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VestGuard UK 

Sevenacres, Barnhall Road, Tolleshunt Knights, Essex CM9 8HD 

T: +44 (0)1621 816614 E: W:

Welcome to VestGuard UK

Military : Law Enforcement : Security : Prisons : Councils : Maritime

VestGuard UK is the leading British manufacturer and supplier of body armour, ballistic helmets, Hard Armour Plates and composite armour systems. We deliver the very best in personal protection to Civilian, Government, and Military clients around the world. In partnership with our clients, VestGuard works to understand operational requirements to recommend and develop the most suitable solution for each customer, offering professional advice and a rapid comprehensive service to all our clients.

Our online store provides detailed information about some of the products and services we provide. We hold stock for urgent operational requirements and as a manufacturer have the capability to design bespoke solutions for clients looking to purchase in greater numbers. VestGuard products are available in a range of sizes, lengths, colours and protection levels to meet each operational environment and threat. Please do not hesitate to contact our sales team should you require any assistance. 

Body Armour

VestGuard Body Armour is made using the highest quality materials, independently tested and certified by VestGuard to the latest British and International ballistic, stab, needle, and fragmentation standards. Not only do our vests meet the standards, they often surpass these, resulting in a safer vest for our customers. Select the style of vest below that best suits your needs. Covert vests can be worn under or over clothing. Overt vests can be worn over clothing only. Tactical vests are designed with additional pockets for the insertion of Hard Armour rifle protection.

Hard Armour 

VestGuard produces a range of Hard Armour products utilising the same technology in different forms for protection against handguns, rifles, explosions and fragments. Each product is chosen for its superior stopping capabilities and unique specifications which make our products some of the best available on the market. Manufactured using the highest quality materials, tested and backed by the VestGuard quality seal and a 10 Year performance Guarantee ensures our clients are kept safe in the line of fire. 

Soft Armour

VestGuard manufactures a range of Soft Armour Panels (SAP) for use in our body armour, ballistic blankets and for personal protection inside everyday objects. These products utilise the same technology in different forms for protection against handguns, knives, needles, explosions and fragments, depending on the individual requirements. Manufactured using the highest quality materials, tested and backed by the VestGuard quality seal and a 5 Year performance Guarantee ensures protection that lasts. 


VestGuard have stepped up to supply a new standard of head protection in a collection of helmet styles including the traditional PASGT, the modern MICH and the agile Special Forces. Each style in our collection is designed to achieve an excellent performance to weight ratio improving wearer comfort and reducing fatigue during extended periods of use. Our huge assortment of accessories enables helmets to become the perfect tool for our customers to use in the fight against crime and improves agility, performance, and operational effectiveness in the field. 

PASGT Ballistic Helmet
MICH Ballistic Helmet
Special Forces Ballistic Helmet
Xtreme Ballistic Helmet Visor
Xtreme Rail Ballistic Helmet Visor
Training Helmet


VestGuard also supply a range of associated Security accessories that have been designed or selected because they compliment our dedication to ensuring our customers are protected and can operate within a safe and secure environment. 

More about VestGuard


VestGuard UK supplies the very best in British manufactured ballistic systems for personal and vehicle protection for use by civilian, corporate, government and military sectors. We are world-leading specialists in recommending solutions to our customers for their individual or tender requirements, providing professional advice and a comprehensive service to every enquiry we receive. Our strength lies in our dedication to produce the highest-quality equipment. This has been recognised through VestGuard UK being awarded International Business of the Year and the Counter Terror Award for innovation in Personal Protective Equipment. A great success for our company.

VestGuard has grown from strength to strength in the defence sector and today operates a team of highly efficient individuals with specialist knowledge in the industry. The VestGuard brand continues to expand and products continue to advance aesthetically, ergonomically and in their ballistic performance-to-weight capabilities.

Over the last 20 years VestGuard has been the leading body armour supplier to UK and international government, law enforcement and military agencies. By the time the Iraq and Afghan wars began, VestGuard was at the forefront of the body armour industry. Supporting many government and civilian contractors travelling to these countries, the company quickly caught the attention of a number of other clientele and the company’s products enveloped the market.

The company rose to the challenge when the contract to supply the entire Afghan National Army and Police Force was awarded to VestGuard UK. Beating 600 other companies, VestGuard supplied all 160,000 units to Afghanistan without any delays or problems in a contract worth over USD $100Million. This is the largest contract of its kind to be won by a British company.

Client Base

VestGuard has a base of over 8000 customers in 50 different countries worldwide. We provide every customer with the same level of quality and service whether purchasing one vest, or a thousand. For those who want and need body armour, VestGuard can offer a first class service.

  • Military Forces
  • Special Forces Teams
  • Government Councils
  • Law Enforcement
  • Media and Press Agencies
  • Maritime Security
  • Corporate and Security companies

Manufacturing Capabilities

VestGuard is a British manufacturer and supplier. We manufacture products for our clients needs. We have the ability to scale up our production to meet urgent operational deadlines and produce large volumes in a short space of time. Our main factory is based in the north of the UK, employing a highly skilled labour force to ensure continuous high quality products. 

Manufacturing Capabilities - up to 4000 units of body armour and hard armour plate kits per month 

Where we are unable to manufacture goods in-house, our audited supply chain comply with our ISO quality and ethical standards, and manufacture goods to our specifications and high quality finish. 

Professional Advice

Our team of trained staff have years of experience dealing with defence products and supplying to civilian, government and military clients all over the world. Our advice is clear and detailed and we will always assist with any enquiry, no matter how big or small the requirement. You can be assured the information and the products we supply are accurate and will provide the protection required for your personal safety.

Peace of Mind

VestGuard operates on an international level dealing with customers from all around the world including the United Nations, UK Government, NATO and the OSCE. Being a supplier to any of these establishments requires every efficiency, quality, and above all else; a product that is of the highest standard for protection. Here at VestGuard we put our name to each and every product we supply and fully back it through our many years in the profession. 

As part of our ongoing commitment, VestGuard holds the following documents

  • Ethical Policy
  • Corporate Mission Statement
  • Anti Bribery and Corruption Policy
  • Environmental Policy
  • Professional Indemnity 
  • ISO 9001:2008 Quality Compliance 
  • ADS Membership

Ongoing Product Checks

As part of our service, VestGuard is in the unique position to offer assessment checks during the life of body armour and helmets. Whether the vest is ours or from another company, we are happy to provide an unbiased, professional opinion based on a set of detailed checks we undertake on the armour. For a small charge this service continues to ensure your armour is fit for purpose. In the same way that neglecting services on your car could be dangerous, neglecting services on your personal protection can be equally as fatal.  Speak to one of our team if you would like further information regarding this service.

Export License Applications

To meet some UK laws, we may be required to obtain a license in order to export some of our goods to our international customers. The service to obtain these licenses is provided free of charge. On some occasions it may be more suitable for the buyer to apply directly for a license, which we will advise on this prior to sale.


To do our part to help the environment and also protect those who may be unaware of the dangers of second hand body armour, VestGuard offers all our customers the opportunity to return armour to be recycled. Under the agreement, armour returned is subjected to checks. Any suitable armour or covers which offer no bullet protection but remain able to protect against explosions are constructed into aprons and donated free of charge to non profiting demining missions, helping to protect lives. The remaining armour is broken down into raw component parts and supplied to a variety of industries to become a part of vehicle tyres, roads and reinforce other areas of key infrastructure. Our aim is to prevent armour from ending up on the second hand market and potentially causing death to the wearer. The fibres used naturally deteriorate over time and use, and years of use may leave the armour useless. This is indistinguishable to the normal user, thus presenting the danger. 


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