Spartan Armor AR550 Body Armor Swimmers Cut and Spartan Plate Carrier Entry Level Package

Spartan Armor AR550 Body Armor Swimmers Cut and Spartan Plate Carrier Entry Level Package

* Due to recent developments lead times are pinned at 2-4 weeks

The package offers all-around protection with:

  • 1x adjustable plate carrier
  • 2x Level III+ 10x12 Swimmers Cut Omega Plates Base Coat to cover your chest and back
  • 2x Level III+ 6x6 Omega Body Armor Side Plates Base Coat.


  • All-in-one Package – This package is perfect for you if you’re looking for a quick-and-easy body armor solution that works right out of the box.
  • Adjustable – Adjust the size between medium and XL to get the perfect fit. Also great if you’re looking to share between people.
  • MOLLE System – The MOLLE system is incorporated both front and back for maximal customization options.

    The plate carrier itself has a MOLLE system in place, both front and back, to allow for additional customization, an emergency drag handle and is available in four different colors. The package also includes shoulder pads for long-duration wearing without discomfort.

    Should the worst happen, your colleagues will be able to make a rescue attempt with the built-in drag handle.


    • Adjustable from Medium to XL.
    • Designed for our Steel Core armor plates.
    • Molle on front and back for versatility. Velcro on front and back for patch placement.
    • Cummerbund is designed to hold 6x6 side plates comfortably.
    • Shoulder pads included.
    • 860 Denier Poly construction.
    • Reinforced drag handle
    • Designed in the USA

    Level III+ Spartan AR550 Armor

    We’ve taken our Level III Body Armor to a NEW level! With a 10% increase in ballistic core hardness, the level III+ AR550 armor defeats higher velocity threats such as XM193, M855, and M80! We’re special rifle threat validated!

    AR550 armor hits the “sweet spot” in the Brinnell Hardness (BHN) range. With a core hardness of approximately 545-560 BHN, we have found ballistically rated variant of AR550 that we use is perfect for defeating higher velocity threats, while not exposing the armor plate to extreme stress due to forming.

    AR550 Level III+ armor has GEN2 lower cut radius. With a 10% increase in core hardness, this ballistic grade steel is much harder than AR500, but not too hard to cause severe stress while forming.

    With higher velocity rifle threats commonly present throughout the United States, we’ve developed this AR550 armor to specifically defeat some common threats such as 5.56 x 45 XM193, 5.56 x 45 M855 /SS109 and 7.62 x 51 (.308 Winchester) at a rated velocity of 3,100 fps or less. Additionally, we’ve successfully defeated these threat profiles from Close Quarters Battle (CQB) distances…repeatedly!


    • Level III 10x12 Swimmers Cut Chest Plate Base Coat (per plate): 6lbs 10oz
    • Level III+ 6×6 Side Plate Base Coat (per plate): 2lbs 9oz

    Fits these Sizes:

    M L XL
    Chest Size (in.) 38" - 40" 42" - 44" 46" - 48"

    .25″ AR550 plus approximately .25″ coating makes this slim profile plate overall .5-.6″ in total thickness

    As with all of our AR550 Armor products, we only use the highest grade of AR550 to manufacture our armor! Remember, not all body armor is created equal!

    Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) - US Export Regulations:

    Level III and IV rifle rated body armor (Rifle Plates) fall under jurisdiction of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and are subject to the export control laws of the US Government. Export or re-transfer of Rifle Plates by any means to any foreign end user or for any other end use, whether in the US or abroad without written approval of the US Department of Commerce or Department of State is prohibited.

    The sale, transfer, transportation, or shipment outside of the US of any product prohibited or restricted for export without complying with US export control laws and regulations, including proper export licensing, documentation or authorization, is strictly prohibited and may result in civil penalties and/or constitute a federal crime. Bulletproof Zone will not engage in any transaction that requires the illegal export of any products and will not assist directly or indirectly with the illegal export or re-export of any products.

    Return requests should be submitted within 10 days upon receiving the package.

    Body Armor Product Guide

    Spartan Armor body armor guide

    Sizing Chart


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      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.

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      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. 

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      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, Masada Armor, BulletBlocker, Tread Armament, Talos Ballistics, 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 Exchanges: 

      • 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.

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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.

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      • You must have purchased the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
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        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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        United States United States
        Comfortable, more comfortable with side plates out

        I waited a few days to write a review on the vest because I wanted to see how it was gonna hold up and if it would break in a bit. Very pleased with the fit. I'm 6'1, 200lbs and with a little adjusting, the carrier fit me like a glove. I've worn it for at least 8 hours a day for the past week or so, and to be honest with you, its much easier to wear without the side plates. They fit fine and they are great, its just that they really pack the weight on. With only the front and back plate, it doesn't feel like much weight at all, kind of like a comfy backpack, but with the side plates it can really fatigue your shoulders, especially if you're lugging around a heavy long gun or something. I gave it 5 stars because I'm honestly extremely impressed with getting a durable carrier, and 4 steel plates for 300 bucks. Thats next level stuff. The lead time was pinned at 10-12 weeks when I ordered, but I received my package exactly 14 days after ordering, I think thats mainly because I did the Priority Shipping option. Customer service was incredible and they really try to answer any questions you have instead of brushing you off. This is an excellent choice if you've got 300 smackers laying around. Peace out and stay safe everyone!

        United States United States
        Comfortable and light

        The carrier is really nice, it doesn’t weigh much at all even with a bunch of accessories and pouches on it. The shoulder cuts of the swimmers plates allow full movement of my arms and make it possible to shoulder my rifle as I would without it. I’ve noticed it feels comfier on than off and I catch myself wearing it for several hours at a time and I even slept in it. My posture has improved from wearing it too. I am extremely happy with my purchase and I highly recommend it.

        Steve C.
        United States United States
        I absolutely love the feel

        I absolutely love the feel of the AR550 swimmers cut. The mobility is tremendous. I don't wear mine all the time but I do wear for hours at a time. The weight is an issue when performing for extended time frames. Soft armor is easier in those situations. I have ordered another 3 sets of body armor to compare the differences. I will probably order more in the future. Better incentives would help.

        Lamartine P.
        United States
        Spartan Armor AR550

        My package was shipped fairly quickly due to the fact that I changed my mind right after ordering. But it was here less than two weeks after original processing and the kit was unbelievably lightweight and easy to conceal. Best swimmers kit ever. I'm extremely happy with my choice. And I definitely recommend to others.

        JOSEPH H.
        United States
        Carrier fell apart

        After one day of training the threading on the flap on the front of the vest tore. The entire vest is only single stitched. I had a seamstress Double Stich all of the stitching on the vest it now works fine.