What is the difference between a stab and a bulletproof vest?

What is the difference between a stab and a bulletproof vest?

If you feel you need body armor to keep safe, you need to be sure that you are choosing body armor that fits your specific needs. Some armor is made to be stab and/or spike resistant, while others are made to be bulletproof.

If a vest has stab protection, it may not be bulletproof. Equally, a bulletproof vest may offer no protection to bladed weapons. Furthermore, a vest that is bullet and edged blade resistant may not offer protection against spiked weapons.

Bulletproof vests

If your area is prone to gun crime, you may wish to purchase ballistic protection. However, if guns are not a 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 create and use an improvised shank or knife against you.

If you feel you may face a dangerous situation involving a gun, you may want to purchase a covert bulletproof vest. The vest will protect you from small ammunition fire and remain undetected.

Stab proof vests

If you feel 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 bulletproof 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, saving the wearer from injury.

If you are purchasing body armor, you should carefully consider the threats in your environment, and decide which protection levels are suitable for your needs.

Bullet and stab-proof vests

If you fear both knives and guns 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 protect you 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 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 the vest to remain undetected, whilst offering protection that you need to stay safe.
If you are a woman, you should order specially made female ballistic vests, designed with a woman’s body shape in mind.

Bulletproof, 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 worrying 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 each time you face a dangerous situation, to keep you as safe as possible at all times.