It’s not a vest in a case. It’s a vest that is a case. A simple unzip, throw it over your head, fix a couple of buckles (practice!) and you’re protected in a hurry. It’s ELSA (Emergency Life Saving Armor). [ED: Born Free. Geddit?] When I saw it, the clever rig was loaded with DKX Level IIIA armor plates. It can also fit any industry-standard sized plates. In briefcase configuration, it’s completely nondescript. A paramedic, security guard or SHTF-type carrying ELSA could be completely incognito. Without armor or spare mags the vest case scenario weighs two pounds; the recommended DKX plates weigh just a pound each. MSRP is $449.