Gear: safariland matrix body armor


safariland matrix body armor

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

Matrix level IIIa body armor

Member Reviews

  • Marvin_martian_max30
    ccso8462, Wed, 02 Jul 2008 19:00:42 UTC.
    1st review

    Pretty flexible and fairly light weight. the carrier is VERY comfortable, easy to remove panels and wash. The straps are easy to position and comfortable. I think this product has been replaced by the Mantis line of vests by Safariland.

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  • Fire_horse_2_max30
    slysox, Tue, 30 Sep 2008 15:14:22 UTC.

    I've had my Matrix vest for several months now, and I am very pleased with it. I like the two wide straps instead of the four smaller ones.

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  • Pulling_guard_in_kuwait_max30
    bears11185, Wed, 28 Jan 2009 12:00:38 UTC.

    I was really please with this vest. I wore one for about 4 and half years. It was flexable and pretty comfortable.

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  • Knightthinblueline_25_max30
    blpdtaylor, Thu, 26 Feb 2009 07:57:19 UTC.

    I have had my Safariland Matrix Level IIIA Gold for approximately 2 1/2 years and I'm totally in love with it. It's comfortable and doesn't get too hot, even for the humid climates of South Carolina. I would reccomend this vest for any LE officer that wants a comfortable vest that provides adaquate protection.

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  • Fallenherobadge-3-1_max160_max30
    Daveydu162, Sat, 28 Feb 2009 21:25:05 UTC.

    I like the Safariland brand because I was able to interchange a trauma plate from an older vest. The trauma plate was a 1/4 thick steel plate, wrapped in kevlar, then slipped between the vest panels. The city of Hartford's insurance Co. (Travelers) purchases the vests for the Police Dept. & upgrade every 5 years or so. The newer vests did not have this trauma plate, however the panels in the newer vests fit my trauma plate & allowed me the ability to continue using this plate. Saved my life in a car accident & had a drunk beer muscle perp break his wrist as he punch my chest, square in the trauma plate...

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  • Photo_user_blank_big
    Anonymous, Mon, 20 Jul 2009 23:18:00 UTC.

    It had better not fail when I need it. I'm giving it 5 stars so I won't hurt it's feelings.

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