Gear: Dragonskin BodyArmor


Dragonskin BodyArmor

Category: Officer Safety Products
Subcategory: Body Armor
Average Rating:
(20 Votes)

This body armor is unique becuase inside the vest there is kevlar and overlapping plates to stop armor-peircing rounds Myself ive never worn it so i dont know how it feels to wear in cold or hot this armor is also extremly flexibal due to not having heavy SAPI plates but the wieght of this body armor is 47.5 lbs and Defense Review has confirmed it. Dragon Skin body armor appears to be significantly superior in every combat-relevant way to U.S. Army, and it can be used for officer if they get into drawn out sticky situations and SWAT if they end up figting perps with high caliber ammo and this armor could just save your life

Member Reviews

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    zipper, Tue, 22 Jan 2008 20:18:22 UTC.
    1st review

    I gave this armor 4 stars becuase of its protectiong but only 4 stars becuase of the wieght and controversy around it

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    barbzilla, Sun, 03 Feb 2008 22:50:44 UTC.

    The Dragonskin Body Armor is very flexable and comfortable to wear (aside from the weight). I would not recommend this product though due to multiple factors. The weight makes it very hard to stay mobile for long periods of time if you have excess gear or a backpack you need to carry. Also while the protection is better than that of army general issue, the difference is just a redundancy when paired with the weight.

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    okc_marine, Wed, 06 Feb 2008 07:47:47 UTC.

    ill give it 4 stars because i have heard of this before i got out of the Marine Corps. I heard that it DID pass most or all its testing but when they field tested it in iraq, the heat over in the sand box made the "dragon skin" outter portion actually started falling off because the heat was melting it. it sounds like an awsome piece of gear, but im not sure if id was to wear it if i had to make entry into a room.

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    CJS, Thu, 13 Mar 2008 21:16:48 UTC.

    After doing extensive research on this product, I feel that it is one of the most under rated pieces of personal protection equipment. This body armor should be standard equipment for all of our military personnel in the line of fire. I believe due to its higher cost over the traditional ceramic body armor it is not the governments #1 choice to equip its soldiers with. The future of body armor is finally realized, it’s just sad that the government is down playing its effectiveness. Also remember Murphy’s Law; Your Weapon Was Made By The Lowest Bidder.

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    speciosusnex, Thu, 27 Mar 2008 10:06:45 UTC.

    I give this item a three star rating due to its weight and its weight alone. When something is made like this, all aspects of a soldier has to be taken into consideration. Agility in this case, wasnt taken into consideration. Yes it stops rounds! But, it also slows soldiers. Its bad enought that the heat in the middle east is as hot as it is. The price is also something that should be taken into consideration. There are other products that are just as strong and way less expensive, not to mention more agile.

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    nightmare686, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 02:55:31 UTC.

    I give this thing one star becuase the lining holidng the scales will literally melt in high tempatures, and at 47.5 lbs a soldier or officer can barley move , and its armor has never been rated over lvl III even though they created a fake labal saying level 5 hence the ban.

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    Graycloud, Tue, 13 May 2008 05:12:38 UTC.

    saw it on future weapons.

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    dennisnasty65, Wed, 21 May 2008 22:18:02 UTC.

    For the Pinnacle Team I want to thank you for a outstanding product. I am on my second Dragonskin in 10yrs( my level 3 is retired) I now have the 4 A here in Iraq and I love it. I can say the ballistics chart is off the hook and truly is a great product as I can say with proof that after a multiple hit from a SVD dragunov in Iraq I am still here to tell about it. Thanks for a great product well worth the money BAR NONE.....

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    Wolvarine, Mon, 23 Jun 2008 05:19:23 UTC.

    Everything I've seen on this has been all good......

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    cee_lo, Fri, 18 Jul 2008 04:10:19 UTC.

    thats stuff is great i dont care about the controversie

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    grimmy13, Sun, 27 Jul 2008 06:35:03 UTC.

    I have read several articals about the Dragonskin BodyArmor. I have also seen some of the extreme test it has under gone. I beleive that this is the very best protection that could provided for officers and Troops in the field

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    Sophists, Fri, 29 Aug 2008 04:42:22 UTC.

    This is the armor that I wore in Iraq dispite the controversy surounding it. I did my own research on it and found it to be very reliable and durable. As I was wearing it in Iraq, my Commanding General saw it and asked to see it. He brought it to the leagal team and it was found that I could wear it in Iraq while out on missions. It did cover up to 70% more of my body and vital organs over the issued E-SAPI gear, and was deffinately lighter by about 10 lbs. It was comfortable and held up to all the rigorus bullshit that I put it through, as I travled by HUMMER, 5-Ton truck, and chopper all over the Al Anbar area as the I-MEF Physical Securlty Chief. Most people would say " I'd bet my life on this "......well I did, and it works!!!

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    Anonymous, Sat, 01 Nov 2008 12:47:16 UTC.

    Best armor on the market

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    BrandonUSA2004, Sun, 09 Nov 2008 02:41:32 UTC.

    Good enough for SF, good enough for everyone else!

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    Jeremy0311, Sun, 08 Feb 2009 18:44:02 UTC.

    As soon as they fix the ll problem with it from high temps and low temps I will wear this with no problem

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    GCRobinson, Fri, 29 May 2009 22:03:07 UTC.

    Revolutionary body armor.

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    Prestidge, Mon, 08 Jun 2009 02:21:52 UTC.

    I have not personally used this body armor but from what I know about people who have its great! I wish they could get all the "loose ends" squared away so it could get approved by DOD. Awesome idea and concept.

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    MPZ, Sat, 21 Nov 2009 03:32:04 UTC.

    great vest. shit stops 7.62 rounds

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    andalite_6, Wed, 09 Dec 2009 03:15:57 UTC.

    if there was such an ineffectiveness of this vest, why did it only not stop 3 rounds out of a test of 20? when the Stryker armour stopped only 2 rounds? also when the CIA had to go to Iraq they purchased these for their agents to wear. why? because they work! and as we speak Pinnacle Armor is devloping a secret threat level 5 for the military itself. i hope that project takes off, hit up you tube, this made the news and caused so much of a stir that almost every network, bought a vest and took it to a gun range and abused it on camera.

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    dan15978, Thu, 24 Mar 2011 21:23:55 UTC.

    great protection iab used in millitary

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