I've been issued the point blank FSBE vest. The one I have is rated level III and has level IV plates. It's a real nice vest but extremly thick with the plates. However, on the other hand it's lots lighter than my old ranger vest with steel plates. The vest does rub my kneck rather bad after wearing for long periods but it's nothing I can't live with.
I have a SOE
vest that I wear over the FSBE and that really bulks you up and makes it hard to access the vest's pouches.
But then again for that level of protection in a light vest it's well worth it.