Adept Armor Novasteel Breastplate – Ballistic Riot Armor

Adept Armor Novasteel Breastplate – Ballistic Riot Armor

*Manufacturer's Lead Time: Estimated at 6 - 8 weeks.

The NovaSteel Breastplate is an ultra-versatile torso and shoulder armor system.

Though primarily developed as a revolutionary advance in riot armor — as no other riot armor system to date is capable of stopping a full spectrum of handgun threats, edged weapons, and blunt impact threats — it is more than that. The NovaSteel Breastplate is truly universal armor, and is multi-faceted in ways that other armor systems are not.

Product Specifications:

  • Weight: 9.8 Pounds (L/XL), 9 pounds (M)
  • Size: 13.8×17″ (L/XL), 13.8×12.5″ (M)
  • Material: Novasteel
  • Comfort: Integral air channels provide ventilation, raised crest provides additional protection for spine, heavily padded shoulders reduce perceived weight.


  • Level IIIA: Handgun threats to Level IIIA
  • Knives: Knives to well beyond Knife-3
  • Spikes: Spikes to well beyond Spike-3
  • Blunt Impacts: Blunt impacts to well beyond 100 J
  • Level RF1 (III): Rifle Protection:  Protects from rifle threats with integral up-armor plate.

A paradigm shift:

Standard riot armor is much like football armor or motocross armor in that it’s only rated for blunt impact protection and is not intended to protect its wearer from bullets, knives, or spikes.

Many riot officers wear soft armor panels underneath their riot armor torso protectors — but this adds a thermal, weight, and logistical burden, and still doesn’t offer comprehensive protection from knives and other bladed weapons.

The Adept Armor NovaSteel Breastplate is a riot armor torso and shoulder protector — and a drop-in replacement for existing riot armor torso/shoulder parts — with vastly improved ballistic and ergonomic properties. It represents a paradigm shift in protection from the full spectrum of street threats.

Concealable Multi-Threat Armor:

The NovaSteel Breastplate is an excellent option for NIJ IIIA protection. At less than 0.1″ thick, it’s the thinnest Level IIIA armor ever made, and is lightweight and easily concealable. It offers comparable coverage to most soft armor systems. Backface deformation against the common handgun threats, e.g. 9mm FMJ, is extremely low, at less than 10mm on average. And, unlike existing concealable armor systems, it also offers stab and spike protection to the very highest possible level.

Uparmorable Steel Plate Carrier:

The breastplate is adaptable to more extreme circumstances. In fact, it’s a first-in-class plate carrier which can be up-armored with specially-built plates. Ultra-light RF1 plates are available now, which weigh just 1.7 pounds each, and enable the breastplate to handle NIJ Level III and similar rifle threats. RF2 plates are forthcoming. Up-armoring the breastplate requires two bolts, included with each breastplate, and can be done in minutes.

Moreover, the breastplate can be fitted with MOLLE placards for overt use as a structural plate carrier.

Which size is right for you?

Breastplate sizing is based on chest circumference.  The circumference of the chest should be measured at its maximum point.  

Novasteel Breastplate – Ballistic Riot Armor

Bulletproof Zone will ship orders as soon as possible. For example, if you purchase three items, they will be shipped to you based on lead time and availability. This way you get as much of your order as soon as possible, which means that your order may come in separate packages, especially if you order products from different manufacturers.

We will bear the shipping cost for products returned because of product defect, misrepresentation, or false description. Afterward, we will initiate a full reimbursement should you decline an offer to replace the item with the same item of equal value and assured quality.

Order Confirmation:

As soon as you place your order with Bulletproof Zone, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail. This means that your order has been logged in our system and your credit card has been pre-authorized for the purchase. Afterward, we contact our suppliers to confirm the availability of the product you are ordering for immediate shipment. If your item is on backorder or unavailable, we will cancel the pre-authorization and duly inform you via e-mail.

Order Shipment:

Orders are shipped within five business days from the date of your order unless specified otherwise on the product page. The product page will contain the most accurate estimate on shipping and lead times. Shipping and lead times provided on the product page are our best estimates based various factors including order volume, information from our manufacturer, raw material fluctuations, etc., and may vary due to these factors. 

You will receive an email containing the tracking information of your order after the order has been shipped to your location. If you do not receive tracking information from us within seven business days of the lead time specified on the product page, feel free to follow up with us at

Bulletproof Zone is not responsible for lost or stolen packages. A tracking number will be provided when the package is shipped. It is the buyer’s responsibility to provide a safe place to receive mail. Once an item has been marked as delivered by the carrier, the seller is not responsible should that item go missing. 

Some of our products are carried by manufacturers in various countries. Due to the nature and cost of the products that Bulletproof Zone sells, you may be charged additional import duties upon delivery. Our support team can help in investigating abnormally high import duty charges but we are unable to cover the cost of any import duties.


We take full responsibility for any obvious damage to your product caused by wrong packaging or delivering an already defective product. Please inspect the packaging of your item(s) when they arrive, if you notice any damage, you should document it when signing for delivery. If the item(s) contained in the package arrives damaged, please send photos to, and we will process an insurance claim on your behalf. 

Returns and Cancellation Policy:

We back all our products with a customer satisfaction guarantee, so we created a fair return and cancellation policy.

All sales are final. No Refunds, No Cancellations. In most cases, once the order is processed, it is final and not cancellable. We may allow exceptions due to an order error or wish to return your order after delivery for any reason other than a product defect or misrepresentation. Any cancellation request is subject to an administration and cancellation fee equal to 10% of your order with a minimum of $35, whether order shipment is successful or not. 

All sales are final on all closeout items and for custom manufactured bulletproof clothing once the manufacturing process has begun or not returnable unless there is a product defect or misrepresentation. Applicable to brands such as MC Armor, Israel Catalog, BulletBlocker, Tread Armament, Wonder Hoodie, and others. 

Before returning any product, you MUST obtain a return authorization from our customer service representative. We can only process AUTHORIZED returns for items.

To make a Return or Exchange: 

  • Obtain authorization for return or exchange by emailing us at explaining the reason for the return or exchange.
  • Please use or indicate your order number as attention

Return or exchanges request submission must be within 14 calendar days upon receipt of shipment unless noted otherwise on the product description page.  Your return must be in original packaging and unused.

We encourage using USPS flat-rate shipping in returning products to receive a shipping expense refund. Buyers must ensure all returned parcels delivery receipt AND signature confirmation. We highly recommend insuring your parcel as we cannot issue a refund for an item that we do not receive back should it get lost/damaged during transit.


Should an item be returned because it was defective, misrepresented, not as described, etc., Bulletproof Zone will issue a full refund and will reimburse the customer for all shipping expenses associated with the return.

Please allow 5-10 business days from the time the item is received to process a refund. Refunds will only be issued to the original credit card that you use when placing your order.

We stand behind our products 100%!

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Price Guarantee

At Bulletproof Zone, we ensure that you get the absolute best prices for Bulletproof Vests, Plate Carriers, Bulletproof Clothing, Bulletproof Backpacks, as well as other tactical gear and safety products, all while ensuring the highest quality.

For us, providing products of the highest quality is unnegotiable. As always, high-quality products do not come cheap, but we ensure that it is reasonably priced using our exclusive contracts with the best protective product manufacturers.

We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering. To show our confidence in our prices, we offer a price guarantee to our customers. If you find out within six months from your purchase of an item that our company offered an item for a price higher than our competition, we will refund the difference. 

To get a refund, all you need to do is e-mail us a link to the product on our website and the same product on our competitor’s website within six months from the date of your purchase, and we will process the refund accordingly.

Terms and Conditions of our 100% Price Guarantee:

  • You must have purchased the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Discounted goods and goods received as an Ad on such as; buy one, get one free offer are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitor's website
  • The 100% price guarantee is only valid within the first six months from the date of purchase
  • The competitor must be an online store; they may not have a retail location
  • The competitor website cannot be a discounter or an auction website (i.e., eBay, overstock, etc.)
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer of the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges; it excludes sales tax

    Why Bulletproof Zone?

    At Bulletproof Zone, we are passionate about protecting lives. Every piece from our catalog is designed and rigorously tested to provide the highest quality of protection you need from firearms, explosives or even close quarters combat.

    We’ve partnered with various manufacturers that operate within the United States under a strict set of guidelines both on a national and corporate level so that when you shop with us, you will be able to select from the highest quality body armor, ballistic plates and tactical gear available on the market.

    Whether you are a military service member looking to find your own gear, a professional that operates in the security field, or an avid firearms enthusiast that capitalizes the importance of safety when shooting, our tactical gear will provide you the level of protection you need.

    Any questions or concerns? Please call us at (408)-909-4938 or email us at and a member of our professional support team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

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