5 Defences in 1 Armour

The Jack Ellis Overt Vest is worn over clothing, provides 5 Defences in 1 Armour, offering protection to frontline staff from ballistic, stab and needle or spike attacks, grenade blast fragments and blunt trauma, such as kicks or blows to the torso or attack from a blunt object.

Overt vestThe Jack Ellis Overt Vest is especially useful as a deterrent, as well as a means of identifying who are security personnel or not. Having a visible vest within areas that people think they may need protection gives them a sense of security. Areas such as airports, train stations and even on nights out; people want to be and feel safe.

The Jack Ellis Overt Vest is anatomically designed for comfort, mobility and long periods of use and can be worn as part of a uniform. With the use of special covers the vests are suitable for many different occupations; security, paramedics, press and many others. Specialised badges such as Security and Trading Standards are available as an optional extra. Standard colours available are Hi Viz yellow (at additional cost), black, blue and navy; other colours are available on request. The standard size range is from S to XXL.

The Jack Ellis Overt Vest is produced in the UK in a UKAS accredited ISO 9001: 2008 manufacturing facility. Our manufacturer’s warranty on the life of the armour pack is 10 (Ten) years which is double the industry standard warranty. The vest covers have a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. An optional extra includes flame retardant covers especially useful where fire-proofing is required.

The Jack Ellis Overt Vest is available in the following HOSDB 2007 standards: HG1, KR1, SP1 – HG2, KR2, SP2 and HG2, KR1, SP1.

The Jack Ellis Overt Vests are available in two styles; Tabard and Zip Front.

Jack Ellis Tabard Style Overt Vest

Security overt vestThe Jack Ellis Overt Vest is designed for personnel in frontline positions who require the best possible aerial coverage in terms of protection. The Jack Ellis Tabard Style Overt Vest can be worn as part of a uniform. The Jack Ellis Tabard Style Overt Vest has a removable cover made with 500 Denier nylon and is both machine and hand washable; the body side has a wicking spacer fabric, to give better wearer comfort. The design offers upper torso body coverage. The vest consists of two detachable parts which are secured by using Velcro attachments on the shoulders and around the waist. This enables the wearer excellent adjustment capability to ensure optimum wearing comfort.

Jack Ellis Zip Front Overt Vest

Jack Ellis-Zip-FrontThe Jack Ellis Zip Front Overt Vest is designed for personnel in frontline positions. Whilst this Zip Front style has less aerial coverage than the tabard style Overt Vest, it is lighter, being designed to maximise movement and flexibility, while retaining user comfort. The unique design of the Jack Ellis Zip Front Overt Vest ensures firstly, that protection is not compromised by the zip and secondly, that it easily blends as part of a uniform. An additional benefit of the Jack Ellis Zip Front Overt Vest is that the armour packs are interchangeable with the Jack Ellis Covert Vest. This feature means that wearers have a covert solution available at a minimal extra cost. The vest has a cover made with 500 Denier nylon and is both machine and hand washable.