The ballistic kevlar should be a woven fabric and is soft. The soft panels *should* have labels permanently affixed to them that states the rating i.e. level 1, 2A, 2 3A.
When you get to level 3 and 4 armor, they will be rigid plates made of ceramic, Polyethylene or a ceramic/Polyethylene and are about 1/2" to one inch thick.
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