3-4. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF BODY ARMORContinued
Table 3-1. Body Armor Vest Measurements
S I ZE
Front width measurement taken from edge-to-edge at base of armhole level
(each front measured separately). Back width measurement taken from
edge-to-edge at base of armhole level. Back length measurement taken
along center of back from top edge of neck to bottom edge of vest. Front
length measurement taken from point of shoulder seam at neck to bottom
edge of vest at point in line with back edge of front flap.
When the size is determined the stock number may be determined on the basis of whether the item contains
internal stiffeners. Presence of the stiffeners can be felt by flexing the cover material and feeling the inserts with
the hands or stiffeners maybe visually evident by the patterns developed in the material. If the outer shell is to be
removed and cleaned, it is important that the size information be retained during the cleaning operation and that
the vinyl casing and insert be checked to insure that the size is marked and will be retained.
b. Cleaning. Remove the side closure laces
(1) from the vest.