Not everyone wishes to be seen wearing body armour, which is why UAE-based Hardshell (Stand 11-B06) developed the Steller vest for children. Resembling a book-bag carried on the back with a waistcoat-style vest, it is not immediately apparent that the child is wearing protection. The bulletproof vest and backpack is made of lightweight material with front and back padding, and provides ballistic protection, even for the sides. 3D mesh inside improves airflow around the body.
Hardshell offers body armour for various threat levels, designed to absorb, deflect or prevent slashing or penetration attacks. The Steller vest conforms to Level IIIA.