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About Response Wear

Response Wear Pty Ltd is a 100% Australian owned company which operates its head office from the Gold Coast in the state of Queensland, Australia.

We specialise in the distribution of Stab Protection Vest & clothing, Australia & New Zealand wide. The patent pending material in our vest is the lightest and most flexible stab material on the market today.

We do not operate retail locations as we specialise in the stocking, management, and supply of our Stab vest to some of Australia's largest hospitals, Government organisations and security companies, including authorised individuals.


Our stab protection vest utilise a patent pending manufacturing technology which makes our stab-protection garments innovative and unique throughout the world providing stab and slash protection in one product. After many years of intensive research & development undertaken in Germany, we have succeeded in manufacturing a textile composite that is safe, light and flexible at the same time.

For example our under vest weighs approx. 1.5 kg The protective layer is made of a high-strength aramid fabric to which a special plastic is inseparably applied. The high strength fibres and the energy absorbing plastic mean that the specific properties of this composite exceeds those of stainless steel plates.

The weight is approx. 4.5 times lower than for a comparably thick stainless steel plate. We have taken the armadillo as a model to ensure flexibility and breathability.

Just like this armoured mammal, we make use of an overlapping scaly structure. However, our scaly structure differs from that of other suppliers in that it is not possible to push it apart.

This allows us to achieve a high degree of safety in combination with maximum flexibility making it the most flexible stab protection material in the world, tested under the international NIJ and VPAM stab testing standards.


We can also provide custom made stab vest and general load bearing vest to our customers based on there needs and department requirements. A minimum order requirement is required for custom made vest and equipment so please contact us to discuss.


Our stab vest range is not available anywhere else in Australia and New Zealand as we are the exclusive distributor of the Response Wear range of Stab vest and clothing products to many corporate and government customers Australia and New Zealand wide.

Contact us for all your purchasing, supply and distribution requirements

Corporate Rate Discounts

Please contact us if you are ordering 3 or more stab vest to get the corporate rate discount.


The outer fabric of our vest are made of a very durable open-mesh polyester or cordura fabric (Protector). This makes them particularly breathable and also ideal for outdoor use

The technology used to make our stab protection vests and other stab-proof garments is innovative and unique throughout the world.

After many years of intensive research, we have succeeded in manufacturing a textile composite that is safe, light and flexible at the same time.

Our overt tactical stab-protection vest weigh only approximately 1.5kg for our level 1 protection to approximately 2.5 kg for our level 3 protection, depending on the style of vest or clothing chosen.

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Our covert under vests are ideal for wearing under a shirt inconspicuously. The self-adjusting shape of the vests and our patent pending flexible stab panels make them ideal for both men and women.

The patent-pending process gives our stab protection vests an extremely light, breathable and highly flexible design. They also offer stab protection to knives, blades and probes. In addition, our stab protection vests feature a very large protective area. This provides the best possible protection especially for the lower abdominal area, which cannot be covered by rigid vests. Our stab protection products provide a Genuine all-round protection for the torso and back regions to protect all vital organs.

The breathable and lightweight outer fabric is made of resistant polyamide fibres and is capable of optimally absorbing sweat and moisture which allows it to dry quickly. The outer fabric can be washed in the washing machine to ensure flawless and hygienic cleaning. (Remove stab panels first)

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The Worlds Leading Flexible Stab Protection.

Conventional vests typically use rigid metal plates for protection, which naturally adds a significant amount of weight. In order to minimize the impact on mobility and reduce weight, such vests are often equipped with a very limited protection area.

The result is compromised protection with poor comfort during wear. Since these plates, much like pure aramid vests, provide no breathability, comfort is further restricted, especially during intense operations. In contrast, our vests are exceptionally lightweight while providing extensive protection, covering large portions of the front and back areas. Additionally, we offer extra *optional side protection to ensure all-around safety. This is made possible by our flexible and breathable protective material, which conforms excellently to the body, ensuring an optimal fit and the highest level of comfort during wear.

* Molle vest will have side protection overlap, if correctly worn to wearers size specifications. Optional side stab protection is available


The SIGNATURE series is a great solution for those requiring a vest that can be worn covertly or overtly, such as crowd control, events or undercover related duties.

Our certified stab-proof vest offers even more protection in addition to the proven comfort. Carbon fibre, glass fibre and aramid: the best materials on the market for flexibility and lightweight.

Weighing from 1.5 kg, the vest offers a high level of comfort and is certified by VPAM according to guideline KDIW 2004, level K1.

The technology used to manufacture our stab-proof vests and other stab-proof garments is innovative and unique & are highly regarded by a number of law enforcement departments and individuals worldwide.

After years of intensive research, we have succeeded in producing a textile composite that is at the same time safe, light and ultra flexible. 

Available in White and Black
This ultra-light, flexible and adjustable stab protection vests is most suitable as an undercover vest. A protection area of 0.25 m² at a weight of only 1.5 kg can be achieved by a patent applied technology for the protection material.

The material is exceptionally flexible thanks to their scaly structure, breathable and comfortable due to the special mesh structure of the outer fabric. With the adjustable shoulder straps and the flexible waist belts the vests can be adjusted in a wide range.

The sides are open for even higher flexibility and lowest weight. On demand an additional side protection can be applied one sided or on both sides. This guarantees the highest level of protection.

Vest can also be worn overtly if required.

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RESPONSE WEAR PTY LTD specialise in *customisation services and can make custom stab vest to suit your circumstances or departments requirements.

We can add or remove features to ensure that they meet your operational needs.

Contact us to discuss your customisation requirements.

*Minimum order requirements apply (MOQ)


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Head Office, Nerang, Qld

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