SD MAX ARMOR PLATE CARRIER features an adjustable/detachable "cummerbund" providing extra PALS to hold additional armored side-panel plates or to use as equipment pockets. It can also be jettisoned to make our vest lighter and more mobile. A lightly padded interior mesh vest assures maximum cooling comfort. Our vest is fully adjustable to fit sizes medium through double extra-large. A fully padded shoulder support system, heavy-duty webbing with fast adjustment straps and back-up release buckles add up to a virtually indestructible design that allows us to offer a full lifetime guarantee on our vest and armor!!

- XXL sizing accommodates those looking for a larger fitting vest
- Adjustable shoulder strap with detachable shoulder pads
- Heavy weight webbing over the entire vest for modular attachments
- Internal sleeves for both soft armor and plate front and back
- Adjustable/detachable cummerbund with pockets for side armor, will fit
- Steel Defender ¼" thick 500 Brinell (NIJ Level lll) 6" x 8" armored plates
- Plate pocket measures 13-1/4"H x 10-1/4"W x 1"D
- Emergency drag handle
- Lightly padded mesh interior for comfort and airflow
- Adjustable in girth and height
- Hook & Loop area in front and back
- Available in front only, front and back only, or all plate configuration
- NTOA approved

STEEL DEFENDER BALLISTIC BODY ARMOR PLATES are manufactured specifically for us from 1/4" thick 500 Brinell hardness armor plate steel which exhibits high-hardness and are certified N.I.J. Threat Level lll. 500 Brinell hardness armor plate steel is used to stop high velocity projectiles, i.e., bullets. This armor steel plate is particularly useful in protecting against blunt trauma, knives and firearms. The N.I.J threat level is determined by 3 factors - the size of the round that the product is meant to defend, the speed at which that round is traveling, and the distance the round will travel before reaching the target.

STEEL DEFENDER Body Armor "BA" Hangers are made from high tensile 5051 grade aluminum. Steel Defender designed and produces each hanger for maximum durablity and ultra longevity to accommodate the toughest in transportation needs of your gear. The flip down handle allows quick grab and go manuverability and makes stowing your rig amazingly easy. Don't mess around with cheaper plastic, buy once and know you've made a purchase that will last as long as your you and your plates will.

See the Austin Police Department's testing on our plates with and without Line-X coating here