NO SOFT ARMOR INCLUDED!!!
“The Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV), is an enhanced version of, and a replacement for, the older Outer Tactical Vest variant of the Interceptor body armor, as fielded by the United States Army. The IOTV is compatible with the Deltoid and Auxiliary Protector System (DAPS) components, ESAPI (Enhanced Small Arms Protective Insert), Enhanced Side Ballistic Inserts (ESBI), as well as the OTV's groin protector.
The OTV design was considered insufficient and lacking in certain areas, which led to the IOTV's development and fielding. The IOTV is currently produced by Point Blank Body Armor, BAE Systems, KDH Defense Systems,Protective Products Enterprises, UNICOR and Creative Apparel Associates. The IOTV first saw action in combat with U.S. Army ground combat units in late 2007/early 2008 and currently remains the standard body armor type used by regular U.S. Army ground combat units overseas.” Read more here:
These were never issued as UCP camo went out of fashion with the army. They were demilled by removing the green sewn in tags, and the quick release cables removed. We have made new quick release cables. 100% Made in the USA Mil-Spec Quality.
Sizing is generous, an XL shirt size could easily wear a 2XL vest. If you’re planning on wearing it over clothing 2XL would likely suit you better.