Soft Side Panels

Soft Side Panels

Regular price $44.00

Protection on all sides against 95% of the threats used in shooting incidents; our soft armor side panels from Armored Republic are compatible with all side pocket cummerbund systems and stop all handgun threats. Carry extra coverage without extra weight or bulk, giving you much-needed protection in situations where you could be exposed in multiple directions.

For situations where you’re likely to be exposed on multiple sides, the Soft Side Panel provides protection against most threats you’re likely to face. Sized 6” x 8”, this soft side plate is an IIIA body armor panel tested to stop .44 Magnum rounds and all lesser threats. It is sized to fit most side plate pockets and MOLLE pouches on the market.

Our standard p-Aramid Rimelig offers an economic lightweight option, with a weight of 0.7 lbs and thickness of 0.5".

For even thinner and lighter armor with the same protection, consider upgrading to the Hybrid model, which uses advanced materials for even thinner and lighter panels. Our Hybrid side plate version maximizes the benefits of high-tech materials such as Gold Shield® and SpectraShield®, resulting in a light and ultra-thin panel at 0.45 lbs and 0.31" thick.

*If you're using a Valkyrie or Invictus plate carrier you will need to also purchase side plate pouches.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is soft body armor? This type of armor is typically made of p-aramids like Dupont Kevlar, Dupont Gold Shield, and Honeywell Spectra Shield. Soft body armor offers people a flexible, lightweight option that is often designed to have protection levels of II, IIA, or IIIA.
  • Is soft body armor or hard armor better? This will depend on what best fits your needs. If you want lightweight, concealable armor that protects against handgun threats, such as our S2 panel, then soft armor is a smart choice. For rifle-rated protection, our AR500 Armor® Heritage PlateA1A2A3P2, and C2 plates are great options. 


  • Rimelig: p-Aramid
  • Hybrid: Gold Shield® and SpectraShield® and Kevlar

Protection: .357 SIG FMJ Flat Nose (FN) bullets with a specified mass of 8.1 g (125 gr) and a velocity of 1,470 ft/s (+/- 30 ft/s) and with .44 Magnum Semi Jacketed Hollow Point (SJHP) bullets with a specified mass of 15.6 g (230 gr)

Capability: Multi-hit protection 


  • 6" x 8"
    • Rimelig: 0.7 lbs & 0.5" thick
    • Hybrid: 0.45 lbs & 0.31" thick

Shelf life: 5 years

Compatibility: Testudo, Valkyrie & Invictus Carriers

  • *If you're using a Valkyrie or Invictus plate carrier you will need to also purchase side plate pouches.

Manufactured: United States


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I love it. The design is simple, lightweight and very low profile. It was exactly what I was looking for. The materials, stitching and workmanship is very apparent when you handle it. All of that combined with an amazing price point and quick shipping.

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