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Armored Viktos Taculus MX Chest Rig Bundle


Level IIIA
500D Cordura
5 Year Warranty
Grab & Go Functionality
Practical for EDC
Ballistics Color
MultiCam Black
Rig Color
MultiCam Black
Ballistic Chart
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Viktos Taculus MX chest rig with Premier Body Armor ARMORshift ballistics


The custom ballistic panel that we designed for the Viktos Taculus Chest Rig reimagines what's possible in the personal protection space.  Made with our NEW ArmorSHIFT Technology, the ballistic panel expands and contracts to fit the mission at hand.

The Taculus™ MX is a robust chest rig crafted to handle extreme conditions, ideal for both range activities and tactical operations. Built from water-resistant nylon, it promises longevity and elemental protection. Its three rifle magazine pockets can house AR15, AK, or AR10 mags, while a special insert doubles as a holder for two pistol or SMG stick magazines. Customize your gear using the laser-cut MOLLE complemented by stretchy straps, and showcase your 3”x7” unit badge on the detachable belly pouch panel. Experience optimal comfort with the adjustable 4-point chest harness featuring cushioning and magnetic quick-release fasteners. A product of a joint effort between U.S. veterans, the Viktos team, Special Forces, and SWAT experts, the Taculus MX comes with a 1-year warranty covering craftsmanship and materials.


Level IIIA ArmorSHIFT Panel


  • 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!
  • Stab and slash resistant

Tech Specs: 

  • 10" x 12" x .22" - 1.3lbs

viktos taculus mx chest rig with armorshift body armor panel and extra mags

Taculus MX Chest Rig


  • Overall dimensions 10” H x 10” W x 1.5” D
  • Water-resistant 500d Nylon chassis (MultiCam®)
  • Weather-resistant 1000d Kodra Nylon chassis with DWR coating (Solids)
  • Expandable pouches fit any combination of AR15, AK47,
    or AR10 magazines
  • Removable pistol magazine insert allows dual 9mm magazine storage
  • Removable/adjustable elastic magazine retention cords
  • Quick-access integrated belly pouch
  • Removable/adjustable 4-point padded chest harness
  • Magnetic quick-release buckles
  • Hook back panel for attaching to plate carrier
  • Elastic webbing for additional EDC storage
  • Loop 3” x 7” panel
  • Elastic tourniquet loops
  • Laser-cut front and rear MOLLE for expandability
  • Airmesh backing for increased comfort
  • YKK® zippers with quiet pulls
  • U.S. veteran designed & developed
  • 1-year workmanship & materials warranty


    To learn more about the NIJ body armor standards, visit our Understanding Body Armor Ratings blog.

    A chart titled "Premier Body Armor Stopping Power Levels, NIJ Level IIIA" illustrates the effectiveness of various bullet calibers compared to the protection offered by Premier Body Armor's First Responder Vest - Level IIIA. It indicates that 9mm, .357 SIG, .44 MAG, and 12 gauge are effectively stopped by this armor. Ideal for first responders using a bulletproof tactical vest.
    An image of a ballistic resistance test report featuring the Vertx Commuter Sling 2.0 Level IIIA Insert by Premier Body Armor. The report includes the test panel description, setup details, ammunition information, and applicable NIJ ballistic standards. It contains tables and text detailing the specifications and results of the armor test.


    • Quick fulfillment! All in stock orders leave our facility within 1-3 Business Days
    • No international shipping at this time
    • Connecticut & New York shipping restrictions
    • Easy returns and exchange policy



    Is body armor legal?

    Body armor is legal to own in all 50 states (but we can not ship it to the state of Connecticut or New York).

    What kind of warranty do the bag & armor have?

    PBA's armor comes with Incident Replacement & a 5-year Warranty. The Viktos Taculus MX Chest Rig comes with a 1-year workmanship & materials warranty.


    *Bundle includes (1) Premier Body Armor ballistic panel and (1) Viktos Taculus MX Chest rig


    Law Enforcement / First Responder / Military discount available

    Please see TERMS & CONDITIONS for additional details regarding lead time, shipping, warranty & return policy. 

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 6 reviews
    Armored Taculus chest rig

    This rig is really well made very comfortable. The magnetic buckles make on and off easy. The AR mag pouches are secure and mags come free easily. The pistol mag insert is pretty tight and the lip of one mag will sit under the lip of the other. This should not be a major problem tho, probably wont be speed reloading, but you will definitely have your mags when you get where you are going. All my IFAK items fit easily in the lower pouch with some extra room. Thinking of mounting a small hydration pouch on the rear harness as there is built in molle. 20+ years Federal LEO, very happy with this product. Would like to see this with a 3+ or level IV plate.

    Viktos Armor

    Great armor. Light weight. Fits the Viktos carrier perfectly.

    Phil Bokowe

    It's awesome!

    Clever Girl

    Clever solution. Low profile. Easy storage. With a little origami you could add folding side panels that clip in to the harness. Just saying.

    Mike Huth

    This is well thought out and worthy addition to my kit. It’s one more important piece of equipment that is now convenient enough to remove any excuses.