AR500 Armor® Level IIIA Slim Panel Soft Body Armor

AR500 Armor® Level IIIA Slim Panel Soft Body Armor

*Manufacturer's lead time: 3-4 weeks

AR500 Armor's stand-alone and multi-hit capable Level IIIA body armor family just got bigger with the introduction of the Slim soft body armor. As with the Rimelig and Hybrid offerings, AR500 100% aramid Slim armor is designed to defeat pistol caliber threats up to .44 magnum and .357 SIG at 1,430 feet per second or lower, as well as lesser pistol calibers. Flexible, affordable handgun protection.

AR500 Slim armor is made of 100% aramid construction and sits solidly between the Rimelig and Hybrid offerings. The soft armor panel is made from two separate aramid laminates working together to create an armor panel greater than the sum of its parts. 

The symmetrical design of AR500 Slim armor gives it a bidirectional capability, meaning it's perfect for use in a backpack, where you might use it on your back, or in front of you as a shield.*** 

Slim armor offers 100% aramid protection in a panel that is only 0.36" thick and weighs only 1.25 pounds (10"x12" ASC model). AR500 Slim armor is designed, cut, sewn, and assembled right here in the USA, and has a limited 5-year shelf life.

Highlights:

  • Thin: Level IIIA Slim is 0.36” thick (35% thinner than AR500 Rimelig Level IIIA aramid panel)
  • Foolproof Installation: Symmetrical design gives it bidirectional capabilities***
  • Comfortable: Flexible materials for all-day comfort
  • Capable: Level IIIA rated for pistol calibers up to .357 SIG and .44 Magnum* | Level II rated for 9mm and .357 Magnum**
  • Convenient: Patented Advanced Shooters Cut for maximum comfort and mobility
  • Durable: Laminated ripstop nylon covers with sonic-welded seams for durability and strength
  • Flexible: Compatible with nearly all plate carriers capable of accepting 10’x12” or 11”x14” rifle plates, and compatible with our line of trauma pads

Specifications:

  Level II
Rimelig
Level IIIA
Rimelig
Level IIIA
Slim
Level IIIA
Hybrid

Thickness
(all)

0.45”

0.55”

0.36”

0.25”

10"x12"

1.24 lbs

1.43 lbs

1.25 lbs*

1.04 lbs

11"x14"

n/a

1.75 lbs

1.54 lbs*

1.30 lbs

11”x15”
(backpack)

n/a

1.95 lbs

1.76 lbs

1.47 lbs

**Level II is rated to stop 124-grain 9mm FMJ RN bullets with a velocity of 1305 ft/s (± 30 ft/s) and with 158-grain .357 Magnum Jacketed Soft Point (JSP) bullets with a velocity of 1430 ft/s (± 30 ft/s)

**Level IIIA is rated to stop 125-grain .357 SIG FMJ flat-nose bullets with a velocity of 1470 ft/s (± 30 ft/s) and with 240-grain .44 Magnum Semi-Jacketed Hollow Point (SJHP) bullets with a velocity of 1430 ft/s (± 30 ft/s)

***Slim armor panels will still have a "strike face" label, though it will be equally effective from either side, making it perfect for use in armored backpacks or bags

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.

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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 orders@bulletproofzone.com.

Damages:

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 returns@bulletproofzone.com, 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 support@bulletproofzone.com 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.

Refunds:

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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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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    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.

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