STAB VEST BODY ARMOUR

DESIGN | DEVELOP | MANUFACTURE | SUPPLY
DESIGN | DEVELOP
MANUFACTURE | SUPPLY
Stab Vest Manufacturers UK

MULTI-THREAT STAB VESTS

All our stab vest armour is manufactured from a modified polycarbonate shell and designed to protect against knives, edged weapons, physical assault, blunt impact weapons and hypodermic needles.

Since 2008, Defence Composites have manufactured over 25,000 KR1 moulded stab vests which have been protecting many security professionals throughout the UK.

In addition we manufacture all of our covers in house to order. Overt, Covert, Tabard Style and Hi Viz can be made to any bespoke customer requirement.

STAB VEST COVERS

MULTI-THREAT PROTECTION

Knives

Physical protection

Improvised weapons

Blunt impact

Needles

Large blade weapons

Knives

Physical protection

Improvised weapons

Blunt impact

Needles

Large blade weapons

Stab Vest Body Armour Panel

WHY CHOOSE DC STAB VESTS?

Made from polycarbonate: offers reliable and superior protection

Trusted for over 12 years

Upper body shape shields the spine, ribs and major organs

Protection from multiple threats

Bespoke panel and cover options

Meets UK Police and American NIJ Standards

Upper body shape shields the spine, ribs and major organs

Meets UK Police and American NIJ Standards

USED BY UK PROFESSIONALS FOR OVER 12 YEARS

Security Professionals Local Government Enforcement Teams University Security NHS Safety Teams Travel Safety Officers Facilities Management Lone Workers Airport Security Parking Security and Enforcement Services Patient Transport staff Retail Security staff Stadium and Event Security

Transport Customer

Can I just say the communication from you and the prompt delivery as per the promised date has reassured us that we made the correct decision switching suppliers.

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Travel Safety Customer

This is an excellent product and first class service.

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Local Council Customer

Please thank Lucy for her excellent service the team member is delighted with his new vest and we will no doubt be in touch with you again.

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STAB VESTS: FAQs

  • Security Professionals
  • Local Government Enforcement Teams
  • University Security
  • NHS Safety Teams
  • Travel Safety Officers
  • Facilities Management
  • Lone Workers
  • Airport Security
  • Parking Security and Enforcement Services
  • Patient Transport staff
  • Retail Security staff
  • Stadium and Event Security

Our DC Stab Resistant Vests offer protection from multiple threats:

  • Knives, improvised weapons
  • Blunt force impact
  • Needles
  • Large blade weapons.

Yes, all our DC Stab Vests are made from modified polycarbonate and are certified to UK Home Office Knife Resistance protection Level 1, known as KR1. Please contact us for a copy of our certifications.

All DC products are tested, certified, guaranteed and 100% manufactured in the UK to the ISO9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015 Quality Management Standard.

Yes, DC stab vest products conform to CE/UKCA – a legal requirement when purchasing body armour for civilian and government agency use. All PPE products placed on the market in UK and Europe must have this conformity mark.

All DC stab vests and other body armour products are sold with a 5 year guarantee for the protective panels and a 1 year workmanship and materials guarantee for the outer covers.

We always recommend replacing your body armour as soon as possible so please contact us for advice and to arrange an inspection.

Yes, if you are in the UK and Europe. If you are outside UK/Europe please contact us to discuss and we may be able to direct you to one of our worldwide stockists.

Yes, we are able to ship worldwide subject to the product. We offer ex works, FOB and CIF options and can provide you with Certificates of Origin and all documentation to assist local customs.

Some of our products are subject to UK Export Controls so please contact us and we can advise you on the documentation required and the export shipping to your destination. Prices vary so please contact us to discuss.

Yes, we now have tutorial videos on the website on how to fit and measure up for your your stab vest. We also offer a free demonstration of the stab vest in which you can discuss your design requirements with our lead business development manager. He can also measure up your team on site and talk you through how to best measure up.

We offer a full range of custom design features for you to choose from to meet all your requirements. This service covers different material colours, additional pockets, printer pockets, ID windows, radio clips, MOLLE webbing, etc.

Outer covers should be machine washed on their own at 30ºC with all straps fastened. Do not wash protective panels as these may be wiped with a damp cloth if required. We recommend storing your body armour on a hanger or assembled and standing when not being worn.

We can offer this option if you would like to trial one of our stab vests. We offer the opportunity first to meet with our Business Development Manager. He can discuss your requirements and identify the best options available to you. He will also carry out a free demonstration of the stab vest and show you the different styles of covers we have provided to our current clients.

We accept POs from public sector customers only. Please contact us to discuss eligibility for credit accounts

Yes, we manufacture stab vest armour specifically for women. That means we make it to female sizes and shapes. All of our body armour is available with bust cups. As well as our female option, we offer over 240 different sizes in our standard range. These range from XS up to 6XL, wide, extra wide, long fitting and our made to measure service.

We are a UK manufacturer. We are proud to say that we are recognised by the mark Made In Britain as a manufacturer, which 100% produces its products here in the UK. All of stab vest covers and panels are produced in our factory in Manchester.

An attack from a knife, gun shot or spiked weapon presents a serious life threatening injury. Blunt trauma attacks come from impact blows like a kick, punch, baseball bat strike. These are more frequent occurrences for security workers, and can cause serious injury to the the internal organs, bruising, fractures and bleeding.

Due to Defence Composites unique polycarbonate material, our stab vests offer an unlimited shelf life on the body armour panels. The material will not deteriorate or degrade like other soft body armour materials. These will often only provide sufficent protection for up to 5 years. Our stab vests will continue to offer the same level of protection long after this. We also offer a 5 year inspection of your panels, so you have peace of mind that your panels are still just as good as when you first bought them.

Yes, Our body armour panels can be removed and put into another Defence Composites cover – therefore giving you the option to change between different covers, or purchase a new cover when yours becomes old or needs washing.

Please download our body armour measurement guide and also view our video for more instructions.

Please see our video guide on how to fit your stab vest