By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com
October 24, 2017
As long as we’re covering interesting Aspetto products, we should perhaps also mention the ultra lo-pro/lo-vis (low-profile/low-visibility) bullet-resistant blazer/sport coat they make, which immediately made us think of James Bond. Aspetto CEO Rob Davis told DefenseReview (DR) that the Aspetto bullet-resistant blazer can be made with either NIJ Level II or Level IIIA (most popular) ballistic protection against 9mm Parabellum/9x19mm NATO-level ballistic threats.
In DR’s video below, Mr. Davis explains how the internal soft armor is supported inside the jacket. An Aspetto bullet-resistant blazer certainly isn’t inexpensive, but it’s worth every penny when your life’s on the line and taking fire from a pistol-armed assailant.
Great investment under those circumstances.
Aspetto will of course tailor the jacket to your exact physical measurements. It’s Defense Review’s understanding at present that this ia a fully-bespoke jacket.
Editor’s Note: The a number of the accompanying photos have been brightened to highlight the bullet holes in the jacket’s fabric (outside the ballistic armor), but this is a dark Navy Blue jacket.
Company Contact Info:
619 Caroline St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone: 540.547.8487 (SUITS)
Email Contact Page: https://www.aspetto.com/index.php?page=contact
© Copyright 2017 DefenseReview.com (DR). All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without receiving permission and providing proper credit and appropriate links. If you are reading this article anywhere other than DefenseReview.com, please email us the website address/URL (where the unauthorized DR article reprint is located) at defrev (at) gmail (dot) com. Thank you.
All embedded DefenseReview.com (DR) photos and videos were shot with an Apple iPhone 6s Plus smartphone still/video camera.
Aspetto Clip Quick-Attach/Quick-Release System for Tactical Armor Plate Carriers: Fast, Secure and Self-Cleaning! (Video!)
Velocity Systems SCARAB DLX Lightweight, Minimalist (Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis) Tactical Armor Plate Carrier Tactical Vest! (Video!)
Snake Eater Tactical SET Rifle Armor Plate Carrier with Patent-Pending Grid Mounting System and Burro Mag (Magazine) Pouch Rack: Ultra-Minimalist, Modular Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis Plate Carrier in A-TACS Camo Combat Camouflag Pattern for Clandestine/Covert Special Ops! (Video!)
5.11 Tactical HEXGRID Plate Carrier with HEXGRID Laser-Cut Hexagonal Load-Bearing Attachment System Matrix: PALS/MOLLE-Replacement Tactical Honeycomb Webbing for CombatTactical Gear! (Video!)
Angel Armor Truth SNAP Concealable Magnetic Hard Armor Plates and RISE Plate Carrier System!
Direct Action Advanced Tactical Gear Systems Spitfire Modular Tactical Armor Plate Carrier Outfitted with Direct Action Hurricane Chest Rig/Rifle Mag (Magazine) Carrier/Pouch Panel in Hyde Definition PenCott-GreenZone Foliage Green Combat Camo (Camouflage) Pattern! (Photos!)
Top Tactical Gear Picks for Deployment: A U.S. Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) Perspective
Blue Force Gear BFG Ten-Speed Horizon Horizontal 5.56mm AR-15/M4/M4A1 Rifle Mag (Magazine) Pouch/Carrier System for Faster Mag Changes/Weapon Reloads from Your Tactical Armor Plate Carrier: Made with Super-Tough ULTRAcomp! (Video!)
S&S Precision Plate Frame Tactical Armor Plate Carrier (Tactical and Maritime Models) with RF Welding and Velocity Systems Phalanx VS-PBZ 7.62x39mm API (BZ) Hard Armor Plate at SHOT Show 2012: Low-Profile/Minimalist Military Body Armor Goes Even More Lo-Pro (Video!)
ArmorWorks Modular Plate Carrier (MPC): Scalable High-Tech Minimalist/Low-Profile Tactical Armor Plate Carrier (Military Body Armor) with SOURCE Tactical Hydration/Water Bladder System and Super-Strong Polymer Non-MOLLE MOLLE/PALS Webbing System and Shoulder Straps at SHOT Show 2012 (Video!)
Blue Force Gear (BFG) PLATEminus Ultra-Lightweight Low-Profile/Low-Visibility Tactical Armor Plate Carrier and BELTminus and SPLITminus Battle Belt/Chest Rig/Harness Systems with MOLLEminus Cutaway MOLLE System and ULTRAcomp Laminate: Tactical Body Armor Goes Super-Minimalist
SKD Tactical PIG “BRIG” Brigandine Plate Carrier Systema vs. Hard Point Equipment Axis Modular Armor System (AMAS) Tactical Armor Carrier (Body Armor): A Cursory Comparative Rundown
Limitless Gear (LG) OPFOR Mag Carrier/Pouch: Rigid Polymer Fast-Attach/Quick-Detach-and-Retention Modular 5.56mm AR-15 Rifle Magazine Carrier/Pouch for MOLLE/PALS Webbing
Tired of Tacos? Load Your Tactical Vest (Armor Plate Carrier) with the Hard Point Universal Mag Carrier (UMC): One Modular Magazine Pouch Handles 5.56mm and 7.62mm Rifle Magazines and Pistol Mags
Hardpoint Equipment Tactical Armor Carriers (formerly Personal Protective Systems, or P2 Systems): Best Tactical Body Armor Plate Carriers on the Planet? DR Looks at the Latest Hard Point Hard Armor Plate Carriers, Battle Belt, MOLLE Backpack System, and Passive Ventilation Channels/Removable Padding System at SHOT Show 2011 (Photos and Video!)
Crye Precision AirLite EK02/EK04 (and EK01/EK03) Ultra-Minimalist Cutaway MOLLE Plate Carrier/Tactical Vest (Body Armor) and Chest Rig for Direct Action and other Short-Duration Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) Missions
Rogue Gunfighter RG MOAB Complete Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis Modular Tactical Armor Plate Carrier System/Tactical Vest (Body Armor) for MIL/LE Special Operations Forces (SOF) and Civilian Tactical Shooters (Video!)
Rogue Gunfighter LVR (RG Low-Vis Rig) Tactical Armor Plate Carrier/Tactical Vest (Body Armor) System and Clip-In Chest Rig for Lo-Pro/Lo-Vis Special Operations
Rogue Gunfighter RG Gunfighter Series Tactical Concealment Shirt (Columbia Sportswear) and Heated Jacket (Polartec) for Concealed Carry (CCW) and Low-Profile/Low-Visibility/Covert Tactical Operations
SOD Gear/SOD USA Stealth ADP Battle Jacket and Pants Made with Schoeller Performance Fabric: High-Tech Combat Clothing for Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) and Civilian Tactical Shooters
DryWired Defense NanoArmor Advanced Rifle Plates with Carbon Nanotube Technology: Anti-Rifle Ballistic Hard Armor (Nanocomposite Armor) with ‘Almost No Backface Deformation Signature’! (Video!)
Will TALOS (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit)-Outfitted Future Soldiers Get Lightweight Abalone Shell-Based Flexible Scalar Biomimetic Metal Foam, Carbyne (Linear Acetylenic Carbon) and/or Multilayer Graphene Ballistic Armor Composites?
Flexible Biological Scalar Body Armor for Future Soldiers?
Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) + FlyBoard Air Ducted-Fan Hoverboard = Flying Super Soldiers: Future Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) Assaulters/Operators to Fly Themselves to the Target in Exo-Armor ‘Iron Man’-Type Combat Suits?
USSOCOM Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) Exo-Armor Combat Suit for the Future Soldier/Warfighter: ‘Iron Man’, or Future Iron Thud on the U.S. Military Procurement Scrap Heap?
B-TEMIA/Revision Military Prowler Human Augmentation System (HAS): Combat Exoskeleton Makes the Future Soldier Stronger, Faster, Better
DKX MAX III and Developmental MAX IV Lightweight, Multi-Hit/Drop-Resistant Dyneema “Floaty Armor” (Floating Armor) Maritime Hard Armor Plates at SHOT Show 2012 (Video!)
DR Exclusive Interview!: HyperStealth Quantum Stealth (QS) Light-Bending Passive Adaptive Camouflage (Camo)/Visual Cloaking Technology for the 21st Century Future Soldier/Warfighter: Beyond SMARTCAMO Color-Changing Hybrid Camouflage, Beyond Fictional Alien Predator’s Active Electro-Optical Camouflage/Invisibility Cloaking Tech!
Dragon Skin Flexible Scalar Body Armor Defeats Rifle Threats