Army to test body armor for boobies
Hehe…Hey we are mature here at HYR. We just like the word boobies..hehe
I am kind of surprised that this isn’t available already to our female soldiers. I wonder if it comes in sizes, B, C… double D.
story from the pages of gizmag.com
U.S. Army to test female-specific body armor
By David Szondy
The problem that women soldiers have with the current Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV) is that they aren’t just on average shorter than men, they also generally have narrower shoulders and shorter torsos in relation to the rest of their bodies. This makes the IOTV fit women a bit like socks fit a chicken. The arm holes don’t fit properly and the bottom of the armor-plated vest hangs too low. This restricts arm movement, causes the vest to rub against the hips while walking and presses it into the thighs while sitting, cutting off blood circulation.
The solution to this was to shorten the vest, recut the arm holes, add fabric to improve arm and shoulder movement and make the vest ride closer to the neck. In addition, custom adjustment straps were added to help fit the wearer. These improvements not only allow for a more comfortable fit, but allows women soldiers to hold their weapons closer to their bodies.