|Home Office HG1 + KR1 + SP1 Protection Level |
The Fortis Armour Home Office Certified Zip-Front Ballistic Vest is certified under the Home Office’s HOSDB 2003 standard for bullet, knife and spike resistant armour to an HG1 + KR1 + SP1 level. While often described as bulletproof body armour, in reality, nothing is 100% bulletproof but does offer a high level of protection against handgun, slash and spike attacks in accordance with the UK government standards. This means that it defends against common offensive tools such as 9mm calibre guns, knives, screwdrivers, glass and more. Unlike the US’ NIJ standard, the Home Office Standard puts a greater emphasis on back-face trauma which is the kinetic force and its’ effect on internal organs rather than just whether the bullet penetrates the armour.
|Aramid Fibre Construction |
The Fortis Armour Home Office Certified Zip-Front Ballistic Vest panels are constructed from 18 Layers of Aramid Fibre (also known as Kevlar Armour when branded) with just one layer of other materials. Aramid Fibre is the most expensive material used in body armour due to its’ efficiency at protecting wearers. Many companies combine Aramid with other materials to reduce costs at the expense of protection. This armour does not do this and uses Aramid Fibre almost exclusively.
|Flexible Soft Armour |
The Fortis Armour Home Office Certified Zip-Front Ballistic Vest is mainly made from Aramid Fibre and does not use plates or metal sheets. This means that it is far more flexible than many soft-armours that use metal components as well as hard-armours. By using flexible panels, this armour does not restrict motion or greatly reduce mobility.
|Adjustable Shoulders & Sides plus Removeable Lapels |
The Fortis Armour Home Office Certified Zip-Front Ballistic Vest has hook and loop(Velcro)-secured adjustable shoulders and sides. This means that the armour can be made to fit as tightly or loosely as the wearer requires. The armour’s Cordura cover also has lapels across the shoulder straps which can be easily removed should the wearer choose to do so.
|2 Large Utility Pockets |
The Fortis Armour – Home Office Certified Aramid Fibre Zip-Front Ballistic Vest has two deep, hook and loop(Velcro)-secured utility pockets on the front that can be used to store essential items. They are roughly 14.5cm deep and large enough to hold most mobile phones, notepads and some radios.
|Covered Zip for Quick Mobilisation |
The Fortis Armour Home Office Certified Zip-Front Ballistic Vest has a Covered Zip that allows for quick mobilisation with minimal adjustment as you do not need to access the armour through the side straps as one must with tabard vests. The zip is covered by a hook and loop (Velcro) secured, Cordura flap that prevents assailants from trying to interfere with the armour during a confrontation.
|Internal Cooling Mesh & Lumbar Support |
The Fortis Armour Home Office Certified Zip-Front Ballistic Vest has cooling mesh lining on the inside which helps keep the wearer cool in warm weather. There is also a lumbar support strap along the back of the inside of the vest. This can be wrapped and secured around the wearer to make the armour fit more securely.
|Made in the United Kingdom |
The Fortis Armour Home Office Certified Zip-Front Ballistic Vest is made by British body armour manufacturer, Fortis, and is produced in and shipped from the United Kingdom.
Fortis Zip-Front Ballistic Vest (HG1 KR1 SP1)SKU: TZHG1
- Home Office HG1 + KR1 + SP1 Protection Level
- Resistant to bullet, knife and spike damage
- Flexible Soft Armour
- Aramid Fibre Construction
- Adjustable Shoulders & Sides
- 2 Large Utility Pockets
- Covered Zip for Quick Mobilisation
- Internal Cooling Mesh
- Lumbar support strap
- Removeable Lapels
- Made in the United Kingdom
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2 in stock
|Hand Gun Protection||HG1|
|Certification Standard||UK Home Office 2003|
|Armour Panel Materials||Aramid, Vinyl|
|Manufacturer’s Warranty||5 Years|