The Sports Archives – Paintball and Body Armor

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Investing in soft body armor carries a lot of benefits when playing paintball. Recent advancements in the design and materials used have allowed for carriers to become lighter and more comfortable. This means even people, who are not used to wearing a protective vest, can take advantage of the available models on the market.

In order to ensure the safety of the players during a game of paintball, new technological advancements are being taken into practice so that their competency and safety can be ensured. The incorporation of wearable technologies is one of such steps. The wearables include everything such as gadgets, instruments, equipment and clothing, each and everything which can be worn by players.

No specific definition has been set till now which can distinctly define the wearable technology. The wearables are used to ensure the safety of the wearer and to improve their competency level. There are specific companies which ensure the availability of lightweight body armor for sale through the online and physical stores. Body armors which are equipped with a bulletproof jacket are really an important accessory for players in competitive sports that involve shooting, such as paintball. With the high-quality body armor, not only the safety of players can be ensured but it also helps keep their morale high when they are competing.

Wearable technology, which is specifically designed to be incorporated in soft body armor, is actually the key part. The high-quality body armor ensures longer endurance for paintball players as well as better protection.

To date, body armor provides increasingly advanced protection, but at a cost in performance and efforts are underway to improve situational awareness and shooting response times. Modifying the level of protection as needed, based on the specific threat and mission is currently a priority of manufacturing and research efforts.

Development of new systems that are modular, scalable, and tailorable will defeat current threat levels while also reducing weight. Novel gel materials are being developed that weigh less and protect the wearer at the same time.

Armor effectiveness and comfort are both very important elements in choosing the style and type of vest that best works for you. There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution when it comes to body armor. It may seem like a good idea to go by the saying of ‘the more the better’, but this does not apply here. Higher levels of protection are heavier and bulkier, making them a poor choice in a game of paintball that involves a lot of moving around. Ideally, you want to choose soft body armor that is well suited for your physical qualities and skill set for best results.

One of the best advancements in the field of body armor came with the introduction of lightweight ballistic plates. Designed to supplement soft armor – they are a convenient way to enhance the protective qualities of the carrier. The addition of lightweight ballistic plates expands the variety of weapons your vest protects against. This allows the wearer to be adequately prepared while moving through different types of environments and setups when playing paintball .



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