VIDEO: What if you were shot in the head wearing a bulletproof hoodie?
The Wonder Hoodie provides 3A protection in some of its bulletproof, hooded sweat shirts.
So the question is…Can 3A soft armor protect your skull against the handgun fire for which it is rated?
The answer is NO..correction…HELL NO.
The fact is that body armor is meant to be worn against…you guessed it…the body. The NIJ standard allows for 22mm indentation in the protected target. Which means that for an adult, that’s a deep bruise or a cracked rib – but for your head…you’re DEAD.
Below is a video we shot about the SEVERE limitations of 3A protection bulletproof backpacks. We took the Guard Dog backpack and put it against a melon (your head) and shot it with a 9mm FMJ round.
At 1:17 you’re going to see what will happen to to your skull if you were shot in the head wearing a bulletproof hoodie – a silver dollar size hole in the melon (your head).
I don’t know if the reason for the Wonder Hoodie is a gimmick or a scam. The people that sell this are either trying to rip you off or are just ignorant when it comes to ballistic protection. Either way, 3A protection WILL NOT protect your head.