If you are looking to enter the realm of body armor, consider this new Peruvian Military Police Surplus Plate Carrier Vest to start your set. Just to be clear, this is the Carrier Vest only, no plates are included. There are 10" x 12" x 1" pockets on both the front and back to house your ceramic or metal plates to provide protection. There is also a zip-open bottom to accommodate your added Kevlar,® too. The Vest itself is 100% nylon canvas and is adjustable for a sure and comfortable fit.