The Propper 4PV (Four Panel Vest) is the latest innovation in armored protection. Four independent panels articulate to provide unparalleled mobility and protection.
The four-panel construction of the innovative 4PV armor lineup provides customizable comfort that won’t ride up when you sit or kneel. The left and right side panels also stay firmly in place to stop threats and minimize the risk of ballistic intrusion, a vulnerability often exposed in a standard two-panel design where the front panel overlaps the rear panel, leaving a gap for a bullet to slip through.
Your armor shouldn’t just protect you. It should help you do your job. Ill-fitting armor can be a hazard, as it forces you to adjust your shooting position and can make pursuing a suspect and other tactical situations awkward and dangerously different from the way you trained. Unless you constantly train in your armor, the way you perform on the job will not be the way you practiced.
Throw on uncomfortable, bulky armor and you’re suddenly forced to modify your shooting position and other tactics in a moment when you most need your training to kick in automatically. You don’t have time to adjust. That’s why the 4PV line of armor features custom adjustable four-panel construction that offers superior protection and comfort not found in the typical two-panel vest.
“The four-panel ‘chassis’ design virtually eliminates the ride up effect when officers are seated and creates better mobility while performing their critical missions,” explained Skip Church, Vice President Armored Products. “Protection is paramount, and this design offers increased side area coverage, eliminating gaps.”
Most days on the job aren’t spent only sitting or standing. You do both. And a whole host of other duty-related maneuvers, such as climbing fences, giving chase or squatting down to help someone in need of aid. Whatever your day throws at you, your vest should move with you and not get in the way. Not only is ill-fitting armor uncomfortable, it can also leave you vulnerable as the protective panels are no longer lined up correctly. So each 4PV armor system is designed to be fully adjustable for comfort and proper fit, providing the maximum protection no matter your size or activity.