Where do you ship to?
The Civilian Armour currently ships to USA, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Palestine, South Africa and Tunisia. More information on our Shipping & Delivery page.
How much is shipping?
FREE. More information on our Shipping & Delivery page.
What payment methods do you accept?
Major credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB, Discover, Diners Club, Elo,
Wallets: Shop Pay, Shop Pay Installments, PayPal, Amazon Pay, Apple Pay & Google Pay
Where do you manufacture your clothing?
We proudly manufacture in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Why don't you sell in Australia?
All Australian states regulate body armor as a "weapon" and as such a licence is required to buy, hold or use body armor in Australia. We sell in Australia but only to appropriately licenced individuals.
UPDATE: Due to unexpected demand from Australia on our waitlist, we are exploring a "lite" version of our Civilian Armour which provides a lower level of protection to comply with Australian state laws - stay tuned.
How long does it take to receive my order?
Between 6 and 8 weeks from your order date! This wait time is expected to decrease soon as additional factory capacity is being unlocked at the moment.
Our products are made to order so once your order comes in, we make it for you and then ship it to your location from our factories in USA or Australia depending on which is closer to you.
What is laminated high-modulus polyethylene?
Sometimes referred to as ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), high-modulus polyethylene is an extraordinarily tough material, with the highest impact strength of any thermoplastic presently made. Many times stronger than steel, UHMWPE is considered among the best fibres for use in bullet-resistant clothing that are currently commercially available. The manufacturing process involves a complex process of laying and laminating unidirectional polyethylene layers to produce an impact-resistant protective layer. Kevlar, for example, is not appropriate for casual clothing as it degrades quickly when it gets wet from washing or perspiration.
What is the difference between bullet-resistant and bulletproof?
There is no such thing as bulletproof soft body armor that will stop every bullet in every situation. The reality is there is a spectrum of risk and the better the armor the lower the risk. Galactic Bioware's Civilian Armour will not stop bullets in their tracks. The design principle is to drastically reduce the speed that the bullet is travelling as it passes through the garment (ideally catch it completely) and spread the force out over as larger area as possible. Generally, the slower the bullet is travelling, and larger the area that the force of the impact is spread out over, the better the outcome. It is going to hurt a lot to get shot in a Galactic Bioware Civilian Armour item, but your chances of death or serious injury are greatly reduced. The same design approach has been taken with stab and shrapnel wounds - to greatly reduce the damage to the body whilst not significantly comprising comfort or design.
Not all areas of your body that are covered by Galactic Bioware clothing are bullet resistant, and you will be able to feel which areas are rigid and thicker, and which feel like normal cotton / polyester. There is zero ballistic and stab protection in the areas that feel like normal cotton / polyester. Be careful!
Are the Civilian Armour products rated or certified against the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) standards?
No. The soft armor panels in the Civilian Armour are engineered to National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Level II and as of July 2021, the NIJ does not certify civilian products so the products are not officially certified against that standard.
As the armor panels only cover key body areas, not the whole body covered by the garment, it would be inaccurate to say anything about the NIJ compliance of the garments as a whole. Our Civilian Armour is designed to be comfortable and everyday wearable so customers looking for whole body or NIJ compliance should shop for tactical or military grade gear. For more information on the acceptable use of Galactic Bioware's Civilian Armour products, refer to our Terms of Sale.
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Where can I wear Galactic Bioware Civilian Armour gear?
Laws vary from country to country and you should check the legality of ballistics resistant clothing in your country / region before buying or using our products. In the US, the reason we developed the civilian line of Galactic Bioware gear is to allow you to have the option of added armor, anywhere, anytime. Our clothing is great for peace of mind when travelling to new places, going to school, attending concerts and festivals, and so many more scenarios. It's really up to you! There is no metal used in the construction of the gear so you should be able to pass through metal detectors at schools and airports with no troubles at all.
Can I travel with Galactic Bioware gear on?
While Galactic Bioware Civilian Armour products are made from UHMWPE and should not set off any metal detectors, it's still advisable to transport the products in your carry-on or checked baggage instead of wearing it. TSA guidelines state that body armor is generally allowed in your carry-on or checked baggage (i.e. not worn).
Is it legal to wear bullet-resistant clothing?
If you live in the United States then yes, it is legal to own bullet resistant clothes. There are some exceptions though; owning bulletproof clothing - or even a bulletproof vest - is completely legal in the United States but some state laws restrict convicted felons from owning bulletproof vests so they may not be able to own bulletproof clothing either. Louisiana prohibits wearing armor on school property or school-sponsored functions. Connecticut forbids the sale of bulletproof vests over the phone or Internet - you must buy in person.
Does your Civilian Armour work as motorcycle protective wear?
No. Our clothing is not designed for motorcycle use and should not be used for this purpose.
Can I find out more about your giveaway program for emergency aid workers, journalists, media and other volunteers?
Yes, please find out more here. Galactic Bioware is committed to increasing the availability of ballistic, stab and shrapnel protection to people who place themselves in danger in the service of others. These people include aid workers, journalists and media crew.
What is a power suit?
Galactic Bioware's Power Suits are electrical and mechanical exoskeletons that provide the wearer with increased endurance, information, protection and resilience. We use an array of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries to power electric pumps, pneumatics, motors, computers, cameras, communications/LTE/5G/data, emergency beacons, lighting, voice control as well as diagnostics systems such as accelerometers and thermometers. We use a range of mechanical and chemical systems for our airbags, triggers and cooling units. Find out more.