Top Vest

Top Vest
Top Vest

The task of choosing the right stab vests or body armour

When charged with the task to purchase body armour or stab vests, the choice between overt or covert stab vests can be of immense importance.  Wearing overt body armour will often be perceived as confrontational and therefore can lead to an escalation rather than 'prevention' of aggressive behaviour or action.  I am personally absolutely sure that the advantage of wearing covert body armour will always outweigh any benefit overt protective body armour can offer. Dealing with intoxicated and aggressive individuals or other people who have a serious dislike for authority in general or are unhappy with your organisations performance or behavior, means dealing with individuals who can overreact at anytime to anything you say or do.  Too often these incidents result in severe injuries, serious harm or even death.

Stab vests and body armour do provide an effective solution to these many professionals who require extra protection in their chosen job role.  Frontline professionals working for law enforcement, emergency services or enforcement sections with local governments will of course acknowledge and monitor the ever so visible increase in lack of respect and the many change within occupational health & safety regulations and legislations.

Having to make the best possible decision when purchasing and issuing body armour or stab vests is essentially a decision which can make the difference between coming home safely after a day of work, ending up in a hospital, or not coming home at all.

I have personally carried out so many research projects into the many advantages of covert body armour and stab vests, and the majority of these research projects clearly proof that choosing covert stab vests will most likely result in a lower risk of being attacked while on duty - compared to wearing overt or visible stab vests.

Wearing covert body armour will allow you to deal with a potentially hostile situation, primarily using excellent diplomacy, negotiation or communication skills, while being effectively protected in case the situation does escalate and turn violently.  Wearing covert stab proof vests allows you to use your great and friendly personality to deescalate a situation, where overt body armour will tell people immediately who you are and who you represent, and this can understandably be a huge disadvantage sometimes.

Overt stab vests or body armour can of course be very useful for some professionals and in certain situations.  For me however only if you really want to be recognized and seen as ‘authority', or someone acting as a visual deterrent or someone actively assisting the law enforcement. Overt stab vests can also make a lot of sense if you are frequently required to put on and take off the body armour very frequently during your line of work. Overt body armour would therefore be more ‘convenient'.

So, which is better?  Rigid of flexible stab vests?

Well, for me this is a fairly simple question even I am fully aware that the majority of frontline staff would disagree with my decision and put comfort before safety, meaning they would prefer flexible and soft body armour. I would never put comfort before protection... I never did it in the past and certainly will not do it in the future.  A rigid body armour will offer you one great advantage and this advantage would make up for a little bit of discomfort.

Body armour and stab vests produced or manufactured using materials such as hardened polymer composites (also used for motorbike helmets) instead of Kevlar, Spectra, Dyneema or other technical fibre might be more rigid, but offer unrivalled protection from blunt trauma, caused by punches, kicks or blows by any offensive weapon, and I can certainly verify that an impact based assault is a much more likely incident than an attack involving an edged weapon, knife, bottle or other sharp toys and tools.

I have recently heard of so many manufacturers of Kevlar based stab vests making all sorts of misleading claims about blunt trauma protection.  Let me make it very simple and clear here... the level of blunt trauma protection Kevlar based stab vests can offer is extremely low.  These kind of body armour will not offer your ribs, spine or bones enough protection in case you get hit by a solid stick, iron bar, telescopic baton or blunt object e.g. chair or table legs.

Why choosing flexible stab vests that offer you nothing else but stab protection only?  Why not issuing your frontline employees with stab vests which go way beyond basic knife or stab protection?  Blunt trauma related incidents can cause horrendous, longs lasting and even permanent injuries.

Please also note that Kevlar, used for 'soft' or 'flexible' body armour has an official shelf live of 3-5 years. The life expectancy of Kevlar will be reduced by exposure to either UV light or moisture.  Kevlar based protective body armour will fail to protect you at a much earlier stage in comparison to stab vests based on polycarbonate or other solid materials.

Kevlar manufactured body armour or stab vests must be replaced after a maximum of 5 years (a common procedure within Police, Border Control and Immigration).  Please check your existing body armour, as a cleary visible date stamp on your body armour label will clearly indicate the date your product has been manufactured.

 

Beaded Halter Vest Top Medium Dancing Black and White Halsey Collection L46
Beaded Halter Vest Top Medium Dancing  Black and White Halsey Collection L46 $27.99
Time Remaining: 8d 14h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $27.99

Square Dance Green Top Vest Skirt Medium
Square Dance Green Top Vest  Skirt Medium $29.99
Time Remaining: 17d 12h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $29.99

Belly Dancing Bolero Top Burlesque vest top Small Dance SCA Garb bellydance
Belly Dancing Bolero Top Burlesque vest top Small Dance SCA Garb bellydance $39.00
Time Remaining: 23d 16h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $39.00

NWT Spangle Sequin pullover Vest Top Ch ladies sizes Hiphop Jazz Sparkle camisol
NWT Spangle Sequin pullover Vest Top Ch ladies sizes Hiphop Jazz Sparkle camisol $13.95
Time Remaining: 16d 9h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $13.95

Black Cotton Vest Womens Belly Dancing Dancewear Crop Top S M L XL XXL
Black Cotton Vest Womens Belly Dancing Dancewear Crop Top S M L XL XXL $7.98
Time Remaining: 5d 21h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $7.98

Top Vest + Skirt +Belt 4pcs Mesh Belly Dance Suits Women Belly Dance Set
Top  Vest + Skirt +Belt 4pcs Mesh Belly Dance Suits Women Belly Dance Set $79.99
Time Remaining: 15d 16h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $79.99

Black Dance Vest Top With Rhinestones Small Adult
Black Dance Vest Top With Rhinestones Small Adult $3.00
Time Remaining: 5d 2h 52m

Sexy SETHolographic Gold GOGO Burning Man Rave Shirt Top Vest Tank Shorts XS
Sexy SETHolographic Gold GOGO Burning Man Rave Shirt Top Vest Tank Shorts XS $21.50
Time Remaining: 29d 22h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $21.50

A Wish Come True Small Adult Recital Costume Tank Top Silver Low Vest Midriff
A Wish Come True Small Adult Recital Costume Tank Top Silver Low Vest Midriff $7.99
Time Remaining: 5d 11h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $7.99

Womans 3pc Dance Costume Size XL Multicolor Pant Crop Top Jean Vest Sequins
Womans 3pc Dance Costume Size XL Multicolor Pant Crop Top Jean Vest Sequins $12.99
Time Remaining: 26d 23h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $12.99

Gia Mia Dance Vest Top Small Adult new with Tag
Gia Mia Dance Vest Top Small Adult new with Tag $10.00
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 46m

crystal yarn Vest Top Split Pants Tassel Belt 3pcs Set Belly Dance 9 color
crystal yarn Vest Top  Split Pants  Tassel Belt 3pcs Set Belly Dance 9 color $29.99
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $29.99

New Belly Dance Costume Beads Crystal Bra Top Vest Blouse 9 Colors
New Belly Dance Costume Beads Crystal Bra Top Vest Blouse 9 Colors $11.43
Time Remaining: 22d 9h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $11.43

Belly Dancing Bolero Top Burlesque vest top Medium Dance SCA Garb
Belly Dancing Bolero Top Burlesque vest top Medium Dance SCA Garb $39.00
Time Remaining: 23d 16h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $39.00

Belly Dance costume top+trousers vest pants fits size S XS Children
Belly Dance costume top+trousers vest pants fits size S XS Children $9.79
Time Remaining: 16d 16h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $9.79

NWOT Men Jazz Tap Dance Costume pullover shirt Faux Vest Sequin Front black Top
NWOT Men Jazz Tap Dance Costume pullover shirt Faux Vest Sequin Front black Top $37.99
Time Remaining: 22d 3h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $37.99

NEW Vest Tank Top and Ruffle Short Skirt Belly Dance Costume Practice 2piece set
NEW Vest Tank Top and Ruffle Short Skirt Belly Dance Costume Practice 2piece set $23.96
Time Remaining: 6d 4h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $23.96

New Belly Dance Costume Sequins Beads Bra Top Vest Blouse 9 Colors
New Belly Dance Costume Sequins Beads Bra Top Vest Blouse 9 Colors $12.23
Time Remaining: 22d 9h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $12.23

New Belly Dance Costume Sequins Beads Bra Top Vest Blouse 9 Colors
New Belly Dance Costume Sequins Beads Bra Top Vest Blouse 9 Colors $12.31
Time Remaining: 27d 1h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $12.31

Beaded Vest Bra Top with Coins Tank Top Belly Dance Costumes 10 colors
Beaded Vest Bra Top with Coins Tank Top Belly Dance Costumes 10 colors $14.99
Time Remaining: 16d 13h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $14.99

Belly Dancing Bolero Top Burlesque vest top Large Dance SCA Garb
Belly Dancing Bolero Top Burlesque vest top Large Dance SCA Garb $39.00
Time Remaining: 23d 16h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $39.00

New 2017 Belly Dance Costume fancy Beads Butterfly Bra Top Vest Blouse 9 Colors
New 2017 Belly Dance Costume fancy Beads Butterfly Bra Top Vest Blouse 9 Colors $5.90
Time Remaining: 5d 18h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $5.90

Belly Dancing Bolero Top Burlesque vest top Large Dance SCA Garb Bellydancing
Belly Dancing Bolero Top Burlesque vest top Large Dance SCA Garb Bellydancing $39.00
Time Remaining: 23d 16h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $39.00

Belly Dancing Bolero Top Burlesque vest top Large Dance SCA Garb Bellydancing
Belly Dancing Bolero Top Burlesque vest top Large Dance SCA Garb Bellydancing $39.00
Time Remaining: 23d 16h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $39.00

Nwt Leapin Leotard Mens Medium Animal print black+ white vest top LLVEST5
Nwt Leapin Leotard Mens Medium Animal print black+ white vest top LLVEST5 $7.99
Time Remaining: 26d 7h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $7.99

Square Dance Red Blue Top Skirt Mans Vest Medium
Square Dance Red  Blue Top Skirt  Mans Vest Medium $29.99
Time Remaining: 17d 12h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $29.99

Belly Dance Top Halter Bra Crystal Blouse Vest 9 Colors
Belly Dance Top Halter Bra Crystal Blouse Vest 9 Colors $12.96
Time Remaining: 10d 12h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $12.96

Belly Dance Indian Costume Bra Top Sequins Vest Blouse Outfits Perform Exercise
Belly Dance Indian Costume Bra Top Sequins Vest Blouse Outfits Perform Exercise $8.99
Time Remaining: 8d 4h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $8.99

1 of a kind LINED HOT PINK LYCRA WESTERN VEST TOP DANCE COSTUME SIZE M
1 of a kind LINED HOT PINK LYCRA WESTERN VEST TOP DANCE COSTUME SIZE M $9.99
Time Remaining: 5h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99

Girl One Piece Swimwear Bikini High Cut Thong Leotard Bodysuit Monokini Vest Top
Girl One Piece Swimwear Bikini High Cut Thong Leotard Bodysuit Monokini Vest Top $3.95
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $3.95

11 color Beads Vest Top with Coins Long Skirt 2pcs set Belly Dance Costumes
11 color Beads Vest Top with Coins Long Skirt 2pcs set Belly Dance Costumes $22.49
Time Remaining: 19d 15h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $22.49

NEW Vest Tank Top and Ruffle Short Skirt Belly Dance Costume Practice 2piece set
NEW Vest Tank Top and Ruffle Short Skirt Belly Dance Costume Practice 2piece set $24.99
Time Remaining: 25d 16h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $24.99

Belly Dance Top Bra Rhinestone Blouse Vest 9 Colours
Belly Dance Top Bra Rhinestone Blouse Vest 9 Colours $12.96
Time Remaining: 25d 18h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $12.96

Belly Bead Emb Dance Top Halter Bra Vest 10 Colours
Belly Bead Emb Dance Top Halter Bra Vest 10 Colours $11.96
Time Remaining: 23d 2h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $11.96

J Valentine Electric Green Bikini Top Skirt Hooded Vest Set Rave EDM Go Go
J Valentine Electric Green Bikini Top Skirt  Hooded Vest Set Rave EDM Go Go $74.99
Time Remaining: 28d 23h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $74.99

ST10 Belly Dance Costume Rhinestone Halter Top Bra Vest 9 Colors
ST10 Belly Dance Costume Rhinestone Halter Top Bra Vest 9 Colors $13.96
Time Remaining: 22d 13h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $13.96

10 colors Vest Bra Top with beaded and coins Belly Dance Costume Tank Top 301
10 colors Vest Bra Top with beaded and coins Belly Dance Costume Tank Top 301 $19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $19.99

Belly Dance Costume Vest Bra Top with beaded one tank top for dance 10 colors
Belly Dance Costume Vest Bra Top with beaded one tank top for dance 10 colors $17.99
Time Remaining: 3d 14h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $17.99

New Belly Dance Costume Sequins Beads Bra Top Vest Blouse 9 Colors
New Belly Dance Costume Sequins Beads Bra Top Vest Blouse 9 Colors $12.31
Time Remaining: 27d 1h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $12.31

10 color Vest Bra Top with sequins and bells Belly Dance Costumes
10 color Vest Bra Top with sequins and bells Belly Dance Costumes $18.99
Time Remaining: 24d 15h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $18.99

NEW 9 colors Vest Bra Top with sequins and beaded Belly Dance Costume 1003
NEW 9 colors Vest Bra Top with sequins and beaded Belly Dance Costume 1003 $17.99
Time Remaining: 29d 17h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $17.99

New Belly Dancing Top Handsewn Sequins Crew Neck Top Vest Blouse Top Bra 9 color
New Belly Dancing Top Handsewn Sequins Crew Neck Top Vest Blouse Top Bra 9 color $11.68
Time Remaining: 29d 3h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $11.68

Comfortable Dance Costumes 3pcs set blouse+vest top+skirt Practice Dancewear NEW
Comfortable Dance Costumes 3pcs set blouse+vest top+skirt Practice Dancewear NEW $24.99
Time Remaining: 10d 21h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $24.99

Junior Women Bodysuit Ballet Gymnastic One Piece Bralet Leotard Unitard Vest Top
Junior Women Bodysuit Ballet Gymnastic One Piece Bralet Leotard Unitard Vest Top $5.65
Time Remaining: 13d 13h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $5.65

11 color New Shining Crystal Beads Vest Bra Top Belly Dance Costumes
11 color New Shining Crystal Beads Vest Bra Top Belly Dance Costumes $8.99
Time Remaining: 17d 17h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $8.99

Newly Men Dance Vest Gentleman Latin Waltz Samba Waistcoat Dancing Top Costume
Newly Men Dance Vest Gentleman Latin Waltz Samba Waistcoat Dancing Top Costume $22.95
Time Remaining: 12d 11h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $22.95

Womens Belly Dance Sequins Vest Waistcoat Dance Bra Top Chest Wrap Costumes
Womens Belly Dance Sequins Vest Waistcoat Dance Bra Top Chest Wrap Costumes $7.93
Time Remaining: 5d 18h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $7.93

Women Junior Built In Bra Gymnastic Ballet Dancer Leotard Bodysuit Cami Vest Top
Women Junior Built In Bra Gymnastic Ballet Dancer Leotard Bodysuit Cami Vest Top $10.35
Time Remaining: 13d 13h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $10.35

Paintball Planet Eclipse Bounce Top/vest

38 comments to Top Vest

Leave a Reply

 

 

 

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>