Hesco Body Armor Plates

What is the difference between single curve and multi curve body armor plates?

Improved comfort and fit is a distinguishing factor between single and multi-curve designs. The more comfortable the armor is to wear, the more likely it is to be worn. Multi-curve models are designed to fit more ergonomically and anatomically when positioned against the human torso. This translates into an improved range of motion and longer wearability in the field. Hesco offers both single and multi-curve models to accommodate most any budget. For more information consult our Fitted for Purpose guide.

Which plate curvature is right for me?

Generally, plate shape is a matter of personal preference or a choice made at law enforcement or other department levels. Shooter Cuts with more severe shoulder angles offer an increased range of motion. SAPI Cuts with slightly less severe angles are a military cut now available for law enforcement and other use. Some users prefer Full Cut with no shoulder cut-off angles for use as a backplate. For more information contact support@hesco.com

What NIJ level is best for me?

In addition to possible department regulations, some factors to consider regarding NIJ Level include: Select armor designed to defeat ammunition used in your own firearm or in weapons known to be used in the area you patrol; know if your armor will be used as part of an Active Shooter Kit or worn for extended periods; know what firearms are used by your workforce; be aware of sport shooting or hunting in your area.

What carrier will fit the plates?

The HRT RAC Plate Carrier fits all Hesco plates included on our Supply Co. along with other 10" x 12" or large SAPI plates.

What is the lead time for Hesco Plates?

Hesco plates ship within 1-2 weeks from the day your order was placed!


If your question is not answered above or within a product description, feel free to reach out to our customer support team and they'd be happy to assist you! Average response time is 48 hours. Office hours are Monday - Friday from 9:00AM - 5:00PM (EDT).