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Properly cared for, a vest should last quite a long time.

Aramid (Kevlar®) and UHMWPE based vests generally have a service life of 5-7 years depending on the body armour manufacturer and most importantly the amount of use and how well the vest is looked after.

It is likely that after 5 years technological improvements will provide improved levels of protection at the same or lesser weights. Read how to properly care for your new vest.