Body Protectors are intended to reduce the severity or prevent the incidence of soft tissue or other injuries resulting from blunt trauma to the areas covered by the protector. Blunt trauma protectors are not intended to provide protection from penetrating trauma, such as blows from sharp or pointed instruments such as axes, spikes, knives, etc., although the incidence or severity of some such injuries may be slightly reduced some protection is provided from cuts by lightweight edged weapons such as craft knives, but not from heavier – bladed weapons such as Samurai and other swords.
Blunt trauma protectors do not provide ballistic protection.
Certain Arnold products in the prime range are knife resistant and this is stated in the actual product description. For detailed description of the levels of protection offered by each range please click on technical specification and user guide.
Body Protectors are available in size ranges:
• Advance - up to 3 sizes
• Prime - 1 size
To assist with your correct product size selection please refer to the Size Chart.
Body Protectors - Advance (BS 7971-8 compliant – available in up to 3 sizes)
This range was developed to satisfy the requirements of British Standards BS 7971-8 and benefiting from the expert scientific input of Dr Roderick Woods of the protective clothing research facility at Cambridge University.
The Arnold Advance range of body protectors are CE marked and are product specific (refer to product descriptions) to performance level 1 & 2 and represent a new ‘State of the art’ body protection for blunt trauma.
The outer fabric covers to the protectors are available in a choice of colours, black or blue, or camouflage patterns (DPM desert etc). Various material specifications such as wipe-clean, fire-resistant and rip stop materials are also available. A recent specification has been the Arnold ASP7 body protector with fluorescent nylon and reflective detailing.
Body Protectors - Prime (Standard Protection)
A well established range of 4 products, an automatic choice for many user groups worldwide. A versatile range which a choice of outer fabric covers available in a choice of colours black or blue or in camouflage patterns, (DPM desert etc). Various material specifications such as wipe clean, standard cotton, fire resistant cotton and rip stop materials are available.
Although this range is not type-approved with CE marked products, the range has been developed to provide specific protection, which is detailed in the actual product descriptions.