HESCO 4800 Level IV Plate Set
This is the best of the best. When the price is no object and you want the best body armor with the lightest weight possible, the HESCO 4800 Level IV plates (in comfort-fitting multi-curve SAPI cut) are the way to go. Weighing in at an average of 5.1 lbs, these are very lightweight and stop most 5.56 and 7.62 variant armor-piercing rounds. Finished with a highly-durable Cordura wrap and water-resistant coating.
Two HESCO 4800 Level IV SAPI Cut plates (i.e. sold as a set—one for the front and one for the back)
What hits can this plate take from different rounds? The 4800 protects against the following:
7.62x63mm-JSP: 2780 ft/s
7.62x63mm-AP M2: 2900 ft/s
7.62x54R-LPS: 2850 ft/s
7.62x54R-L: 2840 ft/s
7.62x54R B-32-API: 2850 ft/s
7.62x51mm-M80: 2800 ft/s
7.62x51mm-M80A1: 3050 ft/s
7.62x51mm-M61: 2830 ft/s
7.62x39mm-Ball: 2380 ft/s
7.62x39mm-M67: 2390 ft/s
7.62x39mm-M43: 2390 ft/s
7.62x39mm-API: 2390 ft/s
5.56x45mm-M855/SS109: 3150 ft/s
5.56x45mm-M193: 3150 ft/s
5.56x45mm-M855A1: 3050 ft/s
Consult the Threat Matrix on the Technical Specifications sheet (left) for specifics.
The purpose of armor plates is to cover your vital organs. You can use HESCO’s Hard Armor Fitting Guide to determine what size plates you need. (You can get a good idea of your size by measuring nipple to nipple and clavicle to a few inches above your belly button.)
|Plate Size||Measurements||Weight||Thickness||Plate Carrier Size Compatibility|
|Small||8.75 x 11.75″||4.4 lb||1.04″||Small|
|Medium||9.5 x 12.5″||5.1 lb||1.04″||Medium|
|Large||10.25 x 13.25″||5.9 lb||1.04″||Large|
|XL||11 x 14″||6.8 lb||1.04″||Extra Large|
Body Armor is regulated by Federal Law.
We are restricted to selling and shipping to ONLY 48 states in the US. Due to the legal requirements in the states of Connecticut and New York, we do not ship body armor there under any circumstances. This also applies to law enforcement in those states.
No body armor can be sold or shipped internationally. Not even to APO / FPO / DPO addresses.
Felons are not generally eligible to own body armor. In many states, it is only violent felons who are not eligible to own body armor. Please check your local laws before ordering if you have any questions.