"I was just looking for a new fashion statement. I didn't KNOW it was THAT kind of vest!"
Me, after a long day of painting at my son's new house. We were rearranging his "police" closet and my curiosity got the better of me and I tried on his Kevlar vest, mostly to see just how heavy these things are. To answer your question, yes, they are heavy, but not what you expect. HOWEVER, I can see that if I were wearing this for any length of time, my knees would bow, my back would bend and I'd be dragging my chin along the asphalt. These puppies have got to be miserable in the hot weather!
Just me clowning around. Like my outfit? Hey! They're my painting duds! If you ever saw me painting, you wonder why I don't wear a hazmat suit instead.
Ciao for now!