We've started spending more time with Body Armor and plate carriers here on OFFGRID in the last months, and if you look at the numbers, that has been reflected by the country as a whole over the last year. Although it can be a daunting subject to breach into from the outside, sometimes that is by design. At the same time, the bar is being raised across the country with what is available, and what is owned. In time to address the demand, Premier Body Armor has just announced their new Level IV plates, and here is the full Press Release:


GASTONIA, N.C. – March 1, 2021 – Premier Body Armor is proud to announce availability of its new STRATIS level IV plates. These new composite/polyethylene plates are multi-hit capable and are the ideal for those looking for maximum protection from an exceptionally thin and light plate.

“The new STRATIS Level IV plates are rated to stop multiple hits from the most aggressive small arms ammunition, including M855 and .30-06 AP,” said Frank Stewart, President of Premier Body Armor. “We solve the two most common issues with traditional Level IV plates with this product. Traditional Level IV plates are heavy and fragile. We've utilized a tiled composite strike face that isolates trauma to the plate, thus allowing the plate to be drop-resistant and multi-hit capable. We lighten the overall weight of the plate by several pounds by using the latest Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene technology as the ballistic core of the armor. As with all of our armor solutions, the STRATIS Level IV plate is 100% made in the U.S.A.”

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The STRAITS Level IV plates are special threat tested against these calibers at a distance of 15 meters:

  • 7.62×39 123gr PS Ball (MSC)
  • 7.62×51 147gr FMJ (M80) – up to 2850 ft/s
  • 5.56×45 55gr (M193) up to 3150ft/s
  • 5.56x45mm 62 grain steel core (M855)
  • 5.56x45mm M855 A1
  • 7.62x63mm M2 AP (.30-06)

These 10” x 12” single curve ESPAI cut plates meet the NIJ 0101.06 Level IV ballistic standard. STRAIS plates come with a 10-year warranty. The 5.3-pound plates are just .9” thick and finished with a Polyurea outer covering for abrasion and moisture resistance.

Learn more about Premier Body Armor and their complete line of armor at Premierbodyarmor.com.

Media contact: David Higginbotham, Murray Road Agency 
E-Mail: [email protected]

About Premier Body Armor

Premier Body Armor was founded in 2013 with the goal of protecting and empowering Law Enforcement and law-abiding citizens with innovative armor solutions, Made in the USA. Built on the backbone of over 20 years of armoring experience for customers such as the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), the United States Marine Corps (USMC), PBA is innovating and changing the way body armor is both perceived and utilized. Bulletproof backpack inserts, ultra-discreet vests, and more have made body armor more practical for daily use than ever before. With partnerships across industries, powerful community engagement, and top-notch customer service, Premier Body Armor is one of the top body armor manufacturers in the USA.


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