Safariland Hard Armor Plates: For Women Only

Women have specific needs for hard body armor plates, and Safariland understands that. The company’s line of hard plates made specifically for women is designed to fulfill those needs while delivering the potentially life-saving performance expected of it. Three plates, the DT206CF (NIJ Level III), the X-CAL DTCF1, and the IMPAC CF1, make up the line, and each offers unique protective capabilities.

Safariland makes hard body armor plates specifically for women. (Photo credit: Safariland)

Safariland provides details of the body armor plates:

[The] line of Hard Armor rifle plates explicitly designed for women and marks the first-ever NIJ 0101.06 compliant hard armor plate for the female form.

The Model DT206CF (NIJ Level III), along with non-certified variants, Model X-CAL DT CF1 and Model IMPAC CF1 have been designed with female first responders in mind and offer a unique radius of curvature to enhance fit and comfort. These plates have low profile capabilities and are compatible with the already available TAC PH Plate Harness. They have all been designed with high-performing ceramic, and polyethylene composites with 1000-denier Cordura nylon covering that can withstand long-term wear.

Safariland women's chest plate
The plate is tested to defeat the M80 round, but the X-CAL DT CF1 plate also defeats six impacts of the M855 Green tip, M193, and Mild Steel Core rounds. (Photo credit: Safariland)

VP/GM of Armor Jim Duncan said:

We seek to create the best products on the market for a wide array of customers. This plate family puts us one step closer to that goal. We have manufactured these plates with high-quality materials and put in the effort to ensure maximum comfort is available for all the female officers, first responders, and other body armor users.

Safariland body armor plate
According to the manufacturer, their body armor plates are engineered from a high-performing ceramic and polyethylene composite. The female plate line is offered in a standard 8”x10” shooters cut and start at just 3.3 lbs. (Photo credit: Safariland)

Features of the plates include:


  • Non-certified
  • 1,000-denier Cordura nylon covering
  • Sizes and weights:
    • 3.3 lbs & 0.9″ thin
    • 8”x10”, Shooters
  • Unique Female Curvature Design
  • Ceramic and polyethylene composite
  • 5-year limited warranty

*All numeric figures are approximates

Special Threats:

• 5.56 x 45 mm, 55 gr. (M193)
• 7.62 x 39 mm, 123 gr. (MSC)
• 7.62 X 51mm, 147gr. FMJ (NATO)(M80)
• 5.56 x 45 mm,62 gr. Green Tip (M855) (SS109)

Safariland IMPAC C1 plate
Safariland states that the IMPAC C1 is engineered to be the most versatile plate in its class. (Photo credit: Safariland)


*All numeric figures are approximate

Special Threats:

  • 5.56 x 45mm, 55 gr. (M193)
  • 7.62 x 39mm, 123 gr. (MSC)
  • 7.62 x 51mm, 147 gr. FMJ (NATO)(M80)
  • 5.56 45mm, 62 gr. M855 Green Tip (SS109)

As for the DT206CF (NIJ Level III), Safariland says it is the “first ever NIJ 0101.06 CPL listed female plate followed by an in-conjunction-with and special threat tested platform.” The trio of plates are made with the company’s own curvature design for a better fit that won’t compromise safety.

MSRP is not known at this time.