So there’s a t-shirt. It looks a lot like any other t-shirt. Well….the truth is, the shirt by itself doesn’t look like a typical t-shirt but if you wore it under other clothes no one would suspect you were wearing something unusual. What’s up with this t-shirt? It’s bulletproof.
Miguel Caballero Fashion had a booth at SHOT Show, where they were showing off their collection of bulletproof clothing. They have a undershirt option for both men and women that can be worn under jackets for discreet protection that might save your life someday. The “Armor T-shirt” is available for men and women for the low, low price of $2,163. We know that people have to pay a premium for bulletproof technology that’s available to the average person who isn’t military or police, but we wish this price was more accessible for the average person.
It’s hard to argue with the benefits this sleeveless t-shirt promises: available in white or black in a variety of different sizes from extra small up to XXXL (with a corresponding increase of about $375 dollars for the larger size) and protection levels IIA, II, IIIA, III and IV. Protection level II stops 9mm, but not 45 Magnums. Protection level IV will stop a bullet from a Kalashnikov, according to the FAQs on the site. You have to add almost $400 more for the highest level of protection for this t-shirt, making it pretty expensive. If I was going into a war zone, and I had the money, I wouldn’t even think twice, but those prices are hard for the average person. Then again, does the average person need one of these?
The company also makes jackets and vests which are even more expensive.