Way back in the day, I combined an armored panel from Premier Armor with an armor-carrying shirt from Tru-Spec and inspired both companies to work together. Now, years and years later, Premier Armor has refined the system into something more concealable, comfortable and offers better protection. The Everyday Armor T-Shirt 2.0 makes some improvements but retains the same level of protection as the original.
The Everyday Armor T-Shirt is built around the 7.75 x 12.75-inch plates. These provide superior protection and are easier to conceal than your standard cut plate. The T-shirt fits tight and clings to the body and features a number of reinforced areas to support the weight of the plates without the shirt bending, sagging, or compromising.
The big change to the Everyday Armor system is that the armor inserts for the bottom instead of the top. This makes it much easier to put the shirt on and easier to take off. They also added Concealment Channels that pull the shirt tighter to the body for increased concealment.
How The Everyday Concealment T-Shirt Works
It’s a fairly simple setup. The shirt fits incredibly tightly, much like an Underarmor style sports shirt. The tight shirt holds the panels in place and secures them in one location. The shirt itself is moisture-wicking, fairly lightweight, and breathable. The large panels offer plenty of torso protection, and the tight nature of the shirt keeps them in place.
The two panels offer you total protection front and rear. Concealment does require some form of an overshirt. Toss on a button-down shirt, hoodie, or hockey jersey, and the panels effectively disappear. The shirt fits quite tight, and the panels won’t get in the way of your draw by any means.
In practice, the shirt is quite comfy, and the plates don’t rub you raw. You can expect it to get a little warm where the plates sit. It’s a bit like a sweater in the area, and harsh, hot environments will make things a little rough, admittedly. It’s a sacrifice worth making if you need body armor.
Getting the Everyday Armor T-Shirt 2.0 setup takes no time at all. Turn the shirt inside out, insert the level IIIA NIJ Certified plates and then toss it on. Boom, like that, you are ready to roll out like the uparmored tank you are.
Why Concealable Armor?
For most of us, this seems like an extreme item to EDC. Most of us likely don’t need armor every day, but there is certainly a niche of people who could use an item like this. If you’ve received credible threats, then armor might help save your life.
If you’re like me and you worked repo at one point or another, then concealable armor can be quite handy. In my state, a repo man isn’t even allowed to carry a gun. There is likely a wide number of situations why you might want some credible protection from ballistic threats.
The Everyday Armor T-Shirt 2.0 comes as a complete package and gives you peace of mind that conceals as easy as your SIG P365.