First Look: BulletSafe VP4 Advanced Integrated RLA Vest

Mobility and protection with minimal amount of weight.

posted on May 5, 2024
Bullet Safe

BulletSafe, a company that distributes soft body armor, ballistic panels, bulletproof vests and other personal-protective equipment against ballistic projectiles, is now releasing a new, advanced bulletproof vest with integrated RLA armor inserts. RLA stands for “reinforced lightweight armor” and the new VP4 Advanced Integrated RLA vest is meant to provide a high degree of user mobility and comfort without the added burden of extra weight and heft that come with traditional ballistic vests and panels.

The reinforced lightweight armor ballistic panels that come with the VP4 Advanced vest are rated for Level III A on the NIJ (National Institute of Justice) body-armor-rating scale. Level III A panels that are capable of stopping the majority of handgun and most shotgun rounds with the higher limit being the .44 Mag. cartridge. Typically, Level III A panels are not rated to prevent penetration from centerfire rifle rounds, but the trade-off is that these panels tend to be lighter in weight and easier to wear for extended periods of time, which is relevant to professionals who work in law enforcement or security jobs that entail long hours of wearing a vest.  

BulletSafe VP4 Advanced Integrated RLA Ballistic Vest Features

  • Level IIIA protection
  • Waterproof
  • Lightweight
  • Made in the USA
  • Enhanced comfort and mobility
  • Upgraded hook-and-loop closures
  • Durable PVC coated polyester construction
  • Front and rear plate pocket access
  • Compatible with RLA Armor and BulletSafe Level IV plates

BulletSafe’s new VP4 Advanced Integrated RLA ballistic vest has a starting retail price of $350, and sizing runs from extra small all the way to 4XL, covering the majority of body shapes and sizes. To learn more about this new soft armor vest or other ballistic safety gear and personal protective equipment offered by BulletSafe, visit the company's website at


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