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Bodyguard Personal Body Armor (Jackets, Backpacks, Plates apparel and accessories)

All clothing is made to order – NO ORDER MAY BE CANCELLED AFTER IT IS PLACE because all clothing is custom made to order. Normal delivery is 2 to 3 weeks but may take longer or shorter depending on the factory.

NIJ Certification lasts 5 years (industry maximum).

You may cancel up to 24 hours after you order (7 days a week). Any cancelations may be subject to a cancelation fee depending on the size of the order. To cancel just send an email to bodyguard@theselfdefenseco.com. Include your name and order number.

You may exchange wrong sizes or manufacturer’s defects at no penalty to you by emailing customerservice@theselfdefenseco.com.

There are NO REFUNDS or RETURNS on custom-made to fit products.

You the customer take full responsibility if you misuse this product and test it outside of an NIJ-certified facility.

You may be seriously INJURED or KILLED if you misuse this product.

Customer assumes ALL risk and responsibility and the Self Defense Company, The Bodyguard Brand its suppliers and distributors shall be held harmless if this product were to fail in real-world conditions.

Please allow 2 week BREAK IN PERIOD

When you first receive your jacket it WILL BE STIFF.

Please allow the ballistic protection to soften. In order to do that you must wear it.

Ballistic Certifications

Level 3A certification is HERE 

Level 2A Certification is HERE (note: the level 2A is actually rated HIGHER at Level 2)

To learn more about ballistic ratings download this guide HERE

30 Day Return Policy

Returns are at the customer’s expense. 

There may be a restocking fee depending on the condition of the item.

If the item is damaged in any way you will not receive a refund and we will return the item back to you.

DAMAGED PRODUCTS due to shipping. 

If your item is damaged in shipping you must supply an acknowledgment from the shipping company, images of the box, and the damaged item to bodyguard@theselfdefensecoco.com

You may return your standard size Bodyguard Jacket or item up to 30 days after your receive it.

THERE ARE NO RETURNS ON BALLISTIC PLATES – all sales are final since they can get damaged if shipped improperly.

Please email bodyguard@theselfdefensecoco.com


You then have up to 1 week to return it after you receive your RA.

This will be noted on the postmark date.