New Offering Unites Kevlar® with GORE-TEX® Fabrics

New Offering Unites Kevlar® with GORE-TEX® Fabrics

Second Chance® announced it has released its new family of armor solutions – The Summit™ ST. The Summit ST design was developed to offer an all DuPont™ Kevlar® ballistic package. DuPont™ Kevlar® fibers have pioneered the industry in the science of ballistic protection for more than 40 years. By uniting Kevlar® with GORE-TEX® fabrics, Second Chance has created one of the thinnest, most flexible vests available.

“We are very excited to partner with DuPont and W.L. Gore & Associates to usher in the next generation of Second Chance body armor,” stated Tim O’Brien, Category Director for the Second Chance brand. “By working with these suppliers, we were able to utilize the latest materials to create a line of vests with more stopping power against special threats. The Summit ST offers excellent fragmentation defense and blunt-trauma reduction with wearer comfort in mind.”

The Summit ST line features an advanced, thin and flexible all Kevlar® hybrid design providing unmatched ballistic protection. This patented, unidirectional Kevlar aramid fiber provides increased protection against special threats and backface deformation. Additionally, the Summit ST features a GORE-TEX® breathable and anti-bacterial panel covering to help prevent germs and odor from accumulating. This panel also helps to reduce heat build-up which keeps the officer cooler and ultimately more comfortable.

The Summit ST female ballistic package offers outstanding protection and introduces a design that contours to the female form for a level of comfort unique to each body. All Second Chance concealable armor models are certified using NIJ approved size templates C1 and C5, which offer law enforcement officers the widest range of production sizes available.

The Summit ST family of body armor is available in a type II and type IIIA threat level in the standard model and the type II threat level in the female-structured model. The female-structured model in type IIIA threat level will be released later this year.

About Second Chance®

Second Chance® body armor, driven by our dedication to saving lives, is recognized for its dependable and consistent reliability and is constructed of the highest quality ballistic materials. With its long-standing history of time-proven results, Second Chance body armor products are built to precise standards, achieving the utmost in protection and comfort for unparalleled flexibility and wearability. Second Chance is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit

About The Safariland Group

The Safariland Group is a premier global provider of trusted, innovative, high-quality law enforcement and security products for the public safety, military and outdoor/personal protection markets. Offering many of the world’s most recognizable names in these markets, principal brands include ABA®, Second Chance®, Safariland®, Bianchi® and Break Free®. Forensics brands include Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, Together, We Save Lives, is inherent in the life-saving products it delivers. The Safariland Group is a privately held company with headquarters in Jacksonville, FL. For more information about The Safariland Group and its brands, please visit