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Bullet Proof ME Body Armor

Bulletproof Vests, Plates, Helmets & Armor to
Put the Odds in YOUR favor


SIZING for MALE Vests

Vest sizes are VERY different from clothing sizes, so, please measure yourself BEFORE calling.

Print a Checklist Page to Record Your Measurements

Keep your tape measure handy when you call
- we will show you exactly how your vest will fit.

( If you don't have a cloth tape measure, just use a belt, and measure the belt.)

Fitting the Vest to YOUR Body

The real-world performance difference.


The biggest difference in terms of how happy you are going to be with your vest, is how well it fits YOUR body. We help you get fitted properly, so it covers your vitals comfortably
 For example...

Do you want a gap on the sides for ventilation, or a full wrap (almost no gap), or an overlap for seamless protection?

We will show you exactly how your vest will cover you before you buy.

How long is the vest?

There are too many "big-name" vests out there that skimp on the length coverage. If you can't get a straight answer on the front centerline measurement (bottom of neck scoop to bottom of the vest), don't buy the vest!

We will show you exactly how much vertical coverage you will see - to ensure proper coverage AND that you don't get a vest that is too long (that will put pressure on your throat, when you bend over).

We care that you get a vest that fits you (see our Satisfaction GUARANTEE) and we work very hard to get it right.

Please help us by taking your measurements EXACTLY as instructed below. Round to the nearest half inch or centimeter.

You don't have to worry about figuring out a size from your measurements - we are happy to help with that!

Measurements for MALES
Females Click Here

1
Height
________ feet, ________ inches (or cm.)
2
Weight
________ lbs. (or kg.)
3





Chest

Chest Measurement

 

  • at the widest point, under the armpits
  • standing up, relaxed
  • measure SNUGLY
  • over undershirt, or shirt, or jacket if to be worn UNDER vest

________ inches
(or cm.)
4






Belly

SITTING

Belly Measurement

Females at the NARROWEST part of the torso, above the hips

  • above Belly Button
  • RELAX - DON’T suck in that belly!
  • measure SNUGLY
  • overtop of any clothing to be worn UNDER vest
SITTING

________ inches
(or cm.)
5






Belly

STANDING

Belly Measurement

Females at the NARROWEST part of the torso, above the hips

  • above Belly Button
  • RELAX - DON’T suck in that belly!
  • measure SNUGLY
  • overtop of any clothing to be worn UNDER vest
STANDING

________ inches
(or cm.)
6







Side Protection Options

OVERLAP

Front & Back ballistic panels overlapping is best for maximum protection - zero seam or gap on the sides. Generally for Tactical Armor or high-risk situations as the double thickness on the sides is not as concealable.

FULL-SIDE-WRAP

Meaning only a very small gap, the Front & Back ballistic panels close to touching on the side. Best compromise between maximizing protection and concealability.

GAP

A 1" or 2" gap on the sides for extra ventilation and comfort. A gap in protection may be preferred if heat buildup would prevent you from wearing your Full-Side-Wrap vest.

Your personal preference - let us know...


Overlap
   ________


Full-Wrap
  ________

Front and back ballistic panels close to touching on the side - less than an inch gap (2.5 cm.)


Small Gap
  ________

1" or 2" or 3" gap
(3 or 5 or 8 cm.)

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SITTING

TOP of Breastbone to
TOP of Belly Button

Front Measurement from Collarbone Down
Click for Larger Photo

We will probably want to take an inch or two - or more - off this measurement when we size your vest, but tell us the ACTUAL measurement.

Females measure to the NARROWEST part of the torso, above the hips

  1. Sit down.

  2. Find your collarbone notch which is the top of your breastbone (the bottom of the collarbone U notch) just below the bottom of your throat. See Photo...

  3. Measure straight down the center of your chest to the top of your BELLY BUTTON while you are sitting down in a normal relaxed position.

  4. If you hunch over a patient (e.g., EMT), A bicycle or motorbike, etc., etc. - take the measurement when hunched over.

TOP of Breastbone to
Top of BELLY BUTTON

SITTING

________ inches
(or cm.)

8








STANDING

TOP of Breastbone to
TOP of Belly Button

Front Measurement from Collarbone Down
Click for Larger Photo

Females measure to the NARROWEST part of the torso, above the hips

STANDING

TOP of Breastbone to
Top of BELLY BUTTON

STANDING

________ inches
(or cm.)

9








SITTING

Front Centerline

TOP of Breastbone to
TOP of Belt Buckle

Front Measurement from Collarbone Down
Click for Larger Photo

We will probably want to take an inch or two - or more - off this measurement when we size your vest, but tell us the ACTUAL measurement.

Females measure to the NARROWEST part of the torso, above the hips

SITTING

TOP of Breastbone to
Top of BELT BUCKLE

SITTING

________ inches
(or cm.)

10

Gear on a Duty Belt?

Does your vest needs to stay above a pistol, or other gear close to the body, above the Belt?

Let us know...

Pistol or Gear extending above the belt may call for a shorter vest so you can access your weapon and gear more easily.

Explanation of Sizing Options

Pistol Bullet             “70% protection that's worn,                             
is better than 100% protection sitting home in the closet”


Body armor is very flexible to size...

... as the front and back panels connect with adjustable elastic / Velcro straps.

A size Large person could wear a Medium with a gap on the sides (for more ventilation, freedom of movement and concealability). A size Large person could also wear an Extra-Large with overlapping sides (more coverage, but also more bulk, less ventilation and less concealability).

Often your personal preference for more protection, vs. more ventilation / concealability / comfort will move you up or down a size. Get your measurements right, but don't worry too much about sizing - we have our Satisfaction Guarantee to make sure you end up happy with the fit.



Belly – Sides

The theoretical ideal is to have the front and back panels close to touching at the sides. This provides almost 100% "full-wrap" coverage, without any overlap which would cause a bulge under your clothes and extra bulk. Then in the summer you can loosen up the vest to get a little gap for ventilation.

You may want an inch or so of overlap on the sides to get more side coverage, plus extra blunt trauma protection with the stronger overlap connection between front and back ballistic panels. This is standard for Tactical armor worn on the outside, and popular with concealable vests worn for shorter periods of time.

Or you may want an inch or two – or more – of a gap to allow for even more freedom of movement, and most importantly, ventilation.

Better to wear partial side protection in the heat than to not wear a vest at all. Your personal preference, just let us know.


Front Length

Concealable vests are designed to cover the vital organs - not the entire torso, i.e., lower abdomen. So It may be preferred to get a longer vest for more coverage vs. standard length, but it's also critical not to get TOO LONG a vest.

Too long and it will hit your belt when you sit or bend, and then jab you in the throat. Generally we take an inch or two off the Collarbone to Belly Button measurement when SITTING.

Better to wear a short, comfortable vest all of the time, than a long vest that is left at home because it's just not comfortable enough.... Your personal preference, just let us know.

Chest

Wider gives more coverage, but less freedom of movement, and less ventilation. Let us know your preference, and we'll steer you to the right vest for your measurements.

Put the odds in YOUR favor...


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