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Trauma Pad

Trauma Pad

AR500 Armor
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When a bullet strikes body armor, the energy from the impact is transferred to the armor. What happens to the armor depends on the type and material. Soft armor flexes and “catches” the bullet, whereas hard armor can either shatter the bullet (steel), dissipate the force by breaking apart (ceramic) or capture the bullet by melting around it (polyethylene).

All AR500 Armor® in standalone configurations perform very well in tests against back face deformation (BFD) and energy transfer and are designed with BFD in mind. 

Helps dissipate energy transfer

Each trauma pad is specially engineered to mitigate blunt force trauma in case your armor takes a round and reduces the amount of back face deformation that could occur, which can mitigate the risk of injury after impact. 

Designed to be worn in conjunction with and behind your body armor, our Trauma Pads reduce the amount of energy transfer to your body, reducing felt energy through your armor. Our patented Advanced Shooters Cut (ASC) matches perfectly to our Level IIIA, III, III+, and III+ Lightweight body armor improving ergonomics with your rifle.

Compatible with AR500 Armor® body armor and most other armor systems and plate carriers.


  • Peace of mind: helps reduce backface deformation signature with soft armor
  • Confidence: absorbs and dissipates impact energy
  • Comfort: ultralight

Approximate Weight:

  • 10” x 12” ASC – 5.7 ounces

Trauma pads are non-ballistic and offer no increase in ballistic protection.