For years, Point Blank has been recognized as one of the top innovators in ballistic vests and body armor. The straps suspend the ballistic panels, not the carrier that holds the ballistic panels. Nevertheless, the Alpha Elite Series has a new, additional comfortable, reduced profile way to access the shoulder straps to armor connection. Other officers undo each side straps and one particular of the shoulder straps and eliminate the armor and carrier like a buttoned shirt—yes, to avoid dragging the armor over their face and hair. Nevertheless, a single major area of comfort and wearability has remained pretty much ignored—the oft-overlooked carrier.