Often, we get asked how to how to clean body armor. Your concealable carrier will be machine washable, and most have wash instructions on them. Simply remove the panels from it and wash normally like any other apparel, following the manufacturer's instructions.
The ballistic panels on the other hand are inadvisable to submerge in water, since moisture inhibits the ability of the ballistic fibers within to move easily against each other to quickly slow the projectile to avoid penetration.
After removing the panels from the carrier, lay them down on a flat surface and wipe them down with a cloth slightly dampened in a mild solution of dish soap and warm water. Dry immediately, repeat the process 2-3 times and ensure your panels are quite dry before re-applying your carrier.
Body armor is one of those items that are easy to forget to clean, but if you let it go it will get quite pungent in its odor as mildew and bacteria build up and become harder to remove fully. Regularly scheduled maintenance is a crucial part of maintaining any gear or equipment and your armor is no exception.