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External Body Armor Carriers

Blauer ArmorSkin Ripstop External Body Armor Carrier Now Available

Blauer has officially released the ripstop version of their ArmorSkin external body armor carrier, and it is now shipping in navy blue. Black and olive drab styles will be coming soon.

Blauer Ripstop ArmorSkin

  • Designed to look like a uniform shirt when worn over a StreetShirt, ArmorSkinhelps 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
  • Pleated patch pockets with scalloped flaps, pencil slots and hook and loop closure
  • Epaulets
  • Center mic tab
  • Traditional 5-crease militarty style (stiched)

 

Blauer’s Revolutionary ArmorSkin is the new way to wear concealed body armor. ArmorSkin is the first ballistic vest cover 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.

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Recent Questions

Armor Express Dress Vest Body Armor Carrier

Can this be made in acu pattern for military police to go over our acu tops?
No; The Armor Express Dress Vest is only available in Black, Tan, Brown, Navy and Dark Navy. There are other options available in the ACU Pattern from Armor Express, however. Please call us at1-888-880-4441 for more information.

Armor Express Dress Vest Body Armor Carrier

Do the sides close with velcro or are they zippered?
The sides on the Armor Express Dress Vest velcro closed. It also has an internal cummerbund.

Armor Express Dress Vest Body Armor Carrier

Whats panels does it fit?
The Armor Express Dress Vest will fit the Armor Express ballistic panels. Panel sizes can be found on both the front and back ballistic panel label listed next to "size".

Armor Express Hardcore DM Tactical Body Armor Carrier with MOLLE

Can this carrier be custom made to fit my current soft armor panels?
Yes; this carrier is made to accept all Armor Express concealable armor panels. After ordering, you will be contacted so that we can get the sizes from your armor panels.

Armor Express Hardcore DM Tactical Body Armor Carrier with MOLLE

What concealable armor 3a can be bought for this carrier?
It is recommended that you purchase Armor Express IIIA Ballistic panels for the Armor Express Hardcore DM Carrier.

Armor Express Hardcore DM Tactical Body Armor Carrier with MOLLE

Does this come with ballistic panels or plates?
No; this price is for the Armor Express HardCore DM Tactical Vest Carrier only, no ballistics.

Armor Express Hardcore DM Tactical Body Armor Carrier with MOLLE

Can I add 10 by 12 stand alone plates
Yes; the Armor Express HardCore DM with MOLLE has pockets for the 10x12 Rifle Plates.

Armor Express Hardcore DM Tactical Body Armor Carrier with MOLLE

Is it one size fits all?
No; this carrier is custom sized according to your body armor panel sizes. When ordering, please advise the size of your Armor Express concealable ballistic panels both front and rear(size information is on the label affixed to the panels) for proper fit.

Armor Express Lighthawk XT with Quantum IIIA 06 Body Armor

What is standard package?
The standard package includes the following: Dynamic Cummerbund System with 6"x10" soft armor pockets Quick Release Cable System MOLLE Webbing Platform 3-Dimensional Spacer Mesh Lining Removable Sling Hooks Exterior Accessible Front and Rear Hard Armor Plate Pockets Rear Hydration Pocket Front Utility Pouch Drag Strap Custom ID Tag Attachment Points Non-Skid Platform Communication Wire Restraints

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 4 std sewn-on pouches

Can the patches be ''PROBATION'' on the front and back?
Yes; the ID tags for the Armor Express Carriers can be customized. Please call our customer service at 1-888-880-4441 to place the order with the customized ID tags.

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 4 std sewn-on pouches

Do you have these carriers in stock?
No; all Armor Express OCS Carriers are made to size at the time of order. Lead time is typically 3-4 weeks.

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 4 std sewn-on pouches

Will my model CLAE II 501590 Halo Evolution removable and flexible armor plates fit in this OCS carrier? The serial number of my vest is 1011025803, manufactured in 11/02/2010 with sales order 0028572. I was measured for my vest at Colonial Heights, VA Sheriffs Office.
Yes, your Halo Level II Concealable panels will fit inside the Armor Express OCS Carrier. All we need from you when ordering is the sizes of both the front and back panels. That information is located in the same location as you found the serial number and date of manufacture and you can either call or email us with that information.

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 1" MOLLE Webbing (no pouches)

Can I get wording on the back of the vest?
Yes; the ID tags are sold separately. To find them, search for "ID Tags" in our search bar.

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 1" MOLLE Webbing (no pouches)

I am a sworn peace officer working as a State Probation and Parole Officer. Can the name placard on the front read something other than "Police"? Also, is there space on the back for a name/title placard?
The Armor Express ID Tags can be customized to reflect titles other than the standard "POLICE", "SHERIFF", etc. Please contact our customer service at 1-888-880-4441 for additional information and to order.

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 1" MOLLE Webbing (no pouches)

Is this a front panel carrier only or front and back carrier?
The Armor Express OCS Carrier w/MOLLE Webbing will hold both front and back panels. It also has a slot to hold ballistic and trauma plates.

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 1" MOLLE Webbing (no pouches)

Is the Molle webbing on both front and rear of carrier or just the front?
This Armor Express OCS has MOLLE webbing both front and rear.

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 1" MOLLE Webbing (no pouches)

Can I get zippered pockets?
Many of Armor Express' carriers can be customized-contact us at 1-888-880-4441 for details and pricing.

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - 1" MOLLE Webbing (no pouches)

Does this vest allow you to put existing kevlar vest inside it or only pannels?
The Armor Express OCS Vest Carrier will hold either the whole vest or the panels without carrier. For best fit and comfort, it is recommended that the ballistic panels only are used.

Armor Express OCS (Overt Carrier System) - SLICK (no pouches)

Are these items in stock?
All Armor Express items are made to order. The OCS Carriers are currently running 2-3 weeks before shipping.

Armor Express QCS Quilted Body Armor Carrier System

What sizes are available?
The Armor Express QCS (Quilted Carrier System) is sized in two ways; Alpha sizes (small, medium, large, xl, 2xl and 3xl) and custom sized for your existing Armor Express ballistic panels. Please contact us at 1-888-880-4441 for assistance with sizing.

Blackhawk STRIKE Plate Carrier Harness

Will this fit a 52'' chest?
Unfortunately, BlackHawk has discontinued the "Husky" size for the STRIKE Plate Carrier.

Blauer 8370 Poly Blend ArmorSkin External Body Armor Carrier

Do you keep these in stock or do to order them from Blauer as customers order them?
We try to keep a quantity of Blauer ArmorSkins in stock; however, due to the popularity and overwhelming requests for them, our stock can often be depleted. If this item needs to be ordered with Blauer, you can expect to receive the item in approx. 3 weeks.

Blauer 8370 Poly Blend ArmorSkin External Body Armor Carrier

I am currently wearing an L/XL and have about 2 extra inches of space at the bottom of the vest cover after inserting my vest. Is this correct?
The ArmorSkin provides that ability to wear your body armor in its' own carrier (thus no warranty violation) on the outside of your shirt; it is not uncommon to have a little room at the top or bottom of the ArmorSkin.

Blauer 8370 Poly Blend ArmorSkin External Body Armor Carrier

Does this model have hidden pockets under the top ones
Yes; the Blauer ArmorSkins have working pen and pencil slots on both pockets as well as hidden "side" pockets under the outer pocket.

Blauer 8370 Poly Blend ArmorSkin External Body Armor Carrier

I currently keep my back up weapon on my inside vest strap. I have holster that works. It uses the same straps. Can I use the same holster and keep my back up weapon in this carrier?
Yes; with the Blauer ArmorSkin system you actually put the whole vest, including carrier, inside the ArmorSkin. Because of that, you still put your vest on using the straps (the vest is just hidden inside the ArmorSkin carrier) and will still be able to use the vest holster you currently have.

Blauer 8370 Poly Blend ArmorSkin External Body Armor Carrier

How much longer (inches) is the Body Armor Vest when ordering tall?
Tall sizes add 1-1/2" to the body of the ArmorSkin.

Blauer 8370 Poly Blend ArmorSkin External Body Armor Carrier

Which outer vest carrier is most similiar to a class b uniform?
The Blauer ArmorSkin will most closely resemble a Class B uniform-it offers the look of the Class A, but has Class B functionality.

Blauer 8370 Poly Blend ArmorSkin External Body Armor Carrier

On the Armorskin your length sizes are Regular/Extra Long/Tall. On the Blauer website they call it Regular/Tall/2x Tall. My Vest is a 54L so I believe I need a little longer than Regular, so do I go with Extra Long?
Start with the "Tall" size, which should fit the length of your 54L vest. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact customer service at 1-888-880-4441.

Blauer 8370 Poly Blend ArmorSkin External Body Armor Carrier

Will you stock the silver-tan in addition to dark blue?
We have a stocking order in place currently for the dark navy due to many agency commitments. If we have commitments from agencies in the silver tan, we will stock that color as well.

Blauer 8370 Poly Blend ArmorSkin External Body Armor Carrier

How do you know what size to order the vest in? What about women's sizes?
The Blauer ArmorSkin can be ordered the same size as a regular shirt, utilizing the size scale Small through 3XL. The actual body armor size does not matter; see the video for additional details.

Blauer 8370 Poly Blend ArmorSkin External Body Armor Carrier

Are there any plans to offer the Armor Skin Vest in a size larger than 3X? My duty shirts are Blauer 5X tall
As of right now, Blauer the ArmorSkin in production for up to size 4XL Extra Tall. Many times, they will make allowances for sizes up to 5XL Tall, however. Please contact us at 1-888-880-4441 for more information.

Blauer 8370 Poly Blend ArmorSkin External Body Armor Carrier

My normal shirt size is X-Large, but my Blauer uniform shirts are all Large . Should I order the new vest cover to match my uniform shirt size or my normal size?
You should order your new Blauer ArmorSkin in the same size as your current Blauer Shirts. The ArmorSkin has the perforated lycra panels in the side and will stretch if needed.

Blauer 8370 Poly Blend ArmorSkin External Body Armor Carrier

I am built long and heavy; can you send me a chart for ordering the vest carrier?
Actually, the Blauer ArmorSkin comes in regular shirt sizes, from X-Small through 3XL.

Blauer 8470 Wool Blend ArmorSkin External Body Armor Carrier

How is the length of the ArmorSkin determined?

Blauer 8470 Wool Blend ArmorSkin External Body Armor Carrier

What is more comfortable the poly blend or the wool on the shirts? Is the wool better for winter?
Wool is the best breathing material that is available, therefore it is also the best year-round fabric to use for uniforms. The wool also lasts longer and has the best color longevity (no fading!) available.

Blauer 8470 Wool Blend ArmorSkin External Body Armor Carrier

Are measurements taken for this product with armor on or off the individual?
Measure with the armor on the individual. I have also emailed you the ArmorSkin size chart that you can use to determine proper sizes. We also have a hassle-free return policy should you need it.

Blauer 8470 Wool Blend ArmorSkin External Body Armor Carrier

Are the armorskin products still scheduled to ship in May?
Blauer has advised that due to an overwhelming response, the shipment of the ArmorSkin has been set for late Summer 2012.

Blauer 8470 Wool Blend ArmorSkin External Body Armor Carrier

Are you guys taking pre-orders for the blauer armorskin integrated suspension system? Couldn't find it on your website.
Yes, we are taking orders now for the Blauer 174 Suspension System. We did not initially have them on because we were unsure of the release date but we have been advised that they will be released at the same time as the ArmorSkin systems.

Blauer 8470 Wool Blend ArmorSkin External Body Armor Carrier

1.) Are any reviews available for this item? 2.) Shrinkage factor when washing? 3.) Directions for measuring for a proper fit? Are badge and name plate tabs provided w/carrier? Difference between 84 and 8370?
Yes, there are reviews available; we have one that came to us not long ago through Blauer from an officer that is weartesting the ArmorSkin and we would be more than happy to email that to you. If you have the Polyester Blend (8370), you will not experience any shrinking. You will experience only minimal shrinking with the Polyester/Wool Blend (8470). Proper fit is determined by current uniform shirt size; if you wear a 15-15 1/2 neck, you would get medium. 16-16 1/2 neck is Large, 17-17 1/2

Blauer 8780 Rip stop BDU ArmorSkin External Body Armor Carrier

Does the 8780 come with buttons on the outside of the vest? The Blauer website shows that it does not.
You are correct; the Blauer website version is correct and the 8780 Ripstop ArmorSkin does not come with buttons.

Blauer 8780 Rip stop BDU ArmorSkin External Body Armor Carrier

What is the difference between the 8370, 8470 and this one other then material?
The 8370 is 100% Polyester, the 8470 is 75% Polyester/25% Wool, the 8780 is 65% Polyester/35% Cotton, and the 8970 is a Polyester/Rayon blend material.

Blauer 8780 Rip stop BDU ArmorSkin External Body Armor Carrier

How do these fit? I'm 6ft 230. Do they fit large or small?
For the best fit, please use the size chart that is below the ArmorSkin image. Using that sheet, you will take two measurements that will enable you to choose the best fit for your size.