How many kilograms does a bulletproof vest weigh?
A typical lightweight bulletproof vest that can absorb a bullet from a short-barreled rifle or pistol weighs exactly 4.4 pounds (2 kg) to 6.6 pounds (3 kg). This is the recommended weight of bulletproof vests for civilians. Tactical military bulletproof gear is heavier and can weigh more, around 9kg – 15kg. These will withstand higher degrees of ballistic attacks such as assault rifles, snipers, and hand grenades.