Soft Armor

Soft body armor consists of flexible panels of ballistic material. Soft armor is designed to offer protection against assaults with handguns. It is intended to be used for extended daily wear. It’s the type of body armor that first responders and officers would want to wear during day-to-day activities. It can be worn under a uniform or civilian clothing in an external carrier. If it is worn under a uniform, it is referred to as concealable armor.

Soft armor panels are constructed of multiple layers of ballistic-resistant materials. Each additional layer of material absorbs the energy of a bullet strike, which is caught in the soft armor’s web of strong fibers. Upon impact, the absorption and dispersion of energy causes the ammunition round to deform or “mushroom” as it protects the wearer.

Hard Armor

Hard armor consists of rigid panels, or plates, of ballistic-resistant material and is designed to offer greater protection against higher-level threats than soft armor. Hard armor plates are used in tactical armor, which is typically worn in a carrier over the normal uniform for short periods of time.

Hard armor is engineered with layers of material that absorb and distribute the force of the impact and cushion the body from the blunt-force trauma that can still effect the body even if a lethal round is stopped.

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Best-In-Class Design

Durable Engineering

Both our soft and hard armor will not be compromised by becoming wet or being exposed to daily wear and tear. Unlike ceramic hard armor on the market, our hard armor can be dropped without concern that the internal structure has been cracked and rendered useless against a threat.

Vitals Protection

The engineers at Phalanx studied the sizing for armor across numerous manufacturers and users. For the majority of people, armor protecting an area of 10"x12" will shield the vital organs of the chest and abdomen from head-on penetration. Our plates are designed with this in mind, though we do have alternative sizing options available for those who require it.

Designed For Comfort

Body armor only works for those who wear it, so ours is designed to be as comfortable as possible on the job. Lighter than most options on the market, our hard armor is contoured both laterally and horizontally to better conform to the body.

Multi-Hit Tested

Both our soft and hard armor has been tested to withstand multiple hits without being compromised.

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Customer Reviews


“In the end, what I was looking for was an armor package that was not only light enough to allow for significant agility, but also comfortable enough to be sustainable in vehicle mounted operations, and additionally rugged enough to provide multiple-hit protection against most common shoulder arm weapons. Eventually I found the DKX Armor plates; they fit the exact needs I just described. I have run these plates across multiple mission profiles from surveillance to direct action operations. They do everything that the armor for the “urban-environment-light-fighter” should do. And I would not be here with you today if it were not for these plates – so I would like to thank Phalanx Defense/DKX for their forward thinking, innovative design, professionalism, and quality products.”


Saved by M3 Hard Armor

“Wow, I can’t believe the quality and fit and finish of this carrier. I have posted it on my FB pages along with the plates- A very happy customer and I will recommend these to whomever asks me about them- All of my friends are shooters and preppers/ LEO and Military as well so I should get some interest. I will refer you anyone asks. I love the versatility with everything being removable!! AGAIN JUST AWESOME!! Keep up the great work!! Thanks so much”


This thing is awesome!

I love the plate. It replaced my HEAVY plate in my raid vest. I am with the County Sheriff’s Office… My lower back thanks you!!!!!”


I love the plate

“Just in case the others never tell you… You are awesome. Thanks so much for what you do.”



Thanks again for all your help with my order. The dkx plates are so light compared to what I currently have it should be like they are not even there.”


DKX plates are so light compared to what I currently use.

I can’t tell you how happy and impressed I am with your customer service. I didn’t think it was really your responsibility to swap the plate for me, but you made it happen, and I think that was really cool of you. I’m about to take my first tactical classes at Talon Defense. Be sure that I will brag on you guys every chance I get. I’ll be getting a set of rifle plates from you guys in the future. Take care, and thank you again!!!”


I love the plate

I received your plates today. Everyone including myself loves them so far. I will be talking to my command staff about potential orders soon. Thank you.”


Everyone including myself loves them so far.