In today’s world, our law enforcement professionals can face potentially lethal threats in situations that may seem somewhat harmless on the surface. Modern criminals can carry a multitude of dangerous concealed weapons. A law enforcement professional never knows what weaponry they can be facing as they investigate a building, enter a home or make a routine traffic stop. With this constant looming risk, police body armor has become a standard part of every officer’s outfit.
Body armor carriers, especially the external vest carriers, can portray an unnecessary and unwanted military image that can be too intimidating around civilians. Several officers have also cited the discomfort in wearing conventional police body armor carriers underneath their uniforms or external vest carriers over their uniforms. Here at Blauer, we understand that the protection an external vest carrier provides may come with unwarranted attention to a peace officer of the law when in a non-tactical situation. With that in mind, Blauer developed Armorskin to give law enforcement authorities a discrete method of using a body armor carrier while still maintaining a non-threatening, professional image.
Blauer’s revolutionary ArmorSkin is the new way to wear concealed body armor. ArmorSkin is the first body armor integration uniform system for law enforcement that provides relief from the heat and discomfort of conventional body armor carriers, maintains a police uniform look, and helps to alleviate lower back and hip pain. The system consists of the ArmorSkin vest, which covers your existing body armor carrier, a Blauer ArmorSkin™ Base Shirt – our performance uniform shirt worn as a base layer or as an alternate uniform shirt, and an optional duty belt suspension system integrated into the vest.
When worn over an ArmorSkin Base Shirt, ArmorSkin allows you to maintain a normal professional appearance, maintaining your tactical advantage in the field. With easy adjustment at the shoulders and sides and universal armor fit, your existing ballistic police body armor and pads can be fitted and worn exactly as it would under a uniform shirt. Mesh lining and side panels are lightweight, breathable and dry quickly, maximizing comfort. With side openings utilizing stretch nylon mesh and two-way zippers, a greater range of motion is achieved making it easier to don and doff the body armor carrier. Just like the Blauer SuperShirt, ArmorSkin also features epaulets, pleated patch pockets with scalloped flaps, a pencil slot, center mic tab, and traditional 5-crease military style stitched in. ArmorSkin is available in polyester and wool.