To get the most out of your vest, proper care and storage are critical.
Store your body armor flat, either on a shelf or other flat surface. When this is not practical, suspended on a clothes hanger is the next best method. Your body armor should never be folded, compressed or stood on its edge. This improper storage will create “excessive permanent creases” in your body armor and may cause curling at the edges. Storage at room temperatures in your locker or closet is recommended.
Your body armor should never be stored in the trunk of a vehicle where it may be exposed to temperatures in excess of 150 degrees F. High temperatures may affect the strength of some fibers which could diminish the performance of your body armor.
Hand wash your carrier and Ballistic Panels with cold water and a mild detergent. Don’t ever fully submerge the Ballistic Panels in water. Always hang dry.
For full storage information and other important use and care instructions, review this Use and Care Guide.