Bulletproof Supply Store header logo
more images

Concealable Soft Body Armor Vest | NIJ Level IIIA+

Read Reviews

Are you looking for an inconspicuous bulletproof vest? Choose Atomic Defense’s concealable Level IIIA Soft Body Armor. These vests feature Aramid armor to soften the strongest handguns and 12-gauge shotguns. You can upgrade your low-profile soft armor with insert plates up to Level IV.

shirt-size
protection
Check PriceAtomic Defense Payments

Description

INDUSTRY LEADING FEATURES:

Lightweight, concealable ballistic vest with adjustable hook-and-loop straps and built-in trauma pads to further reduce felt impact from bullets.

BALLISTIC RESISTANCE:

 NIJ level IIIA body armor that can stop 9 mm, .44 Magnum and .357 SIG rounds.

TESTING PROCEDURE:

Tested against multiple rounds at our NIJ testing center — above NIJ standard 0101.06 requirements. Calibers tested include:  .22, .380, 9mm, .40 S&W, .38 Special, .45 ACP, and .44 Magnum. Our IIIA+ designation highlights that our vests are tested above and beyond the NIJ requirement. 

Features

  • Self-breathing air vents are sewn into the vests at all levels and prices. Stay cool from top to bottom
  • The level 3A (IIIA) soft body armor allows it to be tactical and concealable for everyone, even kids
  • Expandable up to NIJ level 3 (III) and 4 (IV) with body armor plates
  • Premier lightweight armor against flak, shrapnel, bullets, knives, fire, tasers and more
  • COMFORTABLE BODY FIT: Smooth woven cloth-like cover to match your body shape. Overlapping areas for full coverage and protection. Every vest includes cooling pads sewn into the interior to keep every vest cool
  • 3A TESTED BULLETPROOF VEST: Blocks and stops various pistol and airgun rounds. Best thing to have in a life or death situation. Over or under clothing to cover both front and back areas
  • LEGAL TRAVEL: TSA & airplane safe. Level 3A standalone UHMWPE protection that can be used during airline travel
  • Built with low-visibility fabrics that absorb light and prevent reflections in dark environments
  • Resists fire, water and dust

Specs

  • Resistance: Meets and surpasses NIJ standard 0101.06 requirements for level IIIA
  • Weight: Less than 6 pounds
  • Material: Polyethylene (PE) vest with Aramid soft body armor
  • Fits: See chart above
  • Sizes: For shirt sizes large/extra-large/XXL and small/medium
  • Complies with: NIJ level IIIA under standard 0101.06

Assembled and In the Box

  • Concealable NIJ IIIA soft body vest

Frequently Asked Questions About Bulletproof Clothing

  • WHAT MAKES THIS VEST UNIQUE FROM THE COMPETITION?

    This bulletproof and PE soft body armor is military-quality equipment you can use in your daily life. Our concealable body armor will keep you safe while fitting comfortably under your clothing. 

    You’ll have a full range of mobility along with protection from most close-range weapons. Weighing under six pounds and featuring convenient air vents, you’ll hardly notice you’re wearing this vest — when it counts, you’ll be glad it’s there. Additional features like low-profile construction and low-visibility fabrics will make this vest inconspicuous to others. 

  • WHY CHOOSE CONCEALABLE SOFT BODY ARMOR?

    Knowing you have an extra layer of protection can give you a boost of confidence in any situation. This bulletproof and PE soft body armor is military-quality equipment you can use in your daily life. Concealable body armor will keep you safe while fitting comfortably under your clothing. 

    You’ll have a full range of mobility along with protection from most close-range weapons. Weighing under six pounds and featuring convenient air vents, you’ll hardly notice you’re wearing this vest — when it counts, you’ll be glad it’s there. 

  • HOW DO I CHOOSE A BULLETPROOF VEST SIZE?

    Our soft body armor vests match standard shirt sizes. Simply choose the shirt size that snugly fits you.

  • HOW DO I ORDER A BULLETPROOF VEST ONLINE?

    We sell this concealable vest online. All you need to do is choose your size and continue to checkout.

  • WHAT WON'T THIS VEST PROTECT YOU FROM?

    The soft body armor vest is rated for 3A (IIIA). That means it will stop everything from 9mm, .22L, .44 Magnum to 12-gauge slugs. If you want to stop assault rifles you should add one or two of our level 4 (IV) or level 3 (III) hard armor insert plates.

  • CAN I UPGRADE MY VEST'S PROTECTION LEVEL?

    This vest is expandable with plates reaching up to NIJ levels III and IV. Even after multiple hits, NIJ Levels III and IV block bullets from rifles like the AR-15 or AK-57. You can unlock rifle and API resistance by combining your armor with a level III or IV plate

    Browse our armor inserts online for additional protection against 7.62 mm NATO rounds and even .30 caliber armor-piercing bullets. 

  • HOW DO YOU TEST LEVEL IIIA ARMOR?

    We test each type of armor beyond what the NIJ requires. Rather than one bullet, we fire multiple rounds from multiple handguns into our Level IIIA concealable vests. We also test against shotguns to ensure a full scope of coverage against short-range weapons. These vests withstand consecutive impacts from handguns and shotguns. 

  • WHAT BULLETPROOF PLATES CAN BE ADDED TO THIS VEST?

    This ballistic vest allows for level 3 and 4 armor inserts. They can be inserted into the bottom of the vest via an easy-access Velcro pouch. Our level 3 and 4 inserts block a wide variety of common pistol, rifle, and even sniper calibers including 5.56 NATO, 7.62, .308, .30-06, and more.

  • WHAT DOES THIS SOFT ARMOR COMPARE TO?

    This vest is equal to other police and military IIIA bulletproof products. This bulletproof vest is better than level 2 (II), 2A (IIA) and lower levels.

  • WHO CAN BUY A BULLETPROOF VEST FROM US?

    Almost anyone can purchase a bulletproof vest in the USA, Canada and other countries. Civilians in the U.S. state of Connecticut are the only people who automatically can’t. Connecticut customers need to have a different billing/shipping location for the order.

  • ARE BULLETPROOF VESTS ILLEGAL OR LEGAL?

    The short answer — they are legal. However, if you are a convicted felon you cannot own or use body armor. This applies to every U.S. state.

    The longer answer — Level IIIA body armor is legal for any U.S. citizen over 18 who hasn’t committed a felony. You can wear this armor under your clothing nearly anywhere you go as long as the building manager permits it on the property. These vests are also legal to wear in airports and pack in your luggage. We recommend calling any building or airport ahead of time to verify their body armor policies. 

  • WHAT IS THIS SOFT BODY ARMOR MADE FROM?

    We make these vests with DuPont or PE (UHMWPE). All vests come with our upgraded PE to ensure the armor is concealable under clothing like t-shirts, jackets and more.

  • WHAT BODY PARTS DOES THIS SOFT ARMOR PROTECT?

    The vest will protect your full torso and sides. The bulletproof insert covers the entire body area that the outside carrier holds. (See the pictures)

  • WHERE CAN YOU WEAR A BULLETPROOF VEST?

    If you’re in the USA or most other countries the answer is anywhere. You can wear this vest for work as long as your employer allows it to be on their property. It can also be worn under clothing

  • WHY WAS THIS BULLETPROOF VEST REMOVED FROM AMAZON?

    Amazon made a political decision to distance themselves from anything related to guns. This affected all body armor companies.

  • WHO DOES THIS VEST FIT?

    Big, tall, small, short everything in between. The concealable vest is removable and the Velcro straps allow it to be 100% adjustable.

  • WHO BUYS A BULLETPROOF VEST?

    Lots of people do — women, men, students, teachers and everyone who want a safe life from bullets and safeguard our freedom.

  • WILL THIS BODY ARMOR BULLETPROOF ME?

    This soft body armor and the inserts we offer will stop a wide variety of calibers from various common weapons. If you are looking to stop assault rifles or sniper rifles, please add one of our insert panels to your order.

Check Price
OTHER BULLETPROOF PRODUCTS YOU MAY LIKE
PERFECT

Excellent item. Could not have been more pleased with vest and especially customer service.

John R.
GOOD SOFT ARMOR GOOD PRICE

Armor is light and comfortable, with good all around coverage. Priced better than similair products out there.

Anonymous
CONCEALABLE SOFT BODY ARMOR VEST/NIJ LEVEL IIIA

The vest fits well after making some adjustments and is a good value for purchase. I’m a former law enforcement officer and now a current armed security officer. I wear a vest every day for safety. So far, the vest works well. I will continue to evaluate the vest.

Freddie G.
“RAINY DAY” WEAR

Item arrived on time and as advertised. Like a few other survival items, I hope I never need it, but it’s good to have socked away for the future.

Anonymous
JUST IN TIME FOR THE NEXT (D) SUMME ROF LOVE

Great fit, light , comfortable. Hopefully won’t be needed…

Paul L.
GOOD QUALITY PRODUCT

So far, fits well and feels comfortable.

Anonymous
GREAT PRODUCT AND SERVICE

Very easy. The ordering process is straightforward and simple. My questions were answered quickly and the product is as stated. Great value.

Glen L.
GOOD STUFF

Fits perfect. As described

Anonymous
SOFT BODY ARMOR REVIEW

Very nice, just wish it was a little more concealable.

Anonymous
very comfortable

I received my vest sooner than I expected and its very comfortable . its well worth the price

Tyrone H.
GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE

My buying experience was great. I was unsure of sizing so contacted seller and they got right back to me with suggestion based on my body size. I fall on the edge of med/large so its always a question. As for performance, I have not needed it to date and hope it stays that way. Thanks!

Anonymous
CONCEALABLE 3A SOFT BODY ARMOR

Light-weight, great fit, great coverage, and allows for a full range of motion.

Anonymous
GREAT VEST

The vest fits well and seems to be of high quality and workmanship!!

Kasye B.
FIRST TIME VEST BUYER

Vests were very easy to put on, adjust. Thinking about getting the plates since were very lightweight given what they are for.

JB B.
GREAT VALUE. TOP SERVICE

Timely response. These guys take their business seriously. I will use atomic for any further needs in the future and body armor purchases.

Anonymous
DUDE'S REVIEW

I have nothing negative to say about this product, and if it fails, I probably won’t either.

Anonymous
WHAT A DEAL

Very comfortable and only 8lbs. I’ll be back for the plates soon.

Joe P.
AWESOME

Usable all day everyday

Daniel R.
GREAT LIGHT-WEIGHT Bulletproof VEST.

Fits true to size, and is very comfortable.

Anonymous
comfortable

It’s comfortable. Plan on upgrading plate in future.

Anonymous
BEST SERVICE EVER!

Awesome service, great product and great customer service! Shout out to Gray for all the help. Buy American!

Edward M.
WORKS

Just works. Well at that. Recommended.

Marcus B.
BETTER THAN THE OTHERS I TESTED

The most comfortable one that I have tried to date. Adjustments on the Large size made it so both my wife and I could wear the same size vest even though our sizes are far from the same.

Wally
GREAT VEST, FITS WELL

I really like the vest. I;ve been using it off and on with my duty vest and prefer this one. Its thinner, lighter, and have the ventilation that I wanted.

David E.
MADE GOOD

Very happy with it. Stopped 9mm hollowpoints and 12 guage slugs. Cant imagine actually getting hit with a slug.

Nelson O.
EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE

Pros: Comfort, size, reliable, seems really well made Cons: More colors would be nice. I read that gray is easier to hide under a white shirt. I wear a white shirt and would like to try that out with a gray vest too.

Kelly
page divider