Okay a question on body armor.
All the body-armor manufactures say that their vest/body-armor is only
certified for five(5) years. Like as if the vest/body-armor is not good or trust worthy after the five year mark.
Every five years I wind up having to buy a new vest(level 3A), for work.
So, I have a few vest over 10 years old, but seem fine.
Has anyone tested old vests,that are 10-15 years old,to see if they still perform well or not.
Is this just a way to sell more vests, instead of just buying a new carrier??
Or does body heat and sweat really break down kevlar after 5 years.
Does anyone really know???
Vests are not cheep,and you can't put a value on life.
But really, how did they come up with 5 years.
I just bought a new vest this year, and I could not afford it, but I did
it for survival. And I never go a day at work without it, no matter what.
Anyone got a answer on this????