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AR500 Armor® Level III Lightweight UHMWPE Body Armor 10" x 12"

320 USD

SKU: 310x12uhmwpe

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Estimated Lead Time: 8-10 Weeks



AR500 Armor® Level III Lightweight UHMWPE Body Armor

For when ounces are pounds and mobility is everything AR500 Armor® Level III Polyethylene Body Armor weighs in at a mere 3.3lb’s per plate in our 10” x 12” standard shooters cut. NIJ 0101.06 certified, positive buoyancy, stand-alone, and multi-hit capable, our Polyethylene lightweight armor plate is a true contender for those who can sacrifice the inherit benefits of our steel core body armor to save weight.

Featuring an ergonomic single curve, our PE (Polyethylene) Level III armor is not only affordable, but high performing, comfortable, and light weight. Wrapped in a water-resistant nylon cover with edge impact padding increases durability. Manufactured in the USA, in 10” x 12”, this armor has a profile of 1.3” thick and carries a 5-year shelf life.

AR500 Armor® Polyethylene Body Armor Threat Level:

Level III

  • 7.62x51 M80 Ball at 2800 FPS
  • 5.56x45 M193 at 3150 FPS
  • 7.62x39 AK 47 at 2380 FPS

AR500 Armor® Polyethylene Body Armor Specs:

Construction: UHMWPE (Polyethylene) core

Coating: 600D nylon w/ edge padding

Weight: only 3.3 Lbs.

Size: Standard 10” x 12” shooters cut

AR500 Armor® Polyethylene Body Armor Features:

  • NIJ 0101.06 certified
  • Only 3.3lbs in 10” x 12” Standard Shooters Cut
  • Level III rated
  • Ergonomic Single Curvature
  • Stand-Alone and Multi-Hit capable
  • 1.3” Thick Profile
  • Positive Buoyancy
  • UHMWPE ballistic core construction
  • Durable Nylon proactive cover
  • Edge impact padding
  • 5 Year Shelf Life
  • Made in the USA

Level III UHMPWE plates are certified in accordance to NIJ standard 0101.06, which mandates a minimum shot-to-edge distance of no greater than 51mm (2.0 inches).


Wipe with cold damp cloth


Name in Bundles No
UPC: 00819718022453
Manufacturer AR500 Armor
Rating filter No
Approximate Weight (LBS) 3.3000
Armor Level Level III
Armor Threat Rating Level III multi-hit protection against 7.62 mm FMJ, steel jacketed bullets (U.S. Military designation M80) with a specified mass of 9.6 g (147gr) and a velocity of 2780 ft/s (+/- 30 ft/s).
Armor Cut Orientation: Ambidextrous
Dimensions 10" x 12"
Armor Construction Material Polyethylene
Armor Shelf Life 5 Years
Approximate Thickness 1.3"
Discontinued? No


Customer Reviews

Lightweight is the way to go. Review by Brandon Verified Purchase
Bought this on sale for 199. Shipped the same day and received it within 5 days. A vast improvement over steel plates. Dropping 5-6 pounds makes the plate carrier much more manageable. Can actually wear and train in a plate carrier all day without being fatigued. More comfortable than steel plates. You do give up some penetration to m855 green tip but it's up for you to decide. Make sure your carrier will fit the plate it is a bit thick. Unfortunately, the one I received was made a year before I ordered so instead of 5 years it's 4 years. Highly recommend this plate, even more, if you can catch it on sale. (Posted on 10/5/2018)
Superb prouduct Review by Paul4utica
I bought two of these separately. Both were delivered within a week. Great product for urban neighborhood watch where steel tip threat is low. Very light. I placed these in my civil disturbance rig primarily for combat shotgun and sidearm patrol. (Posted on 3/16/2018)
Incredibly light plates! Review by Jon Solo
I bought these as soon as I saw them available. I wear plates mostly at the range when shooting with others and dropping over 12lbs off the carrier compared to steel is amazing. I can move so much more quickly than before and fatigue more slowly. You sacrifice shelf life and protection from green tips but overall a really nice option compared to the steel plates. Definitely a bit more expensive than steel as well, I luckily caught them on sale! (Posted on 2/10/2018)

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