This Bulletproof Floating Vest Seems Like a Rather Useless Item to Be Priced Over $1,500

By: | July 30th, 2015

If your line of work or everyday life activities require an auto-inflating bulletproof vest to keep safe, you’re in luck.

Apparently, some company saw it fit to actually produce a bulletproof vest with an auto-inflating air bladder capable of keeping someone afloat and alive should they be severely injured or unconscious.

The idea in itself is not a bad one, it just seems like there will be a shortage of people who actually need the product.

Maybe a large round will strike you in the chest on a yacht, where you just happen to have your bulletproof floating vest on, and as you fall off the top deck it deploys and saves your life.

On second thought, they should mass produce these puppies for the Bond franchise.

In all honesty, BCB International’s new FATS—or Flotation Armor Torso System—could get some use in military and law enforcement applications, but obviously you hope no one is ever in that type of situation to begin with.

However, with a price tag over $1,500 a piece, they’ll have to shell out a pretty penny just to buy a couple of FATS vests.

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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