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Q. How does a bullet proof vest work?
A. Body armor is constructed with ballistic panels made of many layers of tough, fibrous material that is either woven or laminated together. The interlocking fibers serve to dissipate the kinetic energy of a projectile striking the panels and spread the energy of impact over a wider area, reducing the projectile’s ability to penetrate either the vest or the wearer.

Q. What types of materials are used to make body armor?
A. Body armor ballistic panels have traditionally been constructed of materials such as Dupont’s Kevlar® and Spectra® made by Honeywell. eYe body armor is constructed with ballistic panels made from Dyneema®. Manufactured by Royal DSM N.V., Dyneema® is designed to provide greater protection at lower weight. Besides applications in ballistic body armor, Dyneema® is also used in wide variety of products including cut-resistant gloves, boots, sails, fishing nets, transportation containers, and medical devices.

Q. Does eYe body armor provide stab and spike protection besides ballistic protection?
A. Yes. eYe body armor provides ballistic and knife stab protection.

Q. Why did you pick Dyneema® ballistic panels for your body armor?
A. Dyneema® ballistic panels in our eYe body armor are 15 times stronger than steel and, weight-for-weight, is 40 percent stronger than competing aramid fibers. With specific weight lower than water, Dyneema® floats, and is highly resistant to abrasion, moisture, UV rays and chemicals. Dyneema® is resistant to the effects of water and will not break down over time like some other aramid fibers. Your eYe armor vest will give you the same quality protection five years from now that it does today.

When shopping for body armor, be aware of low-cost bidders that may be employing a low-cost substitute, sometimes called “Chineema”, that does not offer the same ballistic protection or longevity. Insist on genuine Dyneema® ballistic panels and accept no substitutes!

Q. What ballistic standards does eYe body armor meet?
A. Every product line we produce undergoes rigorous testing by NIJ accredited test laboratories. These tests provide independent verification through multiple rounds of testing under the most severe conditions. All eYe body armor meets or exceeds the Type IIIA, Type III or Type IV standards, described below.

TYPE IIIA
Protects against the .357 SIG FMJ Flat Nose and .44 Magnum Semi-Jacketed Hollow Point.

TYPE III
Protects against 7.62mm FMJ.

TYPE IV
Protects against .30-caliber armor piercing (AP).

Q. What level of protection do I need?
A. First assess what types of threats you’re likely to face on a daily basis. Review police reports and note the type of weapons (firearms, knives, etc.) being confiscated from suspects. According to the FBI Uniform Crime Report data approximately 1 in 6 officers killed in line of duty were shot with their own weapon. So one of the considerations should be your own sidearm and duty ammunition.

Q. Do you have video of Dyneema® being tested?
A. Yes. Here is a movie about Dyneema®.