ArmorSHIFT: A Body Armor Innovation

Groundbreaking New Armor Design

Premier Body Armor is proud to announce both the continued collaboration with Viktos and the newest innovation in ballistic protection. With the release of Viktos’ newest chest rigs comes Premier Body Armor’s brand new body armor design, ArmorSHIFT.

ArmorSHIFT expandable body armor to fit Viktos chest rigs

"When Viktos came to us with a goal of utilizing a full 10"x12" soft armor insert with the Taculus and Low Key chest rigs, we were excited for the challenge” said Alex Stewart, President of Premier Body Armor. “After working through several prototypes, we landed on our new ArmorSHIFT design. ArmorSHIFT allows the wearer to nearly double their armor coverage on the fly! Simply pull the webbing loop at the bottom of the dual insert design and the secondary armor panel shifts into position giving a full sized 10"x12" coverage. We're excited about this innovation and can't wait to see what else comes out of this partnership in 2023."

The Low Key and Taculus by Viktos both feature versatility that improves the functionality of the chest rig. While the smaller dimensions make these rigs perfect for EDC carry, it also brought about the challenge of providing 10”x12” ballistic protection of the Cardiac Box, home of the most vital organs. This is where ArmorSHIFT was born. 


Check out the Viktos Chest Rig Bundles!


ArmorSHIFT is the new body armor design from Premier Body Armor, and allows two smaller panels to smoothly shift into position with a quick pull on the release loop. This creates full coverage most “traditional” 10”x12” panels provide. The revolutionary design is the first of its kind, and already proves to provide a way to allow a greater variety of bag sizes to include Level IIIA protection. For Premier Body Armor, this means greater peace of mind for more people.

ArmorSHIFT Features

  • Tested to meet the NIJ ballistic standards for Level IIIA
  • Just .22″ thick
  • Expands from 8" to 12" in seconds
  • Constructed of only the finest USA-made para-aramid ballistic core and features a rugged 500 Denier CORDURA® outer shell
  • TSA approved!
  • Incident replacement & 5-year warranty
  • Stab and slash resistant!

Tech Specs: 

  • 10" x 12" x .22" - 1.3lbs

Premier Body Armor looks forward to seeing how ArmorSHIFT disrupts the body armor industry, and is excited for the continued partnership with Viktos.

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