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Old December 9, 2007, 05:43 PM   #1
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Will a bullet proof vest keep me warm in the winter?

I have a newbie question to ask here so dont flame me lol....

I was wondering if I bought a bullet proof vest that is light and small enough to wear underneath a long sleeve shirt and leather jacket, will it keep me warm enough in the winter months???


and also in the summer time will I be too hot?
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Old December 9, 2007, 05:53 PM   #2
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yes

Yes to both questions.
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Old December 9, 2007, 05:59 PM   #3
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It will also keep you permanently moist, with a locker-room aroma; since a vest doesn't "breathe", it's like wearing Saran Wrap.
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Old December 9, 2007, 06:22 PM   #4
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Ok, thanks for your answers....

I was thinking of this in comparison to motorcycle riding jackets.....as some are made for warm weather use and other are used for colder weather
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Old December 9, 2007, 10:00 PM   #5
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BTW, according to the inventor (Richard C. Davis), the proper term is "body armor."
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Old December 20, 2007, 07:08 PM   #6
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I once went out on a night patrol last December as a gunner wearing only my body armor, helmet, regular uniform, and flight gloves. It was about 35 degrees or so and I was up exposed to the wind. Sure, I wasn't happy, but I wasn't hypothermic, either. It was a really cold night, though; all of the Iraqi Police officers who were supposed to be out manning checkpoints had gone home to stay warm.
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