Gear - Protection - Armor - Hesco 4400 Level IV Stand Alone Body Armor Plate - SAPI Cut
Gear - Protection - Armor - Hesco 4400 Level IV Stand Alone Body Armor Plate - SAPI Cut

Hesco 4400 Level IV Body Armor Plate - SAPI Cut


Sale price$216.00
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The HESCO 400 Series of plates are designed to be cost effective without compromising on quality and function to save lives. The 400 Series is ideal for being stored and accessed by those responding to volatile active shooter situations; suitable for all end-user budgets and requirements. Product performance testing is conducted solely by third party NIJ-certified laboratories and all of the ballistic inserts have been verified and are warranted to meet the applicable ballistic requirements specified under NIJ Standard -0101.06


  • Multi-Curve, SAPI Cut (Same as ESAPI)
  • Padding Along Plate Edges
  • Affordable High-Strength Ceramic/Composite design
  • Multi Shot rated for threats less than Armor Piercing.
  • 1000D Cordura® Nylon Finish
  • Made in the USA


  • Width x Length: 9.50 x 12.50 inches / 241 x 318 mm
  • Thickness: 0.83 inches / 21 mm 
  • Weight: 7.9 lb / 3.6 kg
  • Curve: Multi-Curve

SPECIFICATIONS LARGE (10.25" x 13.25")

  • Width x Length: 10.25 x 13.25 inches / 260 x 337 mm
  • Thickness: 0.83 inches / 21 mm 
  • Weight: 9.1 lb / 4.2 kg
  • Curve: Multi-Curve


      • 7.62x51mm-M80: 2800 ft/s
      • 7.62x39mm-M67: 2390 ft/s
      • 5.56x45mm-M193: 3051 ft/s
      • 7.62x39mm-M43 (Mild Steel Core): 2390 ft/s
      • 5.56x45mm-M855 (Green Tip): 3051 ft/s
      • 7.62x39mm API: 2390 ft/s
      • 7.62x51mm M61: 2830 ft/s
      • 7.62x63mm AP M2: 2900 ft/s

      Selecting the proper body armor size and shape, to allow maximum protection and maintain ease of mobility, is of utmost importance. This guide will assist in selecting the ballistic insert size and shape best suited for you.

      Body armor is available in a number of shapes and sizes, as well as various curvatures, weights, and thicknesses. Torso plates provide front and back chest protection. Side plates are also available for additional protection.

      STEP 1 - Determine your chest measurement and length of plate that best suits you.
      Chest 32 - 35"
      (81.3 - 88.9 cm)
      36 - 39"
      (91.4 - 99.1 cm)
      40 - 43"
      (101.6 - 109.2 cm)
      44 - 47"
      (111.8 - 119.4 cm)

      121.9 cm+)
      Length of Plate
      Determine the optimum plate length for you. When standing, the top plate edge should rest at the level of the suprasternal/jugular notch (see figure below). Bottom plate edge should extend to approximately 4.5 inches above service belt insuring protection of vital organs and vessels.
      STEP 2 - Select your plate style and appropriate size.
      SAPI / ESAPI Cuts XS
      7.25 x 11.5"
      (184 x 292 mm)
      8.75 x 11.75"
      (222 x 298 mm)
      9.5 x 12.5"
      (241 x 318 mm)
      10.25 x 13.25"
      (260 x 337 mm)
      11 x 14"
      (279 x 356 mm)
      Shooter / Swimmer / LE Cuts S
      8 x 10"
      (203 x 254 mm)
      10 x 12"
      (254 x 305 mm)

      Using the chart above, pick the closest size to your measurements. Once you have determined the armor size you can buy a plate carrier that fits that armor.

      The size of the carrier has little to do with your shirt size but everything to do with the size of your armor plate. The carrier itself is adjustable, usually in the shoulders to adjust the ride height of the plates, and in the cummerbund to adjust waist size. If your hard armor is sized correctly to cover your vitals then the correctly sized carrier will adjust to fit you properly. 

      10 x 12" size plates are increasingly popular as it is a middle of the road size that covers many individuals. 10 x 12" is closest to a Medium SAPI or Large Swimmer cut, so most vests designed to these sizes will fit a 10x12" plate.

      This is highly subjective, and the answer is different for many people. Some things to keep in mind: Select armor designed to defeat ammunition used in your own firearm or in weapons known to be used in the area you patrol; know if your armor will be used as part of an active shooter / bug out kit (infrequent wear) or worn for extended periods or during patrols (more frequent wear) ; know what firearms are used by your workforce; be aware of sport shooting or hunting in your area.

      Most plate carriers are designed to fit SAPI cut plates, and are sized to the plate. For example, a Medium plate carrier from most brands means it will fit Medium SAPI plates. This isn't always the case, but it's the most common way of sizing plate carriers. Small or Medium carriers can generally can hold Large 10x12" Shooter cut plates too, as the dimensions are similar. Each plate carrier is slightly different, so see the size chart on the item page for the best description of the fit.

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 5 reviews
      Hesco 4400 Series Sz M

      I first would like to thank OFF BASE Supply for an amazing shipment. I received my plates in 3-days along with receiving each plate in two boxes, bubble wrap, and packing paper. Came in excellent condition.

      -These are my first Hesco plates and very impressed with the material, stitching, and and comfortability. You can tell how much pride Hesco takes in making their equipment/products.

      Kudos and super recommended!

      Justin T.
      Hesco 4400

      Plate is good. Definitely worth buying multi-curve. Offbase did an outstanding job of getting them to me quickly.

      luke c.
      Great experience

      There are very few websites that have these plates available, and ever fewer websites that have these available and offer as good an experience. With such a large purchase you want peace of mind and Offbase offered that every step of the way with easy tracking, quick and timely delivery, and substantial decent package protection, I couldn't have asked for a better shopping experience.

      Devin V.
      Great quality

      A friend of mine recommended Hesco because that what he used when he was in the military and he’s seen the performance first hand, the plates are very sturdy and lighter compared to steel. They fit my carrier great and would highly recommend these to anyone looking for an armor they can trust their life too

      Great plates!

      Affordable ceramics. Shipped to me in less than 5 days. Fantastic out of double tap surplus!

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