If you’re looking for concealable armor with full-size coverage and 8-points of adjustment, look no further than our Freedom Concealable armor system. The Freedom is a traditional wrap-around concealable armor vest, worn over a t-shirt or compression shirt, and usually under a uniform shirt or jacket. While it uses the same wrap-around armor panels as our VIP Multi-Threat T-Shirt system, the Freedom offers more adjustment points than the VIP. The Freedom also has an internal front and rear pocket allowing the use of 10”x12”x1” hard armor plates inside the vest. The front plate pocket also has a 6”x8” pocket for use with a speed plate.
This means you can get both the VIP and the Freedom and use the same armor for both, depending on your requirements.
How to adjust your Freedom Concealable Vest:
Insert your armor into the carrier
Loosen the waist straps/cummerbund, then put the carrier on
Adjust the shoulder straps so that the lowest part of the “neck” of the front panel is the same height as your sternum notch at the top of your breastbone
Align the bottom edge of the back panel to be the same level as the front panel
Affix the shoulder straps
Adjust the waist straps or cummerbund for a snug fit, making sure the sides of the FRONT PANEL overlap the rear panel
Once set, you shouldn’t have to adjust your shoulder straps again unless you significantly change what you’re wearing under the vest. As long as the front and rear panels are at the correct height, you’re good to go.
How to install a speed plate or armor plate
Open the “hidden” plate pocket on the front or rear of the vest, located in the velcro covered area in the upper portion of the vest’s front and rear
- If using a 10”x12” hard armor plate
- Slide the 10”x12” into the vest, making sure the label of the plate is toward the user
If using a 6”x8” speed plate:
- Open the smaller plate pocket, located inside the larger plate pocket
- Slide the speed plate into the smaller pocket, and make sure it’s oriented properly. Close the velcro.
Close/Seal the main plate pocket
Put the vest back on
Light is most popular among citizens looking for Level IIIA protection that is relatively lightweight yet affordable. Level IIIA bullets include the .38 Special, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, 9MM, .357 Magnum plus slash and strike protection.
Lighter IIIA & IIIA+ Special Threat Protection
Lighter falls between these two, costing less than the Lightest, but weighing more than the Light. IIIA ballistic profile plus 2 grain RCC V50: 3013 fps, 4 grain RCC V50: 2545 fps, 16 grain RCC V50: 2225 fps, 17 grain FSP V50: 2077 fps, .44 Mag V50: 1615 fps, .357 Sig V50: 1735 fps, FN SS197 40 grain V0, Win SXT 9mm +P+ V0, 7.62x25 Tokarev 85 grain V0, .357 SIG Win SXT 125 grain V0, Speer GD .357 Mag V0.
Lightest IIIA & IIIA+ Special Threat Protection
Lightest is popular among LE, security, and other professionals looking for the lightest, thinnest, most concealable, and most flexible IIIA+ protection we offer, but it costs more. IIIA ballistic profile plus .357 SIG V50: 1887 fps, 9mm 124gr GDHP V0: 6-shot Passed, .44 MAG V50: 1696 fps, 9mm Ranger-T V0: 6-shot Passed, 2 gr RCC V50: 2927 fps, .40 cal Ranger-T V0: 6-shot Passed, 4 gr RCC V50: 2508 fps, FN SS197SR V0: 6-shot Passed, 16 gr RCC V50: 2245 fps, FN SS195LF V0: 6-shot Passed, 64 gr RCC V50: 1761 fps, .44 MAG Hydra-Shok V0: 6-shot Passed, 17 gr FSP V50: 2083 fps, 12 gauge 1 oz Slug V0: 6-shot Passed, 9mm 124gr V50: 1698 fps, 7.62x25, 85gr, Tokarev V0: 6-shot Passed, Abbreviated FBI Protocol: Passed 4 Panel Sequence.
Weight in Lbs.
Sq. Inches of Ballistics
- Freedom concealable carrier
- NIJ Certified soft armor as selected
Our armor is made and assembled in the United States and is tested and certified under National Institute of Justice standards, the gold-standard for National Body Armor ratings here in the U.S.
Our “Best Fit” Guarantee
We are committed to providing you with the best fitting armor possible. If for any reason your armor doesn’t fit to your satisfaction, you can return it for exchange or store credit. Simply notify us within 10 days of receipt via our Returns Portal, then ship it back to us in new, unworn condition and we’ll issue you an electronic gift card so you can purchase the correct size or a different item all together.
If you’re ever in an incident where your armor was used to save your life, we’ll replace it with new or equivalent armor. Simply send us a copy of the police report and a request for new armor, and we’ll contact you to make the arrangements.
2 Year limited warranty on the carrier
5 year limited warranty on the soft armor
10 year limited warranty on hard armor
All orders over $200 receive free UPS ground shipping in the Continental United States.
Order Terms and Restrictions
National Body Armor is legal to buy and own by anyone over 18 and who is not a convicted felon.
Due to State regulations for New York and Connecticut, you must be a member of an eligible profession to purchase National Body Armor. We cannot facilitate purchases to regular citizens in these states and we must have copies of your qualifying ID. Please contact email@example.com for more information or to send a copy of your ID.
ITAR and other regulations prohibit sales of our products outside of the United States. Also, we cannot ship to APO/FPO addresses.
|Stomach Circumference (Inches)|
|Small||26.5" - 31"|
|Medium||31.5" - 37"|
|Large||37.5" - 40"|
|XL||40.5" - 44"|
|2XL||44.5" - 47"|
|3XL||47.5" - 53"|
|4XL||53.5" - 58"|
|5XL||58.5" - 62"|
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National Body Armor warrants nylon covers against any defects in workmanship or materials for twenty-four (24) months after the date of purchase.
We offer a limited 5-year manufacturer’s warranty on all of our ballistic products and 2 years on the carrier.
National Body Armor warrants that for a period of (5) years from the date of purchase, the panels will conform to the minimum requirements of the NIJ protocol for ballistic intervention during an actual confrontation at the stated threat level (if your ballistic panels are not labeled in compliance with NIJ requirements, then this warranty does not apply to your panels).
This warranty is subject to, and expressly conditioned upon, strict compliance with the following conditions:
The panel must not be torn, damaged, or altered in any way.
The panel must not be subjected to abuse or misuse during service.
The panel may only be used or placed in a cover or carrier it is designed or intended for.
The panel must not be permitted to be excessively wet.
The panel must not be subjected to excessive heat.
The panel must be properly stored (i.e., not in excessively hot or damp conditions).
I love the vest. It fist nice, light and snugged. I'm a plus size guy and it's very low profile under my uniform. Absolutely love it.
Well fitted & comfortable! After the first day of wear it was molded to my body. Very low profile design, worn under the right clothing no one knows it’s there. Very stealth, would recommend highly 👍👍
It’s not cheap but worth every cent! Fits great and it’s definitely living up to its weight! It’s not bulky at all and very comfortable.
One of the best body armor I've worn. Snug and comfortable. It's light and the mobility is great
Fit is good. I got the lightest version. Could easily wear comfortably under my hard armor as well as stand alone. With the lightest model I think you could wear this under some normal clothes if they weren’t fitted and no one would even notice.