Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Patent Pending Integrated Ballistic System?


EPIC™ utilizes a six piece design called the Integrated Ballistic System that increases ballistic protection, decreases side spall and reduces back face deformation. The six piece design includes a panel suspension and energy disbursement frame.
Spacer Mesh:
The body facing material of our plate carriers utilize advanced antimicrobial spacer mesh which is IR/FR treated.  The ventilation system incorporates a raised padding system which works with the ballistic vein for energy dispersion. It also wicks away excess moisture and provides air flow channels to better manage heat stress, increase recovery after use and allows the vest to return to its normal state after each use.
Patented Ballistic Vein®:
The Patented Ballistic Vein® increases load carriage performance, provides a rigid platform, reduces fatigue, stabilizes and enhances soft armor inserts.
US Patent No. 9,435,614 Australia Patent No. 2014233550
Patent Pending in Canada and Europe
Soft Armor:
Helps absorb the impact from firearm projectiles and fragmentation.
Hard Plate:
Provides additional protection from rifle rounds.  Plates are sold separately.
Patent Pending Soft Ballistic Ridge®
Provides 1” of additional ballistic coverage beyond the plate’s edge on the front plate and .5” of additional ballistic coverage beyond the side plates.  The Ballistic Ridge® wraps around the plate protecting the user from side spall created by plate augmentation. It also improves the structure of the gusseted plate pocket and side plate pocket, ensuring proper area of coverage and enhances the users range of motion to allow for increased ergonomics and performance.
PV®:
It’s engineered utilizing our revolutionary PV® material which offers significant weight reduction with increased resistance to abrasion. PV® has been tested to have 7-10 times higher abrasion resistance than standard mil spec nylon. PV® also enhances the ballistic attributes of armor within the vest. Antimicrobial/FR treated padded spacer mesh is used internally for comfort.
Applicable Carriers:
• Male Enhanced PICO Integrated Carrier – EPIC™
• Female Enhanced PICO Integrated Carrier – EPIC™

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All other Plates Carriers and Tactical Vests utilizes a five piece design called the Integrated Ballistic System that increases ballistic protection, decreases side spall and reduces back face deformation. The five piece design includes a panel suspension and energy disbursement frame
Spacer Mesh:
The body facing material of our plate carriers utilize advanced antimicrobial spacer mesh which is IR/FR treated.  The ventilation system incorporates a raised padding system which works with the ballistic vein for energy dispersion. It also wicks away excess moisture and provides air flow channels to better manage heat stress, increase recovery after use and allows the vest to return to its normal state after each use.
Patented Ballistic Vein®:
The Patented Ballistic Vein® increases load carriage performance, provides a rigid platform, reduces fatigue, stabilizes and enhances soft armor inserts.
US Patent No. 9,435,614 Australia Patent No. 2014233550
Patent Pending in Canada and Europe
Soft Armor:
Helps absorb the impact from firearm projectiles and fragmentation.  Please note that soft armor is sold separately in some cases.
Hard Plate:
Provides additional protection from rifle rounds. Plates are sold separately.
PV®:
It’s engineered utilizing our revolutionary PV® material which offers significant weight reduction with increased resistance to abrasion. PV® has been tested to have 7-10 times higher abrasion resistance than standard mil spec nylon. PV® also enhances the ballistic attributes of armor within the vest. Antimicrobial/FR treated padded spacer mesh is used internally for comfort.
Applicable Carriers:
• VENATOR®
• GTOC
• LWAS®
• BPC
• GPC
• PICO
• PICO-MV
• PICO-MVW
• Female PICO-MV
• PICO-MVW-ITL
• PICO-AA
• PICO-DA
• PICO-MVW-DA
• PICO-DS
• PICO-PRO
• PICO-FED
• PICO-MVS
• PICO-AUSSIE

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