I bought some body armor years ago for y2k. It was pretty much used but in good condition. I’m glad about that because in all that time I’ve only put it on once and it was for practice. Its probably still good as new sitting hanging in my somewhat dusty storage room. Since then I’ve reconsidered the need. In most situations I’ll ever be in (hopefully) I won’t be the person taking action I’ll be the receiver so I’ve been looking into the hand held shield dept. Run duck hide, cover my ass. Shields are good for everything. I noticed they were used effectively by both sides in the Ukraine riots. My old kevlar can become the lining for my new backpack.