Police Product Test: Bullet Blocker Gabriel Ballistic Base Layer

Gabriel BBL Level 3A Vest

Ballistic Base Layer Compression Vest

 Ultra-Concealable & Lightweight

Made in the USA

Bullet Blocker NIJ IIIA Gabriel BBL Compression Vest
Bullet Blocker NIJ IIIA Gabriel BBL Compression Vest
User:  Color:  Size - Please verify with the Sizing Chart below:  Coverage Option: 

Product Description:

The Gabriel Compression Vest is an ultra-concealable, lightweight vest, that offers the highest rated soft body armor protection. The goal of the Gabriel was to decrease bulkiness, and increase efficiency. Featuring our state of the art panel suspension system, ballistics will not sag or roll like other compression vests you may see on the market. Ergonomically designed, the Gabriel provides complete, uninhibited mobility, while leaving a nearly invisible footprint under most garments. Proudly made 100% in the United States at our Massachussetts Facility.

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**Additional Option: Full Wrap

Full Wrap featuring side coverage is available to provide additional ballistic protection. When Full Wrap is added to clothing, the front and back panels overlap on each side providing an added tactical advantage (please see image above). Keep in mind that the additional ballistic material used for Full Wrap may lessen concealability slightly.  Full Wrap is available for an additional $170.00.

Features and Benefits

  • Ultra-concealable and light weight.
  • Extremely covert design, with a nearly invisible footprint.
  • Ideal for military, police, and civilians alike.
  • Hidden side zippers provide incredible ease when donning and doffing of the Gabriel BBL.
  • Our state of the art panel suspension system prevents rolling and sagging of ballistic panels inside the BBL, which enhances concealability.
  • Panel suspension system enables easy removal for washing.
  • Smart-Fabric utilizes the newest anti-microbial fabric technology to help you stay cool, dry and comfortable.
  • Anti-abrasion properties reduce impact acceleration to lessen the risk of injury.
  • Adjustment-free for more mobility. No underarm cutting, shoulder bulk/pain, or irritation points.
  • Velcro-free to ensure comfort and to prevent vest movement.
  • Two color options (black and white).
  • Option to purchase additional carrier vests for your ballistic panels. Click Here for Gabriel Carrier Only.
  • Weighs approximately 4.5 – 5 lbs. depending on size.


  • Removable Kevlar® bulletproof interior liner for convenient cleaning and maintenance.
  • DuPont™ Kevlar® XP S300 Protection performance: NIJ IIIA Passed USA HP lab test.
  • Meets NIJ IIIA standards that will stop a 357 Magnum, 44 Magnum, 9mm, .45, hollow point ammunition and more.
  • Threat level IIIA is the highest level of protection available in soft body armor.
  • Provides identical ballistic protective coverage area as traditional law enforcement body armor vests.

 The Gabriel BBL ballistic panel sizes (Large) - Front 198 Sq.In. / Back 207 Sq.In : Full wrap - Front 279 Sq.In / Back 192 Sq.In. 


  • Proudly 100% made in the United States of America. 
  • Shell: Nylon/Spandex
  • Weight: 4.5-5 lbs (2-2.2kg). 

Shipping & Returns

  • We offer free shipping within the contiguous United States. To see our return policies, please click here.


"It fits perfectly and is a beautiful garment--of course, it is a garment that one hopes never to test. Thanks so much!” – Jim P.

“Quality products. I was very happy to receive and try on each purchase. I hope I never have the opportunity to confirm the NIJ rating!” -Me

“The vest is like wearing a compression shirt. Easy to move and extremely comfortable!” – J


Sizing Instructions:

Use a tailor’s tape for the measurements.

Gabriel Sizing Video

STEP 1: Measure around the chest / bust at the widest point. 

STEP 2: Measure around the waist at the widest point.

STEP 3: Use the chart below to acquire the "Standard" size.


The Gabriel BBL sizes listed below are our "Standard" sizes.  If your size is not listed,

⇒ click this link for Custom Sizing And Color Options ⇐ 


Women's Sizing Chart        Men's Sizing Chart



                The models in this video are sporting our Gabriel BBL Vest.