Combat shirt and armor system

  • US 7,636,948 B1
  • Filed: 01/26/2006
  • Issued: 12/29/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/26/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A body armor system comprising:

  • an armored element having a front section and a rearwardly spaced rear section connected to the front section, portions of the armored element comprising ballistic armor; and

    a shirt having portions disposed beneath the armored element, the shirt having two sleeves which are connected to and which extend from a torso element, the torso element being substantially overlain by portions of the armored element, and portions of the sleeves extending beyond the armored element so as not to be overlain thereby, and the shirt having a collar which is connected to the torso element and to the two sleeves, the collar extending upwardly from the armored element, wherein the torso element is composed of a wicking material of a first level of stretch, and the two sleeves and the collar being composed of a durable material of a level of stretch which is less than the first level of stretch.

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