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The Rittenhouse 'Essentials' Kit


#1 Selling Armor Kit in America

Answer the distress call.

  • Our most popular plate carrier.
    • The Testudo’s cummerbund adjusts to fit you precisely.
    • Mesh padding increases comfort. 
  • Lightweight, powerful A2 armor.
    • Rated to stop M193, M855, and skateboard hits to the chest.
  • The Lower-Back IFAK Pouch fits conveniently in the front or the back of the carrier.
    • Easy access to your IFAK (not included).
  • The Triple Rifle Mag Pouch keeps you loaded.
  • The Nitrile Gloves keep you ready to administer medical aid.

Part of our partnership with Kyle Rittenhouse: one of the great modern illustrations of the Free Man's need to defend himself and his community.

Base Bundle

  • 1x Testudo Gen 2
  • 2x Level III+ A2 Plates
  • 1x Small-of-Back IFAK Pouch
  • 1x Triple Rifle Mag Pouch
  • 2x Nitrile Gloves

Upgrade Option

  • 2x Trauma Pads
Product Configuration
Loadout Color *
Black Coyote
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No Yes (+$47)
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No Yes (+$99)

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    He answered the distress call of someone he loved. He avoided combat and gave medical attention. Then handled himself well when trouble came to him.

    The best things are worth fighting for. Are you ready for battle? 

    The Testudo Gen 2 is designed for both coverage and comfort. For coverage, the Testudo Gen 2 is able to carry an entire loadout of gear via its PALS webbing. It can also hold the biggest plate size the industry offers (11”x14”) as well as the more common 10”x12”. Its cummerbund also accommodates 6x6 and 6x8 side plates for protection facing all directions. For comfort, generous padding prevents chafing and the full adjustability of the cummerbund let you choose the ideal fit. This adjustability makes the Testudo more than a “one-size-fits-all” solution since the size itself can be changed to best suit you.

    The Testudo also has plenty of PALS webbing for attaching  MOLLE-compatible pouches, holsters, and accessories. On the PALS is an application of Velcro, offering superior versatility for placement of medical, moto, or other patches or gear.

    The A2 is rated Level III+. This means it goes above the NIJ Level III rating. We ensure our armor is capable of stopping 5.56x45 M193, 5.56x45 M855/SS109 at 3,000 FPS as well as AK-47 rounds (7.62x39) and .308 (7.62x51 M80 NATO Ball) at 2,850 FPS. 

    The A2 is also extremely durable. It takes many hits without compromise. It can be dropped and knocked around without losing power. It also provides the same protection on the edges as it does in the center.

    The included pouches begin your kit building: rifle mag pouches and the IFAK pouch + nitrile gloves for medical affluence.

    The upgrade option Trauma Pads decrease blunt force impact from the bullet after the plate stops the round. They are made of a non-newtonian foam that resists compression.



    • Material: 500D Nylon
    • Supported Plate Size: 10”x12” & 11"x14"
    • Size: For body types M to 3XL
    • Weight: 3.6 lbs
    • Features: Front and rear Velcro panels & laser-cut PALS systems
    • Manufactured: Vietnam (Armored Republic)


    • Material: Ballistic steel alloy blend of 650 hardness on the Brinell scale, with FragLock™ Coating
    • Protection: 5.56x45 M193, 5.56x45 M855/SS109 at 3,000 FPS (+/- 30 FPS) and 7.62x39(ie AK-47), 7.62x51 M80 NATO Ball (ie .308) at 2,850 FPS. Not rated for AP rounds.
    • Capability: Edge-to-edge multi-hit protection 
    • Form: Curved
    • Dimensions:
      • Weight: 5.5 lbs (per plate)
    • Shelf life: 20 years
    • Compatibility: Testudo, Valkyrie & Invictus Carriers
    • Manufactured: United States