AR500 Hybrid Level IIIA Soft Body Armor
AR500 Hybrid Level IIIA Soft Body Armor
AR500 Hybrid Level IIIA Soft Body Armor
AR500 Hybrid Level IIIA Soft Body Armor

AR500 Hybrid Level IIIA Soft Body Armor

SKU #: AR500-Hybrid
MSRP: $60.00
**United States law restricts possession of body armor for convicted felons. Many U.S. states also have penalties for possession or use of body armor by felons. LA Police Gear is also unable to ship any Body Armor, Plates, Shields, etc. to the state of Connecticut or outside of the United States. By purchasing body armor from LA Police Gear, you are certifying that you have not been convicted of any crime that would restrict you from being able to purchase or possess body armor under any Federal or State laws. Furthermore, you are acknowledging that you do not intend to use the body armor for any criminal purpose and that you are over the age of 18 years old.

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Due to the nature of our product, all sales are final. No returns are accepted after the order has been placed. Please contact us prior to placing your order to address any concerns or questions.

AR500 Armor Hybrid IIIA Soft Body Armor utilizes the latest in ultra-light, thin, high strength, and flexible materials to create a 1lb armor system ranking amongst the lightest and best performing soft body armor in the industry. Constructed from Honeywell Spectra Shield, Gold Shield, and DuPont Kevlar, we've harnessed the full ballistic capabilities of these materials maximizing synergy between components creating the ultimate Hybrid IIIA soft body armor panel.

When designing our Hybrid IIIA soft body armor we refused to sacrifice performance, comfort, or affordability. Our focus was to bridge the gap between performance and price point - no sacrifice on either end was acceptable. Our Hybrid soft body armor delivers and includes features only found in more expensive body armor. Our strategically placed low stich patterns on each sub-shoot pack improve performance without forfeiting flexibility and comfort. These unique patterns also aid in performance against back face deformation and edge shots. Our durable laminated antimicrobial Ripstop nylon cover improves longevity and lifespan of the armor by offering superior protection from the elements such as moisture and sweat, and is sonic welded for strength.

Honeywell Spectra Shield, Gold Shield, DuPont Kevlar, and Laminated Ripstop Nylon (sonic welded)

Threat Rating:
Stand Alone and IIIA rated for pistol caliber threats up to .44 magnum v50: .44 Magnum 240gr. SJHP, 1,732 feet per second



  • Lightweight design
  • Ultra-Thin profile
  • Stand Alone, IIIA rated for pistol calibers up to .44 Magnum
  • Plate Carrier compatible
  • Industry leading material composition
  • No sacrifice in performance, comfort, or price point!
  • Strategic stitching improves overall performance
  • Laminated Ripstop cover with sonic welded seams for added durability and strength
  • Outperforms and is more flexible than more expensive panels!
  • 100% Manufactured in the USA!
  • Reviews
    15 Questions & 17 Answers
    from Guam asked:
    February 16, 2018
    Is shipping to Guam available?
    1 Answers
    Yes this can be shipped to Guam, you can find all of our information on international orders here:
    Customer Service
    on February 22, 2018

    from Arizona asked:
    February 24, 2017
    Hi there. I looked at second chance tactical Carrier with fixed pouches. What size of these soft armors would fit the best? Thx
    1 Answers
    For this you will need to use the size chart to the right of the size selection drop down menu and find the size of the carrier you will need. The armor this carrier uses is this style: Which can be found here:
    Customer Service
    on March 1, 2017

    from tucson, arizona asked:
    December 1, 2016
    what would be the price for the set? on the 10X12 asc?
    1 Answers
    If you are looking to get (2) of the 10" x 12" it would be $298 not including shipping or tax.
    Customer Service
    on December 2, 2016

    from Honolulu, Hawaii asked:
    November 28, 2016
    Can this be used in plate carriers?
    1 Answers
    Yes it can.
    Customer Service
    on November 29, 2016

    Marcus lucky
    from Nc asked:
    November 11, 2016
    Is this very hevy the plate I got is very hevy
    1 Answers
    Depending on the size you ordered, the plates range from .68lbs-1.5lbs
    Customer Service
    on November 11, 2016

    from Quincy il asked:
    October 20, 2016
    What type of lifespan should be expected if worn every day.
    2 Answers
    The shelf life is about 5 years
    Customer Service
    on October 24, 2016
    Tough soft armor is sort of perishable; under narmal conditions (in vest not exposed to direct sunlight) i'd trust it about 5 - 7 years. They use good materials in this armor.
    on October 27, 2016
    from miami, AZ

    from Florida asked:
    October 9, 2016
    I've seen videos were similar armor have been able to stop ice picks or knives is your armor capable of doing that as well
    1 Answers
    AR500 does not list a stab rating at this time.
    Customer Service
    on October 10, 2016

    Jared A. Robinson
    from Laplace, la asked:
    July 12, 2016
    Can this soft armor fit into the concealed vest sold on this site?
    1 Answers
    Yes it will. Make sure you order the correct size plate for the carrier you are looking for. Most of our carries can accommodate 10"x12" and 11"x14" for front and back protectioni.
    Customer Service
    on July 12, 2016

    from Shelbyville, TN asked:
    April 5, 2016
    Will this fit condor defender front and back?
    1 Answers
    The Condor Defender plate pocket measures 13-1/4"H x 10-1/4"W x 1"D. You will be able to get the 10"x12" in there.
    Customer Service
    on April 5, 2016

    from Chicago asked:
    March 11, 2016
    how much does the 10x12 weigh?
    1 Answers
    Approx 1.04lbs
    Customer Service
    on March 25, 2016

    Tony Zamberlin
    from anderson sc. asked:
    February 16, 2016
    How much does the 8x10 weigh and if i wear it with my level 3a vest will i be protected from most rifle rounds ?
    2 Answers
    Well Tony; the Hybid 3a armor is very light max 5oz. It is also verry very thin. As far as your balistcs gueston, I don't know of any soft armor that will effectively stop high velocity rounds (I.e. rifle rouds)
    on February 26, 2016
    from miami, AZ
    To be protected from rifle fire? Soft Body Armor vests are excellent for fragmentation and pistol protection but will NOT stop rifle bullets. (Even Level III-A is only tested to stop pistol-caliber threats such as 9mm SUB-machine-gun or .44 Magnum.) Steel inserts are inexpensive and extremely durable - but a much higher risk of bullet ricochet, and only Level III protection - not Level IV for AP threats. Ceramic is most popular as it gives you Level IV protection at a reasonable weight - but it can't be banged around as much as other materials for long-term durability. There is no perfect medium. Choose wisely.
    on July 20, 2016
    from NY, NY

    from USA asked:
    January 26, 2016
    How much does it weigh
    1 Answers
    We would need to know the size you are inquiring about in order to give you an accurate answer. We'll check with the customers though to see if they have any feedback for you regarding weight.
    Customer Service
    on February 11, 2016

    from Long Valley, NJ asked:
    January 6, 2016
    What is the width and length dimensions of this product?
    1 Answers
    You can choose what size you'd like in the drop down option box.
    Customer Service
    on February 3, 2016

    from Rowlett,Tx asked:
    December 13, 2015
    What do you sell in a concealable vest or light weight vest to carry this in
    1 Answers
    Here are some of the options that i was able to find that you should be able to use these with. Hope that helps!
    Customer Service
    on December 16, 2015

    from Pennsylvania asked:
    December 3, 2015
    Is this a single front unit, or a front/back set?
    1 Answers
    This is the price for one plate.
    Customer Service
    on December 3, 2015

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