The new NIDEC vest model DUTYGUARD provides the user with both, ballistic and stabd&spike protection. We offer 2 levels of cold steel protection, level KR1+SP1 and Level KR2+SP2 according to the british standard HOSDB. The british standard is quite similar to the American NIJ 0115.00 standard, which refers to LEVEL 1 and LEVEL 2.
The DUTYGUARD vest protects you from both, bullets, according to level NIJ IIIA and cold steal weapons such as knives, stabs and spikes according to the resistance level you choose, Level 1 or Level 2.
The levels of cold steel protection are KR1 + SP1 and KR2 + SP2, where Knife is (KR) and spike is (SP). With knives is considered the type of blade, wether single or double and the energy impact in joules for both knives and spikes;
|ENERGIA E1 (julios)||MAXIMA PENETRACION con E1 (mm)||ENERGIA E2 (julios)||MAXIMA PENETRACION con E2 (mm)|
|KR1 + SP1
||KR1=36, SP1 = N/A
||KR1=20*,SP1 = N/A
|KR2 + SP2
||KR2=50, SP2 = N/A
||KR2=20*,SP2 = N/A
|KR3 + SP3
||KR3=65, SP3 = N/A
||KR3=20*,SP3 = N/A
* The correct interpretation for this table is: in the KR1 + SP1 level shows a protection of up to 36 joules being the maximum allowable penetration of 20mm. While if the energy is 24 joules, the maximum allowable penetration is 7 mm.
Regarding SP1, spike, penetration must be absent in 24 joules of energy, so that is 0 (zero) mm. The HOSDB standard do not allowt penetration at all with the spike and do not test more than 24 joules with the spike.
Note: We can offer you protection vests with Level 3, KR3 + SP3, please contact us.
The DUTYGUARD vests offer a very comprehensive surface protection area and an incredible low weight, considering the dual protection. Its perfect ergonomics allows you to discreetly wear the vest during all day. See technical specifications tag above
The DUTYGUARD has a front panel designed to protect all vital parts of the torso, so it covers the whole area from the lower neck to the chest and abdomen. The rear panel does the same. It perfectly covers the entire back to the height of the kidneys.
The design of the DUTYGUARD vest allows up to 3 cm of front to back panels overlapping. The overlap between the front and rear panels, provides 360º protection, also known as "full wrapp" protection.
Besides the shoulder elastic straps finished with high performance Velcro, the DUTYGUARD has 2 large flappers in the abdomen that allow a quick clousure without the risk of wearing the vest misplaced as sometimes happens with those vests with narrow and individual strips.
With the DUTYGUARD vests, users will chose which panel they want to overlapp. That is; the front panel above the rear or vice versa.
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Please select your desired leve of cold steel protection and the lsize to place your order.
Spare covers available for this vest ( ref. FAB20 )
Replacement carriers. There are FAB40 replacement covers and extra covers for this vest for outdoor use, like FAB45 in high visibility YELLOW or BLUE and also BLACK. Anti-trauma panels PAT20 also available.