Defender Hoodie: Look Good, Avoid Bullets

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Knife-proof, machine-washable T-shirt not enough protection for you out there on the mean streets? Bulletproof backpack insert just won't cover enough of your nice, lead-free body? Maybe you need a hoodie with 2mm of Type IIA bulletproofing, enough to stop a 9mm full-metal-jacket round at a velocity of 1,090 feet-per-second. The bad news, besides the $600 price tag, is that the protection is only in the body, not the hood itself. Bladerunner Ltd., UK-based retailer of the Defender Hoodie, says the pullover also protects you from unspecified "lesser ballistic threats." (Do the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune count?) The hoodie goes on sale sometime in the next month, so please, for your own sake, don't go pissing off any mailman/lunch lady/ex-girlfriend in the meantime. [Product Page]

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@Curves: thats why you get your choice of either a red bandana or a blue one.

On a lighter side, products like this are why i live in areas where I really only need to worry about weather related fatalities. Rare is the time when human malice causes a death 'round here.

Now, if it is a floating hoodie, or one impervious to snowstorms or tornado, I would be all over it like cheap wood paneling on a trailer house.