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PGD Alpha Bulletproof and stab proof Vest, Delta NIJ IIIA + 55J
PGD Alpha Bulletproof and stab proof Vest, Delta NIJ IIIA + 55J.
PGD Alpha Bulletproof and stab proof Vest, Delta NIJ IIIA + 55J.
PGD Alpha Bulletproof and stab proof Vest, Delta NIJ IIIA + 55J.
PGD Alpha Bulletproof and stab proof Vest, Delta NIJ IIIA + 55J.
PGD Alpha Bulletproof and stab proof Vest, Delta NIJ IIIA + 55J. Elastic cummerbund.
PGD Alpha Bulletproof and stab proof Vest, Delta NIJ IIIA + 55J. Adjustable ride-height.
PGD Alpha Bulletproof and stab proof Vest, Delta NIJ IIIA + 55J.
PGD Alpha Bulletproof and stab proof Vest, Delta NIJ IIIA + 55J. Zippered pockets for hard armor plates.
PGD Alpha Bulletproof and stab proof Vest, Delta NIJ IIIA + 55J.

PGD Alpha Bulletproof and stab proof Vest, Delta NIJ IIIA + 55J

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The PGD Alpha is a soft armor vest with a high level of protection against virtually all handguns and hard stabs with knives. The Delta variant is thin and flexible, yet offers a high level of resistance against stabs.

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PGD Alpha Bulletproof and stab proof Vest, Delta NIJ IIIA + 55J.
PGD Alpha Bulletproof and stab proof Vest, Delta NIJ IIIA + 55J.
PGD Alpha Bulletproof and stab proof Vest, Delta NIJ IIIA + 55J.
PGD Alpha Bulletproof and stab proof Vest, Delta NIJ IIIA + 55J.
PGD Alpha Bulletproof and stab proof Vest, Delta NIJ IIIA + 55J. Elastic cummerbund.
PGD Alpha Bulletproof and stab proof Vest, Delta NIJ IIIA + 55J. Adjustable ride-height.
PGD Alpha Bulletproof and stab proof Vest, Delta NIJ IIIA + 55J.
PGD Alpha Bulletproof and stab proof Vest, Delta NIJ IIIA + 55J. Zippered pockets for hard armor plates.
PGD Alpha Bulletproof and stab proof Vest, Delta NIJ IIIA + 55J.

The PGD Alpha is a soft armor vest with a high level of protection against virtually all handguns and hard stabs with knives. The Delta variant is thin and flexible, yet offers a high level of resistance against stabs.

The PGD Alpha vests are made in Denmark in PGD's own factory and the Delta is the premium offering in the range. It's made with Honeywell Gold Shield to achieve a very thin and flexible armor at just 4.9 mm (0.193") thick with an impressive stab-resistance of 55 joules. The flexibility of the vest makes it unisex, within reason of course.

As a slim vest the Alpha - Delta is also a lightweight one with the medium size weighing 1.8 kg (4 lbs).

A highly developed carrier

The carrier is not just some nylon sewn as pockets to throw the armor panels into. The carrier utilizes Outlast PCM (Phase Change Material) technology to retain and release heat as necessary to keep the temperature "just right" in changing conditions. So that's a piece of Certified Space Technology you might have learned about today.

The way we understand it (and hope to explain to you), the parts of the carrier facing your body have thermal capsules of material that works like some reusable hand warmers, just in a really small size. As your body produces more heat, these capsules absorb it for your comfort and retain it for later use, when your skin may get cold.

Further, the carrier has front and read pockets for hard armor plates with size recommendations as follows:

Vest sizeSAPI size
SmallS (222 x 298 mm)
Medium
LargeM (241 x 318 mm)
X-Large
2X-Large10x12 or M
3X-Large10x12, M, or L

Protection level NIJ IIIA + 55J

The stab-resistance is easier to explain so let's do that one first: the vest stops an edged blade (S1) thrust at it with an energy level of 50 joules (E2) as specified in NIJ 0115.00, yet the vest is tested up to 55 joules with success.

The IIIA level according to NIJ-standard is pretty much the lowest used in military and LE applications these days, but also the highest level that can be achieved with soft materials. NIJ IIIA is commonly used in bullet-resistant vests worn underneath clothing as well as flak vests.

NIJ IIIA stops the following threats (list not exhaustive):

  • .22LR (rimfire pistols and rifles)
  • .44 Magnum SJHP
  • 357 SIG
  • 9x19mm FMJ (pistols and submachine guns)
  • Fragmentation and ricochets.

If you are unfamiliar with the NIJ rating system check out this chart for further reference:

CaliberNIJ IIANIJ IINIJ IIIANIJ IIINIJ IV
.22 LR LRNOKOKOKOKOK
.380 ACP FMJ RNOKOKOKOKOK
9x19 mm FMJ RNOK (341 m/s)OK (367 m/s)OK (436 m/s)OK OK
.357 Mag JSPFAILOKOKOKOK
.44 Mag SJHPFAILFAILOKOKOK
7.62 NATO FMJFAILFAILFAILOKOK
.30-06 APFAILFAILFAILFAILOK

LRNLead Round Nose
FMJFull Metal Jacket
RNRound Nose
JSPJacketed Soft Point
SJHPSemi-Jacketed Hollow Point
APArmour-Piercing

PGD offers a warranty period of 7 years for the ballistic panels and 2 years for the carrier against manufacturing and material defects.

Size info

Despite being worn to protect the upper body, the measurement is taken at the navel height as that's where the vest overlaps (or doesn't) depending on the chosen size.

SizeWaist (cm)Waist (in)
Small60-70 cm23" - 27.5"
Medium70-80 cm28" - 31.5"
Large80-90 cm32" - 35.5"
X-Large90-100 cm36" - 39.5"
2X-Large100-110 cm40" - 43.5"
3X-Large110-120 cm44" - 47.5"

Once again, these numbers are your true waist measurements: not your pants size nor your jacket size! If you are at the low end of the measurement range of any size, you can choose the smaller size for reduced (or eliminated) overlap at the sides: this gains flexibility and concealability at the cost of possibly having slight gaps at the sides.

Made by Protection Group Danmark

The Danish PGD is a fairly recent name in ballistic protection but one we believe will be around for a long time. PGD makes vests and plates as well as helmets for demanding use. The strong point of PGD is their transparency about testing methods and certificates, this is something we appreciate a lot. Protective equipment is something you must be able to trust.

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