EnGarde’s scientifically engineered body armor is of superior quality and designed for a broad range of uses. For our ballistic packages we use the polyethylene material Dyneema®.
Body armor manufactured with Dyneema® ballistic panels provide superior protection against a wide range of threats including handgun ammunition, grenade fragments and knives. Thanks to the patented unidirectional material inside, vests made with Dyneema® provide unparalleled stopping power coupled with superior comfort. Dyneema® UD provides excellent multi-hit performance along with protection from angle and edge shots.
Dyneema® UD panels enable maximum protection at minimum weight, providing for low back face deformation (BFD), along with resistance to trauma and abrasion. Dyneema® ballistic panels have high durability (environmental conditioning NIJ 0101.06) and are resistant to damage from fire, moisture, UV rays and chemicals. Vests designed with Dyneema® are so lightweight they actually float. For protection against heavier rifle fire, vests can easily be upgraded with best in class armor inserts also made with Dyneema®.
Our vests are designed to be comfortable during strenuous activity and provide both a comfortable fit and secure protection for your life the moment you put on EnGarde body armor.
For the production of our hard armor inserts we use Dyneema®, Aramid and ceramics.
Ballistic inserts made with Dyneema® provide protection against heavier, penetrating rifle threats such as 7.62 x 39mm (AK47 MSC) and 7.62 x 51mm Nato Ball. Deploying these lightweight, stand-alone inserts in front, back and side plates allows for added protection of critical body areas while adding very little to the total weight. Dyneema® UD provides maximum coverage area with superior multi-hit, angle-shot and edge-shot protection. Back face deformation and trauma values for this product are outstanding. For stopping armor-piercing (AP) rounds Dyneema® can be used in combination with a ceramic strike face. The ceramic inserts help break up the ammunition’s hard core and the Dyneema® backing catches the resulting fragments. In addition, Dyneema® UD is highly durable and resistant to water, UV rays and chemicals. Military and law enforcement agencies all over the world have expressed their confidence in inserts made with Dyneema®. Inserts can be combined with tactical vests made with Dyneema® to enable a wider range of protection. For more information about Dyneema® please visit www.dyneema.com.
Spectra® is together with Dyneema® one of the world’s strongest and lightest fibers. A bright white polyethylene, it is, pound-for-pound, fifteen times stronger than steel, more durable than polyester and has a specific strength that is 40 percent greater than aramid fiber. It is manufactured by Honeywell.
Aramid fiber (1961) is a strong, lightweight and fire-resistant synthetic fiber used in aerospace and military applications, for “bullet-proofing” body armor fabric and as a substitute for asbestos. The term is the shortened form of “aromatic polyamide”. Another well-known type of Aramid fiber, developed by Stephanie Kwolek, is commonly known by its DuPont trade name Kevlar, or Teijin trade name Twaron.
Ceramic inserts are special bulletproof plates with a ceramic coating strong enough to protect people from submachine guns and high velocity rifles. It protects against 7.62mm Full Metal Jacketed bullets and U.S. military M80 shot. This hard armor plate of great strength providing protection against 30 caliber armor-piercing bullets as well.