From the premier name in body armor comes the Armor Express® Responder BASETM — a Plate Carrier that goes on fast, fits perfectly, and stays comfortable over long periods of wear. When equipped with hard or soft armor (both sold separately), it offers quick, easy protection while allowing for full freedom of movement — so you can climb, crouch, and reach without restraint. MOLLE webbing on the front, back, and sides accommodates your magazines, tourniquets, IFAK, and more in near limitless configurations, while front and back hook-and-loop ID tag attachment points let you quickly identify yourself. Today, one out of every five police officers — along with tens of thousands of firefighters and EMTs — trust Armor Express® with their safety. And now, you can too.
The Responder BASE Vest is made extremely tough from rugged nylon, put together with heavy-duty stitching to handle a lifetime of hard wear and mistreatment. It comes with a MOLLE cummerbund that delivers both a secure fit along with extra gear attachment points, offering additional loadout flexibility. Two hook-and-loop pockets on the front of the Vest keep magazines and other essentials secure and held in place. And it's all so easy to wear on extended duty thanks to strategic mesh-lined padding on both the back and the shoulder straps.
Following a mugging during a pizza delivery, Richard Davis — inventor of soft armor and co-founder of Armor Express® — went to law enforcement supply stores to look for a way to protect himself. He was shocked to learn that nobody made soft, concealable body armor. Up to that point, Law Enforcement Officers wore flak jackets, steel plate — or nothing at all. Richard saw an opportunity, and set out to work on his own soft armor. In 1971, after years of development, Richard had a product he knew would save lives. To sell it, he did the unthinkable: he put on the armor he made, and shot himself point-blank with a .44 Magnum revolver (don't try this at home). It worked, and Law Enforcement Officers bought his product. The materials and technology have come a long way since the early 70s, but current Armor Express CEO Matt Davis sells it the same way his father did. By now, both men have shot themselves over 200 times. Because they trust their product. And they want LEOs, firefighters, service providers, and anyone who needs added protection in dangerous situations to trust their products too.