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Purchase price is fully tax deductible

 

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This is one of the most common methods used today in drying body armor. As you can see the weight of the ballistic panels are pulling down on the elastic straps. Air is not able to reach the inside of the panels and the inside remains damp where smells will collect. This method is not only improper but will allow mold to form and odors to remain on your Body Armor.

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This is another improper method used by many officers today. As you can see this method is causing creases to form on the ballistic panels. You will also notice that the elastic straps have stretched so far beyond their memory that "Duct Tape" is being used for support. Note. The officer who supplied this photo indicated that his vest was only two (2) years old when this photo was taken.

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This photo and the next few show the proper manner to hang and dry ones body armor. This method using the "Flak Vest Hanger"TM does the following:  It fully supports the ballistic panels, it allows them to lay flat while drying and prevents creasing. It also prevents bunching or rollover at the lower edge of the ballistic panel and allows the body armor to dry from all four sides at once.

 

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The hanger allows the trauma plate to stay with the body armor while being dried on the hanger. Therefore there is no longer a need to remove it while drying. This is an X-Large piece of Body Armor

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This side view shows the manner in which the ballistic panels lay across the hanger.

As you can see the hanger allows air to reach the inside of the hanger.  This vest was worn 10-12 hours a day 4-5 days a week for six years.  As you can see this vest still appears to be new and is the original carrier.

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As designed your body armor can be placed on the bottom of your locker to dry should you choose not to hang it up.

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As you can see when hung on a "Flak Vest Hanger"TM your body armor takes up even less space than any other method.

Even when the hanger is closed as it appears in this photo it still allows air to travel up from the bottom and circulate inside the cavity to reach the inside of the body armor.

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No matter how expensive or what name brand of Body Armor you may use, neglect or improper care will lead to damage over time.

Every day use does not lead to this type of damage.  This damage is caused by improper drying and storage methods.  The officer in this case did not support the ballistic panels in a means that kept "GRAVITY" from pulling down on the ballistic panels.  This caused "STRETCHING" to take place in the elastic straps to a point beyond their memory.  Many warranties state that any unauthorized repair will void their warranty.

Do your shoulder straps look like this?  Have you attempted this type of repair to keep from purchasing a new carrier for your vest?  The damage in this photo shows one of the common problems from improperly drying and storing ones body armor.

PROBLEM:  GRAVITY PULLS DOWN ON THE BALLISTIC PANELS AND STRETCHES THE ELASTIC SHOULDER STRAPS BEYOND THEIR MEMORY POINT.

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This is an improper method of hanging and attempting to dry out Body Armor.  In this case where the vest was taken home between shifts not only has the elastic shoulder straps stretched beyond its memory but three sides do not even get air to them.

To purchase a "New" carrier can cost as much as a "Flak Vest Hanger" or more depending on the make and model.  As the photo to the left shows, you could cut and sew the shoulder straps but there is still no elastic support left for movement while being worn.

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"The adjustable (J Clip)" prevents the bottom of the ballistic panel from hanging to low. This also allows this one hanger to be adjusted to various sizes of body armor, which are worn by male or female officers.

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"This top view" shows how the elastic straps of you body armor will not slide off to the side. This is prevented by the flange, which is designed onto the ends of the assembly rods. There is also no need to remove the shock/trauma plates from your vest while drying or being stored on this device.