Armor Express Vortex Body Armor, ARA-Shock ICW Plates Now Available

Following up on our earlier post about the Razor armor, Armor Express has also released the Vortex™ Body Armor and the ARA-Shock ICW Plates.

The Vortex is a Level IIIA armor that at only 1.12 lbs and .21″ thick, weighing 10% less than a Quantum panel and 7% less than a Halo, but can still pass a V50-.44 at 1651 ft/s with only a 37.1mm back face signature (44mm is allowed).

The Vortex, Razor and the ICW plates are all available at On Duty Gear, provided you are a First Responder or Military personnel.

Armor Express Vortex

The new Vortex™ body armor offers users the combined characteristics of strength, comfort, and performance that Kevlar® brand products have been delivering for decades. Vortex™ armor comes standard with a Revolution™ carrier and a 5″ x 8″ Ara-Shock™ ICW armor plate.

The Vortex™ consists of 100% Dupont® Kevlar® brand fibers using Armor Express’ Comfort Craft stitching technique.

ARA-Shock ICW Plates

Upgrade your level II or IIA soft armor up to level IIIA ballistic protection. This semi rigid armor plate is only 0.18″ thin!

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Armor Express Razor Passes NIJ Testing, Now Available at ODG

Back in January we announced that Armor Express had developed two new body armor panels, the Razor™ and the Vortex™. Both have passed the NIJ testing and the Razor™ is now for sale at On Duty Gear. The Razor™ uses a new process to create an armor panel that is not only thinner and lighter than previous designs, but also costs less! This one has us excited! We will be adding the Vortex, along with Armor Express’ new ultra-thin Ara-Shock™ ICW armor plate later this week.

Armor Express Razor Body Armor

Razor™, the latest breakthrough in armor technology, is Armor Express’s lightest weight and thinnest body armor system ever! Based on innovative fabric technologies from Dupont® and DSM®, the Razor™ sets the mark for comfort and performance. The Razor™ is made from a proprietary blend of cutting edge Kevlar® and Dyneema® fabrics stitched together utilizing Armor Express’ Comfort Craft manufacturing process.

Armor Express Razor™ Specifications

Model Designation: RZR-B-II

NIJ 0101.06 Threat Level: II

Test ID #: AEX09-001929

NIJ Certification Sizes: C1 – C5

Gender: Neutral

Ballistic Material: Kevlar® XP Aramid & Dyneema® UHMWPE

Pad Cover: Seam-sealed, waterproof Ripstop Nylon

Weight (Areal Density): .81 lbs/ft²

Thinness: 0.18 Inches

V-50 – 9mm: 1,739 ft/s

V-50 – .357 Mag.: 1,669 ft/s

Certification BFS – 9mm: 32.3 mm

Certification BFS – .357 Mag: 34.7 mm

Warranty: 5 Years

Armor Express Vortex Level IIIA Body Armor

On Duty Gear is proud to carry the new Vortex body armor by Armor Express.  It takes the place of the Emperor while offering a lot more flexibility and more protection.

armor express vortex logoThe new Vortex™ body armor offers users the combined characteristics of strength, comfort and performance that Kevlar® brand products have been delivering for decades. Vortex™ armor comes standard with a Revolution™ carrier and a 5×8 Ara-Shock™ ICW armor plate.

100% Dupont® Kevlar® brand fibers and using Armor Express’ Comfort Craft stitching technique.

Vortex Threat Level: IIIA

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Armor Express has continued to invest in exciting new technologies. Guided by their Performance, Comfort, and Value design philosophy, their latest NIJ 0101.06 certified Razor and Vortex armor raise the bar for performance and comfort.


Armor Express RAZOR Level II Body Armor

At On Duty Gear, we love this new armor by Armor Express. The RAZOR™ is lighter and thinner than the Seraph, and cheaper than the Halo. It is a great addition to our body armor line by a great company like Armor Express!

razor logoRAZOR™, the latest breakthrough in armor technology, is our lightest weight and thinnest body armor system ever! Based on innovative fabric technologies from Dupont® and DSM®, the Razor™ sets the mark for performance and comfort. The Razor™ comes standard with a Revolution™ carrier and the ultra-thin 5×8 Ara-Shock™ ICW armor plate.

Made from a proprietary blend of cutting edge Kevlar® and Dyneema® fabrics stitched together utilizing their Comfort Craft manufacturing process.

Razor Threat Level: II

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Armor Express has continued to invest in exciting new technologies. Guided by their Performance, Comfort, and Value design philosophy, their latest NIJ 0101.06 certified Razor and Vortex armor raise the bar for performance and comfort.