the most used materials in the manufacture of body armor. Kevlar is mainly used to make soft body armor, while steel and Polyethylene are used to make hard body armor. Kevlar has revolutionized the development and manufacture of body armor. Body armor before the introduction of Kevlar was bulky and rather uncomfortable to wear. Kevlar is way lighter and is said to be up to five times harder and stronger than steel. PE (Polyethylene) body armor comes in as some middle ground between Kevlar and steel body armor. While it not as lightweight as Kevlar, it is a lot lighter than steel. PE is a thermoplastic...

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Best Bulletproof Vests

Top 5 Bulletproof Vests Bulletproof vests are an essential item if you are facing any kind of ballistic threats. There are various types and brands of bulletproof vests on the market. The ideal bulletproof vest for you depends on the level of threat you are facing. Different brands of bulletproof vests come with different features as well. It is important to ensure that the bulletproof vest you purchase can offer as much protection as possible. Unfortunately, there is no one bulletproof vest that can be said to be 100% protective. Tag along let’s help you find a bulletproof vest that will keep you out of harm’s way.In the sections that follow, we are going to explore 5 of the best...

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Choosing the Best Bulletproof Backpack

How to Choose the Best Bulletproof Backpack? Bulletproof backpacks have become the most sought after type of body armor. When it comes to choosing what bulletproof backpacks to use, the level of protection features prominently. Bulletproof backpacks have been recently gaining popularity in the wake of recent mass ballistic attacks. Parents are growing wary and will do everything it takes to protect their school-going children. Getting bulletproof backpacks on their backs is one of the best ways of ensuring they stay protected at all times. Protection Levels In the sections below, we are going to explore various factors that you should consider while shopping for a bulletproof backpack. As mentioned above, the aim is to ensure the backpack you get...

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Choosing the Best Bulletproof Helmets

Best Bulletproof Helmets Bulletproof helmets are some of the most sought-after types of body armor. Your head is arguably the most vulnerable part of your body while you are facing ballistic threats. A shot to the head is more often than not fatal. Bulletproof helmets are a must-have for security personnel involved in combat. The helmets can protect against fragments and shrapnel as well. Bulletproof helmets are subject to NIJ protection levels standards, just like any other type of body armor. The best bulletproof helmet is determined by its level of protection, and the comfort it offers. On one hand, you need a helmet that can adequately protect you. On the other hand, the helmet needs to be comfortable or...

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Cleaning Body Armor

How to Clean Bulletproof Vests and Body Armor Body armor, just like any other garment that you wear on your body, is bound to get dirty. Whether you wear your bulletproof vest under or over your ordinary clothing, it will get dirty at some point. You need to be able to properly maintain your body armor if you want it to last long. You do not want to be shopping for body armor every few months. Part of good body armor maintenance is ensuring it stays clean.  Each body armor piece has a special manner with which to clean it. Bulletproof vests are particularly delicate when it comes to cleaning. You can easily compromise the effectiveness of your bulletproof vest...

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