KDH Defense | VBSS
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Originally designed to meet the requirements of the U.S. Navy’s Visit Board Search and Seize (VBSS) teams, this body armor is an advanced assault style, side-opening outer carrier vest system primarily for use in maritime/littoral environments. The vest stands out as truly an operators vest providing a high degree of mobility with minimum profile. Based on a “shooters cut” ballistic outline, the operator will immediately appreciate the unique features this vest offers. With water shedding ports and upgradeable passive floatation inserts the VBSS is the vest for waterborne operations.


  • Shooters cut style
  • Full wrap-around cummerbund with front hook and loop flap
  • Integrated, single-point, ambidextrous weapons sling
  • Front and back plate pockets to accommodate ESAPI plates
  • Easy insertion and removal of hard armor plates
  • Plate pockets include a bottom opening exterior oriented flap for manual quick removal of front and back plates
  • Optional removable side pouches that will accommodate either 6×8 ESBI or 6×6 ESBI
  • Single-handed emergency egress quick-release system
  • Reinforced drag handle
  • Ventilation channels front and back to reduce heat build-up
  • Fully-adjustable in all directions
  • Passive (foam) buoyancy panels provide supplemental buoyancy assistance
  • MOLLE webbing on accessible areas
  • Protected by nGuard®: resistant to odor, microbes, fungi, mosquitos, bed bugs, color fading
Additional Information

Optional fragmentation kit available including groin protector, yoke and collar assembly, lower back extender and deltoid