Level II Soft Armor

Level II armor is typically soft body armor, meaning it is composed of woven or fibrous materials such as Kevlar, Twaron, Dyneema, and others. Level II is designed to protect from 9x19MM FMJ traveling at 1175 feet per second and .357 Magnum Jacketed Soft Point traveling at 1400 feet per second. Level II is usually very flexible and comfortable to wear, at least relative to what one might consider “comfortable” when wearing soft body armor. Level II soft body armor can typically withstand multiple spaced hits but you should always verify multi-hit capability and threat specific stopping power.

spike 2 armor

Spike protection is a great addition to any carrier, easily placed in front of your ballistic panels or used stand alone will provide protection against Spike objects.  The MASS Spike 2 Soft Armor Panels will protect against strike energies of 33 joules to 50 joules (24.3 ft lbf to 36.9 ft lbf).

Plate Backers & Inserts

No matter what type of hard insert you might choose, it is always a good idea to wear a soft armor backer to help reduce blunt force trauma. While a plate might stop a bullet, it would be a mistake to assume that the wearer will be injury free afterwards. There is still a lot of energy being transferred into the plate and then into the wearer’s body. Plate backers can help mitigate some of this force, reducing the chance of severe injury.