Responder Vest with Side Armor


Responder Vest with Side Armor

Regular price $959.95

This “one-size-fits-most” soft armor ballistic vest easily adjusts at the shoulder and waist to fit different size rescuers

The Tactical Responder Vest MKII with Side Armor provides state-of-the-art ballistic personal protection with one of the largest NIJ 0101.06 Level IIIA front/back panel soft armor protection systems available in the industry.

The vest comes with built-in front and back hard armor plate pouches to allow the option to upgrade up to various sizes of Level IV hard plate protection (plates sold separately). The ballistic soft armor is comprised of a unique, multi-hit capable, patent-pending assembly of ballistic materials that capture projectiles and disperse the energy over the entire surface of the panel.

This vest includes the cummerbund-style side Level IIIA soft armor that also has an additional plate pouch to add hard plates for increased lateral protection. This configuration offers Level IIIA soft armor front, back and side ballistic protection that has the capability to be upgraded with Level IV hard plates (sold separately).

This “one-size-fits-most” soft armor ballistic vest easily adjusts at the shoulder and waist to fit different size rescuers. The front, back, and side panels was well as the shoulder straps have MOLLE capability that allows for the attachment of additional medical or extraction equipment as needed.

The Sheepdog Response store will only ship to states where Body Armor is allowed. We will not sell or ship body armor to the state of CT. You must know your local and federal laws prior to purchasing. By using our website and purchasing, you agree to this and all terms listed on our website ( It is illegal to purchase body armor if you are a convicted felon.


  • NIJ 06 Level IIIA Soft Armor Ballistic Protection
  • Front and back hard armor plate pockets able to receive multiple size plates
  • Includes cummerbund-style Side Armor Protection with additional plate pouch
  • Mil-Spec industrial reinforced webbing
  • Front and back MOLLE modular attachment system (PALS compatible)
  • Durable 1,000-denier Cordura nylon external carrier construction
  • Adjustable hook and loop side straps – expandable up to 60 in.

It is illegal to buy, wear or possess body armor if you are a convicted felon. It is also illegal for persons to wear body armor during the commission of a crime. The buyer, or customer, is responsible to know their own state laws and abide by them. Sheepdog Response reserves the right to deny the sale of body armor to any persons, for any reason, at any time.  Body armor will not be sold to residents of Connecticut.