KDH Defense | KDHS
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Today’s demands on Law Enforcement require more performance from fewer resources. The days of setting up a perimeter and waiting for SWAT are over. The new paradigm in an active shooter response is to suit up and make entry. When every 15 seconds means another life lost, time is of the essence when choosing your gear. The solution is KDH Defense Systems’ KDHS, an austere vest that has speed in mind.


The KDHS is a “throw and go” vest that is custom cut to the individual officer. It reflects the fact that the lone officer must have everything on them to make entry, stop the threat, then deescalate and render medical aid. With MOLLE webbing, heavy duty permanently attached adjustment straps, internal cummerbund, integrated rifle grade plate pockets, and large ID panels, the KDHS is a superbly simple vest for the officer that has learned to depend more on himself than his back up officers. When lives are depending on your ability to move swiftly you need your kit to work the first time, every time. If you’re the kind of officer that thinks that “plan B” means that you didn’t plan ahead then the KDHS is for you.



  • Durable outer ballistic carrier designed for tactical applications
  • Equipped with hook/loop closure on the body side for loading soft ballistic panels
  • KDH concealable vest panels fit into the carrier shell
  • Constructed of 1000 Denier Cordura® outer shell and a 500 Denier Cordura® inner shell
  • Secure fit is achieved with attached shoulder straps of heavy duty webbing and loop. Likewise, the attached side straps and internal cummerbund are overbuilt with extra thick elastic for reduced carrier shifting.
  • Removable, radial shoulder pads that are constructed of 500 Denier Cordura® and foam to decrease tension on the shoulders and neck
  • Available in custom sizes.
  • Offers front pockets for a 6×8 trauma pad, 7×9 plate, 8×10 plate and/or a 10×12 plate (depending on the size of the carrier). The back pockets are capable of holding an 8×10 plate and/or a 10×12 plate (depending on the size of the carrier)
  • Utilizes a full set of MOLLE on the front and back with a drag handle for tactical applications
  • Back pockets are capable of holding an 8×10 plate and/or a 10×12 plate
  • Anti-microbial liner
Additional Information

Please contact a KDH Sales Representative to discuss options and your mission specific requirements for this product.