4 Bulletproof Vest Options for Women
Bulletproof vests are life-saving pieces of equipment that can provide ballistic protection. They can be worn by everyone from civilians to law enforcement and even the military since they are available in different sizes, shapes, and materials. This is true, especially for women.
Some would say that a lot of bulletproof vest options are made for men. There are also tons of great options out there for women to have ballistic protection.
In this article, we will discuss 4 different bulletproof vest options for women, and why you should consider wearing them.
Bulletproof vests have traditionally been built for a male body type. Spartan Armor Systems® understands that more and more women need bulletproof vests. Whether they want protection when they leave the house or are in a career field that needs it, women need to have bulletproof vests that are made for them.
The Spartan Armor Systems® Concealable Wraparound Bulletproof Vest is designed with multiple body shapes in mind. With a four-point adjustable strapping system, the bulletproof vest for women was developed with a high degree of comfort and ease of use in mind.
The Concealable Wraparound Bulletproof Vest provides the wearer with level IIIA protection. This NIJ Rating means the vest can stop handgun rounds up to .44 MAG SJHP and Special Threat Rated to stop a .357 SIG FMJ.
2. Armored Undershirt/Tank Top
The Spartan Armor Systems® Ghost Shirt is a concealable bulletproof vest that is another great option for women. It is designed with a soft and breathable fabric to make wearing underneath clothing more comfortable. The Ghost Shirt can be worn as an undershirt or in combination with other bulletproof clothes to provide additional protection.
The Spartan Armor Systems® Ghost Shirt features level IIIA bulletproof panels on the front, back, and sides, which will protect against most handgun rounds fired from short distances. Check out this video of Rob Orgel shooting our Flex Fused Core Panels at 3 feet!
For maximum protection, the Ghost Shirt Package includes two 10”x12” front and back soft body armor panels and two 5”x7” side panels. Made of a breathable, lightweight, athletic fabric, the Ghost Concealment Shirt is designed to be comfortable even when worn for long periods. When it’s time to wash the shirt, it’s as simple as removing the IIIA soft armor panels and placing the Ghost Concealment Shirt in your washing machine and it is machine dryable as well.
The Ghost Concealment Shirt provides the wearer with level IIIA protection. This NIJ Rating means the vest can stop handgun rounds up to .44 MAG SJHP, and special Threat Rated to stop a .357 SIG FMJ.
Alright, you don’t want to wear anything under your dress when you go out. You can still have some ballistic protection with a Bulletproof Bag Insert. Bulletproof bag inserts are affordable, light, and easy to use. These inserts are constructed with layers of ballistic material and provide protection against handgun rounds for the wearer's body and belongings.
Spartan Armor Systems® provides different cuts and sizes when it comes to armor panels for your bags. For women, our Upscale 2 Bulletproof Insert is ideal for smaller bags such as purses, or shoulder bags. Keep that level IIIA protection with you wherever you go.
The Flex Fused Core® Armor Panels provide the wearer with level IIIA protection. This NIJ Rating means the vest can stop handgun rounds up to .44 MAG SJHP, and special Threat Rated to stop a .357 SIG FMJ.
4. Plate Carrier with Level III Plates
The last option that we hope you consider for your protection is a full-on tactical bulletproof vest. Not all tactical gear is made just for men you know. Spartan Armor Systems® has multiple plate carriers that are all great options, but for women, we recommend our Hydra Lightweight Plate Carrier paired with our Elaphros Level III Lightweight Plates.
The Hydra Plate Carrier is lightweight, easily adjustable, and not super bulky. It still provides tactical options like our other plate carriers for those women who still go to the range or have the mission-specific gear needed.
We've had many women buy our Elaphros Level III plates because they are lightweight and the shoulder cut is more tapered than a standard shooter's cut, making it better for people with smaller frames.
Not to mention, the Elaphros plates offer NIJ Level III (certified under Level III requirements NIJ 0101.06) threat protection at approximately half the weight of most comparable body armor plates.