What is the difference between a stab & bullet proof vest?
If you feel that you need body armor in order to keep yourself safe, you need to be sure that you are choosing body armor that fits your specific needs.
Some body armors are made to be stab (edged blade) and/or spike resistant, and other body armor that is made to be bullet proof.
If a vest features stab protection, it will not necessarily be bullet proof. Equally, a bullet proof vest may offer no protection to bladed weapons. Also, a vest which is bullet and edged blade resistant may offer no protection to spike threats (i.e. screwdrivers, knitting needles, syringes etc.)
Given these facts, you must carefully consider the threats in your environment, and decide which protection levels are most suitable for your needs. Only then can you know which level of ballistic and/or stab and/or spike protection you should select.
If your area is prone to gun crime, you may wish to purchase ballistic protection. However, if guns are an unlikely threat, knife or spike protection may be more suitable. For example, if you work within a prison, it is unlikely that an inmate will shoot you - however, a prisoner may be able to create and use an improvised shank or knife against you.
If you feel that you may encounter a knife attack, you should consider a stab proof vest. Our stab proof vests offer a different type of protection compared to our bullet proof vests. Stab resistant material is used to protect the body’s vital organs from injury from bladed attacks- some vests also protect against spike threats. When someone stabs an individual, they tend to stab in the abdominal area of the body. Therefore, stab resistant body armor stops a knife from passing through it, thus saving the wearer from injury.
If you feel that you may face a dangerous situation involving a gun, you may want to purchase a covert bullet proof vest. The vest will protect you from small ammunition fire, and will remain undetected.
If you fear that both knives and guns are threats, many of our vests offer protection to both ballistic and stab threats.
Some of our body armor also offers bullet, edged blade, and spike protection. These types of vests will give you protection against a wide range of threats.
Regardless of the type of body armor you choose to buy, you need to be sure that you get the right size, and consider the color of the vest very carefully. If you work in a job that requires you to wear a uniform to work each day, you should buy a vest that matches the colors of the uniform. This can allow for the vest to remain undetected, whilst still offering the protection that you need to stay safe.
If you are a woman, you need to order one of the female ballistic vests that are specifically made with a woman’s body shape in mind.
Bullet proof, stab proof and spike proof vests are lightweight and easy to wear. The vests will allow you to carry on with your normal activities without having to worry about feeling bogged down or uncomfortable. They also feature adjustable straps, and are made with breathable materials that allow the body to stay cool inside the vest.
It is important to wear the vest every time you face a dangerous situation, so that you can be sure you are as safe as possible at all times.