Soft Armor

Soft armor made with Dyneema® is up to 35% lighter than aramid materials, without compromising on protection.

Why choose Dyneema®?

The flexible properties of Dyneema® UD make it ideal for the development of soft armor vests that have minimal to no impact on mobility and comfort. This results in increased situational awareness in high-risk environments, allowing the wearer to better identify and address threats.

Soft armor made with Dyneema® provides protection against handgun, shrapnel and knives, and can be combined with hard armor plates or inserts to address higher threat levels.

3 reasons to choose Dyneema®

Protection

Soft armor with Dyneema® offers wearer protection against a range of threats including handgun ammunition, fast-moving fragments, and knives

Lightweight

Dyneema® provides the lightest weight options with maximum flexibility and comfort

Multi-Threat Protection

Soft armor with Dyneema® is also available in a stab resistant solution

Body armor explained

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) defines body armor as vests designed to provide ballistic protection for the vital organs in the torso. Dyneema® offers the lightest solution for both soft and hard body armor applications. Lighter armor is more comfortable and increases maneuverability. 

Benefits of soft armor vests made with Dyneema®

  • Multiple layers of ballistic-resistant materials 
  • Fibers absorb and disperse the energy of the bullet 
  • Bullet often deforms and catches in ballistic solution 
  • Protects against handgun threats, including NIJ Level IIA, II and IIIA threats
  • Soft armor made with Dyneema® is up to 35% lighter than aramid solutions

Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology

Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology delivers breakthrough polymer science, next-generation fiber technology and unique unidirectional engineering to deliver armor solutions with unmatched ballistic stopping power.

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