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Does hard armour provide better protection than flexible armour?

In the 1980s, all body armour was rigid or “hardened,” making it uncomfortable and difficult to move in. Thankfully, technology has moved on to the extent that flexible armour is now available that provides equal or greater protection from all threats, including blunt trauma. We recommend that you ask for a demonstration of the protection provided. In addition, test the armour for comfort – if your staff aren’t comfortable they may not be wearing their armour when it counts.