FORTIS 1.0 Level III Plate
FORTIS 1.0 Level III Plate
FORTIS 1.0 Level III Plate
FORTIS 1.0 Level III Plate

FORTIS 1.0 Level III Plate

Regular price $115.00 Sale price $175.00
Proudly MADE IN THE U.S.A. by Premier Body Armor
Ships within 1-3 business days
Connecticut shipping restrictions
No International Shipping Available
Incident Replacement
10 Year Warranty

FORTIS 1.0 Level III 10″x12″ Plate

The plate that started it all.  Our original design at a deep discount, while supplies last. 


  • Made of a space-age armored vehicle steel
  • Extremely thin
  • Integrated spall coating 

Tested against the following calibers at a distance of 15 meters:

6 rounds of 7.62×51 M80 Ball (.308) at 2,780 fps, 5.56×45 at 3000 fps, and 7.62×39.

Tech Specs:

  • Offered in a Shooters Cut and a more traditional ESAPI
  • Shooters Cut - 6.9lbs - 10"x12"
  • ESAPI - 7.1lbs -10"x12"
  • XL - 9.6lbs - 11"x14"
  • 5mm Ballistic Steel Core
  • Construction: Ultra Hard Steel + Ultimate Linings Coating (Adds 2-3mm to the overall thickness of the plate)
  • Curvature: Patented Multi-curve

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

Law Enforcement / First Responder / Military discount available

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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
Meets my expectations

Bought this for my son who is a teacher for Christmas hope he never gets too use it. But the product seems to be well built.


FORTIS 1.0 Level III Plate

Fantastic product, durable and built to last

Love it. Fits perfectly in my vest and is made of the most excellent quality materials.


Looks good, feels good, is good.

Esapi level 3 plates

These plates are awesome. Definitely heavier than ceramic hybrid plates but these will also take more rounds. Me personally I’ll take steel over ceramic any day. I’m in the army and bought these to replace my ceramic plates. The fit great I’m about 5’10 200 pounds. Not a fatty pretty wide chest and the curve still fits pretty damn good. I’d say the only real downside is the weight but it is steel you’re getting what you ask for. Coating is flawless as well.

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Durus 8000 10x12

Items were shipped and arrived in the promised amount of time. The plates fit perfectly in my 5.11 TacTec vest. The plates are thin and seem to be heavier than described. I use the vest to throw over my duty gear and soft body armor in active shooter situations. The plates don’t make it that much bulkier.

Super versatile!..but a bit heavy.

Bought this for my wife, she thinks taticool stuff is ugly, which it is sometimes. She doesn’t always use the same bag but she always has her computer. This allows her to always have a bit of armor wherever she goes. But man, this weights more then you think it would, much heavier then other soft body panels, super cool product, I could see this item going on back order, would be nice to see it in colors that a child or wife would like but otherwise great.

Confusing at first but cool product.

Took probably 20 mins to make sense of the instructions, the photos and text didn’t make much sense to me. Very cool product, retention is good and allows a weapon to sit much flatter inside a bag, pretty slick rig.