Body ArmorOver the last 30 years ballistic body armor has saved the lives of over 3,000 police officers in the United States alone. Recent studies by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) show that law enforcement personnel not wearing body armor are 14 times more likely to die of a fatal injury. A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene found that officers who do not routinely wear body armor are 3.4 times more likely to suffer a fatal injury from a torso shot than officers who are properly equipped. The evidence is clear; body armor saves lives.
The materials used by manufacturers of ballistic protective equipment have improved enormously over the last few years, enabling the design of ballistic vests that offer higher levels of protection at a much lower weight. Computer modeling has produced new ergonomic designs providing a more comfortable fit.
Use of the latest high performance textiles eliminates most of the difficulties associated with wearing a ballistic vest. Moisture wicking fabrics keep the wearer cool and dry, even when wearing a vest for extended times in hot climates.
EnGarde® is proud to have served ten thousands of clients worldwide since 2003 and offer them the highest quality concealable and tactical body armor.