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Safariland to Launch the APEX Concealable Vest System at SHOT Show 2024

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Safariland®, a brand of The Safariland Group, a leading global provider of safety products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets and one of Cadre Holdings, Inc.’s (NYSE: CDRE) (“Cadre”) key brands has unveiled a groundbreaking concealable body armor system that redefines the standards of protection for law enforcement. The APEX® Covert Vest System sets a new benchmark in personal safety, offering unmatched mobility and comfort for those on the front lines.

At the heart of APEX lies a revolutionary four-piece vest design that seamlessly integrates two side panels with front and rear counterparts for unmatched manuverability. This unique configuration allows for unparalleled articulation, ensuring the armor panels move fluidly with the body, providing coverage during every twist and turn of duty.

“The development of APEX is rooted in recognizing the parallel between advanced athletic mobility and the dynamic demands of law enforcement officers,” said James Duncan, Vice President & General Manager of Armor for Safariland. “APEX addresses the critical need for enhanced mobility and comfort in the line of duty. It’s more than just a piece of equipment; it’s a testament to our commitment to officer performance and well-being.”

Features include:

  • Four-Piece Floating Architecture for unparalleled comfort and uncompromised performance
  • Core Compression System carries the weight of the ballistics around the bodies core, allowing for a more natural weight displacement
  • Extended Tuckable Garment
  • Front Zip for Easy Donning & Doffing
  • Integrated Front & Rear Trauma Plate Pocket
  • Internal Soft Armor Suspension System
  • Lockable Front Zipper with Zipper Garage

APEX stands out from the competition with its innovative “floating” front and back panels, creating an overlap relationship with the side panels. This design provides continuous protection, effortlessly adjusting to the body’s natural motions. Gone are the days of compromising agility or safety – APEX delivers both.

Attendees are encouraged to visit booth #11271 for a first-hand look at the new APEX concealable vest system. For more information on Safariland, its extensive line of gear, and its mission to save lives, visit

About Safariland Armor

Safarilandâ Armor continues to set the standard in ballistic protection by continually developing cutting-edge body armor designs to provide its customers with high-performance, life-saving armor products. With a focus on advanced engineering and production techniques, the Safariland Armor brand is known for its proprietary designs and use of next generation materials to develop the thinnest, lightest, most advanced ballistic protection against a wide array of standard and special threats. For more information, visit

The Safariland PROTECHâ line offers industry-leading tactical gear most coveted by tactical teams throughout the world. The product line includes a wide selection of field proven and cutting-edge products including ballistic shields, armor plates, helmets, and other accessories for unparalleled head to toe protection. For more information, visit Safariland is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. 

About The Safariland Group 

The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland® Armor, Duty Gear and Communications, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Hatch®, Med-Eng®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives®”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

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