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Our vests start with the finest materials available, such as DSM Dyneema®, Kevlar® XP™, Pro-Systems Artec® and Teijin Twaron®. These materials enable us to produce ballistic vests that are light, flexible and extremely durable. Currently we offer four high-end NIJ Level IIIA ballistic packages and one lighter weight NIJ Level II ballistic package.



ENGARDEII-ULTRA
High performance and extremely lightweight

The ENGARDEII-ULTRA™ is our latest, lightest and most flexible ballistic package. The 100% Dyneema® full-wrap design offers high performance protection and superior comfort. Test results show that the ENGARDEII-ULTRA™ exceeds NIJ standard 0101.06 Level II.

Armor technical details
Ballistic capabilities : NIJ Level II according to STD 0101.06
Armor material : DSM Dyneema®
Areal Density : 3.95 kg/m2
Weight (medium size) : 1.25 kg / 2.8 lbs
Thinness : 5.9 mm
Warranty : 10 years




ENGARDEIIIA-ULTRA

Exceptional performance and superior comfort

The ultra thin and flexible ENGARDEIIIA-ULTRA™ ballistic panel consists of layers of Dyneema® combined with the latest Twaron Trauma Reduction Technolgy. The ENGARDEIIIA-ULTRA™ panel has been rigorously tested by independent testing laboratories and is compliant with the latest NIJ Level IIIA performance standards. This latest NIJ standard 0101.06 is even more demanding than the previous NIJ standard 0101.04 and includes the .357 SIG FMJ-FN threat.

EnGarde has also successfully tested the ENGARDEIIIA-ULTRA™ panel according to the ballistic requirements of German Schutzklasse 1 TR03/2008, including the 0-meter distance (contact shot) tests.

ENGARDEIIIA-ULTRA™ is an enhanced version of the ULTRA-06™ model launched in 2012. The durability of the pure Dyneema® ULTRA™ series armor allows us to provide a ten year warranty on the ballistic performance of this model.

Armor technical details
Ballistic capabilities : NIJ Level IIIA according to STD 0101.06
 SK1 according to TR03/2008
Armor material : DSM Dyneema®
Areal Density : 5.3 kg/m2
Weight (medium size) : 1.65 kg / 3.6 lbs
Thinness : 7 mm
Warranty : 10 years




ENGARDEIIIA-MT-PRO
Threefold protection against bullets, knives and needles

The EnGarde MT-PRO™ series is one of our most advanced ballistic products. The MT-PRO™ is dual-purpose armor providing superior stab and ballistic protection. In this design we have successfully integrated innovative Dyneema® fabrics from DSM with our proven TitanSkin™ anti-stab technology. This integration results in an extremely light, ultra-thin and ruggedly tough multi-threat solution.

Bullets, Knives and Needles
We submitted our MT-PRO™ to the most stringent testing program we have ever created for a ballistic product. Normally only two different bullet types are tested with NIJ Level IIIA but our MT-PRO™ was tested with no less than eight different types of ammunition including close to edge shots (35mm from edge) and close group shots (35mm distance).

The MT-PRO™ is one of the few products to be officially certified to stop the HOSDB P1 Blade at 15 Joules (<20mm) and a hypodermic needle at 5 Joules according to VPAM KDIW 2004. We can proudly state that the MT-PRO™ is a true multi-threat panel.

Armor technical details
Ballistic capabilities : NIJ Level IIIA according to STD 0101.06
SK1 according to TR03/2008
Armor material : Blend of DSM Dyneema® and TitanSkin™
Areal Density : 5.4 kg/m2
Weight (medium size) : 1.75 kg / 3.8 lbs
Thinness : 8 mm
Warranty : 7 years




ENGARDEIIIA-ELITE-PRO

Our lightest IIIA panel

The ELITE-PRO™ series is some of the thinnest and lightest high performance armor on the market. The ELITE-PRO™ Series is tested to NIJ Standard-0101.04 and features a design that incorporates the most innovative fabric technologies, resulting in the highest level of protection against a wide range of threats.

Armor technical details
Ballistic capabilities : NIJ Level IIIA according to STD 0101.04
Armor material : Blend of next generation Kevlar® XP™
Areal Density : 4.85 kg/m2
Weight (medium size) : 1.58 kg / 3.4 lbs
Thinness : 7 mm
Warranty : 5 years




ENGARDEIIIA-COMFORT
Our most flexible and comfortable IIIA panel

The EnGarde COMFORTSeries is NIJ Standard-0101.04 tested and features a soft, flexible and light ballistic design. The COMFORT Series is designed for people wearing body armor for extended periods of time during working hours and are looking for a flexible and comfortable panel solution.

Armor technical details
Ballistic capabilities : NIJ Level IIIA according to STD 0101.04
Armor material : PeraPlus™
Areal Density : 5.9 kg/m2
Weight (medium size) : 1.9 kg / 4.2 lbs
Thinness : 7.5 mm
Warranty : 5 years




Below is a quick comparison chart of our entire product line.  As always if you have specific questions not covered here, please don't hesitate to contact us directly.

  ELITE-PRO™ MT-PRO™ COMFORT™ ULTRA™
 
Threat-Level:
IIIA IIIA IIIA II and IIIA
NIJ standard: NIJ .04 NIJ .06 NIJ .04 NIJ .06
Warranty: 5 years 7 years 5 years 10 years
Ballistic Performance: **** ***** **** ****
Anti-stab capability: ** **** * ***
Thinness: ***** ** ** ****
Flexibility: **** *** ***** ***
Weight: ***** *** ** ***
Waterproofness: **** **** **** ****

***** = Best in class
****   = Excellent
***     = Good
**       = Average
*         = Poor




All our ballistic packages have been thoroughly tested at official testing laboratories such as H.P. White Laboratory (USA), Oregon Ballistic Laboratories (USA), TNO (Netherlands) and Mellrichstadt Ballistic Laboratory (Germany).