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AR500 Armor® Level IIIA Rimelig 10" x 12" Soft Body Armor

99 USD

SKU: 3A10X12R

Available to Order
Estimated Lead Time: 12-14 Weeks



AR500 Armor® Rimelig 10" x 12" Patented Advanced Shooters Cut (ASC) IIIA Soft Body Armor

Value and performance seamlessly integrated while providing maximum coverage, AR500 Armor® Rimelig IIIA Soft Body Armor melds these features into a single armor system; resulting in both economic and high functioning soft body armor.

Constructed from Aramid Fibers AR500 Armor® Rimelig IIIA soft body armor is capable of defeating pistol rounds up to .44 magnum, and lesser level IIIA pistol threats. Designed to provide maximum coverage, our 10” x 12”patented ASC Body Armor Cut fills the void left by many soft armor panels, at a fraction of the price. Designed to be used in standard plate carriers, stand-alone or in conjunction with rifle plates. AR500 Armor® Rimelig IIIA ASC Soft Body Armor is a cost effective insurance policy that fits in nearly everyone's budget, offering piece of mind for everything from home defense and training to duty use. Constructed with AR500 Armor® back face cushion technology to further decrease back face deformation and energy transfer upon impact.

Rimelig soft body armor is for everyone, and can be applied both in the field and every-day life without a serious tax on your wallet. The performance you expect from AR500 Armor® Body Armor without the sacrifice in quality or value. High value soft body armor is now a reality in the body armor industry! 

Constructed with Imported Aramid Fibers, Designed, Cut, Sewn, and Assembled in the USA!

AR500 Armor® Rimelig IIIA soft body armor in our 10" x 12" ASC Cut is compatible with nearly all plate carriers on the market that accept 10" x 12" rifle plates.

Threat Rating: Stand Alone and IIIA rated for pistol caliber threats up to .44 magnum

Construction: Aramid Fiber, and Laminated Ripstop Nylon (sonic welded)

Size & Cut: 10” x 12” AR500 Armor® Patented Advanced Shooters Cut (ASC), can be worn in conjunction with hard body armor plates in both and plate carriers, and packs.

Approximate Weight: 1.43lb

Approximate Thickness: .55"

Ballistic Resistance Certifications & Tests:

Penetration Test (44 Magnum 240gr. SJHP) by Oregon Ballistics Laboratory - (Penetration tests test for complete penetration of a given round at a specific velocity in a controlled setting)

AR500 Armor® Rimelig 10" x 12" IIIA ASC Soft Body Armor Features:

    • IIIA rated for the most common pistol caliber threats in the world

    •AR500 Armor® Patented Advanced Shooters Cut (ASC) - US Patent # 9021621 B1, Dated May 5, 2015

    • High Value, performance and size compared to alternatives

    • Lightweight and flexible, compatable with our 10"x12" ASC Trauma Pad

    • Stand Alone, IIIA rated for pistol calibers up to .44 Magnum

    • Compatible with nearly all Plate Carriers that accept 10" x 12" rifle plates, and some packs

    • Strategic stitching improves overall performance

    • Laminated Ripstop cover with sonic welded seams for added durability and strength

AR500 Armor® Hybrid IIIA Soft Body Armor sets the standard for top tier performance for the price. It truly is the pinnacle of modern soft body armor technology. With our Hybrid series we’ve created an armor system that retains and maximizes on all of the benefits the latest and great has to offer. Ultralight weight, thin, and flexible while exceeding IIIA body armor ratings in both threat protection and back face deformation performance – in addition to its ability to defeat some special threats outside of the IIIA rating.

AR500 Armor® Rimelig IIIA Soft Body Armor offers a high value solution to IIIA threat level calibers. Providing protection against the most common handgun calibers in existence. Our Rimelig line is extremely versatile and economic, affording anyone in the market for armor to stay protected knowing AR500 Armor has your back (or front!).


Name in Bundles No
UPC: 00819718020404
Manufacturer AR500 Armor
Rating filter No
Approximate Weight (LBS) 1.4300
Armor Level Level IIIA (Rimelig)
Armor Threat Rating Level IIIA multi-hit protection against .357 SIG FMJ Flat Nose (FN) bullets with a specified mass of 8.1 g (125 gr) and a velocity of 1470 ft/s (+/- 30 ft/s) and with .44 Magnum Semi Jacketed Hollow Point (SJHP) bullets with a specified mass of 15.6 g (240 grain) 1430 ft/s (+/- 30 ft/s)
Dimensions 10" x 12"
Armor Construction Material Aramid Fiber, and Laminated Ripstop Nylon (sonic welded)
Armor Shelf Life 5 Years
Approximate Thickness 0.55"
Discontinued? No


Customer Reviews

Great Protection on a budget Review by Czlover75
I've been wearing a set of these 10x12 Rimelig panels for a about a year and a half. I wear them daily for my job (just security nothing cool) in a tru spec concealed armor shirt, the only thing I don't like about the vest is the sharp edges where the rip stop material is laminated at the corners, this has made holes in my carrier from daily use. Other then that it's a great budget option, they keep their shape and can easily cleaned with a damp wash cloth. Thankfully I haven't had to test their ability to stop rounds but I'm confident in the panels quality. (Posted on 5/8/2019)
Product better than rated here. Review by Steve
I think you see that most if not all complaints or low scores were due to extended delivery times, and in some cases less than perfect customer service in regards to being able to predict when someone's order will be delivered.

My experience with AR500 has been 5 stars all the way, from my first purchase a few years ago, then during their big move, and even the last order still gets 5 stars.

I have not personally felt "neglected" as a customer, but I have responded to in a reasonable time frame for every E-mail I have sent.

The worst thing I can say about AR500 is they did ship the wrong size "T-shirt" one time. No problem though, my wife got a new sleeping shirt. (Posted on 9/8/2018)
Where's it at? Review by Codyrayyy
Ordered it and they said it would take 6-7 weeks. 12 weeks later I just told them to refund me. They did with no problem. Good customer support but bad management. (Posted on 8/20/2018)
Still waiting Review by Eric Verified Purchase
Would love to tell you all how I like this product. Unfortunately I have now been waiting 13 going on 14 weeks for it to even ship! No communication from the company no nothing. Never order this product if it has any sort of lead time you are not guaranteed to even receive it. If Ar500 ever decides to fulfill the order maybe I will modify this review. (Posted on 7/28/2018)
Excellent product and piece of mind Review by George Verified Purchase
I ordered this for my daughter when she went off to college. With all of the issues happening in schools and public institutions. It put my mind at ease knowing she has a shield in her back pack that is strong enough to defeat the most common threat but is light enough to insure she will always have it with her.

I recently took advantage of the Rimling 10 X12 BOGO sale.

I have ordered Body armor from others and it literally came in piece by piece and we are talking months between actually delivery. While I was "on the job" my agency supplied me with body armor. But when I retired I had grown accustomed to having body armor when I carry a weapon or go to the range. I had only wished I had also purchased my vest from AR500 who delivers on time, and informs customers of any delays.

They also offer discounts for those on the job, first responders and military. (Posted on 4/15/2018)
Review from Joe Altobellis Review by Joe Altobellis
Very nice folks to deal with. Bought my first plate and vest at the NRA show in Louisville and am very happy with my purchase. Hope I don't have to ever test though.........! (Posted on 8/4/2016)
Review from Vanny Review by Vanny
I like the pad, its very comfortable, light enough to move around easily. The pad also big enough to cover area that it needed to be covered, i had tried different pads out there and to think that they are good, but not at the best as to AR500 pads. I am glad i bought it from AR500 and nowhere else. Great choices i made on coming to you guys. (Posted on 7/21/2016)
Review from David Barnes Review by David Barnes
Fits perfectly in my safariland uniform carrier, nice and light. (Posted on 7/21/2016)
Review from Eric Arnsberger Review by Eric Arnsberger
this armor is great super light weight and extremely comfortable and easily hidden, I wear it everyday and you can't even tell, and what makes it even better is when you get sweat its nice and cool
best soft armor (Posted on 4/8/2016)
Review from Gary H Review by Gary H
When you have a wife that can't handle a lot of weight, this is a good approach and the quality loos very good. I research anything I buy, so I know what I received was superior to most products out there. (Posted on 1/4/2016)
Review from William K. Review by William K.
Great quality fits my carrier very well! (Posted on 12/28/2015)
Review from Dave Review by Dave
Fits the carrier really well, super comfortable and well made. I got it in less than the 4 weeks lead time. (Posted on 11/4/2015)
Review from Chuck Review by Chuck
It fits my plate carrier perfectly. Delivery was fast, too. I haven;t actually been shot while wearing it, so I cannot comment on it's effectiveness. If that ever happens, I'll keep you up to date, if the internet still works then.
(Posted on 10/29/2015)
Review from Miller Review by Miller
Very lightweight, flexible, and got here fast! (Posted on 10/19/2015)
Review from Craig S Review by Craig S
I ordered this based on the recommendation from our senior firearms instructor. As a probation/parole officer and having to wear body armor for extended periods of time, this is very comfortable and light!! At this price point, it's an exceptional value!!! (Posted on 10/10/2015)
Review from Tim Review by Tim
Received IIIA armor in under a week. We do prisoner transport and when we go out, we are just wearing our stab vests. Excellent prices makes ballistic armor attainable as the job doesn't provide it. Fits perfect in existing vest. Thanks guys. (Posted on 9/28/2015)
Review from H. Brooks Review by H. Brooks
Received the Rimelig IIIa only 3 days after ordering it, fast service! Got this setup with the "urban-go" carrier for those "on the move"/away from home type scenarios, call it my "go-armor". Bought the level III Hard armor and "Sentry" carrier earlier this year as my "shelter in place" or "home defense" system. AR500 Armor=great product, great value. (Posted on 9/9/2015)
Review from William Morris Review by William Morris
My Rimelig armor arrived slightly ahead of the projected schedule! With church shootings, school shootings, threats from ISIS, and crime in the community on the rise, every time you turn around, I feel safer with this product. I will use this with the concealed carrier, during the normal day. And, I'm not law enforcement, just an average everyday citizen, and how many civilians say, "It will never happen to me?!" The odds are slim, but I wear it "just in case". The hard armor can be used in any SHTF scenario, should the grids ever go down, if you need increased rifle protection! Otherwise, this Rimelig soft armor is light and will offer protection from most common threats.
I am also a prepper, and have plenty of supplies and such, but I figured some body armor would be extra insurance for family survival. This is a great product. Thanks, Armor 500! (Posted on 8/12/2015)
Review from John brodie Review by John brodie
The fit is great ,and flexibility in the vest is excellent. Very comfortable and lite. (Posted on 8/11/2015)
Great product. Needed something I can wear under my uniform jacket concealed. Still waiting on the concealment plate carrier, but I'm sure it will work perfectly. It's lightweight and portable. I can even drop it in my hydration pack for a little sense of security. Thanks a ton AR500! (Posted on 7/22/2015)
Review from Clem Dog Review by Clem Dog
I need something to protect my back while wearing my "assault carrier". I have AR500 hard armor for the front, so I should be protected.
Good stuff! (Posted on 6/24/2015)
Review from Brian G. Review by Brian G.
So far I have been impressed with the Rimelig armor I received. They were delivered promptly even though I requested that the "Advanced Shooters Cut" be configured for a lefty. Great products, reasonable prices and good customer service. (Posted on 6/24/2015)
Review from Greg Review by Greg
Great value and construction. I'm happy. (Posted on 6/24/2015)
Review from Michael Review by Michael
Very lite, I pray I never have to need it but nice insurance JIC. (Posted on 6/24/2015)
Review from Josh Review by Josh
Very impressed with the quality material and the price. Looking forward to receiving my century plate carrier with pouches and armor plates soon. I also enjoy the fact that they are local and all made in America something you just don't find much of and they don't kill you with the price. Will be a returning customer thanks ar (Posted on 6/24/2015)
Review from Docsix Review by Docsix
Excellent product, nice alternative to plates when when threat level lowered. lighter weight quick response armor for active shooter bag that travels with me daily. (Posted on 6/24/2015)
Review from thomas Review by thomas
Arrived quickly. Good construction. Will be ordering from this site again very soon. (Posted on 6/23/2015)
Review from Rick Ulrich Review by Rick Ulrich
I ordered during the Memorial Day sale and they arrived very quickly, considering they have to be made when ordered. I'd rather wait a little longer when ordering soft armor being it has an expiration date. The appearance is great, quality workmanship through and through. I'm ordering another carrier and some trauma pads, and like others has said, I'm not going to test it till it expires. I have every confidence in AR500 products, and i also own 3A armor from them. (Posted on 6/21/2015)
Review from Jonathan Rhodes Review by Jonathan Rhodes
It is no thicker than IIA from another manufacture that I've worn daily and it seems lighter and conforms well to the body. I have worn other IIIA body armor and it was not as comfortable and far more restricting, so i glad that bending over and in other positions are much more achievable with this armor. (Posted on 6/18/2015)
Review from Daniel Marker Review by Daniel Marker
I saw your ad on my facebook page and I thought "I didn't know regular citizen's could purchass body armor (I just never thought about it) but when I looked into it I realized that this is affordable on any budget (cause I'm a bum) seriously tho, I was impressed with every video I saw and I take my hat off to the owner, oh "what's his name" cause I can tell he really cares about his product. I'm impressed with everything I've experienced with AR500 armor. so far I haven't been shot at but I got my fingers crossed, all kidding aside I feel confident that AR500 armor product's will save my life if I'm ever in that terrible situation. I want to thank you for making a quality product at an affordable price.
(Posted on 6/16/2015)
Review from Alejandro Juarez Review by Alejandro Juarez
I ordered this during the Memorial day sale. Not much to say, my concealment carrier is on its way so i can't test fit it yet.
I'm impressed with the quality of the Rimelig and trauma pad.
Only complaint is it took like a week to get here, after the shipping label was created. I'm a patient person so no big deal.
Thank you AR500! (Posted on 6/15/2015)
Review from John Review by John
I'm not sure how to review this product other than it's appearance and wearability because I'm not going to shoot it or find someone to shoot at me while wearing it. I don't have the money to waste on testing. I think that the videos that AR500 Armor have produced have given me confidence in their products enough to trust my life wearing one of them. They do have as good a wearability as can be expected for this type of life saving products and others must think the same as there can be long wait times to receive an order. Thank you AR Armor for a well made produce at a reasonable price. (Posted on 5/31/2015)
Review from michael a militello jr Review by michael a militello jr
Ordered this the first day I saw it was out. Waiting for my Wolf concealment vest to ship to actually wear. I also have the Carbon nanotube SA. The Rimelig is a bit thicker and a bit heavier. Of course there is a $40 price difference. I will reiterate the same request I made in my nanotube review ... AR500 please put a note about the 5 year life span of soft armor in the description. I know on the forums it's "common knowledge" but I think if its printed on the Armor it should be disclosed in the description. Thank you. (Posted on 5/28/2015)

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