Headlines made today that "Cheap stab vests that offer "no proctection" over the years many people have told me that they have purchased a stab vest from another supplier cheaper, my first reaction is to ask how much did you pay?  In 99% of the cases it is cheaper than we can buy the raw materials, I can only conclude that the materials are either not fit for purpose or secondhand materials there may have had exposure to UV light and moisture rendering the protective material useless. Needless to say that these Sellers can offer no test certificates these are the cowboy builders of the body Armour business if you feel that budget alone is swaying your decision to buy cheaper or secondhand body Armour try asking a reputable supplier if they have any ex display models that they can sell, as we do many trade shows throughout the year we often have Bodyarmour that is nearly new and has just gotten a little dusty during the exhibition, and we would only be too happy to sell these fully approved units of body Armour at a discount. As my mother used to say if you don't ask you don't get

PictureFemale Shaped plate
Responding to the demand for a lighter, ergonomically designed Hard Armour plate (HAP), UK Body Armour manufacturer, VestGuard UK have taken their newest plate to market, boasting a uniquely shaped ceramic core to provide the ideal form to fit the female form, interest from the US DoD has been shown in this plate and samples have been sent for human factor trails.

“Women are playing a greater role in the military than ever before. Therefore it’s critical that advancements in body armour facilitate these changes. We are incredibly proud of our accomplishments with the MAX-9 Female Hard Armour Plate and I am truly delighted to release it”. Shaun Ward, Director, VestGuard UK. Its ergonomic form and low profile poses an ideal solution for women working in military, government and press roles. The ceramic dual purpose plate is the sister of VestGuard’s MAX-7 which meets the highest level of protection available on the market and is also the only British plate to be certified by NIJ. (NIJ Level IV)

VestGuard’s Female Plate weighs an amazing 2.1 kilos, manufactured specifically to fit the female form. Not only
lightweight, The MAX-9 looks to be an extremely cost-effective solution and offers high levels of protection when used in conjunction with VestGuard’s advanced soft armour solutions