We just got word from Blauer that they are coming out with a new Tac-Vest ArmorSkin. The 8375 is fully integrated with MOLLE webbing on the front and back, non-skid shoulder material for rifle retention, side mesh panels and a mic clip. The Tac-Vest has all of the standard ArmorSkin features and fits most brands of ballistic armor. It is expected to be available in spring of 2015 in navy blue and black.
Armorskin 8375 TAC-Vest Features:
Front and back MOLLE system
Non skid material over shoulder for rifle retention
MOLLE system strip at shoulder for mic clip
Two rows of hook and loop tape to attach ID panels and patches
Two on seam chest pockets
Side mesh panels for breathability
Bound hem with abrasion resistant nylon material
Internal mesh lining to fit most brands of ballistic armor
Double elasticized cord and velcro to secure radio stored in chest pocket
Internal suspender holders for optional Suspension System
Earlier this year Blauer tweeted about the Tac-Vest while doing a fit test. This was the last we heard of the Tac-Vest until recently when we got the information posted above. The release date for the ArmorSkin 8375 has been pushed back from winter to spring since the tweet.
We’ve had some questions about the sizing with the ArmorSkin’s external vests, so we just added this PDF to the Blauer ArmorSkin pages to help. Feel free to contact us if you have any more questions. Click the image below for the sizing chart.
The Blauer Armorskin has been taken off of preorder and is now available in most standard sizes of navy blue and black. Stock is still limited in the Tall/X-Tall sizes and in the spruce green and silver tan colors.
We have also confirmed that Blauer is going to be coming out with a rayon blend and a ripstop version of the Armorskin and Streetshirts.
Blauer ArmorSkin Vest
Designed to look like a uniform shirt when worn over a StreetShirt™, ArmorSkin™ helps to maintain a professional appearance and your tactical advantage in the field
Universal armor fit and easy adjustment at shoulders and sides allows your existing ballistic armor and carrier to be fitted and worn exactly as it would under a uniform shirt and according to the manufacturer’s instructions
Mesh lining and side panels are lightweight and provide more breathability and quick-dry comfort
Side openings with stretch nylon mesh and two-way zippers offer advanced mobility, quick donning and doffing, and more coverage
Durable 8.5 oz 100% Polyester fabric matches Blauer 100% Polyester shirting and pant fabric
Pleated patch pockets with scalloped flaps, pencil slots and hook and loop closure
Starting today, we have updated our Blauer ArmorSkin items with the current pricing and will be taking preorders on them. The ArmorSkin items are scheduled to ship in May.
Also, we have a great testimonial from one of the first ArmorSkin weartesters:
I have been wearing the Blauer Armorskin for approximately three months now and I’ve got to tell you, I couldn’t be happier with it.
I think I told you guys that I haven’t worn a vest in the last thirteen or so years, but since you had me wear test this carrier, I’ve worn it every shift since.
I am grateful that I have it. It not only is very comfortable but very durable and matches my other uniform shirts and pants perfectly.
I’ve worn it it with your undershirt and also with a regular supershirt underneath and both look great.
The zippers on either side make it so easy to put it on and take it off. It’s great if you are @ the station typing a report, you can take it off in seconds.
When I’m in the cruiser, I unzipper one side for even more comfort. Also, the new undershirt is very professional looking.
The other officers at work can’t wait to get them. Many of them can’t tell I’m wearing the carrier because it blends in so well and looks like one shirt.
Not only does it look great, but it gives me a greater sense of confidence knowing i have it on going to calls.
I can’t thank you enough for getting me to wear my vest again after such a long time without it. I never thought I’d wear it again.
Hope all is well with you and your families.
Thanks again, JW
Brand new from Blauer, the ArmorSkin will revolutionize the way body armor is worn. The ArmorSkin system is composed of the ArmorSkin vest, a performance uniform StreetShirt and an optional duty belt suspension system. When worn together, the ArmorSkin / StreetShirt combination is designed to look just like a uniform shirt. By integrating the uniform shirt and body armor it allows for a better ventilated and more comfortable option than wearing a carrier underneath your uniform. It also allows you to remove your armor while still wearing the StreetShirt.
Your existing carrier fits inside the ArmorSkin vest. The ArmorSkin features easy shoulder and side adjustments for a universal fit, allowing your carrier to be fitted and worn the same way as it would underneath a uniform shirt.
ArmorSkin is designed to look like a Blauer Uniform Shirt using matching fabrics giving you a professional appearance while keeping your tactical advantage.
The ArmorSkin vest and StreetShirt use a breathable mesh and performance moisture wicking fabrics with a lightweight, comfortable build that dries quickly.
Using two-way zippers and stretch fabrics, the ArmorSkin vest offers quick donning and doffing, more coverage and advanced mobility.
The ArmorSkin Suspension System is a great addition to this system by helping to balance the weight of the duty belt between the shoulders and hips, allowing for a more comfortable fit for the duty belt. This also helps with improving circulation and reducing lower back and hip discomfort.
Blauer’s revolutionary ArmorSkin is the new way to wear concealed body armor. ArmorSkin is the first armor integration uniform system for law enforcement that provides relief from the heat and discomfort of conventional carriers, maintains a uniform look, and helps to alleviate lower back and hip pain. The system consists of the ArmorSkin vest, which covers your existing carrier, a StreetShirt – our performance uniform shirt – worn as a base-layer or as an alternate uniform shirt, and an optional duty belt suspension system integrated into the vest. ArmorSkin and ArmorSkin integrated Suspension System are patent pending.
ArmorSkin™ matches Blauer uniform fabrics and is designed to look like a uniform shirt, maintaining a professional appearance and your tactical advantage in the field
ArmorSkin™ and Street Shirt utilize breathable mesh and performance moisture wicking fabrics that are lightweight and provide quick-dry comfort in key areas.
Universal armor carrier fit and easy adjustment at shoulders and sides allows your existing ballistic carrier and pads to be fitted and worn exactly as they would under a uniform shirt.
Stretch fabrics and two-way zippers offer advanced mobility, quick donning and doffing, and more coverage.
Suspension System balances weight of the duty belt between the shoulders and hips and allows for a looser duty belt fit, improving circulation and decreasing the risk of lower back and hip pain or resulting sciatica.
ArmorSkin™ is available in a wide variety of sizes and lengths for a custom fit.
ArmorSkin™ and ArmorSkin™ integrated Suspension System are patent pending.
Designed to look like a uniform shirt when worn over a StreetShirt, ArmorSkin helps to maintain a professional appearance and your tactical advantage in the field.
Universal armor fit and easy adjustment at shoulders and sides allows your existing ballistic armor and pads to be fitted and worn exactly as it would under a uniform shirt.
Mesh lining and side panels are lightweight and provide more breathability and quick-dry comfort.
Side openings with stretch nylon mesh and two-way zippers offer advanced mobility, quick donning and doffing, and more coverage.
Durable fabric matches Blauer uniform shirting and pant fabrics.
Pleated patch pockets with scalloped flaps, pencil slots, and hook and loop closure.
Center mic tab
Traditional 5-crease military style (stitched)
Durable uniform shirting fabric combined with breathable, moisture-wicking mesh fabric creates the ultimate performance uniform shirt that is both professional and comfortable.
Designed to look like a Class A or B uniform shirt when worn under ArmorSkin
Lightweight, moisture-wicking stretch mesh covers torso area for quick-dry comfort, body temperature regulation, and advanced mobility.
Banded dress collar for long sleeve styles: convertable sport collar for short sleeve styles.
3-button center front placket
2-button adjustable cuffs
174 SUSPENSION SYSTEM
Balances weight of the duty belt between the shoulders and hips and allows for a looser duty belt fit, improving circulation and decreasing the risk of lower back and hip pain or resulting sciatica.
Durable nylon webbing material has adjustable padding for shoulder comfort.
Quick release hardware attaches to current keepers at any placement and allows for easy removal of trousers and duty belt.