Ridgeback Multi Hit Level IV+ Body Armor Multi Curve with SPALL Guard

(55 customer reviews)


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The Ridgeback is now stronger, lighter and includes spall guard! The Ridgeback M4+ is one of the most popular and strongest plates on the market and has now lost weight and gained strength. The new Ridgeback M4+ combines our Ridgeback plate and anit-spall sleeve to deliver the most complete body armor available. Contains four layers of front facing Aramid fibers and rear facing trauma pad.

The Ridgeback Multi Curve M4+ plate from Guard Dog Body Armor provides more of everything! These stand-alone plates are Level IV+ 0101.06 NIJ tested stopping multiple rounds of .30 caliber armor-piercing (AP) bullets at 2800 ft/s (U.S. Military designation M2 AP). The Ridgeback provides maximum coverage with UHMWPE and ceramic tiling covering the full face of the plate. Testing by the United States National Testing System shows that this plate still performs at maximum levels following weighted drops on concrete.

The Ridgeback is one of , if not the strongest, body armor plate on the market and the has a multi-curve design to provide a natural fit to your body and improving comfort and disbursement of weight for maneuverability extended wear times.
Plate Weight: 7.8lbs
Plate Size: 9.85” x 11.8” x 1.06”

Single Plate, Per Pair

55 reviews for Ridgeback Multi Hit Level IV+ Body Armor Multi Curve with SPALL Guard

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  1. William O. (verified owner)

    I love the design it fits really well and the shepherd comes with so many different extra accessories that all just comes together in a great package

  2. Michael Bethea (verified owner)


  3. Gary (verified owner)

    Fantastic customer service! I ordered Sunday night and received it later that week! Most places are weeks out?? These guys helped with packages and extras and any other questions I had- immediately… So fast, great product, and highly recommended.

  4. Casey (verified owner)

    I can’t speak to the quality as I’ve never (thank god) had to put this to the test, however, I can say that the service is excellent. Shipping is super fast! Would definitely do business again.

  5. James C. (verified owner)

    While I have not had the misfortune of testing this product under live conditions, communication, turnaround, and perceived product quality are excellent. Thanks!

  6. Steven H. (verified owner)

  7. Josh P. (verified owner)

    Great everyone should have a pair

  8. John Jones (verified owner)

    Everything was great from the product to the speedy shipping. Wish the offered this with a more angled cut or cut for shouldering the rifle on your dominant side. Overall they’re comfortable

  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The Best.

  10. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Bought based on Tim Kennedy’s review. Shipped super fast. Fits well.

  11. Kyle S. (verified owner)

    Amazing quality and affordability for high end plates, what more could you ask for

  12. Blake Scott (verified owner)

    I bugged these guys with question after question for about 2 weeks! They answered every one I had and went above and beyond to educate me on their plates. And their product is just as good as their CS! For anyone wondering if the Ridgeback is uncomfortable because it’s not a shooter’s cut, don’t! I was blown away by just how much range of motion I had once I dropped them in my K19. These are excellent plates from an excellent US company with outstanding customer service. I would not hesitate to use them again! You will not be disappointed.

  13. Jimmy (verified owner)

    Great plates. Good shape and curve.

  14. Joseph L (verified owner)

    Great service. Notification of back order in stock worked like a charm. Shipping was prompt for this hard to find product.

  15. Timothy Choate (verified owner)

    This is my 2nd set of plates from Guard Dog. My first set was level 4 single curve with a 2 week back order and they arrived in 3 days. I was so impressed I sprung for a second set of the newer Ridgeback level 4+ and honestly I can say enough good things. Again a two week back order, they arrived in 4 days, excellent construction, superior product. Just got them installed in my carrier and they are leaps and bounds more comfortable than my older shotstop level 4 plates. Thanks to everyone at Guard Dog and Classic Firearms for turning me on to Guard Dog!

  16. Antoine D. (verified owner)

    I would recommend, worth the money! Also, shipped and arrived in no time.

  17. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Heavy but that’s the point, very quick shipping and so easy to purchase. Will recommend to anyone I know!

  18. John (verified owner)

    Fit in my Agilite plate carrier. Was a little tight but she fit. Build quality seems excellent. Will buy again.

  19. Mitchell C. (verified owner)

    The armor is amazing! Customer service was super fast to reply with any questions I had. An amazing experience with this company. Definitely will be ordering more from them soon!

  20. ZACHERY (verified owner)

    High quality, plates fit snug love the all in one plates !!

  21. Anonymous (verified owner)

  22. Anthony (verified owner)

    They fit perfect in my plate carrier and I highly recommend these multi-curve plates

  23. RICHARD S. (verified owner)

    Outstanding service. Order arrived quickly with no damage. Hopefully I’ll never have to find out how well they work.

  24. freddy (verified owner)

    Love it

  25. Jason M. (verified owner)

    I can’t speak too much to the quality other than a visual. Everything looked as it was supposed to and felt of good quality. I hope that’s as much as I’ll ever have to know of the performance of the plates.

  26. Micah (verified owner)

    My order processing/turn around time was surprisingly fast and the plates made it to my house within a couple days, super impressed.
    The plates are high quality with no defects. I’m not testing the plates because they’re expensive but I’ve watched a few YouTube channels put these lvl 4 plates through the wringer such as Classic Firearms and Guard Dogs YouTube channel. I trust them enough with my life and to use in my carrier.
    10/10 would recommend

  27. Brian A. (verified owner)

    You guys are extreamly fast in shipping and customer service was too notch! I placed an order and realized it was incorrect. I emailed customer service, got an almost immediate response, had the issue corrected and had my products two days later! I also had a second order for plates only that was considered a three week backorder. I had them in a week. This is a great company to work with. I highly recommend!

  28. Matt B. (verified owner)

    Fits in the carrier perfect.

  29. Zackery (verified owner)

    Awesome gear shipped fast even with backorder.

  30. Anonymous (verified owner)

  31. Russell Lunsford II (verified owner)

    I am extremely satisfied with my purchase, you can tell these are high quality plates and made by experienced people. I trust them with my life, and I am also very impressed with the shipping they were on back order and still arrived on time. They also fit great and are comparable to wear as well.

  32. Ryan B. (verified owner)

    They’re great plates just need a set a little bigger. Got a big chest at 6’2 270, but they’re still super comfortable.

  33. Anonymous (verified owner)

  34. Preston (verified owner)

    Super fast shipping and a solid upgrade to the kit.

  35. Clayton (verified owner)

    Love the product. Very fast shipping and it got to me earlier then expected

  36. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Stopped a 7.62 which saved my day! I mean my life!!

  37. Jason (verified owner)

    Very light, great fit

  38. Mathew McCullough (verified owner)

    Love these plates. I’m a pitbull and Staffordshire owner and Clint from classic Firearms did a great video showing just how well these work and for the price you can’t beat it. Great product will be a return customer in the near future.

  39. Keith Lacey (verified owner)

    So far so good. The feel of the product speaks premium.

  40. Hunter C. (verified owner)

    Amazing quality, shipped exactly as they said it would.

  41. Steve B. (verified owner)

    Contoured to fit nicely.

  42. Verified Buyer (verified owner)

    2 week back order…. I still received my order in a couple of days..
    Lightning fast shipping. If I ever get shot while wearing the plates and they hit the plates and I survive I will update this rating. Will be purchasing from again in the future

  43. Verified Buyer (verified owner)

  44. Jeff R. (verified owner)

    These plates are well made and appear to be very good quality. Much better than I expected for the price point. Though I have not tested them yet.

  45. Chris S. (verified owner)


  46. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great product !

  47. Michael H. (verified owner)

    Absolutely amazing plates! They fit well in my carrier and are much more comfortable than my other set up! An amazing deal for the price! Absolutely love Guard Dog! Got a customer for life!

  48. Ivan (verified owner)

    Customer service was excellent and the product shipped within a few days of order. Thanks Guard Dog!

  49. Michael M. (verified owner)

    Great product hoping to get another one soon

  50. Craig R. (verified owner)

  51. Richard (verified owner)

    Best body armor on the market with a very fair price. Plan on buying more, very happy with weight and size. Also easy to see firing tests on YouTube, very durable plates.

  52. Anonymous (verified owner)

    They first sent out the wrong item but once I let them know they immediately sent out the correct item once I contacted them, definitely recommend guard god they have some great armor at a affordable price

  53. Anonymous (verified owner)

  54. Matthew S. (verified owner)

    Best plates you can buy for the money!

  55. Jacob Leiter (verified owner)

    Fit great. Forms to body comfortably

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Q & A

Will this plate fit most carriers Dominic asked on April 13, 2022

Yes, they will. They will fit carriers designed for up to 10"x12"x1" plates.

admin answered on April 13, 2022 store manager
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Do the 4+ have trauma pad on the back? Tom asked on April 1, 2022

Yes. The Ridgeback is guard dogs most renowned plate. The construction is phenomenal. The anti-spall sheath and built in trauma pad make this plate really comfy and I trust I have the very best protection..this is an honest review by the way.

Brian answered on April 2, 2022 verified owner
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What is the life of the ridgeback plate? 5, 10, or 20 years? Walter asked on March 20, 2022

They are warrantied for 5 years because that is what the NIJ testing is designed to test for. If they are well cared for, they will last longer.

admin answered on March 20, 2022 store manager
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