Summer Survival Blast: Infidel Body Armor Review

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When I was first approached about reviewing a body armor product on Backdoor Survival, I turned the company down flat.  I had taken a look at their product and after noting the complicated fitting instructions, measurements, and a whole bunch of other things I could not figure out, I felt best to take a pass.

Two years passed and when another company, Infidel Body Armor, contacted me, I decided to take another look to see if they offered a product more suitable to my readers.  I was pleasantly surprised by the simplicity of their product line so I decided to go forward and not only show you the product but also offer one for free to a lucky Backdoor Survival reader.

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Why Body Armor?

You might be asking yourself, why body armor?  At first I asked myself the same thing but after thinking about it, I came up with the following five situations where body armor would be useful if not life-saving:

  1. While hunting game for food, especially if accompanied by inexperience hunters.
  2. Post SHTF militia duties within your neighborhood or community.
  3. While walking or riding around in urban areas during times of civil unrest or riots.
  4. Driving to a bug-out-location in order to escape the madness following a disaster of monumental proportions or a collapse of society.
  5. Catching Zombies (okay, Shelly aka the Survival Husband added that one).

The Infidel “Viper Modular Plate Carrier with Armor Plates”

The body armor I selected for review is sized to fit a M to XXL frame.  Since I am more of an XS, I recruited Shelly to do the honors.  Once we figured out which was the front (the front has a kangaroo pouch) and which was the back, making fit adjustments was easy.

infidel body armor plates

The body armor comes with two, Level III armor plates.  They are inserted in the vest before you put it on.  Each steel plate weighs 7.5  pounds and the anti-spall coating adds an additional 1.5 lbs. Side plates are also available but not included in the basic package.

Information about the testing and stopping power of the Level III plates can be found here.

infidel body armor straps

The first time you use the vest, you will want to adjust the shoulder straps until they feel comfortable.  There are numerous Velcro adjustments ensuring a perfect fit.  Actually, once adjusted, you probably will not feel them at all.  Getting in an out of the vest is easy after that; all you need to do is unhook the sides to put the body armor on or take it off.

infidel body armor front pocket

Perhaps some one else would not notice but something Shelly really liked was that there were no loose flaps.  Note the front “kangaroo” pocket.  The entire package is compact with nothing to distract you from the task at hand.

infidel body armor comfy

Comfort?  “Not bad and a whole lot better than I expected.”

As always, I leave it up to you to visit the Infidel Body Armor website for the technical specs since they do speak for themselves.

How to Enter the Infidel Body Armor Giveaway – The Rules

So here is the deal.  The winner of this giveaway will win the Viper Modular Plate Carrier in their color of choice, green tan or black.  Or, if they prefer, the winner will receive a credit of $374.99 for anything else on the Infidel Body Armor website.  Isn’t that terrific?

Not only that, if you decide to purchase some body armor and subsequently win the giveaway, Infidel Body Armor issue a refund of $374.99 which is the value of this giveaway.

Restrictions are that the person must be at least 18 years old, reside in the United States, and be a non-felon (not convicted of a felony or have had their rights restored).  Body Armor is legal in all 50 states.

To enter the giveaway, select one or more of the options on the Rafflecopter form below.  You can sign in with your email account or Facebook, the choice is yours.  The best way to start is by clicking on “Easy Entry for Everyone”.  After that, each option you select represents an additional entry.  There are a number of different options so pick and choose or select them all.

The giveaway will end on Thursday, August 7th 6PM PDT and the winner will be notified by email on or before August 9th.  Note that the winning entry will be verified and the winner will have 48 hours to respond.

The “Rafflecopter”

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The Final Word

I asked Chad, the owner of Infidel Body Armor the following question:  What is the #1 reason your customers purchase body armor?”  Here was his response.

I believe there are a number of reasons including professional usage by police officers, etc.;  but, as far as the average Joe goes… he or she purchases to be better prepared to fight against tyranny and threats to life, liberty, and property.

I hope you enter the giveaway and that except for hunting, you will never need to use body armor for personal defensive purposes while fighting bad guys.  Alas, the future is a bit uncertain and if the stuff hits the fan, body armor will come in handy.

Good luck, everyone!

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
Gaye

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Comments

Summer Survival Blast: Infidel Body Armor Review — 17 Comments

  1. Maybe I’m just an old Ky backwoods hillbilly, but this give away is getting me excited. Something that I may never need, but it is very high on my “wish list”. For my target practice in my back yard, we shoot at a “disc” from a farming implement. The ammo I shoot will not go through the “disc”. I have thought about having my grand daughter sew me a vest in which I could insert two of these disc. One in the front and one in the back. I would be so much more happy with winning this vest.
    Thanks Gaye.

  2. I think this is a cool give away & I appreciate the review. It does seem like it would be easy to wear and not too bulky

  3. Another one of those “rather have it and hope to never need it” items! If I win this it would probably stay in the closet 99.99% of the time, but that one time out of a thousand I’ll be very glad to have it.
    Easy entry and I always vote BDS at top prepper!

  4. I great use for these for those who think they don’t really need body armor, wear it when out target shooting. Just think of all the people around you at the range. Do you really trust all those people to be as careful as you are?

  5. I’m new at prepping. I very happy that you’re showing a variety of items, most of which I never thought I might need. Thank you.

  6. I think its interesting that the deadline to enter is August 7th and the notification date is on or before July 19th.

    “The giveaway will end on Thursday, August 7th 6PM PDT and the winner will be notified by email on or before July 19th. Note that the winning entry will be verified and the winner will have 48 hours to respond.”

  7. I’ve looked at plate carriers already. Limited coverage area, center front and back (and side plates, if you choose.)May be slightly more comfortable and less bulky than Kevlar but weigh more. The right Kevlar, with a trauma plate, has more coverage, completely over the shoulders and more coverage on the sides. I found a company in my home state of PA that makes vests for police departments and sells to civilians. Check DELVALARMOR.COM

  8. Been considering a purchase for a while but the only comments I could find were on their own web site. An independent opinion is good.

    • I have been getting emails from Infidel Armor for quite awhile and like the idea of having some around…the prices seemed a lot higher than that, or I wasn’t paying close enough attention, that seems like a really good price?

  9. Given the fact that preppers will tend to be targets if/when the SHTF,this would be a great item to have in the event I would need to defend my home from looters. I always enjoy the articles you share and have taken many to heart in my readiness plans.Thanks, keep em coming!

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