The bulletproof vest model Odin NIJ-3A (04) is the standard model that gestation period is in many police and security throughout the world. The bulletproof vest Odin provides optimal comfort, convenience and flexibility. It is an anatomical design, which is suitable for both men and women. The Odin uses the same ballistic packages as the Ares vest and different protection values can be obtained. The Odin jacket provides protection to the front and rear and sides. Furthermore, this product includes fully adjustable, elasticated shoulders and waist using Velcro. This jacket also has a very high level of breathability, combined with heat and perspiration-regulating system. The advanced system "Siophase" regulates body heat by heat above 37 ° C to drain. This excess heat is stored in the fabric and then released when the body temperature drops below 37 ° C. The Odin vest can be worn as a discreet vest, but it is also perfect to wear as an over vest, which makes it possible to expand to a higher level. Although different levels of protection are possible, the Odin vest usually equipped with NIJ level 3A soft ballistic package that can stop bullets of small arms and with hard ballistic plates to stop bullets.
The the protection value is under U.S. NIJ-3A(04) standards, where the 3A represents a ballistic protection against small arms calibers 9x19 mm and .44 Magnum with normal ammunition. This is a realistic value protection against the most common pistols and revolvers here in Europe are privately owned (bulletproof vest belgium). It is wrong to compare all NIJ 3A vests as simular. There are regular updates performed by the NIJ 3A standards. This ballistic packages meet the NIJ 0101.04 update (-04) and were the American standards in 2001. The American standards NIJ 3A (04) are still today here in Europe quite large utility. After all these vests NIJ-3A (04) stop all normal 9x19 mm cartridges and also the heavy .44 Magnum revolver bullets. This type of jackets is quite large utility because they resist the realistic situation in Belgium where the possession of heavy magnum revolvers is permitted for citizens. Here in Belgium, the heavy magnum revolvers become fequent for up to caliber .44 magnum. Also, our NIJ-3A (04) package includes the powerful 7.62x25 mm cartridges stop from the Russian TT-33 Tokarev pistols regularly in possession of foreign criminal gangs. This body armor also provides minimal protection against normal attacks with knives until 15 Joules.
The Odin jacket has two pockets, front and back, which ballisitsche hard plates can be inserted. It is possible to use different types of hard ballistic plate to be used. The hard ballistic plates Level IV, must be used in combination with a soft package NIJ-3A to the steel core to stop bullets from a Kalashnikov, a FAL or an M16. This combination can also stop heavy hunting bullets.