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Stab-Resistant Vests

PPSS Stab Resistant Vests are a highly functional solution to individuals who require reliable protection from edged weapons in their chosen vocation.

Truly ground-breaking, our high performance stab resistant vests have been designed and developed to provide the very best levels of protection from edged weapons and hypodermic needles. However the key advantage of our body armour is the incredible level of protection from blunt force trauma injuries, often the result following a kick, punch or blow from any type of blunt object.

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Features & Benefits

  • Concealable and lightweight
  • Shields the spine, ribs and all vital organs
  • Comfortably worn
  • Easily put on and taken off within seconds
  • Indefinite lifespan (compared to Kevlar's 3-5 year lifespan)

Who is this product suitable for?

  • Anyone dealing with high risk individuals, such as potentially violent or aggressive members of the public, drug users or dealers
  • Those operating in geographical areas known for criminal activities, drugs, alcohol misuse and disturbances
  • Lone workers frequently faced with frustrated and disappointed customers
  • Home or office visitors that enforce laws and regulations, police the system or deliver bad news
  • Individuals or teams that secure and protect property, events and people

5mm KR1 Model

Material
Inside: 5mm thin polycarbonate sheets, moulded to the upper body shape
Incorporates impact protective foam comfort layer
 
Cover
High quality covert cover made out of Cordura® - features a high-tech spacer fabric providing the highest level of comfort when worn in hot and humid environments
 
Stab protection
Tested and certified to HOSDB Knife Resistance Standard KR1
 
Blunt trauma protection
Excellent level of protection from a kick, punch or blow - or blunt objects such as piece of iron, chair, table, bricks, etc.
 
Needle protection
Excellent level of protection from narrower blades & 
hypodermic needles
 
Tested energy level 1
24 Joules - 7mm Maximum Penetration
 
Tested energy level 2
36 Joules - 20mm Maximum Penetration
 
Sizes
XS - 4XL
 
Weight
2.3KG (Size L)
 
Clothing care
Protective fillers easily removed so the outer cover can be machine washed
 
Colour
Black or white
 
Place of manufacture
UK
 

ISO 9001

Cordura Fabric

Size Chart

(NOTE: The above sizes are offered as a guideline only)

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PPSS Stab Resistant Vests

PPSS Stab Resistant Vests are a highly functional solution to individuals who require reliable protection from edged weapons in their chosen vocation.

Truly ground-breaking, our high performance stab resistant vests have been designed and developed to provide the very best levels of protection from edged weapons and hypodermic needles. However the key advantage of our body armour is the incredible level of protection from blunt force trauma injuries, often the result following a kick, punch or blow from any type of blunt object.

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Key Advantages

  • Unlimited shelf life (compared to 3-5 years life span of Kevlar® made body armour)
  • Outstanding protection from blunt force trauma (usually suffered following a kick, punch or blow from a blunt object)
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Ultra-thin
  • Home Office (HOSDB) certified

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the shelf life of PPSS Stab Resistant Vests?

Technically unlimited. There is no physical evidence in place that even suggests that our high performance polycarbonate deteriorated before or even after ten years. This is a massive advantage over all Kevlar® based body armour, due to that material's limited shelf life of 3-5 years (subject to exposure to UV light and moisture).

Why are PPSS Stab Resistant Vests rigid?

We have specifically designed our high performance stab resistant vests to achieve the highest levels of protection from blunt force trauma injuries. Based on more than 50+ years of combined operational frontline experience here in the UK and worldwide we 100% understand that blunt force trauma injuries are the most common injuries on homeland security professionals. An enforcement officer is more likely to be punched, kicked or hit by a blunt object, rather than being stabbed to death.

Do PPSS Stab Resistant Vests offer protection from hypodermic needles?

Yes, the highest level possible. Due to the fact that our body armour is made out of high performance polycarbonate, it cannot be penetrated by even the toughest hypodermic needles, in comparison to Kevlar® based stab resistant vests.

Are PPSS Stab Resistant Vests comfortable to wear?

Yes indeed they are! They will perform like a second layer of skin. Our stab resistant vests will move with you in any direction. You can kneel down, defend yourself, control & restrain an attacker and walk around freely.

Review

PPE unfortunately in this day and age is a required necessity to protect our workforce in a busy city centre hospital.

As our 'Kevlar' stab jackets were coming to the end of their four year life span (Kevlar deteriorates with age and heat) Bob Chestnutt, security manager for Sodexo at Central Manchester Hospital carried out some research on other options available.

PPSS provide a bespoke service at a very competitive price, they were very engaging and listened to our needs, even designing the cover to include 'Guard tour' pipe pocket, body worn video bracket, extra zipped pockets for gloves and extra radio loops.

Bob purchased these new stab vests and has listed some benefits below:

  • Half the weight of a Kevlar jacket due to the panels being the same material as police riot shields
  • No deterioration - just replace the cover as it wears out
  • Great blunt force trauma protection the design spreads the blow - one of our officers had a metal chair thrown at him, hit his chest plate and bounced off - no injury
  • More comfortable and although the plates are inflexible the officers state they are better all round over a 12 hour shift
  • The colour was chosen for this site because the client wanted the officers to stand out; however PPSS can supply a colour range to your needs
  • The badges are removable for washing
  • All Velcro is covered and hidden leading to a smoother look

With 50 officers to provide protection at the hospital and for a saving of over £12,000 every four years to replace the Kevlar stock, it was an easy decision to make for Bob.

Simon Pears, Global Security Director, Sodexo

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