At Go Tactical, we want to see every uniformed officer return home at the end of a duty assignment, so we carry high-quality products that provide the highest level of protection. The soft and hard body armor we carry comes from manufacturers who share our same mission. They invest in the most advanced technology to provide ballistics and blade protection that is lightweight and comfortable.
Soft Body Armor Technology
Many soft body armor systems are intended for continuous duty wear—twelve or more hours at a time. To minimize fatigue and discomfort, soft body armor needs to be flexible, lightweight yet provide protection against small firearm rounds and punctures.
Kevlar® is one of the most reliable technologies in soft body armor. This synthetic composite “fabric” was developed by DuPont™ in the 1970s and continues to be used in soft armor systems today because of its lab- and field-tested performance.
While both of our body armor manufacturers use Kevlar in their soft armor systems, they also add proprietary technologies to enhance performance, durability and comfort.
Hard Body Armor Technology
Our bullet-proof body armor manufacturers use a variety of technologies to provide ballistics-stopping potential that balances weight restrictions, including:
- Ceramic and ceramic composites
- UHMWPE (ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene)
Each manufacturer also has proprietary ballistics-proof materials that have been independently tested to ensure the armor meets or exceeds NIJ standards.
Vests and Plate Carrier Technology
Many of the latest fabrics and materials are used in the construction of soft armor and/or rife plate carriers and vests to provide a higher level of comfort. Hi-tech materials provide additional wearer benefits, including:
- Temperature regulation
Vests and carriers are durable, and many allow plates to be removed for easy care and cleaning.
Keeping Pace with Technological Advances
Go Tactical never settles for outdated technology, and neither do our body armor suppliers. Armor Express and Survival Body Armor continue to research and test new materials to provide better protection and comfort. When new products become available, Go Tactical has them.
To learn more about any of our body armor systems and the technology they use, visit the manufacturer websites or ask any one of our knowledgeable concierge team.