Load Bearing Vests are available in Forest Green, LAPD Blue, Black, Brown, Tan, Olive Green, Sky Blue, Grey and Red.
The Defender Custom External Vest Carrier With Built-in Rifle Plate Pockets is 100% made in the USA and built using only the finest materials on the market. The Defender vest carrier has 2 upper uniform pockets, 2 lower pockets, and front and back rifle plate pockets, which let you easily slide armor plates into your custom vest carrier instead of putting on an additional plate carrier over the top.
Each vest is custom-tailored to fit the officer that orders it, and any brand of body armor that they wear. Our vests our made with a clean, Class A uniform appearance that matches your uniform shirt for a professional look. You can order custom sewn-on pouches and have them sewn anywhere you'd like on the Defender vest carrier; each custom pocket is made with the same Denier Cordura material as our vest carriers, so you'll have a perfect color match and a uniform look. If you have any questions please contact us and our first class customer service team will gladly assist you.
A study from the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire has shown that police officers that wear load bearing vest carriers experience significantly less hip and lower back pain than those that wear only a duty belt. Our load bearing vest carriers (also known as external carriers) are proudly made in the USA and keep you safe while you protect others. Our load bearing vests are made to exactly fit each officer's bulletproof vest and perfectly match the officer's uniform. With just a few simple steps, we ensure that you'll receive a product that helps to reduce your hip and back pain. We are an industry leader in load bearing vest carriers and custom vests.
We take pride in our American Made products fully stand behind our products. If there's something you'd like that you don't see, please contact us.
Be safe out there.
Note: Our custom load bearing vests are dry clean only - if you decide to wash your LBV with a different method, you do so at your own risk. If you make this decision, be very careful of the detergent you choose as it will negatively affect the appearance of your vest and will cause discoloration (for dark colored LBVs you may need dark care laundry detergent). Also, be sure to NEVER put your LBV in a dryer!
Note: Each of our LBVs are fully custom made, and we can not accept returns on custom items.
First you will need the following:
Using the tape measure, measure your chest as shown in diagram 1.A. Write down the measurement.
When you have finished these steps, please fill in your color preference and measurements in the fields above. Round your measurements up to the next inch.
When you have finished these steps, please fill in your color preference and measurements in the fields above. Round your measurements up to the next quarter inch.
When you submit your order online, we will also need the following photos: